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Frida / Something’s Going On / 3-disc deluxe set with signed print

ABBA‘s Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida) sees her third solo album Something’s Going On reissued as a limited and numbered three-disc deluxe edition in October.

The 1982 long-player was issued less than a year after ABBA’s final studio offering The Visitors, and was produced by Phil Collins (who duets with Frida on album closer Here We’ll Stay).

Something’s Going On was well received and a sizeable hit across Europe, in particular. This new deluxe set includes the remastered album with two bonus tracks, a DVD featuring a ‘making of’ documentary, promo videos and interviews along with a seven-inch single featuring I Know There’s Something Going On/You Know What I Mean.

It will also include a booklet with notes written by Frida and a hand-signed art card. This deluxe set is apparently limited to just 2000 copies. The ABBA Museum did have some but appear to be sold out, as do Amazon UK, although you can still order via Amazon Italy.

The Something’s Going On deluxe box will be released on 23 October 2015.

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CD

1. Tell Me It’s Over
2. I See Red
3. I Got Something
4. Strangers
5. To Turn The Stone
6. I Know There’s Something Going On
7. Threnody
8. Baby Don’t You Cry No More
9. The Way You Do
10. You Know What I Mean
11. Here We’ll Stay
12. I Know There’s Something Going On (Single Edit)
13. Here we’ll stay (solo version)

DVD

1. Something’s Going On – The Making Of A Record Album [Documentary]
2. I See Red [Promo Video]
3. To Turn The Stone [Promo Video]
4. I Know There’s Something Going On [Promo Video]
5. Here We’ll Stay [Promo Video]
6. Kanal 3, Interview with Lars-Ragnar Forssberg [Interview]
7. Casablanca, Interview With Helen Benno [Interview]

7-inch single

1. I Know There’s Something Going On [A-side]
2. You Know What I Mean [B-side]

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[…] and will be available as a white vinyl pressing, while 1982’s Something’s Going On (reissued as a deluxe box in 2015) is pressed on violet wax. Finally 1984’s Shine, which was produced by Steve Lillywhite is […]

Dag

Sorry if I missed this, I promise I did scan the 20,000 comments – ANYWAY:
Is this 2015 remaster the same as the 2005 remaster? If no, is 2015 markedly better?
Amazon US has 2005 expanded edition with the 2 extra songs and if its the same remaster I’d rather buy that for 10 bucks!

Sos

When first released in September 1982, “Something’s Going On” reached number one on the album charts in Sweden, went Top 5 in Norway and Belgium, as well as going Top 10 in Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. The single “I Know There’s Something Going On” has sold over 3 million copies alone since release. The album is produced by Phil Collins.

Dominic

Just noticed that Polar released an four mix EP of ‘I Know There’s Something Going On’ on iTunes in October. A mixed bag, but the Fred Falke (who rarely does a bad job; check out the Gossip and Robyn mixes he’s done) one is the rather fabulous highlight, but all have their charms. I guess released to promote the album re-issue.

Shane

Wow I received my box last week and I was happy about it all.
Now I see that prices on the net for this are C.R.A.Z.Y.!
I am glad I bought it, I would have kicked myself if I had not.
And I was really wondering if the autograph was real and I guess it is then.
SDE is my primary source of info for reissues. I love it.

Jack

Just received my copy from Amazon Italy and despite the underwhelming content it’s a very nicely designed package – and the signed card is real! (at least, it’s a real signature, and it doesn’t just say “Frida”, either!) It’s now my most precious Frida artifact – along with Agnetha’s boxset of Swedish albums from several years ago ;^)
Thank you Paul for publicising this – I would never have known this was available otherwise…

Adolfo

woo hoo-got my copy from amazon.it!

well worth the price.

and regarding not wanting to pay for “the same old same old”-as I’ve never gotten a remastered copy of the album the sound quality is head and shoulders above the original cd copy I own PLUS I know have a signed print from frida herself so…….

John

If any body has missed out on this wonderful set I have some sets that I have for sale if any body is interested.

If so then please email me.

mino

SOOOOO tired of buying always the same stuff without anything new!
PS this was a post on a Frisa reissue so why writing about other singers?

Adolfo

amazon.it has charged me for the box set and also emailed that it has shipped….so here’s hoping!

Walter

Paul B., thank you for the info.

I’ve done some browsing and noticed at discogs.com (http://www.discogs.com/Frida-Somethings-Going-On/release/7634767)
the cd label has (p) 2005 (c) 2015 printed which suggests the 2005 remaster has been used.

The 2005 remaster doesn’t necessarily sound bad but it’s just remastered to sound (too) loud, making it sound like the songs (both vocals & instruments) haven’t got much room to breathe (by lack of proper words/explanation).

