Life begins again for ABBA at 40 as the Swedish supergroup reveal more anniversary plans

11 03 2014
ABBA is back ... (from left) Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Annifrid Lyngstad and Benny Anderson. Source: News Limited

ABBA is back … (from left) Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Annifrid Lyngstad and Benny Anderson. Source: News Limited

THE enduring love affair with Swedish pop supergroup ABBA should add considerably to their superannuation funds with a raft of releases to mark the 40th anniversary of their first hit Waterloo.

Their label is hoping to considerably add to the 375 million records sold over the past four decades and unveiled the tracklisting to yet another revamped three-disc Gold: Greatest Hits collection last week.

It will drop on April 4 as the band also prepares to celebrate an official photo book to mark the four-decade anniversary.

Now the band’s original Swedish label Polar Music has revealed their ABBA The Singles boxed set, with a special Australian release making the cut for the 40 vinyl singles.

When All Is Said And Done was released in Australia in late 1981 with the B-side Soldiers. Both songs were drawn from their final album The Visitors.

While The Winner Takes It All was written in the wake of the split between Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog, When All Is Said And Done detailed the divorce of Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson.

The singles boxed set will feature their single releases from 1972 to 1982 and include the Eurovision Prize-winning WaterlooMamma MiaDancing QueenTake A Chance On Me,Honey, Honey and Fernando.

Most of the songs were the releases conceived by Polar for Scandinavian territories while nine others were issued by local labels in Europe and Australia.

It will be released on May 9.

ABBA The Singles

1. People Need Love Merry-Go-Round

2. He Is Your Brother Santa Rosa

3. Ring Ring (Swedish Version) / Åh, vilka tider

4. Ring Ring (English Version) / She’s My Kind of Girl

5. Love Isn’t Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) / I Am Just A Girl

6. Ring Ring (German Version) / Wer I’m Wartesaal der Liebe steht

7. Waterloo (Swedish Version) / Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)

8. Waterloo (English Version) / Watch Out

9. Waterloo (German Version) / Watch Out

10. Waterloo (French Version) / Gonna Sing You My Lovesong

11. Honey, Honey King Kong Song

12. Honey, Honey Ring Ring (remix)

13. So Long / I’ve Been Waiting For You

14. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do / Rock me

15. SOS / Man In The Middle

16. Mamma Mia Intermezzo No. 1

17. Fernando / Hey, Hey Helen

18. Dancing Queen That’s Me

19. Money, Money, Money Crazy World

20. Knowing Me, Knowing You Happy Hawaii

21. The Name Of The Game I Wonder (Departure)

22. Take A Chance On Me / I’m A Marionette

23. Eagle / Thank You For The Music

24. Summer Night City / Medley: Pick A Bale of Cotton — On Top Of Old Smokey —Midnight Special 

25. Chiquitita / Lovelight

26. Chiquitita (Spanish Version) / Lovelight

27. Does Your Mother Know / Kisses of Fire

28. Voulez-Vous / Angeleyes

29. Estoy Soñando (Spanish version of I Have A Dream)/ Does Your Mother Know

30. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) / The King Has Lost His Crown

31. I Have A Dream / Take A Chance On Me (live)

32. The Winner Takes It All / Elaine

33. Super Trouper / The Piper

34. Happy New Year / Andante, Andante

35. Lay All Your Love On Me / On And On And On

36. One Of Us / Should I Laugh Or Cry

37. Head Over Heels / The Visitors

38. When All Is Said And Done / Soldiers

39. The Day Before You Came / Cassandra

40. Under Attack / You Owe Me One





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