ABBA’s Arrival Lands Once Again With Exciting 40th-Anniversary Reissues

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, ABBA’s Arrival has been hailed by many as “the ultimate ABBA album”. Their third No.1 at home in Sweden, it also took the group to the top of the charts in 10 countries, including England, Germany and New Zealand, while also seeing ABBA enter the US Top 20 for the first (but not the last!) time in their career.

Establishing the much-loved four-piece as one of the world’s most popular bands, the album also yielded some of ABBA’s biggest and most well-known hits, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’, and ‘Money, Money, Money’.

To celebrate the album’s original October 1976 release, Polar Music will be releasing a number of anniversary reissues, including a collectors’ box set, and a half-speed mastered 45rpm pressing of the original album.

  • A limited edition 7” box set will feature the four singles from the album – the worldwide No.1 smash hit ‘Dancing Queen’, along with ‘Money, Money, Money’, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and ‘Fernando’ – all on coloured vinyl. This box will only be available through ABBA The Museum Shop and D2C shops.
  • ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Money, Money, Money’, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and ‘Fernando’ will be released separately as a limited-edition picture disc.
  • Finally, a 2LP, half-speed mastered, 45rpm cut of the original album will be released. This rare and specialised technique transforms difficult to cut high-end frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies. The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produced a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record. The album reissue will include new liner notes including a brand new interview with Michael B Tretow, ABBA’s acclaimed producer and “fifth member”.

All products will be released October 7th 2016.

 

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ARRIVAL HALF-SPEED MASTERED 2LP

LP1
SIDE A
1. WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER
2. DANCING QUEEN
3. MY LOVE, MY LIFE

SIDE B
1. DUM DUM DIDDLE
2. KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU

LP2
SIDE A
1. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
2. THAT’S ME
3. WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE ME?

SIDE B
1.TIGER
2.ARRIVAL

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DANCING QUEEN 7” PICTURE DISC
DANCING QUEEN / THAT’S ME

 

Fernando_PD

FERNANDO 7” PICTURE DISC
FERNANDO / HEY, HEY HELEN

 

KnowingMe_PD

KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU 7” PICTURE DISC
KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU / HAPPY HAWAII

 

MoneyMoney_PD

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY 7” PICTURE DISC
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY / CRAZY WORLD

 

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ARRIVAL THE SINGLES COLOURED VINYL BOX SET
DANCING QUEEN / THAT’S ME
FERNANDO / HEY, HEY HELEN
KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU / HAPPY HAWAII
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY / CRAZY WORLD

ABBA The Museum Shop
Universal D2C