Oh well, my copy should arrive any day now and hopefully it pays off to have ordered the box set edition…

Walter

Does anyone know if the album is indeed newly remastered or just the 2005 one in a new package?

It would be a very cheap move by Universal if it’s indeed the brick walled 2005 remaster and presenting it as new remaster…

Paul B

Walter

The booklet in the box set has a section for 2015 re-release credit and states CD mastered at Masters of Audio by Henrik Johnson so I would assume it is a new master.

It does sound pretty good to my old ears anyway.

John

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news by Universal they have no plans for any further releases for either Frida or Agnetha.

I must admit I would also love to see deluxe editions.

Stefan

Hi.Came across this thread today when I received the box set.
Actually I do agree that the re-release itself is disappointing because it does not contain anything new or alternative material. The DVD material has not been digitally enhanced but looks like taken from old VHS cassettes.
I’m a vinyl fan but find this 7 inch single use- and mindless.
My point is the packaging: I like the format a lot as it combines CD with the advantage of vinyls: A bigger print of the cover artwork.
Would like to see more of my favourite albums as CD sets in this format….

John

Adam,

As for deluxe editions of other Frida or Agnetha albums from Universal there will be no new releases as they did Something’s Going On as it was Frida’s 70th birthday.

Sad I know I would also love to see the others released in this way as well.

Adam Dawson

I love this amazing Deluxe Edition of ‘Something’s Going On’ I wish the unreleased track ‘Shot Down In Action’ had been included on the CD as a bonus track.

I am now looking forward to the Deluxe Edition of Shine as well as the Deluxe Editions of Agnetha’s albums ‘Wrap Your Arms Around Me’ & ‘Eyes Of A Woman’.

Bliss

Shot Down In Action?! Ooh, what do we know about this track?

Adolfo

just got an email from amazon.it which, as it’s in Italian, can’t quite understand but looks to say that they’re adjusting the delivery date to 13 November to 17 November…

so checked the website listing and the box set now lists as coming out on 30 October

still hoping!

Bliss

Got the same mail. Fingers crossed we’re still getting them eventually.

Emilio

I received an email today from amazon UK saying the deluxe set had been shipped. I’m in the U.S., so hopefully it will arrive next weekend. Fingers crossed…

Paul B

Adolfo

It is getting a standard CD/DVD rerelease. Wow have got their listings muddled.

The correct catalogue number for the CD/DVD rerelease is 4758373 per uDiscover store.

Paul B
Adolfo

cd wow is listing both a 3-piece (ie the one with the 7″) and 2-piece set…

https://www.wowhd.co.uk/somethings-going-on/602547418456

https://www.wowhd.co.uk/somethings-going-on/602547583734

anyone know if the album is also getting a standard cd/dvd rerelease?

KevinK

Only place I can find that claims the limited deluxe box-set is available to order is
https://www.weltbild.de/artikel/musik/somethings-going-on-limited-deluxe-box-set_20806400-1

Paul C

From the ABBA Fan Club: As an extra special celebration of Frida, some of the hottest names on today’s dance music scene – LINDSTROM, FRED FALKE, TORN and JUNGE JUNGE – were given free rein with the original recording of “I Know There’s Something Going On”, creating their own mixes of the track. These exciting blends between the 1980s and the 2010s will be available digitally from October 19, 2015.

John

I would not get to excited the site shows the following again.

Currently unavailable

Yep it might have been there but it is gone again, just got a reply from them saying that the item is on order but that is no guarantee it will be available for sale.

Adolfo

9/30/2015 Update! Amazon.it has the item listed again as available for preorder (whereas Amazon UK still lists the item as “Currently Unavailable”).

Crossing my fingers and toes!

John

Yea good luck with getting them from Amazon, according to the email I got they will not be able to supply any orders that have been placed.

A total shame for the fans that will miss out on this set.

Paul B

Turn the Stone or See Red maybe hehe

If you browse using google chrome on any of the amazon foreign sites (or any foreign site) it does translate for you – very useful.

Providing you managed to pre-order one on Amazon.it I would assume it will still be showing in your orders. My own copy ordered with Amazon.co.uk still says Arriving Fri, 23 Oct despite it now saying currently unavailable on the UK website.

Adolfo

Hey all

as of 9/23/2015 amazon.it appears to now also list this as currently unavailable; as I don’t read italian and not sure when that changed any chance that those of us who preordered as soon as it showed up online will be getting a copy?

or must we turn the stone?

John

Yep I know Amazon UK and its fellow sites are all saying “Not Available”, I contacted them all with the same return message, we do not know when or if we are going to get this item.

