1)... The reason why the 'Mamma Mia! 1' Soundtrack is in at No.15 in the UK Vinyl Album Chart is because Universal
released a Double Album Picture Disk
of it on Saturday June 16th. However, it is only available at HMV and there
are only 1,000 copies of it.
2)... There is still no sign of the full Track List for 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'. We know that the Film has around 22 to
25 ABBA Songs ib it. That 18 of them are on the Soundtrack CD. But, we are only told 3
of the Soundtrack CD
Songs - so far -
'When I Kissed The Teacher', 'Waterloo' and 'Fernando'. The Soundtrack is released on Friday 13th July. The World Premiere
is in London on Monday 16th July, so Universal are leaving it rather late to reveal the full Track List for both the Film and the
3)... Apart from its CD release, on Friday 13th July, the 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Soundtrack will also be released as a Double Vinyl Album
, on Friday 24th August - 6 Weeks later.
4)... It looks like Universal see no point in releasing a 'New' ABBA Compiation, to 'cash in' o 'Mamma Mia! 2'. They would want
to include the 2 New ABBA Singles on it, but 'I Still Have Faith In You' is not out until December and 'Don't Shut Me Down' is
not out until at least March to June 2019. So, they'd only have to release a 2019 ABBA Compilation - to include them - if they
released one to 'cash in' on 'Mamma Mia! 2'. That's why there won't be one this Year...
5)... So far, it looks like France
are the only Country getting an ABBA Compilation, to 'cash in' on the Film. Even that is just
a re-issue of 1996's 'Forever Gold' in an attractive new cover. Which means just 'Gold' + 'More Gold' as a Double CD. Which
also means that several 'Mamma Mia! 2' Songs are not
on it - 'As Good As New', 'If It Wasn't For The Nights', 'Kisses Of Fire',
'I've Been Waiting For You', 'My Love, My Life', 'Why Did It Have To Be Me?' and 'Like An Angel Passing Through My Room'.
6)... The French Double CD is out on Friday 13th July - the same day as the 'Mamma Mia! 2' Soundtrack. It is called 'Greatest Hits',
with 'Gold' + 'More Gold' Listed under 'ABBA'.