This recording is often underrated, and might seem superfluous in the wake of the release of the group's various hits compilations on CD, but it does have merits. Drawn from three distinct sets of performances, in Australia (1977), London's Wembley Arena (1979), and the television special Dick Cavett Meets ABBA (1981), the quartet proves that they could recreate their recordings on stage with a few improvements.
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."
ABBA The Complete Studio Recordings Box Set (2005 UK Strictly Limited Deluxe Edition 11-disc box set comprising NINE digitally remastered CDs from 'Ring Ring' to 'The Visitors' with a host of amazing bonus tracks & rarities including B-Sides, remixes, versions in Spanish, German, French and Swedish and more; plus TWO BONUS NTSC DVDs featuring THIRTY TWO videos, 'The History' - Documentary and Selections From Abba's Final Live Concert!. Also includes two hardbackbooks with silver embossed titles - one 108-page booklet of lyrics and a 48-page 'Timeline & Disc Contents'.
On 09.11.2013 and 10.11.2013 Perpetuum Jazzile have prepared its largest ever concert spectacle. The concert, as Slovenian audience has not seen, took place in the biggest Slovenian arena Stožice Ljubljana. The concert will be presented every autumn as a new concert program, which will in the coming season appeared after Slovenian and world concert stages…
In this documentary the BBC have exclusive access to Agnetha Fältskog, 'The Girl with the Golden Hair' as the song goes, celebrating her extraordinary singing career which began in the mid-60s when she was just 15. Within just two years, she was a singing sensation at the top of the charts in Sweden.