Abba Gold: The Complete Story

By John Tobler

Arguably the world's most renowned Swedes, ABBA--Anni-Frid, Bjorn, Benny, and Agnetha--delighted (or disgusted) track listeners with their too-perfect, chirpy harmonies within the overdue '70s and early '80s. This totally licensed biography enhances their maximum hits CD, ABBA GOLD, and comprises over 250 photographs and a whole discography.

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So too did the sensational costumes, made of Spandex, a figure-hugging textile which accentuated the shapely contours of the ladies particularly, to nice influence! Predictably, ABBA's lovers have been crushed by way of the express, yet now not so the blase critics, a lot of whom echoed the feelings expressed by way of the day-by-day Mail's Simon Kinnersley, who thought of it to were "one of the main uninteresting and turgid concert events i have attended in months. " Garth Pearce of the day-by-day exhibit headlined his piece "Oh ABBA! What a moist squib for Bonfire evening" (the first evening of the Wembley engagement used to be November 5th), and certainly nearly all of critics appeared to were looking ahead to whatever except what they observed. was once that their fault - or was once it ABBA's? October twenty sixth, 1979 maximum HITS VOL. 2 (LP) (Epic EPC 10017) aspect One: GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A guy AFTER MIDNIGHT)/KNOWING ME, realizing YOU/TАКЕ an opportunity ON ME/MONEY, cash, funds/ ROCK ME/EAGLE/ANGELEYES aspect : DANCING QUEEN/DOES YOUR mom KNOW/CHIQUITITA/ summer season evening CITY/I ask yourself (DEPARTURE)/THE identify OF the sport/ thanks FOR THE tune published to coincide with the travel, this ultimate ABBA album of the Seventies attracted the fantastic overall of 600,000 develop orders, thereby ensuring double platinum prestige (for revenues exceeding £2,000,000) at the day of unencumber. surprisingly, it reached in simple terms No. eight in its first week of liberate (due to Epic documents having been not able to supply adequate copies to meet the marvelous demand), however it sprang to number 1 the subsequent week, staying there till supplanted through Rod Stewart's 'Greatest Hits' album 3 weeks later. At this element, ABBA's first quantity of 'Greatest Hits' had offered greater than million copies, whereas the 'Voulez-Vous' album, additionally in an effort to its moment million, was once nonetheless firmly implanted within the best 50. With The Album' having offered both good, greater than part the tracks at the most modern unlock have been already owned by means of over one million British checklist dealers, yet this didn't hinder 'Greatest Hits quantity ' from promoting quicker than any earlier ABBA album. in reality, not less than 12 of the record's 14 tracks had seemed on an album earlier than, the single exceptions being 'Summer evening urban' and 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! '. 5 tracks got here from The Album', 3 each one from 'Arrival' and 'Voulez-Vous', whereas 'Rock Me' used to be the only real consultant of the group's pre-1976 interval. Altogether, the album contained the A aspects of ten best five singles, and the single interest matters the omission of the name tune of the 'Voulez-Vous' album, which had in short figured within the charts whilst paired with Angeleyes' as a twin-header. having said that, as a CBS press unlock just a little inaccurately famous, "With the discharge of this album, ABBA finish up the '70s within the related means they began - on most sensible. " If the last decade had all started in April, 1974, the remark might were extra exact, as ABBA did not even exist as such at the start of the 1970s... 87 Following the live performance journey, the ABBA entourage back to Sweden for a well-earned relaxation.

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