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    by Sun March 29th, 2009, 16:35

    Quote Originally Posted by Grybop
    Glenn Frey does
    Who's that?
    I sing for the things money can't buy me.

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    by Sun April 26th, 2009, 11:39

    I recently bought Abba - Gold and it's a pop masterpiece, every track is great. It's one of those albums that every home should own.
    Without Any Meaning / We're Just Skin & Bone / Like Beautiful Robots Dancing Alone.

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    by Sun April 26th, 2009, 11:56

    Quote Originally Posted by theberen
    Quote Originally Posted by Grybop
    Quote Originally Posted by theberen
    Not sure about Eagle though. It's a bit... who cares if you're an Eagle?
    Glenn Frey does
    Who's that?
    One of the Eagles, the band that is.
    Bad pun inspired by your capital E.


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    by Sun April 26th, 2009, 14:33

    'Eagle' is about Freedom. Some say that it is
    also a Tribute to The Eagles:,

    They came flying from far away,
    now I'm under their spell,
    I love hearing the stories that they tell.
    They've seen places beyond my land,
    and they've found new horizons
    They speak strangely but I understand

    ABBA are fantastic!!!!!

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    by Sun April 26th, 2009, 14:57

    Quote Originally Posted by Grybop
    Quote Originally Posted by theberen
    Quote Originally Posted by Grybop
    Quote Originally Posted by theberen
    Not sure about Eagle though. It's a bit... who cares if you're an Eagle?
    Glenn Frey does
    Who's that?
    One of the Eagles, the band that is.
    Bad pun inspired by your capital E.

    I get it haha.

    zeus555, others say it has some sort of dark undertones... something to do with aliens or somesuch. :-?
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    by Mon April 27th, 2009, 00:45

    Some complete classics but i'd like to draw attention to two overlooked latter singles:

    The Day Before You Came
    Under Attack

    and the stark terror of The Visitors- i really must get this album sometime.

    Too dark for the masses to handle, it seems.

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    by Mon April 27th, 2009, 04:28

    ^ The Visitors is probably ABBA's best album IMO. That album never gets old to me, it probably helps that there aren't any real smash hits off it (One Of Us is on Gold and When All Is Said And Done was used in Mamma Mia, but neither song are ubiquitous the way Dancing Queen or S.O.S. are). One sad thing about their breakup is that I could imagine what they had to offer as the 1980's progressed, as Super Trouper and The Visitors are both five star albums and they were getting so sophisticated and deep. Those actually were the first two studio albums I went for after hearing Gold and More Gold in the mid-90's (I already had heard Arrival since a vinyl copy was in the house when I was growing up)

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    by Mon April 27th, 2009, 10:58

    Abba Gold is an essential album of life. I think my favourite from them is either Super Trouper or Dancing Queen.

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    by Mon April 27th, 2009, 18:22

    I was a kid and I liked a lot the chicks from ABBA I think they were among the first to "engineer" their music and had an excellent management strategy.

    Anyway, the inheritance they left to the pop music has been huge and unprecedented in certain aspects.

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    by Mon April 27th, 2009, 20:58

    Quote Originally Posted by Blondini
    Some complete classics but i'd like to draw attention to two overlooked latter singles:

    The Day Before You Came
    Under Attack

    and the stark terror of The Visitors- i really must get this album sometime.

    Too dark for the masses to handle, it seems.
    YOU DON'T ALREADY HAVE THAT ALBUM?

    What, and you call yourself an ABBA fan?
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    by Tue April 28th, 2009, 01:50

    Quote Originally Posted by theberen
    Quote Originally Posted by Blondini
    Some complete classics but i'd like to draw attention to two overlooked latter singles:

    The Day Before You Came
    Under Attack

    and the stark terror of The Visitors- i really must get this album sometime.

    Too dark for the masses to handle, it seems.
    YOU DON'T ALREADY HAVE THAT ALBUM?

    What, and you call yourself an ABBA fan?
    I never called myself a fan! I'm as much a "fan" as most people! Blondie are my pop barometer, not Abba/ABBA (?)

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    by Tue April 28th, 2009, 14:07

    At one stage Blondie wanted Benny & Bjorn to
    Produce an Album for them. ABBA were too busy, at
    the time.

    Zeus555

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    by Wed April 29th, 2009, 00:44

    Quote Originally Posted by zeus555
    At one stage Blondie wanted Benny & Bjorn to
    Produce an Album for them. ABBA were too busy, at
    the time.

