ABBA / “Ring Ring” 40th anniversary deluxe edition coming soon

ABBA / Ring Ring deluxe edition

ABBA‘s 1973 debut album, Ring Ring, will be issued as a CD+DVD deluxe edition on 14 October 2013.

The original album comes with 13 bonus tracks, four of which are new to CD, while the DVD will feature some rare TV performances and the now familiar ‘International Sleeve Gallery’.

Amongst the bonus cuts are the rare original versions of the album tracks I Saw It In The Mirror and I Am Just A Girl; the 1970 recording There’s A Little Man, featuring Agnetha on backing vocals (her first contribution to a recording written and produced by Björn and Benny); Man vill ju leva lite dessemellan, a 1972 hit single for Frida featuring backing vocals by her fellow ABBA members; and En hälsning till våra parkarrangörer, a spoken-word promotion single from 1972 on which the four ABBA members talk up their 1973 tour of Sweden.

Although the DVD looks a little thin on content, in addition to the archive footage, it features a 2012 report from Swedish television where Benny tells the story of the writing and recording of Ring Ring, and he goes in-depth on the group’s creative process, isolating the different tracks on the original multi-track tape. That sounds interesting.

The package also includes a 20-page illustrated booklet featuring an extensive essay on the making of the album.

RING RING Deluxe Edition track listing:

 DISC 01: CD:

  • 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.  Merry-Go-Round
  • 15.  Santa Rosa
  • 16.  Ring Ring (Spanish Version)
  • 17.  Wer im Wartesaal der Liebe Steht (German Version of Another Town, Another Train)
  • 18.  Ring Ring (German Version)
  • 19.  En hälsning till våra parkarrangörer

Extra bonus tracks – Early versions:

  • 20.  Hej gamle man! / Björn & Benny
  • 21.  There’s A Little Man / Billy G-son
  • 22.  I Saw It In The Mirror / Billy G-son
  • 23.  Jag är blott en man / Jarl Kulle
  • 24.  Man vill ju leva lite dessemellan / Anni-Frid Lyngstad
  • 25.  Välkommen till världen / Lill-Babs


  • 1.  People Need Love (Vi i femman, SVT)
  • 2.  Ring Ring (Spotlight, ORF)
  • 3.  Ring Ring revealed (Låtarna som förändrade musiken, UR)
  • 4.  International Sleeve Gallery

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