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Genres: World Music, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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The success of the jaunty "S.O.S" and bouncy Abba-by-numbers (no insult!) "Mamma Mia" ended a year of uncertainty. For a while, it seemed as if the Swedish quartet wouldn't be able to break free of the stigma of being a po...  more »

      
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All Artists: Abba
Title: Abba
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 9/12/1995
Genres: World Music, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Europe, Scandinavia, Dance Pop, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Euro Pop, Swedish Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042283583221

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The success of the jaunty "S.O.S" and bouncy Abba-by-numbers (no insult!) "Mamma Mia" ended a year of uncertainty. For a while, it seemed as if the Swedish quartet wouldn't be able to break free of the stigma of being a pop band that didn't boast English as a first language. "S.O.S" changed all that. Elsewhere, however, the quartet still hadn't quite found their niche: slipping from the great (the truly scary "Hey, Hey Helen," the poptastic "Bang-A-Boomerang," and the unstoppably catchy marriage song "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do") to the ridiculous (the funkified "Man in the Middle" and the sunburned "Tropical Loveland") with alarming ease. The token glam stomper, "Rock Me," this time round, though, was awesome. --Everett True

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A Revelation
Jim Reynolds | Orlando, Florida | 04/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After I bought the ABBA box-set "Thank You For The Music", I also bought the video of the same name. On the video, there was a short vintage film clip of a song called "Bang-A-Boomerang" that was not included in the box-set. I looked through my old ABBA LP's and found it on the album simply entitled "ABBA". This soon became one of my all-time favorite ABBA songs, right up there with "The Winner Takes It All" and "Dancing Queen". As far as I know, this is the only place you can find it on CD."
Incredible
jetboy77 | Far Hills, NJ United States | 03/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having loved the "well known" ABBA classics for some time now, I decided to go back and get to know their entire catalogue ... and until now, I didn't know what I had been missing ... This cd, simply titled "ABBA", is absolutely brilliant ... In addition to the classic "Mamma Mia" and "SOS", there are songs on this cd that could fill a "Greastest Pop Songs" list with ease ... "Bang-A-Boomerang" is probably the most underrated ABBA song ever, a soaring pop masterpiece so impeccably written, and in my opinion is as good as anything they ever wrote and recorded ... "I've Been Waiting For You" is a beautiful and lush piece that will bring out feelings and emotions in the way only ABBA can do ... ( excuse me while I take this moment to say that Agnetha has the most expressive and beautiful voice I have ever heard ... ) ... "So Long" and "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do I Do" are as wonderfully infectious as anything I know, and, if I sound like I am glowing ... I AM !!! .. That's the effect this cd has had on me .... "ABBA" is a brilliant release that you will love forever ..."
When Abba became Abba
Wes Saylors Jr. | Boone, North Carolina | 04/18/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the album where Abba became Abba. The guys only sing one track, and the arrangements (SOS, Mamma Mia) take on that almost baroque quality which marks the best of their songs. Added bonuses are I've Been Waiting For You and Hey, Hey Helen. It all fell together here - the boys wrote the songs and the girls sang them and the rest of us were pretty darn happy."