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ABBA: THE DEDICATED FAN'S CD GUIDE


Intrusive note: Polygram's release of digitally remastered versions of every ABBA album has obviously affected the accuracy of the version information in this list, which I haven't properly touched since 1998. I don't have any current plans to update this, as other sites now do a much better job of it, but I've kept it here for historical purposes.


1 Introduction

2 ABBA: Track By Track

3 CD Listings

4 Notes


1 Introduction

As an avid ABBA collector, one of my primary ambitions is to collect, on CD, everything the band ever recorded and officially released. Needless to say, this is not just a matter of buying all the original albums and then sitting back. Many songs recorded by ABBA were remixed or edited for release in different territories. As well, PolyGram's CD re-release program for the band has seen many (but no means all) of the band's tracks digitally remastered. And to add to our woes, some live tracks and rarities exist on obscure releases that aren't available internationally.

The true ABBA afficiando seeking to get all these different versions of familiar and unfamiliar tracks faces quite a task. Hopefully this list will help. It details in alphabetical order all the different versions of every song released by the band, and which CDs they can be found on. (There are still one or two that aren't officially available on CD . . . curses!) It's not a complete discography; rather it's an attempt to work out what the minimal set of CDs you need to own to be able to claim to own everything ABBA has ever officially released. (The full list of what you'd need is given at the end of this document). Carl Magnus Palm has a similar listing at the back of his excellent ABBA: The Complete Recording Sessions, but this pre-dates the release of the Thank You For The Music box set, the Spanish Oro releases and the Pa Svenska collection. There are also many excellent ABBA track listings with lyrics available on the World Wide Web (I've collected some of my favourites here).

I realise that many of the tracks I list as unavailable on CD are in fact included on the numerous bootleg CDs (for a good listing, check out Michael T's ABBAnatic page). However, these are not an ideal solution for many fans. Ethical issues are rarely a deterrent to buying a bootleg, but given the choice we would all rather own official versions. More pressingly, the sound quality on bootlegs is often appalingly low. Hello PolyGram, opportunity calling . . .

For each song I have listed the original album (or B-side) on which it first appeared; whether a digitally remastered version has been released, and where; and the existence and availability on CD of live and foreign language versions. Occasional notes are enclosed in square brackets []. I've also done my best to cross-reference songs within the list; clicking on song names will take you to the entry for that song, and clicking album titles will take you to a track listing. Have fun!


2 ABBA: Track By Track


Abba Undeleted: Scaramouche/ Summer Night City/Take A Chance On Me/Baby/Just A Notion/Rikky Rock 'N' Roller/Burning My Bridges/Fernando/Here Comes Rubie Jamie/Hamlet III Parts 1 & 2/Free As A Bumble Bee/Rubber Ball Man/Crying Over You/Just Like That/Givin' A Little Bit More

Digitally remastered medley of previously unreleased studio rehearsals, alternate takes and unreleased tracks from Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Each song from the medley is also cross-referenced indivually throughout

Ah, Vikka Tider

Originally B-side of Bara Du Slog En Signal (included on Pa Svenska)

Andante

Spanish version of Andante, Andante

Andante Andante

Original version on Super Trouper

Original Spanish version (Andante) on Super Trouper Spanish release (this version not available on CD)

Digitally remastered Spanish version on Mas Oro

Angeleyes

Original version on Voulez-Vous

Digitally remastered version on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Another Town, Another Train

Original version on Ring Ring

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

German version (Wer Im Wartesall Der Liebe Steht) on ABBA International (CD now deleted)

Arrival

Original version on Arrival

As Good As New

Original version on Voulez-Vous

Baby

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Alternate version of Rock Me

Bang-A-Boomerang

Original version on ABBA

Bara Du Slog En Signal

Swedish version of Ring Ring

Burning My Bridges

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Cassandra

Originally B-side of The Day Before You Came (available on From ABBA With Love, CD now deleted)

Digitally remastered version* on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Chiquitita