A real shame.

Paul B

John

That is very decent of you to do that for fellow fans.

Apparently Amazon have been given the exclusive on this by Universal – I am assuming across their various EU websites but 2000 copies are not going to go far like you say.

I’ve not yet found anywhere selling the CD/DVD digipak yet.

John

Talk about rarer than hen’s teeth, when they first announced that they were going to release this set I then contacted Abba Museum site, then I was told that the 100 copies they had been given sold out in less than 6 hours.

It took a couple of days of tracking the set down with another seller but I found them, my god this set is going to be one that I am very happy to add to my ABBA/Solo collection.

It seems so sad that it was not offered to countries outside Europe, Australia missed out altogether.

So now I am very happy that I was able to track it down from Germany, Amazon UK just has the message “Currently unavailable”, I contacted them and they informed me that they have ordered it but doubt that they will get any stock.

Between myself and my friend we have been able to get 8 copies of this set, I will have 4 sets for sale if anybody is interested, of course it does not get released until next month.

If you are interested then send me an email, remember I have 4 sets only for sale.

If I can help 4 fellow fans then I will.

Oh well good luck everybody.

Paul C

Note that in addition to this box set, there are two new mixes of I Know There’s Something Going On by Norwegian remixer Lidstrøm. They will also be released in October, but can be heard via Soundcloud at the following link:

http://www.harderbloggerfaster.com/2015/09/listen-to-lindstroms-remix-of-fridas-i-know-theres-something-going-on/

1. Lindstrøm Remix 8.26
2. Lindstrøm Remix (Dub Version) 8.34

Paul

Paul B

John.

uDiscover must’ve had a cancellation. As soon as I had made my post the pre-order button had disappeared from the listing.

So anyone after it it maybe worth checking the site time to time.

Base.com have it listed – search Frida and it comes up with it for £34.99 no picture or details but has a release date of 23/10/15 and catalogue no. 4741845 that is the same uDiscover list the product under.

Paul

Paul B

I had an email from base.com…

“Dear Paul Brown,

I’m afraid we’re unable to get hold of Frida – Something’s Going On (CD & DVD Box Set) (Music CD) (Catalog Number: 4741845) as Universal Music have just told us that it is an exclusive for another retailer.

I’m very sorry that we will not be able to fulfil your order for this item but we are certain that we will not be able to get it due to this reason.

We have now removed it from our site. As we cannot get this item, we have removed it from your order.
If you had other items on this order they will not have been affected and will still be sent to you as normal.
You can view and check the latest status of your order at http://www.base.com/account.

Kind regards,

Customer Services”

I replied asking if Universal said who had the exclusive but they have not replied further as yet.

Amazon.de do have it listed still but when I tried ordering it did come up with a message saying it had reduced my quantity to zero. Possibly because I have one ordered from Amazon.co.uk?

It has been announced last week as I posted earlier in the thread that a CD/DVD digipak remastered version is now to be released as well.

https://instagram.com/p/7pR6yIKCIk/?taken-by=abbaofficial

John

Not sure what you were looking at but it has been sold out for weeks.

Paul C

Bengans’ website gives more details on how the box set will look.

– Limited Edition CD+DVD+7″ Single Set
– 2000 copies only (limited edition numbering)
– 2 part lift off lid box 7×7 in size
– 7″ CD+DVD gatefold holder
– 7×7 12-page booklet
– Signed artwork print

The link is http://www.bengans.se/Product.aspx?skivkod=1544821.

Paul B

I wonder if this is limited to the 2000 that ABBA Official have said given how it does appear to be like rocking horse poo now on pre-order.

I posted a link to Universal Music Store earlier in this thread as their listing shows the same catalogue number as the one being used on other sites (and on the sticker image ending in 4741845).

I contacted Universal and asked if they could confirm if it was the same item but they told me it would contain a CD, DVD and 7″ single but was not signed at all. I double checked about the art card but no reply.

Be interesting to see what turns up from Amazon etc…

John

My god trying to find a copy of this to buy has been hard, most of the seller have sold out already, ABBA the Museum sold out in less than 6 hours.

I was luck enough to get 2 sets, cant wait to get them, this is my favourite Frida English album.

Hopefully they make release deluxe editions of Frida and Agnetha solo albums, oh well we can hope.

