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Thank You For The Music

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Released in Europe in October 1994 and in the U.S. six months later, Thank You for the Music is the ABBA box set retrospective, tracing their ten years of record-making, 1972-1982, including 52 previously released tracks on the first three discs, plus a fourth disc of rarities. Listening to all the singles, plus scattered album tracks and B-sides, provides a clear picture of the group's development. Early on, there is considerable stylistic experimentation, as these pop dabblers ape everything from Phil Spector's Wall of Sound rock to big-band swing. But after "Dancing Queen," they find their niche in disco, and the second disc is loaded with hit songs anchored to the familiar bass-heavy walking beat and swooping synths-meant-to-sound-like-strings that defined that most '70s genres. On the third disc, covering their last years, ABBA returns to the more propulsive pop/rock of early classics like "SOS" and "Mamma Mia," revving up the tempo in acknowledgment of the arrival of new wave. Wracked by romantic discord, they also achieve somewhat more meaningful lyrics before calling it a day. In the album's liner notes, the bandmembers register mild protest at the inclusion of unreleased material on the fourth disc -- what they finished and liked, they released, they note. Fair warning. Most prominent in a collection of alternate takes, miscellaneous B-sides, foreign-language recordings, and TV soundtracks is the 23-and-a-half-minute "ABBA Undeleted," a medley of 15 song fragments and Swedish studio chatter that suggests ABBA had a few more hits in them if they had found the time to finish them off. Nevertheless, this remains fan-only material. [This album is not to be confused with the 1983 compilation of the same title released by Epic Records in the U.K.]
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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1
People Need Love
00:02:45

Benny Andersson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Michael B. Tretow, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1973 Polar Music International AB

2
Another Town, Another Train
00:03:13

Benny Andersson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1973 Polar Music International AB

3
He Is Your Brother
00:03:18

Benny Andersson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Michael B. Tretow, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1973 Polar Music International AB

4
Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
00:02:55

Benny Andersson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Michael B. Tretow, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1973 Polar Music International AB

5
Ring Ring (English Version)
00:03:00

Janne Schaffer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Neil Sedaka, Author - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Cody, Author - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1973 Polar Music International AB

6
Waterloo
00:02:42

Janne Schaffer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rutger Gunnarsson, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Benny Andersson, Producer, Piano, Mellotron, Moog Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Christer Eklund, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1974 Polar Music International AB

7
Hasta Manana
00:03:08

Benny Andersson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Michael B. Tretow, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1974 Polar Music International AB

8
Honey, Honey
00:02:56

Janne Schaffer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Åke Jelving, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Bylund, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Claes Nilsson, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Anders Dahl, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gunnar Michols, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Sixten Stromvall, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Inge Lindstedt, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Harry Teike, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Alfred Pisuke, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Krzysztof Zorzalka, Strings, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1974 Polar Music International AB

9
Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
00:03:12

Janne Schaffer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Synthesizer Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1974 Polar Music International AB

10
So Long
00:03:04

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1975 Polar Music International AB

11
I've Been Waiting For You
00:03:38

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1974 Polar Music International AB

12
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
00:03:17

Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Piano, Synthesizer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Polar Music International AB

13
SOS
00:03:20

Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Polar Music International AB

14
Mamma Mia
00:03:32

Mike Watson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Janne Schaffer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Marimba, Recording Arranger, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Recording Arranger, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Palm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Polar Music International AB

15
Fernando
00:04:11

Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lasse Wellander, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Malando Gassama, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Jan Kling, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1976 Polar Music International AB

16
Dancing Queen
00:03:49

Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Malando Gassama, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Palm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sven-Olof Walldoff, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1976 Polar Music International AB

17
That's Me
00:03:15

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1976 Polar Music International AB

18
When I Kissed The Teacher
00:03:01

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1976 Polar Music International AB

19
Money, Money, Money
00:03:08

Anders Glenmark, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Malando Gassama, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1976 Polar Music International AB

20
Crazy World
00:03:48

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1976 Polar Music International AB

21
My Love, My Life
00:03:54

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1976 Polar Music International AB

DISC 2

1
Knowing Me, Knowing You
00:04:02

Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lasse Wellander, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Malando Gassama, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1976 Polar Music International AB

2
Happy Hawaii
00:04:24

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1977 Polar Music International AB

3
The Name Of The Game (Edit)
00:03:57

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1977 Polar Music International AB

4
I Wonder (Departure) (Live From Sydney Showground, Australia / 1977)
00:04:29

Benny Andersson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Stig Anderson, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1977 Polar Music International AB

5
Eagle (Long Version)
00:05:48

Janne Schaffer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rutger Gunnarsson, String Arranger, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, Synthesizer Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Recording Arranger, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lars O. Carlsson, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Lasse Wellander, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Malando Gassama, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 Polar Music International AB

6
Take A Chance On Me
00:04:03

Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Malando Gassama, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Palm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 Polar Music International AB

7
Thank You For The Music
00:03:48

Rutger Gunnarsson, String Arranger, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lars O. Carlsson, Saxophones, AssociatedPerformer - Lasse Wellander, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Malando Gassama, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Palm, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 Polar Music International AB

8
Summer Night City (Long Version)
00:04:13

Benny Andersson, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1994 Polar Music International AB

