Fans of the sound of ABBA music on vinyl records will soon have the chance to hear brand new pressings with the release of a new nine disc box set, ABBA – The Vinyls.
ABBA – The Vinyls contains ABBA’s eight studio albums released between 1973 and 1981, with original sleeves and labels, including inner sleeves, as conceived by ABBA and Polar Music. This means that Ring Ring and Waterloo will contain the Swedish and English versions of their respective title tracks, Ring Ring will not include ‘She’s My Kind Of Girl’, and none will feature any bonus tracks.
The ninth disc, ABBA Tracks, contains ABBA’s five non-album single A-sides, with five other non-album tracks on the B-side, “personally selected by Benny Andersson”, which probably really means that he approved them from a list of the dozen or so songs that were not on ABBA’s eight albums.
ABBA Tracks sees the first ever vinyl release of the 1980 outtake ‘Put On Your White Sombrero’. All songs are being remastered from the original album tapes. Previous vinyl reissues in 2001 and 2008 used tapes remastered for CD.
The first 2,000 people who order the box set before September 25 2010 will have their names printed in the box set’s booklet. ABBA – The Vinyls will be a strictly limited edition, scheduled for release on December 6 2010. It can be ordered now for Europe, USA, UK and the rest of the world. Read more about the box set at Carl Magnus Palm.com.
1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
3. Summer NIght City
4. Under Attack
5. The Day Before You Came
2. Happy Hawaii
4. Should I Laugh Or Cry
5. Put On Your White Sombrero