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ABBA / The Essential Collection 2CD+DVD set delayed

ABBA / The Essential Collection 2CD+DVDABBA were due to release The Essential Collection on 21 May, a new collection of ABBA
hits and other classic tracks. However, this has now been pushed back to the autumn, with amazon.co.uk currently showing 3 September as a release date.

The set will come in three different configurations: a double-CD, a DVD, and a limited edition package featuring the two CDs, the DVD and an illustrated 28-page booklet. The DVD features all official ABBA promo clips in remastered form, including two previously
unreleased videos: Conociéndome, Conociéndote and Gracias por la música (Spanish versions of Knowing Me, Knowing You and Thank You For The Music, respectively).

Full track listings below:

CD 1:

  • 1. People Need Love
  • 2. He Is Your Brother
  • 3. Ring Ring
  • 4. Love Isn’t Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
  • 5. Waterloo
  • 6. Honey, Honey
  • 7. So Long
  • 8. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  • 9. SOS
  • 10. Mamma Mia
  • 11.Bang-A-Boomerang
  • 12. Fernando
  • 13. Dancing Queen
  • 14. Money, Money, Money
  • 15. Knowing Me, Knowing You
  • 16. That’s Me
  • 17. The Name Of The Game
  • 18. Take A Chance On Me
  • 19. Eagle
  • 20. One Man, One Woman
  • 21. Thank You For The Music
  • 22. Summer Night City

CD 2:

  • 1. Chiquitita
  • 2. Does Your Mother Know
  • 3. Voulez-Vous
  • 4. Angeleyes
  • 5. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  • 6. I Have A Dream
  • 7. The Winner Takes It All
  • 8. Super Trouper
  • 9. On And On And On
  • 10. Lay All Your Love On Me
  • 11. Happy New Year
  • 12. One Of Us
  • 13. When All Is Said And Done
  • 14. Head Over Heels
  • 15. The Visitors
  • 16. The Day Before You Came
  • 17. Under Attack

DVD:

  • 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. On And On And On
  • 23. The Winner Takes It All
  • 24. Super Trouper
  • 25. Happy New Year
  • 26. When All Is Said And Done
  • 27. One Of Us
  • 28. Head Over Heels
  • 29. The Day Before You Came
  • 30. Under Attack
  • 31. Estoy Soñando
  • 32. Conociéndome, conociéndote
  • 33. Gracias por la música
  • 34. Felicidad

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[…] (Separate packages containing just the CDs or the DVD will be available on the same day.) (Props to Super Deluxe Edition for breaking this story […]

Stefano

Important to mention that apart from the DVD video clips, the CD tracks were NOT remastered for this set. Furthermore, the DVD will be available seperately.

[…] (Separate packages containing just the CDs or the DVD will be available on the same day.) (Props to Super Deluxe Edition for breaking this story […]

Bren

Given that Gold has been constantly in print, More Gold and the 3CD Thank You For The Music w/booklet can be easily picked up and the albums individually or boxed it is difficult to see exactly who this is aimed at.

The promos were on DVD as part of the Complete Studio Recordings set (love mine!) and I suspect they are available separately on a standalone DVD.

Mike Fisher

I wasn’t impressed with the promo video remastering on the Super Trouper DE. The skin colour was strange!

James

Wow. This hasn’t been done before…
…for at least a couple of years!