The Albums

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The 2008 nine-disc box Albums is neither the first ABBA multi-disc set nor the first time the pop group's albums have been collected and housed in a box set, but it is the first time a set of their complete recordings has been widely disseminated (such are the perks of being a companion to an international blockbuster) and it's the best of the lot, containing all eight of the group's albums (for the record: Ring Ring, Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival, The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, The Visitors), plus a 17-track rarities disc that rounds up non-LP singles (including "Fernando" and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"), songs sung in Swedish, and plain ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The 2008 nine-disc box Albums is neither the first ABBA multi-disc set nor the first time the pop group's albums have been collected and housed in a box set, but it is the first time a set of their complete recordings has been widely disseminated (such are the perks of being a companion to an international blockbuster) and it's the best of the lot, containing all eight of the group's albums (for the record: Ring Ring, Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival, The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, The Visitors), plus a 17-track rarities disc that rounds up non-LP singles (including "Fernando" and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"), songs sung in Swedish, and plain oddities like a medley of the American folk songs "Pick a Bale of Cotton," "On Top of Old Smokey," and "Midnight Special." There's only one hitch: all of ABBA's albums were remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2001, bonus tracks that essentially cover all the songs on the rarities disc, and the remastering is not notably different, if it is different at all, so fans who already replaced their initial CDs may not have a need to get this new box -- but anybody who hasn't gotten around to either upgrading their ABBA collection, or has never had one to begin with, can get it all here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/2009
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 602517748521
  • Catalog Number: 177485
  • Sales rank: 17,715