Original version on Voulez-Vous

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live

Original Spanish version on Gracias Por La Musica

Digitally remastered Spanish version on ABBA Oro

Alternate 'live' version on The Music For Unicef Concert - A Gift Of Song (this version not available on CD)

Edited version on The Magic Of ABBA (this version not available on CD)

Conociendome, Conociendote

Spanish version of Knowing Me, Knowing You

Crazy World

Originally B-side of Money, Money, Money (this version not available on CD)

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Crying Over You

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Dame, Dame, Dame

Spanish version of Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight)

Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)

Original version on Waterloo

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Dancing Queen

Original version on Arrival

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live

Original Spanish version (La Reina Del Balle/Reina Danzante) on Gracias Por La Musica

Digitally remastered Spanish version on ABBA Oro

The Day Before You Came

Original version on The Singles: The First 10 Years (CD now deleted)

Digitally remastered version* on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Disillusion

Original version on Ring Ring

Does Your Mother Know

Original version on Voulez-Vous

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live

[Part of this song was also used in Dreamworld]

Dreamworld

Digitally remastered version (first release) on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

[Part of this song was also used in Does Your Mother Know]

Dum Dum Diddle

Original version on Arrival

Eagle

Original version on The Album

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Original single edit available on ABBA International (CD now deleted)

Digitally remastered version (single edit) on More ABBA Gold

Live version on ABBA Live (CD only; medley with The Name Of The Game)

El Andar

Spanish version of Move On

Elaine

Originally B-side of The Winner Takes It All (available on From ABBA With Love, CD now deleted)

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

En Karussel

Swedish version of Merry-Go-Round

Estoy Sonando

Spanish version of I Have A Dream

Felicidad

Spanish version of Happy New Year

Fernando

Original version on Greatest Hits Vol 2

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live

Live fragment on Live 77 flexidisc (not available on CD)

Swedish version on Frida's Frida Ensam and Pa Svenska (uses ABBA backing track)

Swedish fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Original Spanish version on Gracias Por La Musica

Digitally remastered Spanish version on ABBA Oro

Free As A Bumble Bee

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

[Later rewritten as I Know Him So Well from Chess]

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight)

Original version on Greatest Hits Vol. 2

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live

Original Spanish version (Dame, Dame, Dame) on Gracias Por La Musica

Digitally remastered Spanish version on ABBA Oro

Givin' A Little Bit More

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Gonna Sing You My Lovesong

Original version on Waterloo

Gracias Por La Musica

Spanish version of Thank You For The Music

Hamlet III Parts 1 & 2

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Happy Hawaii

Originally B-side of Knowing Me, Knowing You (included on ABBA International, CD now deleted)

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Alternate version of Why Did It Have To Be Me

Happy New Year

Original version on Super Trouper

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music/Happy New Year/The Way Old Friends Do CD single (CD now deleted)

Original Spanish version (Felicidad) on Super Trouper (Spanish release) (this version not available on CD)

Digitally remastered Spanish version on Mas Oro

Hasta Manana

Original version on Waterloo

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Original Spanish version on Gracias Por La Musica

Digitally remastered Spanish version on ABBA Oro

He Is Your Brother

Original version on Ring Ring

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Head Over Heels

Original version on The Visitors

Digitally remastered version* on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Hej Gamle Man!

Original version on Benny & Bjorn's Lycka and Pa Svenska

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

[Not strictly speaking an ABBA recording, but included on the box set as the first definite recording featuring all four ABBA members. It is possible that the girls are also on She's My Kind Of Girl, which was recorded earlier and has been released under the ABBA banner in several parts of the world and on the box set.)

