Buy me! Buy me!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Buy this cd! It is soooo good! I bought it for the Dancing Queen, (duh!) but the other songs are really cool too. Like Dum Dum Diddle, Knowing me Knowing You, That's me and Tiger. Money, Money, Money and Arrival are the best though. ABBA uses a variety of song styles and instruments, a mark of true artists in my opinion. The only thing that would make this cd complete is Mama Mia, but hey, you can't have everything!"
Some of the best underappreciated tracks
Andrius Uzkalnis | Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom | 07/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""My Love My Life", "Dum Dum Diddle" and "That's Me" - this album has THREE superbly crafted tracks that almost never make their way into compilations, for reasons that are beyond me."My Love My Life" is a bittersweet farewell ballad not inferior to "One of Us" (also a rather poor scorer in compilations, for some reason) or "Knowing Me Knowing You". "Dum Dum Diddle" is perhaps the strongest example (along with "I Do I Do I Do I Do") of ABBA's formidable skill of matching a perfect melody with its crystal female vocals. The ultimate in ABBA's feelgood factor delivery.As for "That's Me" - it will be a revelation for anyone who had too much of compilation diet. It is a true gem - melody and rhytm blended into a real hit, powerful and tender, forward and sensitive at the same time. For these songs alone, the album is worth buying. You know all about the remaining tracks already - check other reviews."
ABBA's True Arrival
T. Kavanagh | 08/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is the "Arrival" of ABBA into the world at large. "Dancing Queen", one of the top ten songs of God knows what period of time, as well as one of my all-time favorite songs, "Dum Dum Diddle", are on this CD. Also on this CD are "When I Kissed The Teacher", "Why Did It Have To Be Me", "Knowing Me, Knowing You", and many others too. The title track, "Arrival", isn't that great, but it's OK as well. A must have for any ABBA fan. Fave Tracks: Dum Dum Diddle, Knowing Me, Knowing You, When I Kissed The Teacher"