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ring Ring (3:06)
  2. 2 Another Town, Another Train (3:13)
  3. 3 Disillusion (3:06)
  4. 4 People Need Love (2:45)
  5. 5 I Saw It in the Mirror (2:35)
  6. 6 Nina, Pretty Ballerina (2:53)
  7. 7 Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) (2:56)
  8. 8 Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother (2:52)
  9. 9 He Is Your Brother (3:19)
  10. 10 She's My Kind of Girl (2:46)
  11. 11 I Am Just a Girl (3:03)
  12. 12 Rock 'N' Roll Band (3:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Waterloo (2:45)
  2. 2 Sitting in the Palmtree (3:39)
  3. 3 King Kong Song (3:14)
  4. 4 Hasta Mañana (3:11)
  5. 5 My Mama Said (3:13)
  6. 6 Dance (While the Music Still Goes On) (3:13)
  7. 7 Honey, Honey (2:56)
  8. 8 Watch Out (3:48)
  9. 9 What About Livingstone (2:56)
  10. 10 Gonna Sing You My Love Song (3:39)
  11. 11 Suzy-Hang-Around (3:16)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Mamma Mia (3:32)
  2. 2 Hey, Hey Helen (3:17)
  3. 3 Tropical Loveland (3:06)
  4. 4 S.O.S. (3:23)
  5. 5 Man in the Middle (3:03)
  6. 6 Bang-A-Boomerang (3:04)
  7. 7 I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (3:17)
  8. 8 Rock Me (3:06)
  9. 9 Intermezzo No. 1 (3:48)
  10. 10 I've Been Waiting for You (3:41)
  11. 11 So Long (3:10)
Disc 4
  1. 1 When I Kissed the Teacher (3:03)
  2. 2 Dancing Queen (3:53)
  3. 3 My Love, My Life (3:54)
  4. 4 Dum Dum Diddle (2:55)
  5. 5 Knowing Me, Knowing You (4:02)
  6. 6 Money, Money, Money (3:07)
  7. 7 That's Me (3:16)
  8. 8 Why Did It Have to Be Me? (3:22)
  9. 9 Tiger (2:56)
  10. 10 Arrival (3:06)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Eagle (5:49)
  2. 2 Take a Chance on Me (4:07)
  3. 3 One Man, One Woman (4:34)
  4. 4 The Name of the Game (4:54)
  5. 5 Move On (4:42)
  6. 6 Hole in Your Soul/The Girl with the Golden Hair (3:41)
  7. 7 Thank You for the Music (3:49)
  8. 8 I Wonder (Departure) (4:33)
  9. 9 I'm a Marionette (4:09)
Disc 6
  1. 1 As Good as New (3:23)
  2. 2 Voulez-Vous (5:08)
  3. 3 I Have a Dream (4:44)
  4. 4 Angeleyes (4:22)
  5. 5 The King Has Lost His Crown (3:34)
  6. 6 Does Your Mother Know (3:15)
  7. 7 If It Wasn't for the Nights (5:10)
  8. 8 Chiquitita (5:26)
  9. 9 Lovers (Live a Little Longer) (3:31)
  10. 10 Kisses of Fire (3:21)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Super Trouper (4:15)
  2. 2 The Winner Takes It All (4:56)
  3. 3 On and on and On (3:42)
  4. 4 Andante, Andante (4:41)
  5. 5 Me and I (4:56)
  6. 6 Happy New Year (4:25)
  7. 7 Our Last Summer (4:21)
  8. 8 The Piper (3:27)
  9. 9 Lay All Your Love on Me (4:35)
  10. 10 The Way Old Friends Do (2:59)
Disc 8
  1. 1 The Visitors (5:46)
  2. 2 Head Over Heels (3:48)
  3. 3 When All Is Said and Done (3:18)
  4. 4 Soldiers (4:40)
  5. 5 I Let the Music Speak (5:21)
  6. 6 One of Us (3:56)
  7. 7 Two for the Price of One (3:37)
  8. 8 Slipping Through My Fingers (3:53)
  9. 9 Like an Angel Passing Through My Room (3:39)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Merry-Go-Round (3:26)
  2. 2 Santa Rosa (3:02)
  3. 3 Ring Ring (3:09)
  4. 4 Waterloo (2:46)
  5. 5 Fernando (4:15)
  6. 6 Crazy World (3:46)
  7. 7 Happy Hawaii (4:25)
  8. 8 Summer Night City (3:35)
  9. 9 Medley: Pick a Bale of Cotton/On Top of Old Smokey/Midnight Special (4:22)
  10. 10 Lovelight (3:48)
  11. 11 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (4:50)
  12. 12 Elaine (3:45)
  13. 13 Should I Laugh or Cry (4:27)
  14. 14 You Owe Me One (3:28)
  15. 15 Cassandra (4:54)
  16. 16 Under Attack (3:49)
  17. 17 The Day Before You Came (5:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
ABBA Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Dennis Brown Composer
Neil Sedaka Composer
Peter Gabriel Composer
Anthony Phillips Composer
Phil Cody Composer
Benny Andersson Composer
Tony Banks Composer
Agnetha Fältskog Composer
Mike Rutherford Composer
Chris Stewart Composer
Björn Ulvaeus Composer
John Silver Composer
Stig Anderson Composer
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Composer
Traditional Composer
T. H. Campbell Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    All of ABBA's Original Albums Are Now Under One Roof! This Is the Collection to Purchase.

    If you're into ABBA and you want to own all of their albums at once, get this 9-disc collection of their music. With over 100 ABBA songs in this box set, there's no way you'll ever want to trade in an ABBA album again.

    Before I owned this collection, I used to have the 19-track collection of ABBA's greatest hits which came out in 1993. Now with the box set in my CD collection, I can rock out with the songs I know well like "S.O.S.", "Dancing Queen" and "I Have a Dream". The collection contains a bonus disc which contains like "Fernando". There were also songs which I've never heard before like "Nina, Pretty Ballerina". One of the best ABBA songs in the collection is "Waterloo", which is ABBA's first hit single.

    Believe it or not, the top of each of the CD's feels like the surface of those old 33 RPM vinyl records. ABBA fans should own this 9-disc compilation and enjoy it for generations to come.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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