ABBA: THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS

Descripción del Box

El box esta en terciopelo azul bastante frágil. El logo ABBA esta en blanco y el titulo esta plateado.

Las carátulas de los CD son las de los álbumes suecos. Los CD y los libritos están con la apertura a bajo de manera a poder leer los títulos que son azules. Ellos están sujetado dentro de pequeños vías de plástico.
Cada CD tiene la serigrafía de un vinilo y la cara grabado también esta negra. Dentro hay una hoja con la foto de la carátula en plateado y azul (bastante feo) y al otro lado la lista de las canciones.
Hay dos libritos, el primero con todas las letras de las canciones incluido los medleys. El otro tiene una biografía del grupo mas el contenido de los discos y algunas fotos.
Me parece triste este box, falta de creatividad. La reproducción de las carátulas no son excelentes (los del box japonesa eran mucho mejores), los colores son insípido y la fabricación no extraordinaria. Sobre todo con la rodaja azul que sale al dorso. Esta es de un mal gusto.
Las otras carátulas no tienen nada, solo un poco de azul y el titulo (No se han cansado a buscar un designo).

 

Todo esto parece la obra de un estudiante. Me parece que un pack de ABBA a este precio merece algo mas, sobre todo cuando veamos el trabajo de otros artistas.

Cuando al contenido, el mix de “Waterloo” es divertido a escuchar pero se oye que viene de un vinilo. Esta bien de tener por fin la versión larga de “On And On And On” en CD. El Medley "Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top Of Old Smokey/Midnight Special" es la versión de 1975 que tenemos ya en el box “Thank You For The Music”.

Para mi fue estúpido poner las versiones en otros idiomas en los CD originales; estuviera mejor haber guardado el CD Oro y uno mas con las otras versiones.

Los DVD son buenos, tienen el sonido 5.1 y la imagen es correcta, pero es una lastima que en la canción "On And On And On" del “Dick Cavett show” se ve los créditos del programa y se oye los adiós del comentaristas.

El documental no tiene subtítulos en francés como indicada pero si en español. Los DVD son en NTSC y los menús son muy feos.

Aquí tenéis el listado del contenido de los discos, en negro lo que hay, en azul lo que se puede descargar y en rojo lo que falta para que sea completo.

 

CD1: RING RING
1. Ring Ring
2. Another Town, Another Train
3. Disillusion
4. People Need Love
5. I Saw It In The Mirror
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. She’s My Kind Of Girl
11. I Am Just A Girl
12. Rock’n Roll Band

BONUS TRACKS

13. Ring ring (bara du slog en signal) (Swedish Version)
14. Åh, vilka tider
15. Merry-Go-Round
16.
Santa Rosa
17. Ring Ring (Spanish Version)
18. Wer im Wartesaal der Liebe Steht (German Version of Another Town, Another Train)
19. Ring Ring (German Version)

CD2: WATERLOO
1. Waterloo
2. Sitting In The Palmtree
3. King Kong Song
4. Hasta Mañana
5. My Mama Said
6. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
7. Honey, Honey
8. Watch Out
9. What About Livingstone
10. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
11. Suzy-Hang-Around

BONUS TRACKS

12. Ring Ring (US Remix 1974)
13.
Waterloo (Swedish Version)
14. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
15.
Waterloo (German Version)
16. Hasta Mañana (Spanish Version)
17. Ring Ring (1974 Remix, Single Version)
18.
Waterloo (French Version)

CD3: 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

BONUS TRACKS

13. Crazy World
12. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton - On Top Of Old Smokey - Midnight Special (1978 mix)
14. Mamma Mia (Spanish Version)

CD4: 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

BONUS TRACKS

11. Fernando
12. Happy
Hawaii
13. La Reina Del Baile (Spanish Version of Dancing Queen)
14. Conociéndome, Conociéndote (Spanish Version of Knowing Me, Knowing You)
15. Fernando (Spanish Version)

CD5: ABBA – 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
”The Girl With The Golden Hair” – 3 scenes from a mini-musical –
7. Thank You For The Music
8. I Wonder (Departure)
9. I’m A Marionette

BONUS TRACKS

10. Al Andar (Spanish Version of Move On)
11. Gracias Por La Música (Spanish Version of Thank You For The Music)

CD6: 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

BONUS TRACKS

11. Summer Night City
12. Lovelight
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After
Midnight)
14. Estoy Soñando (Spanish Version of I Have A Dream)
15. Chiquitita (Spanish Version)
16. ¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame! (Spanish Version of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [A Man After
Midnight])

CD7: 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

BONUS TRACKS

11. Elaine
12. Andante, Andante (Spanish Version)
13. Felicidad (Spanish Version of Happy New Year)

CD8: THE VISITORS
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

BONUS TRACKS

10. Should I Laugh Or Cry (Intro Version)
11. No hay a quien culpar (Spanish Version of When All Is Said And Done)
12. Se me està escapando (Spanish Version of Slipping Through My Fingers)
13. The Day Before You Came
14. Cassandra
15. Under Attack
16. You Owe Me One


