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ABBA – digging deeper…

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The huge excitement among both public and media at the news that ABBA’s celebrated concert at Wembley Arena in 1979 is coming to CD, digibook and vinyl has only underlined yet again the incredible, enduring power of the songwriting and performing skills of the Scandinavian pop legends. You can feast your eyes on both the digibook and triple vinyl editions, and other ABBA treats, and pre-order your copies here.

To get you in the mood, we’ve devised a very special 25-song uDiscover playlist of ABBA – digging deeper… Brilliant and timeless as their sequence of hit singles remains, the ABBA catalogue contains a vast array of other highlights, spread across their eight studio albums released in eight years, live recordings, and many other collectables such as non-album b-sides, original Swedish language versions and more.

Many of these tracks have been largely unheard over the years, and this is where we put that right. Included in our selection are songs from all eight studio albums between 1973’s ‘Ring Ring’ and 1981’s ‘The Visitors,’ the Swedish recordings of their early hits ‘Honey Honey’ and ‘Ring, Ring’ and tracks that were never originally on albums (although they have been added to subsequent deluxe reissues).

These include ‘Lovelight’ (the b-side of ‘Chiquitita’), ‘Cassandra’ (on the reverse of ‘The Day Before You Came’) and another late-period number, ‘You Owe Me One,’ which resided on the flipside of Abba’s last widely-released single, ‘Under Attack.’

Also included, as a real taster for the upcoming release, is the live version of ‘The Way Old Friends Do,’ recorded at that Wembley engagement and included as the final track on 1980’s ‘Super Trouper’ album.

36 Comments

36 Comments

  1. jannetje bicker

    August 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I Love Abba what more can I say? and I enjoy this site thanks!! I love listening to the songs that come with it (Spotify).

  2. Ferdinando Andrioni

    August 14, 2014 at 2:01 am

    I love ABBA and all your songs especially the solo songs of Agnetha!

  3. Maria Micallef

    August 14, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I loved ABBA since i was a kid, and now that i’m 51 i still love them even more, especially Agnetha as solo, in Disillusion and the day before you came.

  4. Justin Bannah

    August 14, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Gonna Sing You My Love Song and One Man, One Woman so should be in there.

  5. maria bernadete

    August 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Amo o ABBA

  6. Lana Lazarenko

    August 14, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Эти четверо оправдывают существование человечества на нашей планете.
    Всем сердцем люблю каждого! С детства! Благодаря им стала хорошим музыкантом…
    (извините, не хватило тонкого знания английского, чтобы выразить мысль… но к следующему разу подготовлюсь обязательно 😀 )

  7. tonny Filho

    August 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    O ABBA pra mim sempre foi meu grande e inesquecivel grupo musical. Ann-Frid (FRIDA) com seu jeito gracioso , forte e com sua linda voz , foi o grande marco para essa admiracao incondicional que tenho. Frida , inclusive é a mais charmosa, exuberante, linda e com uma presença impar, jintensa, forte e maravilhosa em todos os shows que o ABBA fez.

  8. Marloes Wilbrink

    August 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    As ABBA-fan from the first hour there is nothing undiscovered

  9. Reinhard Beskers

    August 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Gems! Hej Friends, that’s funny. I use the word ‘gem’ in my URL’s to the secrets I describe.
    Read the secret of this month (august 2014): http://www.abbathesecret.com/index.php/component/content/article/8-main/13-gem-06
    It’s about the beautiful lyrics of ABBA. And come back next month to check out the next secret.
    So Long!
    ABBA – The Secret

  10. Gevork Boudaghians

    August 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I still play your songs or sing/hum them practically everyday. You are an Icon and a Legend. At this moment I am humming Honey, Honey.

  11. dusan

    August 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Move on!

    • Nathan Danhue

      August 15, 2014 at 12:29 am

      Theres no need to give up and move on.
      A group in Australia is currently working on an ABBA tribute album, faithfully recreating the ABBA sound using sophisticated modern mastering techniques and an array of specially selected microphones to recreate the sound as perfectly as possible.
      The album consists of songs from ABBA’s heyday that were never released as studio versions, songs that were taken off albums as they were too similar, songs that were given to other artist, and songs that were never recorded in english. Here is the list for this album.
      01. I Am An A
      02. Funky Feet
      03. Rikky Rock ‘N’ Roller
      04. To Live With You
      05. Hesitating Hanna
      06. Please Change Your Mind
      07. I Am The Seeker
      08. It’s Nice To Be Back (Again)
      09. Better To Have Loved
      10. If We Only Had The Time
      11. I’m Still Alive
      12. Arrival
      in 2015 and 2016 there are another two albums and an EP along with more bonus tracks on the way.

