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I created this blog to help share ABBA information with other fans and to show off my new collection items :)

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Thursday, 16 January 2014

New ABBA The Museum Shop Items - Keyrings

Grab yourself a couple of these fabulous cat keyrings from ABBA The Museum Shop now !
Only around $13.00AU each and postage is very reasonable.
Designed by Owe Sandstrom for the Museum along with the gorgeous mugs.


ABBA The Museum Photo Exhibition Sweden

New photo exhibition at Arlanda Airport, our official airport. If you are lucky to travel to Stockholm Arlanda with Finnair, KLM, Air France, British Airways, Air Berlin you will have the opportunity to see our new mini exhibition ABBA The Museum at Terminal 2. It is about ABBA on tour and their breakthrough with Waterloo in Brighton, 1974. Keep your eyes open, there will be possibilities to win tickets to the museum on Arlanda Airport.


Saturday, 11 January 2014

ABBA Waterloo Deluxe Edition

Waterloo Deluxe Edition Celebrates The 40th Anniversary Of ABBA’s Eurovision Victory!
The ABBA Deluxe Edition series, which began in 2006 with the release of the Arrival album, now reaches its eighth album. And what would be more natural in this 40th Anniversary year, celebrating ABBA’s victory in Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Waterloo’, than to release a Deluxe Edition of the album of the same name. On this Waterloo Deluxe Edition the original album has been expanded with 8 bonus tracks, plus a DVD of rare and previously unreleased television material. Waterloo Deluxe Edition will be released April 7, 2014.
The first disc in the 2-disc package is a CD, which features the original album plus 8 bonus tracks. The bonus selections feature all the various versions of ‘Waterloo’ – the Swedish, French and German versions, as well as an alternate mix of the English version – plus the Swedish version of ‘Honey, Honey’; the remix of ‘Ring Ring’ that was first released on the American version of the Waterloo album; the single remix of ‘Ring Ring’ released as the follow-up to ‘Waterloo’ in the UK; and the Spanish version of ‘Hasta Mañana’.
The DVD features no less than 13 TV selections, most of which are previously unreleased. Naturally, ABBA’s performances of ‘Waterloo’ in the Eurovision Song Contest and the Swedish selection, Melodifestivalen are featured on the DVD. In both instances, the first performance as well as the winner performance has been included. There is also the rare performance of ‘Waterloo’ intended for Eurovision preview programmes; the equally rare performance of the German-language version of ‘Waterloo’; ABBA’s three appearances on Top Of The Pops, performing ‘Waterloo’; an interview with Frida and ABBA manager Stig Anderson on Eurovision night; plus three performances of ‘Honey, Honey’ from German and Austrian television.
The package also includes a 20-page illustrated booklet featuring an extensive essay on the making of the album, with brand new insights from Björn and Benny.
Be a part of the celebrations of one of the most famous moments in ABBA history!

Disc 01, CD:
01. Waterloo
02. Sitting In The Palmtree
03. King Kong Song
04. Hasta Mañana
05. My Mama Said
06. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
07. Honey, Honey
08. Watch Out
09. What About Livingstone
10. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
11. Suzy-Hang-Around
Bonus tracks:
12. Ring Ring (US Remix 1974)
13. Waterloo (Swedish Version)
14. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
15. Waterloo (German Version)
16. Hasta Mañana (Spanish Version)
17. Waterloo (French Version)
18. Ring Ring (1974 Remix, Single Version)
19. Waterloo (Alternate mix)
Disc 02, DVD:
01. Waterloo (Eurovision Song Contest performance I, BBC)
02. Waterloo (Melodifestivalen performance I, SVT)
03. Waterloo (Melodifestivalen performance II, SVT)
04. Waterloo (Eurovision Song Contest preview performance, SVT)
05. Waterloo (Eurovision Song Contest, performance II, BBC)
06. Interview with Frida and Stig after the Eurovision victory (Rapport, SVT)
07. Waterloo (Top Of The Pops performance I, BBC)
08. Honey, Honey (Disco, ZDF)
09. Waterloo (Top Of The Pops performance II, BBC)
10. Honey, Honey (Spotlight, ORF)
11. Waterloo (German version) (Musik aus Studio B, NDR)
12. Honey, Honey (Ein Kessel Buntes, Fernsehen der DDR)
13. Waterloo (Top Of The Pops performance III, BBC)
14. International Sleeve Gallery

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

ABBA Waterloo Deluxe Edition For 40th Anniversary

The year 2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of ABBA’s spectacular win at the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England. Their entry, ’Waterloo’, is the most successful Eurovision winner of all time, and led to the group’s international breakthrough. Soon after the victory on April 6, 1974, ’Waterloo’ topped the single charts all over Europe, also reaching the Top Ten in the United States and Australia.
Although Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad had been releasing records as a group before, they only began using the name ABBA during the ‘Waterloo’ era. The four members went their separate ways in 1982, but today interest in their music is perhaps stronger than ever. ABBA’s world sales are 380 million, and the compilation album ABBA Gold has sold 29 million copies. The musical Mamma Mia!, based on ABBA’s songs, is a smash hit, and has been seen by 54 million people.
Polar Music International will commemorate the 40th Anniversary of ‘Waterloo’ during the course of 2014, with several exciting releases and activities. Stockholm’s ABBA The Museum will also be celebrating this defining moment in the career of one of the world’s biggest bands with a number of fun and entertaining events.
Be prepared for a fabulous ABBA year!


The 40th Anniversary Waterloo Deluxe Edition being prepared for release: