Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe two disc (CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition of the Swedish Pop band's eighth and final studio album, originally released in 1981. Visitors features single hits such as 'One Of Us', 'Head Over Heels' and 'When All Is Said And Done', along with 'Slipping Through My Fingers', which is highlighted in one of the more poignant moments in the Mamma Mia! Musical. Includes a DVD of archive material along with CD bonus tracks including the demo medley 'From A Twinkling Star To A Passing Angel', the first previously unreleased ABBA recordings since 1994! 26 tracks. UMC/Polydor.
Abba's 1981 swan song is appropriately touched by intimations of loss; The Visitors
certainly contains nothing as breezy as "Does Your Mother Know". Far from the listless meanderings of a group on its way out, however, the album is alive with emotion and creativity. The title track fuses a melody reminiscent of the Beatles' Indian explorations with a smartly done synthesiser arrangement typical of the disc as a whole. Similarly moody cuts like "Soldiers" and "One of Us" help make this that rare thing, an Abba record suited for lonely late nights. This 24-bit remaster boasts four bonus cuts, including the final singles "The Day Before You Came" and "Under Attack", in addition to improved sound quality. --Rickey Wright
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