Here Comes Rubie Jamie

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Hey Hey Helen

Original version on ABBA

Hole In Your Soul

Original version on The Album

Live version on Por Siempre (not available on CD)

Honey, Honey

Original version on Waterloo

Digitally remastered version on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Original Swedish version on Pa Svenska

Digitally remastered Swedish version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Hovas Vittne

Originally a limited edition release for Stig Anderson's 50th birthday (not available on CD)

I Am Just A Girl

Original version on Ring Ring

I Am The City

Digitally remastered version* (first release) on More ABBA Gold

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

Original version on ABBA

Digitally remastered version on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

I Have A Dream

Original version on Voulez-Vous

Digitally remastered version on* ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live

Original Spanish version (Estoy Sonando) on Gracias Por La Musica

Digitally remastered Spanish version on ABBA Oro

I Let the Music Speak

Original version on The Visitors

I Saw It In The Mirror

Original version on Ring Ring

I Wonder (Departure)

Original version on The Album

Digitally remastered version on More ABBA Gold

Live version originally B-side of The Name Of The Game (included on ABBA International, CD now deleted)

Digitally remastered live version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

I'm A Marionette

Original version on The Album

I've Been Waiting For You

Original version on ABBA

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

If It Wasn't For The Nights

Original version on Voulez-Vous

Intermezzo No. 1

Original version on ABBA

Just A Notion

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Just Like That

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Part of song re-used in Under Attack

The King Has Lost His Crown

Original version on Voulez-Vous

King Kong Song

Original version on Waterloo

Kisses Of Fire

Original version on Voulez-Vous

Knowing Me, Knowing You

Original version on Arrival

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live

Original Spanish version (Conociendome, Conociendote) on Gracias Por La Musica

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Oro

Lay All Your Love On Me

Original version on Super Trouper

Original single version (without fade to The Way Old Friends Do) on From ABBA With Love

Digitally remastered single version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

Original version on The Visitors

Digitally remastered version* on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live 77: Fernando/Rock Me/Why Did It Have To Be Me/Money, Money, Money/Waterloo

Flexidisc including medley of fragments of above songs (not available on CD)

Each song from the medley is also cross-referenced indivually throughout

Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)

Original version on Ring Ring

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Lovelight

Originally B-side of Chiquitita (included on The Love Songs, CD now deleted)

Digitally remastered remix version on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

[Of all the remixed versions, this is by far the most substantitvely different.]

Lovers (Live A Little Longer)

Original version on Voulez-Vous

Mamma Mia

Original version on ABBA

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Original Spanish version on Gracias Por La Musica

Digitally remastered Spanish version on ABBA Oro

Man in The Middle

Original version on ABBA

Me And Bobby And Bobby's Brother

Original version on Ring Ring

Me And I

Original version on Super Trouper

Digitally remastered live version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set) (medley with Slipping Through My Fingers)

Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top Of Old Smokey/Midnight Special

Original recording on Stars Im Zeichen Eines Guten Sterns (this version not available on CD)

Remixed version B-side of Summer Night City (this version not available on CD)

Digitally remastered remixed version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Merry-Go-Round

Originally B-side of People Need Love (this version not available on CD)

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Swedish version (En Karussel) on Pa Svenska

[Although the Swedish version was originally released as a Bjorn and Benny single, it has come to be accepted as an ABBA track, and both the girls sing on it.]

Money, Money, Money

Original version on Arrival

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live (CD only)

Live fragment on Live 77 flexidisc (not available on CD)

Move On

Original version on The Album

Original Spanish version (El Andar) on Gracias Por La Musica

Digitally remastered Spanish version on ABBA Oro

My Love, My Life

Original version on Arrival

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

My Mama Said

Original version on Waterloo

The Name Of The Game

Original version on The Album

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold

Digitally remastered edited version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Edited version on The Magic Of ABBA (this version not available on CD)

Live version on ABBA Live (CD only; medley with Eagle)

Nina Pretty Ballerina

Original version on Ring Ring

No Hay A Quien Culpar

Spanish version of When All Is Said And Done

On And On And On

Original version on Super Trouper

Digitally remastered version on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Video edit with extra chorus not available on CD

Live version on ABBA Live (CD only)

One Man, One Woman

Original version on The Album

One Of Us

Original version on The Visitors

Digitally remastered version* on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Our Last Summer

Original version on Super Trouper

Digitally remastered version on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

People Need Love

Original version on Ring Ring

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

The Piper

Original version on Super Trouper

Put On Your White Sombrero

Digitally remastered version (first release) on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

