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ABBA’s ‘Voulez-Vous’ Album Gets Multi-Format 40th Anniversary Reissues

Formats will include a 2LP half-speed master on 180 gram vinyl, a coloured-vinyl seven-inch box set and standalone picture discs.

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Abba Voulez-Vous Press Photo 1 - Credit Polar Music International
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ABBA’s vintage 1979 album Voulez-Vous will mark its 40th anniversary with a multi-format reissue, including coloured vinyl and picture discs, on 14 June. The group’s sixth studio LP, first released on 23 April that year during one of their most successful periods of global chart dominance, included numerous hit singles and was itself a No. 1 in many countries around Europe. It also reached the top 20 in the US and was their fifth consecutive Swedish chart-topper.

Polar Music, via UMG, will present as anniversary reissues a 2LP half-speed master on 180 gram vinyl, mastered at Abbey Road and cut at 45rpm; a coloured-vinyl seven-inch box set, gathering the album’s singles ‘Voulez-Vous,’ ‘Summer Night City,’ ‘I Have A Dream,’ ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight),’ ‘Does Your Mother Know,’ ‘Chiquitita’ and the extended dance mix of ‘Voulez-Vous’; and each single will also be released as a limited-edition standalone picture disc.

The release of Voulez-Vous ended one of the longest gaps between album releases for the group, coming 16 months after ABBA: The Album. The 1979 et was recorded across an entire year, with Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus reaching a new level of sophistication in their songwriting, while Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad delivered some of their finest vocals.

The Voulez-Vous 40th anniversary reissues are out on 14 June. Scroll down for the full tracklisting, and pre-order them here.

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Voulez-Vous – Half Speed Master (2LP)

Side A

  • As Good As New
  • Voulez-Vous

Side B

  • I Have A Dream
  • Angeleyes
  • The King Has Lost His Crown

Side C

  • Does Your Mother Know
  • If It Wasn’t For The Nights

Side D

  1. 1. Chiquitita
  2. 2. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
  3. 3. Kisses Of Fire

Voulez-Vous – The Singles

7 x coloured 7” singles released from the era of the Voulez-Vous album:

SINGLE 1 – Summer Night City / Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton • On Top Of Old Smokey • Midnight Special

SINGLE 2 – Chiquitita / Lovelight

SINGLE 3 – Does Your Mother Know / Kisses Of Fire

SINGLE 4 – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) / The King Has Lost His Crown

SINGLE 5 – I Have A Dream / Take A Chance On Me

SINGLE 6 – Voulez-Vous / Angeleyes

SINGLE 7 – Voulez-Vous (Extended Dance Remix) / If It Wasn’t For The Nights

Voulez-Vous – Picture Discs

Each single released as a limited-edition standalone picture disc:

SINGLE 1 – Summer Night City / Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton • On Top Of Old Smokey • Midnight Special

SINGLE 2 – Chiquitita / Lovelight

SINGLE 3 – Does Your Mother Know / Kisses Of Fire

SINGLE 4 – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) / The King Has Lost His Crown

SINGLE 5 – I Have A Dream / Take A Chance On Me

SINGLE 6 – Voulez-Vous / Angeleyes

SINGLE 7 – Voulez-Vous (Extended Dance Remix) / If It Wasn’t For The Nights

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. juan

    April 28, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Oh my God!!! meanwhile i just purchase the deluxe edition of Voulez Vous 2013 two days ago (4/26/19) Now they come with this?!! ( I hate when this things happen ) and of course is only available the Vinyl version (sigh)

  2. Gary Rowcliffe

    June 12, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    very nice timing… just in time for our second weekend performance of ‘Mamma Mia’
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1660103207456798/
    Loving these old tunes!

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