Steve F

I’ve done some more research (see my previous comment above). Here’s a revised list of what I think a Deluxe Version of this album and it’s accompanying DVD could have included…

FRIDA – Something’s Going On (first released in 1982) (Frida’s 70th Birthday 2015 Deluxe Edition) 10/2015
1. Tell Me It’s Over
2. I See Red
3. I Got Something
4. Strangers
5. To Turn The Stone
6. I Know There’s Something Going On
7. Threnody
8. Baby Don’t You Cry No More
9. The Way You Do
10. You Know What I Mean
11. Here We’ll Stay (Duet with Phil Collins)

BONUS TRACKS: 3
12. I Know There’s Something Going On [Single Edit]
13. To Turn The Stone* [Single Edit] * = previously unissued in CD
14. Here We’ll Stay (Solo Version)

Something’s Going On DVD:
1. Something’s Going On – The Making of a Record Album (Documentary)
2. Re-Mastered Promo Clips
I See Red,
To Turn The Stone,
I Know There’s Something Going On,
Here We’ll Stay
3. Frida in Norway (7th September 1982)
4. Frida in Germany (Show Express, 9th September 1982)
Songs performed:
I Know There’s Something’s Going On,
Baby, Don’t You Cry No More
5. Frida in England (Nationwide, BBC, 17th September 1982)
6. Frida in Austria (“Okay”, ORF1, Austria, 19th September 1982)
7. I Know There’s Something Going On (“Mies”, AVRO, 2nd October 1982)
8. Interview with Helen Benno (“Casablanca”, Sweden, 4th October 1982)
9. Rundt om Skoller (TV-byen, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Songs performed:
I Know There’s Something’s Going On,
Baby, Don’t You Cry No More

10. Champs Elysées (Paris, France, 9th October 1982)
I Know There’s Something Going On (live vocal to playback)
11. Frida in Spain (Applauso, TVE)
Songs performed:
To Turn The Stone,
Tell Me It’s Over,
I Know There’s Something Going On
12. I Know There’s Something Going On (“Kanal 3”, Sweden)
13. Frida in Italy (“Popcorn”, Canale 5)
Songs Performed:
I Know There’s Something Going On,
Threnody
14. To Turn The Stone (“Vorsicht, Muzik!”, ZDF, West Germany)
15. Coeur En Fête (TSR & RTL)
Songs performed:
I Know There’s Something Going On,
Here We’ll Stay
16. Einer wird gewinnen (ARD, Germany)
Songs Performed:
I Know There’s Something Going On,
Here We’ll Stay
17. I Know There’s Something Going On (“Cadence Three”, France, April 1983)
18. Photo Gallery

Fabio

But all that video material must be licenced from every TV channel, as it belongs to them. It means Universal must invest more money, but I don’t think that’s their plan at all. They know the box is going to sell without all that anyway…

Phil Cohen

Apparently, Amazon wants to get into the music streaming business. The rumor on Amazon.co.uk forums, is that Universal won’t license its music to this proposed streaming service. If Amazon is trying to strong-arm Universal by refusing to sell Universal CD’s or L.P.’s, this will backfire badly on Amazon.
Presumably, when Universal Music back catalog titles go out of stock, amazon.com & amazon.co.uk won’t re-stock. An embargo against Universal can’t be sustained for long. Universal’s artists include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beach Boys, U2, ABBA, Elton John, Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and substantial parts of Eric Clapton’s back catalog. Without recordings by those artists, Amazon cannot be a credible dealer of recorded music.

Gary

The reason for the inclusion of the 7″ single is obvious. The 7″ Waterloo picture disc (@£8-£12 a pop) sold out on day of release. A picture disc would have been better; the drawing on the A side, the photo on the B side. Aside from the signed print, the release contains nothing new. Would still like one : )

Joseph Hayes

Not even the 12″ mixes of the one hit??? Lame.

Gordon

The 12″ release was just the full-length album/original version.

Colin Murphy

Labels always press more than the supposed limited edition number.

Ed

Hadn’t heard about the All About Eve reissues. Very exciting. Would be nice to have the same for ‘Touched By Jesus’ too. Love that album.

Darren

“Something’s Going On” here for sure. If there are only 200o made, how come this was in the top 10 on Amazon UK and is currently number 2 on Amazon Italy. That must mean that either the 2000 is a lie or the sales for everything else are pitifully low or Amazon is bullshitting us with their sales charts.

Stuart K

I really don’t understand the negativity surrounding this release, have some respect for the artist, Frida isn’t keen that demos and unfinished songs…. I doubt during the time constraints at the time that there is enough material to justify a third disc. But the fact that she has taken the time to sign 2000 cards for these is a really nice gesture for her fans. I don’t see many other artists of her calibre doing something similar. Thank you Frida and Happy Birthday!

Paul B

Oops apologies Paul.

Paul B

Any reason my link to this on the uDiscover store was deleted when other folk seem to post links to other products? Just curious…

Paul B

For anyone interested there’s a 10% discount code valid this month on uDiscover store UDAUGUST10 at the checkout