La Reina Del Balle

Spanish version of Dancing Queen

Reina Danzante

Spanish version of Dancing Queen

Rikky Rock 'N' Roller

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Ring Ring

Original version on Ring Ring

Digitally remastered version on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

British single remix not available on CD

American remix on US Waterloo pressing (not available on CD)

Swedish version (Bara Du Slog En Signal) on Pa Svenska

German version on ABBA International (CD now deleted)

Digitally remastered Spanish version (first release) on Mas Oro

Swedish/Spanish/German digitally remastered medley version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Rock 'N' Roll Band

Original version on Ring Ring

Alternate Japanese take not available on CD

Rock Me

Original version on ABBA

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold (Australian release only)

Fragment of alternate version Baby included in ABBA Undeleted

Live fragment on Live 77 flexidisc (not available on CD)

Rubber Ball Man

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Part of song re-used in Under Attack

Sang Till Gorel

Originally a limited edition release for Gorel Hanser's 30th birthday (not available on CD)

Santa Rosa

Originally B-side of He Is Your Brother (this version not available on CD)

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Scaramouche

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Se Me Esta Escapando

Spanish version of Slipping Through My Fingers

She's My Kind Of Girl

Original version on Ring Ring (early Australian and other CD printings)

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Should I Laugh Or Cry

Originally B-side of One Of Us

Original version on The Love Songs (CD now deleted)

Digitally remastered version* on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Sitting In The Palmtree

Original version on Waterloo

Slipping Through My Fingers

Original version on The Visitors

Digitally remastered live version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set) (medley with Me And I)

Original Spanish version (Se Me Esta Escapando) on The Visitors (Spanish release) (this version not available on CD)

Digitally remastered Spanish version on Mas Oro

Slipping Through My Fingers/Me And I (Live)

Digitally remastered live medley of Slipping Through My Fingers and Me And I on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

So Long

Original version on ABBA

Digitally remastered version on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Soldiers

Original version on The Visitors

SOS

Original version on ABBA

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Swedish version on Agnetha's 10 Ar Med Agnetha CD and Pa Svenska (uses ABBA backing track)

Edited version on Showcase (this version not available on CD)

Summer Night City

Original version on Greatest Hits Vol 2 (Japanese CD available)

Digitally remastered version on More ABBA Gold

Digitally remastered version with new intro on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Live version on Antiligen Sommar! (not available on CD)

Super Trouper

Original version on Super Trouper

Digitally remastered version on* ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live

Suzy-Hang-Around

Original version on Waterloo

Take A Chance On Me

Original version on The Album

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Fragment included in ABBA Undeleted

Live version on ABBA Live

Alternate live version originally B-side of I Have A Dream (available on ABBA International, CD now deleted)

Thank You For The Music

Original version on The Album

Digitally remastered version on* ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live

Alternate 'Doris Day' recording on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Original Spanish version (Gracias Por La Musica) on Gracias Por La Musica

Digitally remastered Spanish version on ABBA Oro

That's Me

Original version on Arrival

Digitally remastered version on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Tiger

Original version on Arrival

Tiveds Hambo

Originally a limited edition release for Stig Anderson's 50th birthday (not available on CD)

[Also performed live on ABBA's last appearance together on Swedish television in 1986.]

Tropical Loveland

Original version on ABBA

Two For The Price Of One

Original version on The Visitors

Live version on ABBA Live

Under Attack

Original version on The Singles: The First 10 Years (CD now deleted)

Digitally remastered version* on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

The Visitors (Crackin' Up)

Original version on The Visitors

Digitally remastered version* on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Digitally remastered edited version on More ABBA Gold

Voulez-Vous

Original version on Voulez-Vous

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Watch Out

Original version on Waterloo

Waterloo

Original version on Waterloo

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Live version on ABBA Live

Live fragment on Live 77 flexidisc (not available on CD)

Swedish version on Pa Svenska

French version on ABBA International (CD now deleted)

German version on Die Deutsche Single Hitparade 1974

Digitally remastered French/Swedish medley on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