CD9: RARITIES
1. Waterloo (Alternate Mix, briefly available as a single A-side in Sweden)
2. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top Of Old Smokey/Midnight Special (original German charity album mix, released in 1975)
3. Thank You For The Music (Doris Day Version)
4.
Summer Night City (Full Length Version, first released in 1994)
5. Lovelight (Alternate Mix, first released in 1993)
6. Dream World (outtake from Voulez-Vous sessions, first released in 1994)
7. Voulez-Vous (Extended Remix, 1979 US promo)
8. On And On And On (Full Length Version, issued as video soundtrack in 1980)
9. Put On Your White Sombrero (outtake from Super Trouper sessions, first released in 1994)
10. I Am The City (outtake from 1982 album sessions, first released in 1993)
11. ABBA Undeleted (medley of outtakes, first released in 1994): 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

MISSING TRACKS

12. Hej Gamle Man !  (outtake from 1970 first released in1994)
13. En Hälsning Till Våra Parkarrangörer 
(Promotional single First released in 1972)  [2.24]
14. Ring Ring
(Spanish, German & Swedish mix first released in 1994)
15. Waterloo
{French & Swedish first released in 1994)
16. I'Ve Been Waiting For You
(Extended mix first released in 1974 on a Australian compilation)
17. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
(Extended mix first released on  Os Grande Sucessos in 1975)
18. Sång Till Görel
(Speciql single first released in 1979)
19. Hovas Vittne  
(Special single First released in 1981)  [2.58]
20. Tiveds Hambo
(Instrumental theme first released on Hovas Vittne single in 1981)
21. The Visitors (Crackin' Up)
(Original Extended Hot Mix Special DJ first released in 1981)
22.
ABBA Gold Medley (Spanish promo medley first released in 1982)
23. More ABBA Gold Medley
(Spanish promo medley first released in 1982)
24. Megamedley
(Megamix first released on the Waterloo CD sin Germany in 1999)
25. Japan Medley
(Medley first released on the Slipping Through My fingers compilation in Japan in 1981)

MISSING ALBUM

CD10: LIVE

1. Dancing Queen [3:42]
2. Take A Chance On Me [
4:23]
3. I Have A Dream [
4:21]
4. Does Your Mother Know [
4:12]
5. Chiquitita [
5:17]
6. Thank You For The Music [
3:41]
7. Two For The Price Of One [
3:26]
8. Fernando [
5:28]
9. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After
Midnight) [3:19]
10. Super Trouper [
4:15]
11.
Waterloo [3:36]
12. Money, Money, Money [
3:22]
13. The Name Of The Game & Eagle [
9:36]
14. On And On And On [
3:58]

BONUS TRACKS

15. I Wonder (Departure) {Live in Sydney first released in 1994)
16. Hole In Your Soul({Live in
London 1979 first released on LP Por Siempre ABBA)
17. Slipping Through My Fingers & Me And I  (Live on Swedish Television. First released in 1994 on Thank You For The Music CD Box)  [8.37]
18. Live 77  (Promotional single first released in 1977)  [9.39]

 

DVD1: THE VIDEOS
1. Waterloo
2. Ring Ring
3. Mamma Mia
4. SOS
5. Bang-A-Boomerang
6. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
7. Fernando
8. Dancing Queen
9. Money, Money, Money
10. Knowing Me, Knowing You
11. That’s Me
12. The Name Of The Game
13. Take A Chance On Me
14. Eagle
15. One Man, One Woman
16. Thank You For The Music
17.
Summer Night City
18. Chiquitita
19. Does Your Mother Know
20. Voulez-Vous
21. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After
Midnight)
22. I Have A Dream
23. On And On And On
24. The Winner Takes It All
25. Super Trouper
26. Happy New Year
27. Lay All Your Love On Me
28. When All Is Said And Done
29. One Of Us
30. Head Over Heels
31. The Day Before You Came
32. Under Attack

BONUS VIDEOS

1. Estoy Soñando
2. Felicidad
3. No Hay A Quien Culpar
4. Dancing Queen (1992 Version)
5. The Last Video

MISSING VIDEOS

1. Honey, Honey (Star Parade first released in 2004 on Waterloo 30th anniversary DVD)  
2. :
Waterloo (Eurovision Song Contest first released in 2004 on Waterloo 30th anniversary DVD)
3.
Waterloo (Melodifestivalen first released in 2004 on Waterloo 30th anniversary DVD)
4. Hasta Mañana
(Senoras Y Senores first released in 2004 on Waterloo 30th anniversary DVD)
5. Dancing Queen
(ABBA For Swedish Royal Family first released on The Definitive Collection in 2002)
6. When I Kissed The Teacher
(first released on The Definitive Collection in 2002)
 


DVD2: THE HISTORY + LIVE IN APRIL 1981

The History: documentary (originally appeared on ABBA GOLD DVD)

Live In April 1981
selections from ABBA’s final live concert, originally broadcast as part of the television special Dick Cavett Meets ABBA.

1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
2. Super Trouper
3. Two For The Price Of One
4. Slipping Through My Fingers
5. On And On And On

MISSING VIDEOS FROM THE SHOW
1. Interview
2. Don’t Fence Me In
3. Ge Mig En Chans
4. Me And I
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6.
Summer Night City
7. Thank You For The Music

LIVE IN CONCERT 1979
1. The Concert
2.
Waterloo
3. Eagle
4. Take A Chance On Me
5. Voulez-Vous
6. Chiquitita
7. I Have A Dream
8. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After
Midnight)
9. Knowing Me, Knowing You
10.
Summer Night City
11. Dancing Queen
12. Does Your Mother Know
13. Hole In Your Soul
14. The Way Old Friends Do
15. I Have A Dream (Full video)
16. Thank You For The Music