ABBA Deluxe Edition

ABBA was first released in Sweden in 1975.
The ABBA album was the group’s third collection, and was arguably where they finally came into their own. With hits like ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘SOS’, the multi-layered 1970s take on early 1960s pop idioms showed ABBA as a group with a unique sound and approach.
It was with the hits from this album – which also included ‘I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do’ – that ABBA first made a considerable impact in Australia. ‘Mamma Mia’ occupied the top position for no less than 10 weeks!
In 2012, Polar released a deluxe edition of ABBA featuring 60 minutes of previously unreleased television performances, including the complete 1976 television special ABBA In Australia – the export version of the famous The Best Of ABBA special, which had higher viewer ratings than the moon landing in Australia. 6 of the 12 songs in the special are performances of tracks from the ABBA album. In addition, there are three songs from the 1975 television special Made In Sweden – For Export, along with two fab performances from the BBC archives: ‘SOS’ on Seaside Special, first broadcast in 1975, and ‘Mamma Mia’ on Top Of The Pops (1976). To round off the DVD there are two vintage television commercials, one for the Australian hits album The Best Of ABBA (along with the other albums released by ABBA in Australia up to that point) and the other for ABBA’s Greatest Hits album.

Bonus Tracks