9
Chiquitita
00:05:25

Mike Watson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Banjo, Guitar, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lasse Wellander, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1979 Polar Music International AB

10
Lovelight (Remixed Edit Version)
00:03:19

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1993 Polar Music International AB

11
Does Your Mother Know
00:03:13

Mike Watson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Lars O. Carlsson, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Lasse Wellander, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Kajtek Wojciechowski, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1979 Polar Music International AB

12
Voulez-Vous (Edit)
00:04:21

Benny Andersson, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1979 Polar Music International AB

13
Angeleyes
00:04:17

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1979 Polar Music International AB

14
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
00:04:47

Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Anders Eljas, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Lasse Wellander, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jan Kling, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1979 Polar Music International AB, Licensed from Polar Music

15
I Have A Dream
00:04:43

Janne Schaffer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - International School of Stockholm Choir, Voices, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1979 Polar Music International AB

DISC 3

1
The Winner Takes It All
00:04:53

Mike Watson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Rutger Gunnarsson, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Recording Arranger, Synthesizer Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Åke Sundqvist, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Lasse Wellander, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Michael B. Tretow, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1980 Polar Music International AB

2
Elaine
00:03:45

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1980 Polar Music International AB

3
Super Trouper
00:04:12

Mike Watson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Janne Schaffer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Per Lindvall, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, Synthesizer Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Recording Arranger, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Åke Sundqvist, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1980 Polar Music International AB

4
Lay All Your Love On Me
00:04:33

Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Lasse Wellander, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1980 Polar Music International AB

5
On And On And On
00:03:38

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1980 Polar Music International AB

6
Our Last Summer
00:04:17

Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1980 Polar Music International AB

7
The Way Old Friends Do (Live At Wembley Arena, London, England / 1979)
00:02:53

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1980 Polar Music International AB

8
The Visitors
00:05:48

Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 Polar Music International AB

9
One Of Us
00:03:57

Rutger Gunnarsson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, Synthesizer Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Recording Arranger, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Åke Sundqvist, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Lasse Wellander, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ola Brunkert, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 Polar Music International AB

10
Should I Laugh Or Cry
00:04:26

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1981 Polar Music International AB

11
Head Over Heels
00:03:46

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, Synthesizer Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1981 Polar Music International AB

12
When All Is Said And Done
00:03:15

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1981 Polar Music International AB

13
Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
00:03:36

Benny Andersson, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Abba, MainArtist

℗ 1981 Polar Music International AB

14
The Day Before You Came
00:05:47

Benny Andersson, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bjorn Ulvaeus, Producer, Guitar, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Agnetha Fältskog, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Abba, MainArtist - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1982 Polar Music International AB

Album Description

Released in Europe in October 1994 and in the U.S. six months later, Thank You for the Music is the ABBA box set retrospective, tracing their ten years of record-making, 1972-1982, including 52 previously released tracks on the first three discs, plus a fourth disc of rarities. Listening to all the singles, plus scattered album tracks and B-sides, provides a clear picture of the group's development. Early on, there is considerable stylistic experimentation, as these pop dabblers ape everything from Phil Spector's Wall of Sound rock to big-band swing. But after "Dancing Queen," they find their niche in disco, and the second disc is loaded with hit songs anchored to the familiar bass-heavy walking beat and swooping synths-meant-to-sound-like-strings that defined that most '70s genres. On the third disc, covering their last years, ABBA returns to the more propulsive pop/rock of early classics like "SOS" and "Mamma Mia," revving up the tempo in acknowledgment of the arrival of new wave. Wracked by romantic discord, they also achieve somewhat more meaningful lyrics before calling it a day. In the album's liner notes, the bandmembers register mild protest at the inclusion of unreleased material on the fourth disc -- what they finished and liked, they released, they note. Fair warning. Most prominent in a collection of alternate takes, miscellaneous B-sides, foreign-language recordings, and TV soundtracks is the 23-and-a-half-minute "ABBA Undeleted," a medley of 15 song fragments and Swedish studio chatter that suggests ABBA had a few more hits in them if they had found the time to finish them off. Nevertheless, this remains fan-only material. [This album is not to be confused with the 1983 compilation of the same title released by Epic Records in the U.K.]
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Paul McCartney in 10 Solo Albums

With 60 gold records, Paul McCartney is one of the most gifted songwriters in the history of pop music. Now that he’s approaching his 80th birthday (after 60 years of writing hit after hit), Qobuz looks back on his post-Beatles years, exploring his huge discography and highlighting the top 10 essential albums.

Tropicália: the Story of a Brazilian Revolution

In the late 1960s, a group of young Brazilian artists rose up against the ruling military junta by fusing local popular music, rock and avant-garde. Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes and their friends invented tropicália, one of the most original musical adventures of the 20th century.

Female Jazz Singers: 10 New Names to Know

When it comes to jazz singers, Billie, Ella, Sarah, and Nina may be firm favourites, but this vocal style is sprinkled with an array of exceptional singers ready to make their mark on this legendary genre. Can we still call it jazz? Or is it just that jazz as we know it is changing? Either way, it doesn’t make these vocalists any less incredible. So, without further ado, here are ten women who are making an impact on the world of jazz.

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