|1. The Visitors|
|2. Head Over Heels|
|3. When All Is Said And Done|
|5. I Let The Music Speak|
|6. One Of Us|
|7. Two For The Price Of One|
|8. Slipping Through My Fingers|
|9. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room|
|10. Should I Laugh Or Cry|
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|1. Two For The Price Of One (Dick Cavett Meets ABBA)|
|2. Slipping Through My Fingers (Dick Cavett Meets ABBA)|
|3. When All Is Said And Done (Original Promo Clip)|
|4. ABBA In London, November 1982 (The Late Late Breakfast Show, BBC)|
|5. ABBA In Stockholm, November 1982 (Nöjesmaskinen, SVT)|
|6. The Visitors TV commercial I (UK)|
|7. The Visitors TV commercial II (Australia)|
|8. The Singles - The First Ten Years TV commercial I (UK)|
|9. The Singles - The First Ten Years TV commercial II (Australia)|
|10. International Sleeve Gallery|
The opener and title track is perhaps the closest they came to emulating the New Wave/Synth Pop explosion of the time. Parts of it are reminiscent of "Summer Night City" (minus the disco) and "Eagle" (without the majesty) but it manages to create an interesting and unsettling sonic landscape all of its own which suggests an encounter of the third kind may very well be waiting behind the locked door (and they must surely score points for creating a pop song about Russian dissidents).
Next up is "Head Over Heals" which treats us to its fairground synths, jaunty chorus and tale of 'goodtime girl gets herself into trouble'. This one is a bit like Agnetha's very own "Money Money Money" and lyrically is possibly a case of Björn, a la Fleetwood Mac, cheekily having his ex sing a song about herself that isn't altogether flattering. Possibly.
"When All is Said and Done" is a standout in the style of "The Winner Takes it All", although it is surprisingly upbeat for a break-up song (and sort of Christmassy) with a positively defiant lead vocal from Frida. A song of shaking hands and walking away, head held high. Bittersweet rather than just plain bitter. It would have made a good, upbeat album closer, and had serendipity played its part properly, the perfect send off for the group: "Thanks for all your generous love and thanks for all the fun ..."
"Soldiers" is, for me, the forgotten gem on this album.Read more ›