Released: October 26nd, 2009
DVD catalogue number: 060252710231
Deluxe version catalogue number: 060252710230
ABBA In Japan DVD celebrates ABBA’s adventures in Japan in 1978 and 1980. The
centrepiece of the release is “ABBA Special”, a television extravaganza filmed when
the group visited Japan in November 1978.
The DVD came with two bonus selections. The first the fascinating fly-on- the-wall
documentary ABBA In Japan Nov. 1978, which covers the group’s visit at the time of
the television special. The disc also features the performance of ‘If It Wasn’t For The
Nights’ from the special, but with the original, slightly different sound mix as featured
in the broadcast.
ABBA In Japan was also released in a 2-disc Limited Special Edition. The contents of
the first disc are identical to the single-disc version. The second disc in the Limited
Special Edition features a very rare behind-the- scenes documentary from ABBA’s
concert tour of Japan in March 1980. The disc also features two galleries: one
containing photos from the visit in 1978, and one offering a generous selection of
Japanese single and album sleeves. Further goodies come in the shape of three
ABBA photo cards and the original tour sticker from ABBA’s concert tour of Japan.