The Way Old Friends Do

Original version (live recording) on Super Trouper

Digitally remastered version (without fade from Lay All Your Love On Me) on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Wer Im Wartesall Der Liebe Steht

German version of Another Town, Another Train

What About Livingstone

Original version on Waterloo

When All Is Said And Done

Original version on The Visitors

Digitally remastered version* on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Original Spanish version (No Hay A Quien Culpar) on The Visitors Spanish release (this version not available on CD)

Digitally remastered Spanish version on Mas Oro

When I Kissed The Teacher

Original version on Arrival

Digitally remastered version on More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Why Did It Have To Be Me

Original version on Arrival

Alternate version recorded as Happy Hawaii

Live fragment on Live 77 flexidisc (not available on CD)

The Winner Takes It All

Original version on Super Trouper

Digitally remastered version on ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set)

Edited version on The Magic Of ABBA (this version not available on CD)

You Owe Me One

Originally B-side of Under Attack (not available on CD)

Digitally remastered version* on Thank You For The Music (Box Set)


3 CD Listings

This is not a complete list of every ABBA recording ever released on CD. Rather, it is a track listing for each 'essential' CD in a basic ABBA collection (and that I have a track listing for).


Ring Ring

1. Ring Ring

2. Another Town, Another Train

3. Disillusion

4. People Need Love

5. She's My Kind Of Girl

6. Nina, Pretty Ballerina

7. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)

8. Me And Bobby And Bobby's Brother

9. He Is Your Brother

10. I Saw It In The Mirror

11. I Am Just A Girl

12. Rock 'N' Roll Band

(Only the Australian version includes She's My Kind Of Girl.)

Waterloo

1. Waterloo

2. Sitting In The Palmtree

3. King Kong Song

4. Hasta Manana

5. My Mama Said

6. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)

7. Honey, Honey

8. What About Livingstone

9. Watch Out

10. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong

11. Suzy-Hang-Around

ABBA

1. Mamma Mia

2. Hey, Hey Helen

3. Tropical Loveland

4. SOS

5. Man in The Middle

6. Bang-A-Boomerang

7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

8. Rock Me

9. Intermezzo No. 1

10. I've Been Waiting For You

11. So Long

The following tracks are also added to the CD version:

12. Waterloo

13. Hasta Manana

14. Honey Honey

15. Ring Ring

16. Nina, Pretty Ballerina

Arrival

1. When I Kissed The Teacher

2. Dancing Queen

3. My Love, My Life

4. Dum Dum Diddle

5. Knowing Me, Knowing You

6. Money, Money, Money

7. That's Me

8. Why Did It Have To Be Me

9. Tiger

10. Arrival

The Album

1. Eagle

2. Take A Chance On Me

3. One Man, One Woman

4. The Name Of The Game

5. Move On

6. Hole In Your Soul

7. Thank You For The Music

8. I Wonder (Departure)

9. I'm A Marionette

Voulez-Vous

1. As Good As New

2. Voulez-Vous

3. I Have A Dream

4. Angeleyes

5. The King Has Lost His Crown

6. Does Your Mother Know

7. If It Wasn't For The Nights

8. Chiquitita

9. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)

10. Kisses Of Fire

Super Trouper

1. Super Trouper

2. The Winner Takes It All

3. On And On And On

4. Andante, Andante

5. Me And I

6. Happy New Year

7. Our Last Summer

8. The Piper

9. Lay All Your Love On Me

10, The Way Old Friends Do

The Vistors

1. The Visitors

2. Head Over Heels

3. When All Is Said And Done

4. Soldiers

5. I Let the Music Speak

6. One Of Us

7. Two For The Price Of One

8. Slipping Through My Fingers

9. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

ABBA Live

1. Dancing Queen

2. Take A Chance On Me

3. I Have A Dream

4. Does Your Mother Know

5. Chiquitita

6. Thank You For The Music

7. Two For The Price Of One

8. Fernando

9. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight)

