I like this, even though the half-speed mastering vinyl is enough for me. Coloured 7" vinyls are just too much of a hype, and it's probably the same mastering used for the half-speed mastering, I bet. Hopefully, they don't use the 1997/2001 garbage Jon Astley master!
Meanwhile, the Australian concert album is probably what I sought the most; and if they don't have the Aussie concert album, they might have to dig a little deeper in their vaults. With the Aussie in my mind, I'd be more lenient toward that, in contrast to the "let's put out some reissues with vinyls, and more vinyls, and CASH IN THOSE FANS UNTIL THEY CAN'T WALK!"
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2017 16:59:55 GMT by Liebezeit
Yeah... what a let down. They had the opportunity to get the Aussie concert, now they're stuck with "half speed" vinyl hype. ABBA: The Movie is their equivalent of "A Hard Day's Night", though, it has flaws such as RHD and LHD locations, so I don't know why it's not revered akin to the Album's 40th Anniversary. I know Robert Hughes has something to do with it, but nevermind about him! I say there exists a live recording where I think there's enough to release an LP/CD (or a double EP) of ABBA's 1977 live performance.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2017 19:53:17 GMT by Liebezeit
I'm sorry, I haven't noticed it was already discussed... Of course there is a live recording of the Australian concerts. Actually, all of the concerts Australian concerts were recorded, so there must be loads of material available. Even Ludvig Andersson confirmed it in an interview he did when putting together the ABBA Live at Wembley album. I'm afraid that if they don't release it this year, we will have to wait for a very long time before it finds its way out of the vaults (how about the 50th anniversary?).
It looks good and actually I'll buy some of them, if not all, as ABBA The Album is my most favourite of ABBA's LPs. However, the 1977 live album was what I was hoping for most of all... I thought it would be released alongside the 40th anniversary edition of ABBA The Movie. Apparently it won't happen this year...
By the way, the singles box could have been better... it looks a bit cheap.
Hi folks. I know I don't post much/at all any more (even if I do visit occasionally to read things), but I thought I should alert you to quite an unexpected gift in this box set of 3 coloured vinyl singles. It comes with a download card and I was expecting just to receive The Name Of The Game, Take A Chance On Me, Thank You For The Music and their respective B-sides. However, what you actually get is the box set of 40 singles released a couple of years ago - ALL 80 TRACKS, including that rare/accidental mix of Andante, Andante and a few other rarities. It may be a mistake on the part of Universal, but it's a boon for the fans. Get 'em while they're hot.
I'm wondering if this half speed treatment is going to be given to all the studio albums. After all, Ring Ring, ABBA, and Waterloo, have missed their 40th anniversaries. I guess they could get done for their 50th anniversaries.
I'm more inclined to purchase, if I'm going to end up with a full set eventually.