THE ALBUM -- 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Later in 2017 'ABBA The Album' will be released as 'Half-Speed' 40th Anniversary Edition.
(I'd have included the Image, but I don't know how to insert them!!!)http://abbachat.com/thread/884/abba-alb ... y-releases
It only had 9 Tracks, as an original release, so they will be spread over 4 Vinyl Sides.
'The Album' was originally released in December 1977, in most of the World. The UK did not
get it until January 1978, due to its huge Advance Orders - 500,000. (ABBA beat that with
1980's 'Super Trouper' Album, which had 1,000,000 UK Advance Orders - the 1st Album
to have so many, in the UK. It was beaten by Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Welcome To
The Pleasuredome, in 1984, which had over 1,100,000 Advance Orders). ).
As with the 'Half Speed' 'Arrival', in 2016, the Singles that were released off 'The Album', will
also be released in a separate Box Set.
Many Countries had 3 Singles off it, but the UK, Ireland, USA & Canada only had 2 - no 'Eagle'.
The 3 Singles off it were:
The Name Of The Game//I Wonder (Departure)
Take A Chance On Me//I'm A Marionette
Eagle//Thank You For The Music
For some reason Epic Records chose not to release 'Eagle' in the UK, which is why ABBA
are forever stuck on 19 UK Top 10 Hits & not 20.
'Eagle' is ABBA's longest ever Track - 5.51. However, it was edited down to 4.25 for the
Single's release. Australia & France had an even bigger Single's edit - 3.33.
Some people say that 'Eagle' sounds like Pink Floyd could have recorded it.