10. Super Trouper

11. Waterloo

12. Money, Money, Money

13. The Name Of The Game/Eagle

14. On And On And On

ABBA International

1. Ring Ring (German version)

2. Intermezzo No. 1

3. Waterloo (French version)

4. Take A Chance On Me (Live)

5. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

6. I've Been Waiting For You

7. Happy Hawaii

8. SOS

9. Rock 'N' Roll Band

10. People Need Love

11. Wer Im Wattersall Der Liebe Steht

12. Rock Me

13. The Winner Takes It All

14. Chiquitita (Spanish version)

15. I Wonder (Departure) (Live)

15. Eagle

16. Dancing Queen

17. I Have A Dream

ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits

1. Dancing Queen

2. Knowing Me, Knowing You

3. Take A Chance On Me

4. Mamma Mia

5. Lay All Your Love On Me

6. Super Trouper

7. I Have A Dream

8. The Winner Takes It All

9. Money, Money, Money

10. SOS

11. Chiquitita

12. Fernando

13. Voulez-Vous

14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

15. Does Your Mother Know

16. One Of Us

17. The Name Of The Game

18. Thank You For The Music

19. Waterloo

More Abba Gold: More Abba Hits

1. Summer Night City

2. Angeleyes

3. The Day Before You Came

4. Eagle

5. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

6. So Long

7. Honey, Honey

8. The Visitors

9. Our Last Summer

10. On And On And On

11. Ring Ring

12. I Wonder (Departure)

13. Lovelight

14. Head Over Heels

15. When I Kissed The Teacher

16. I Am The City

17. Cassandra

18. Under Attack

19. When All Is Said And Done

20. The Way Old Friends Do

ABBA Oro Grandes Exitos

1. Fernando

2. Chiquitita

3. Gracias Por La Musica

4. La Renia Del Balle

5. El Andar

6. Dame, Dame, Dame

7. Estoy Sonando

8. Mamma Mia

9. Hasta Manana

10. Conociendome, Conociendote

Mas Oro: Mas ABBA Exitos

1. Chiquitita (English Version)

2. Fernando (English Version)

3. Dancing Queen

4. Knowing Me, Knowing You

5. Mamma Mia (English Version)

6. Felicidad (Happy New Year)

7. Andante

8. Se Me Esta Escapando (Slipping Through My Fingers)

9. No Hay A Quien Culpar (When All Is Said And Done)

10. Ring Ring

Pa Svenska

1. Waterloo - ABBA

2. Att Finnas Till - BJORN AND BENNY

3. En Sang Och En Saga - AGNETHA FALTSKOG

4. Honey Honey - ABBA

5. Ska Man Skratta Eller Grata - FRIDA

6. Tank Om Jorden Vore Ung - BJORN AND BENNY

7. SOS - AGNETHA FALTSKOG

8. Fernando - FRIDA

9. Ah, Vilka Tider - ABBA

10. Som En Sparv - FRIDA

11. En Sang Om Sorg Och Gladje - AGNETHA FALTSKOG

12. En Karussel - BENNY AND BJORN

13. Drom Ar Drom, Och Saga Saga- AGNETHA FALTSKOG

14. Man Vill Ju Leva Lite Dessemellan - FRIDA

15. Hej Gamle Man - BENNY AND BJORN

16. Ring Ring - ABBA

17. Sa Glad Som Dina Ogon - AGNETHA FALTSKOG

18. Vill Du Lana En Man - FRIDA

Thank You For The Music

Disc 1

1. People Need Love

2. Another Town, Another Train

3. He Is Your Brother

4. Love Isn't Easy

5. Ring Ring

6. Waterloo

7. Hasta Manana

8. Honey Honey

9. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)