    Zeus555
    Seriously? That would have either been rather Amazing or downright Queefy.

    Blondini - fair enough!
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    by Sun September 19th, 2010, 11:37

    UK TV Channel, ITV are doing an ABBA Special - 90 Minutes.

    It will be shown later in 2010. Members of the Group will be
    interviewed in it.

    ITV want Fans to Vote for their favourite ABBA Single.

    Please do join in:,

    LINK:, (To Vote & for more details):,

    http://www.itv.com/abba/

    Zeus555

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    by Sun September 19th, 2010, 11:39

    Obvious choice, but I've gone for "Dancing Queen", it's a perfect pop song.

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    by Mon September 20th, 2010, 00:37

    Although CD's are dying out, did anyone know that The Visitors was actually the first commercially produced CD in October 1982?

    Here's an interesting article about it along with pictures of the original CD (which is considered priceless as so few exist)

    http://abbaoncd.wordpress.com/european- ... -cds-1982/

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    by Wed February 9th, 2011, 02:25

    I recently bought an old Record Mirror from E-Bay dated 4 December 1976 and I just had to tell about a few letters sent to the paper about ABBA.

    Arrived
    AFTER LISTENING to Abba's 'Arrival' I can honestly say they must be the most talented band around. They have become much more rewarding to listen to and anyone who hasn't heard it should immediately beg, borrow or steal a copy.
    Abba fan, Scotland

    Abbanother!
    DAVID MOODY ought to get his head tested if he starts saying that Abba will be droped like hot bricks in the not too distant near future. All the groups that have been dropped before just weren't in the same class. They never produced, arranged and published all their own songs. Abba are in a class of thier own.
    An Abba fan, Dorchester


    I wonder if David Moody changed his mind or got his head tested?
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    by Wed February 9th, 2011, 02:34

    Interesting read there.

    I think "Arrival" was a pivotal moment in their career and I think that was when they went from being a singles act (even though "Waterloo" and especially "ABBA" had some major hits, neither album were particularly huge sellers and the Greatest Hits album seemed to really be the beneficiary of those songs than the actual parent albums) to truly crafting excellent albums.

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    by Thu July 14th, 2011, 09:57

    Quote Originally Posted by pollei
    Abba Gold is an essential album of life.
    Definitive Collection is best Greatest Hits album for ABBA.
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    by Thu July 14th, 2011, 10:07

    Bought five ABBA albums + Definitive Collection in early Summer 2011. Now, I'm ABBA fan.

    Some unfamous songs, which I like:
    1. When I Kissed The Teacher
    2. That's Me
    3. Kisses On Fire
    4. As Good As New

    Question: It's singles? (YES or NO)
    1. Honey, Honey
    2. Hasta Manana
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    by Sat July 16th, 2011, 13:58

    The Visitors album is worth buying simply for the title track alone I have them all apart from "Ring Ring" just haven't got round to buying it yet. My fave Abba album is Voulez Vous.
    You taste just like glitter mixed with rock and roll
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    by Thu August 25th, 2011, 13:59

    Alex

    Honey Honey and Hasta Manana were singles though not in the UK.

    For ABBA Worldwide chart list site go to,
    http://home.zipworld.com.au/~callisto/abba.html


    You might like to know that most countries went with Honey Honey as the follow up to Waterloo - it made #2 in Germany. in the UK, Epic records chose Ring Ring which peaked at #32. Meanwhile, while that was in the charts a cover version of Honey Honey by an obscure group, Sweet Dreams reached the UK top 10!


    5 songs that should have been UK singles
    1. Honey Honey
    2. Hast Manana
    3. Eagle
    4. As Good as New
    5. when all is said and done


    As for the Definitive Collection, the remixes of Ring Ring and Voulez Vous at the end could have been replaced by two non-singles from Mamma Mia, Our Last Summer and Slipping Through My Fingers.

    I would have also included As Good as NEW (#1 in Mexico)and Hasta Manana (#2 South Africa)instead of some of those very early songs!

    If you read the booklet - assuming it's a physical copy you have, you'll see more info about the songs.

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    by Fri August 26th, 2011, 06:40

    Johnnyboy, Thanks for info and link.
    I have physical copies, but they are Russian version without booklets.
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    by Sat August 27th, 2011, 02:29

    Love the group and I wish they would have been bigger here in the States. One of my favorite tunes from them is Bang A Boomerang.

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