Super Trouper Deluxe Edition

A couple of weeks ago ABBA fans everywhere erupted with excitement and anticipation when this announcement about the forthcoming Super Trouper Deluxe Edition was made.

A week later many dreams came when the contents were announced. Most of the contents had already been guessed by fans on various forums, though there were a couple of surprises that no one could have anticipated.

Alongside the expected CD bonus tracks is the previously unreleased stereo mix of the long version of ‘On And On And On’, with an additional verse and chorus not heard when the songs was released on Super Trouper in 1980. The mono mix has appeared on various VHS and DVD releases, and on CD in the 2005 box set The Complete Recording Sessions.

The DVD includes many expected items – German TV appearances of several Super Trouper tracks and the special Words and Music. Completely unexpected is a brand-new featurette Somewhere In The Crowd There’s You – On Location With ABBA, with footage filmed on the night the elaborate album sleeve was photographed.

As always there are some who have called the selections “boring” and “nothing new”. I don’t know how they can say that, with one all-new audio track fans have been clamouring after for 30 years, and 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage. I guess there’s no pleasing some people. Happily most fans seem happy with the content, with many already calling this the best ABBA Deluxe Edition ever!

For more about the background of the Super Trouper Deluxe Edition see here. It is released on May 9.

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5 Responses to “Super Trouper Deluxe Edition”

  1. Samuel N. Inglles Says:

    Hi Ian

    I welcome and praise all these SPECIAL ABBA item releases. It is about time too! The quality of the DELUXE and DVD releases from these past years have been excellent.

    In the past during the 1990s and 2000s there were hardly anything as such for us to buy, own and watch. EXTREMELLY SAD!!!

    A lot of us were forced to buy VBQ (very bad quality) videos etc. that were sold by other ABBA fans for rip-off prices.

    The next thing we were warned and told that we were going to be sued etc… for buying these fan made rip off videos/products.

    I truly hope there is more releases of DVDs coming soon!

    AND why didn’t they include the ABBA Super Trouper/The Winner Takes It All performance from France during 1980 here too!???? No wonder some FANS complain?

    Kind Regards
    Samuel Inglles

  2. Lisa Howard Says:

    Hi Ian, Long ago I was 12 year old in 1980 I sing “super trouper” very soon new releases of Abba so I can’t wait! I love Abba are best find out in on 9th may 2011 thank you Lisa

  3. ANGELA Says:

    Hi Samuel My computer broke down before christmas and now I have had it fixed I found Mikory changed his blog so I haven’t been able to go on his site.

    Anyway I remember when super trouper came out and my sister bought it for me but she left it in the car snd she had to get another one.

  4. Samuel N. Inglles Says:

    Hi Angela

    I am glad to hear that you are well! The Super Trouper album actually made into the World Records Book or something like that in the UK for breaking a record, I think for advace sales. When I find that little piece of article I will post it here.

    Mikael Andersson’s (abbamikory.blogs) website sometimes became difficult for me to post comments as well in the past.

    Therefore I started to post ‘ABBA/and related news’ to my FACEBOOK page and that is where it goes all the time now.

    TAKE CARE!!!

  5. Ian Cole Says:

    Carl Magnus Palm has written an interesting new blog post on the origin of the album title Super Trouper – take a look.

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