10. So Long

11. I've Been Waiting For You

12. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

13. SOS

14. Mamma Mia

15. Fernando

16. Dancing Queen

17. That's Me

18. When I Kissed The Teacher

19. Money, Money, Money

20. Crazy World

21. My Love, My Life

Disc 2

1. Knowing Me, Knowing You

2. Happy Hawaii

3. The Name Of The Game

4. I Wonder (Departure) (Live Version)

5. Eagle

6. Take A Chance On Me

7. Thank You For The Music

8. Summer Night City (Long Version)

9. Chiquitita

10. Lovelight

11. Does Your Mother Know

12. Voulez-Vous

13. Angeleyes

14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

15. I Have A Dream

Disc 3

1. The Winner Takes It All

2. Elaine

3. Super Trouper

4. Lay All Your Love On Me

5. On And On And On

6. Our Last Summer

7. The Way Old Friends Do

8. The Visitors

9. One Of Us

10. Should I Laugh Or Cry

11. Head Over Heels

12. When All Is Said And Done

13. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

14. The Day Before You Came

15. Cassandra

16. Under Attack

Disc 4

1. Put On Your White Sombrero

2. Dreamworld

3. Thank You For The Music (Doris Day)

4. Hej Gamle Man!

5. Merry-Go-Round

6. Santa Rosa

7. She's My Kind Of Girl

8. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top Of Old Smokey/Midnight Special

9. You Owe Me One

10. Slipping Through My Fingers/Me And I (Live)

11. Abba Undeleted: Scaramouche/Summer Night City/Take A Chance On Me/Baby/Just A Notion/Rikky Rock 'N' Roller/Burning My Bridges/Fernando/Here Comes Rubie Jamie/Hamlet III Parts 1 & 2/Free As A Bumble Bee/Rubber Ball Man/Crying Over You/Just Like That/Givin' A Little Bit More

12. Waterloo (French/Swedish)

13. Ring Ring (Swedish/Spanish/German)

14. Honey Honey (Swedish)


4 Notes


The minimal ABBA CD collection

To own every song recorded by ABBA as a group and available on CD, you would need to own the following albums:

If you wanted to ensure that you had all the alternate mixes and digitally remastered versions, you would also need the following:


What's still unavailable?

Tracks which have been officially released by ABBA but which have never been available on CD include: Tracks which have been officially released on CD but are now deleted or very hard to get include: Tracks which have been officially released on CD in digitally remastered versions but remain unavailable or difficult to obtain on CD in their original mixes include:

A note on digital remastering

While Michael B Tretow is given digital remastering credit for all tracks on ABBA Gold, More ABBA Gold and Thank You For The Music (Box Set), songs from The Visitors and subsequent recording sessions were recorded using digital equipment. Songs this applies to are:

Cassandra, The Day Before You Came, Head Over Heels, I Am The City, I Let the Music Speak, Like An Angel Passing Through My Room, One Of Us, Should I Laugh Or Cry, Slipping Through My Fingers, Soldiers, Two For The Price Of One, Under Attack, The Visitors, When All Is Said And Done, You Owe Me One

As a result, these songs should not have needed remastering for re-release on the PolyGram compilations. Because I'm not 100% sure that this is the case, I have still listed separate digitally remastered versions where these (might) exist. Anyone knowing anything more definitive, please let me know.

It may also cross your mind that listing a recording as separate purely because it has been digitally remastered is appallingly pedantic. You could be right. On the other hand, as Carl Magnus Palm points out in The Complete Recording Sessions, "When remixing a track, it is impossible to get it to sound exactly like it did the first time" (p. 54). This is certainly the case with Lovelight, which has been substantially altered in the version currently available on CD.

The Australian release of ABBA Gold does not feature remastered versions of I Have A Dream, Super Trouper or Thank You For The Music, replacing them with remastered versions of I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, Ring Ring and Rock Me. The latter is unique to this Australian release.


Acknowledgements

This list is as complete as I can make it, but if you spot an error or an omission (I'm sure somebody will), please let me know and I'll update it. In the future, I may add the solo material and some more information on each recording to this list. This list can be copied and distributed but please acknowledge its origins and authorship.

With that bit about authorship said, I owe a huge debt to ABBA fans around the world, especially the members of the ABBA mailing list who have contributed and confirmed much of the information contained herein. Useful reference sources have included Carl Magnus Palm's ABBA: The Complete Recording Sessions, the definitive reference work on all matters ABBA, and John Tobler's ABBA Gold: The Complete Story, primarily for its compilation track listings.


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