      The group needs funds to create this album, and are currently attempting to croudfund on Pozible.

      Supporters of the croudfunding campaign also receive 4 bonus tracks written by ABBA and either never recorded or given to other artists, Just A Notion, Get On the Carousel, If I Can’t Have You, and Rockin And Reeling, in english for the first time ever.

      The album and all 4 bonus tracks for a limited time only costs only $30AU

      To support them here is a link to their croudfunding campaign
      http://www.pozible.com/project/183493#description

      • Tony Carey

        September 7, 2014 at 9:13 am

        Thankyou Nathan, for your support of ABBAnova by posting your comment.
        It means a lot to us that strangers around the world have been our best friends through the difficult process of bringing rare and unreleased ABBA tracks to life for a new album.
        Please keep in contact with us through Facebook: the “Back Again” album is about to be released 😀

  12. jose f ramirez

    August 14, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    ABBA
    me gusta desde 2012. mis temas favoritos son super trouper , knowing me knowing you y under attack , estaba pensando en formar una banda tributo

  13. Obi - Nkem.

    August 14, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I have always loved Abba and there music from unset and at my fifty’s i still love it and playing them, oh! Agnetha i love u most,God bless Abba.

  14. Lynne Robertson

    August 14, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    ABBA are fantastic love listening to them

  15. BERGER

    August 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Abba a toujours enjolivé ma vie , les retrouvé est pour moi, un plaisir inouî Jocelyne

  16. Cássio Oliveira

    August 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Curto ABBA desde criança, e só tenho 23 anos. Não tem idade….

  17. avelino arrieta

    August 14, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    desde que escuche abba para mi fue algo extraordinario y despues de tanto tiempo siguen siendolo

  18. Jorge Arriaga

    August 15, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Para mi corta edad ABBA me fascina, Sus canciones me hacen sentir muy alegre

  19. Maria Urena

    August 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Love you ABBA and frida!!!!

  20. Maria Urena

    August 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Love you ABBA and frida!!!

  21. Thein Oo.

    August 16, 2014 at 8:43 am

    When i was 13 years old .After 5 year i listened ABBA Great album.So,i very very liked it songs.

  22. themba

    August 16, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I’ll always love abba especially Agnetha.

  23. Doug Fitzsimmons

    August 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    love seventies hits

  24. hugo

    August 20, 2014 at 10:46 am

    desde niño hasta ahora, me sigue gustando su música. ABBA son imcomparables

  25. Belák Július

    August 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    ABBA: Veľmi sa mi páči piseň:Thank You For The Music.

  26. Anna Harder

    September 3, 2014 at 11:19 am

    All I can say is THANKYOU FOR THE MUSIC (S).

  27. D.W. Potter

    September 6, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I would probably add “On and On and On” and “Happy Hawaii” to that list.

  28. Albert Duizendstra

    September 6, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Until now I know every song of Abba, Benny, Agnetha, Bjorn and Frida.
    Including every solo action from Frida and Agnetha, also the hotel Benny.
    Chess and Gemini.
    Maybe, just maybe, you have something i don`t have
    I would be thrilled.
    Thank you for your music
    I was 14 when i admired you as a group now i am 54 and still waiting for something new.
    Please let me hear something i don`t know
    Sincerely, Albert

  29. PASCHEVRE PHILIPPE

    September 6, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Avant, il y avait” The Mamas and The Papas ” aujourd’hui il y a ” ABBA ”
    Merci pour vos musiques, vos chansons, intemporels 🙂

  30. Tony p

    September 7, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Still to this day I have never heard anything that comes close to the girls harmony, agnetha with her high range and Friday with soprano, how lucky were the boys to accidentally had these two sing together and perfection was born, nothing will ever come close to the abba sound, people and groups have tried for the last 30 years and failed, abba is timeless

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  32. Nina

    October 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I would add “Soldiers”, “The Piper” and “Kisses Of Fire” to that list.

  33. François

    October 31, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I would add “put on your white sombrero” to that list.
    Thanks to Frida.

  34. Ron

    October 17, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Love too abba
    Love too agnetha
    Great music….
    I hear the drums fernando………..?!?
    Greetings ron leiden holland
    Master in dutch civil law and lover of good music

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