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Abba (Rm) (Digipak) (W/2 Bonus Original recording remastered, Import

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  • Audio CD (Aug. 31 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B00005CDNF
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

1. Mamma Mia
2. Hey, Hey Helen
3. Tropical Loveland
4. SOS
5. Man In The Middle
6. Bang-A-Boomerang
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. Rock Me
9. Intermezzo No.1
10. I've Been Waiting For You
11. So Long
12. Crazy World
13. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top Of Old Smokey/Midnight Special

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ABBA took a risk by launching their self-titled 1975 album (their second) with "Mamma Mia" How do you possibly follow that up? Simple--wait two songs and then zoom into "SOS", one of the best pop songs ever written. The rest of the album does not quite reach those dizzying heights but it's strong nevertheless. ABBA is all over the map, as if the band was still putting the finishing touches on its identity. Some songs, most notably "Hey, Hey Helen" and "Rock Me" are sustained by classic glam, Gary Glitter-like riffs. There's also neo-classical, quasi-prog instrumental "Intermezzo No 1". This CD's two bonus tracks include the rather banal "Crazy World" (the B-side of the "Money, Money, Money" single) and the downright bizarre "Pick a Bale of Cotton/On Top of Old Smokey/Midnight Special". The only cover ABBA ever recorded, this medley was recorded in 1975 for a German charity album and was remixed in 1978 for the B-side of the "Summer Night City" single. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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Format: Audio CD
In their first two albums, ABBA had been attempting to find some kind of sound that would have established themselves as a vital group in the music world. Never mind that "Waterloo" had recently done the inevitable and won the Eurovision Song Contest; ABBA was still pretty much a disparaged group with a lack of direction, and from that standpoint, future success stood pretty slim. Fortunately, somewhere between their second and third albums, ABBA realized that the best way to break the group around the world was to keep Agnetha Faltskog and Frida Lyngstad on lead vocals, since they had more genuine voices than the other half of the group, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. But success did not offer its alms right away: ABBA decided to make their first single off this album with the hard-hitting, genuine sound of "Waterloo" in mind, and they ended up with the heavy-handed, ungenuine "So Long," which was a failure in many markets. ABBA had a better song the second time around with the gorgeous Billy Vaughan-esque "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do," but the people still pretty much responded with cold hearts. The third time was the charm in "S.O.S.," the album's best track; it is a wonderful harmony of distinguished guitar and synthesizer melodies, Agnetha's pleading vocals, and an effortless sing-along chorus. (Or, in other words, it's a pop masterpiece, showing everything that's right about pop music.)
By those first three singles, it's easy to guess that ABBA had found their sound with this third album, their eponymous album, and while that's certainly true, this album also reflects the budding songwriting talents of Bjorn and Benny (and manager Stig Anderson, who is credited with six songs).
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The third album by the Swedish quartet is not only one of my favourites by them, but established their staying power by two Australian #1s, one of which spent eleven weeks at the top, and made them more visible by their putting promotional film clips, nowadays called videos, for four of their songs. It's also more tightly produced than Waterloo, which was a proving ground for superstardom.
First, the song that became ABBA's second #1 UK hit and the eleven-week Aussie hit: "Mamma Mia" with its bursts of guitar, catchy dual harmony vocals by Agnetha and Frida, and synths that have a slightly classical tinge to it. One thing in learning about these guys is that they were a big hit in Australia, small wonder then that this song and other ABBA references were heard in the Adventures of Priscilla movie, Australian, of course.
The worldwide hit and third single, "SOS" featuring a pleading vocal from Agnetha set amid the usual awash guitar and synth, was considered by many to be ABBA's first classic single, but I tend to give that honour to "Waterloo."
The slower-paced "Hey Hey Helen," punctuated by a hard rock guitar and bass, portrays the cost of a woman who's free from the responsibilities of motherhood and getting that second chance, at the cost of leaving behind her husband and children. A song fitting with the rise of feminism in the 70's. And at least alternative group Lush saw fit to cover it on their Gala album.
The mid-paced "Tropical Loveland" is their shot at reggae.
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By Peter Durward Harris TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Feb. 16 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album was released when Abba's future was uncertain. They might have been just another one hit wonder. Waterloo had been a worldwide smash hit, but the other singles from that album flopped. Depending on your viewpoint, this album demonstrates Abba's versatility (if you like it) or it is a mixed bag (if you don't). I love it.
The original album (the first eleven tracks) yielded three singles that met with varying degrees of success. I do I do I do I do I do was a big hit in Australia and a number one in New Zealand but a modest hit in Britain. It eventually went top 20 in America. S.O.S. was much more successful in Britain, where it was a top ten hit. It went top 20 in America, where it was the first single taken off the album.
Mamma Mia, on the other hand, was a number one hit in Britain and gave Abba a direction to go in for their next album, which would be Arrival. It wasn't very successful in America, where it was only a minor hit. Abba were never able to achieve consistent success in America, perhaps because they rarely visited. They were kept busy elsewhere.
Of course, those songs can be found on various Abba compilations, so it is the other tracks that are the reason to buy this now. Tropical loveland and I've been waiting for you are lovely ballads. Rock me and Hey hey Helen veer almost into glam-rock territory. Intermezzo No. 1 is an instrumental that sounds like Benny and Bjorn were trying to write a classical piece - I wonder what it would sound like if played by a philharmonic orchestra. Contrast that with the medley of traditional folk songs - one of two bonus tracks listed here. Apparently this medley was recorded for charity. As far as I know, this is the only time that Abba covered anybody else's songs.
So, this is a very varied selection of songs.
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