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Sunday, 11 October 2015

ABBA 'Arrival' Released Today In 1976

On the 11th of October 1976, ABBA's new album 'Arrival' was released in Sweden.

'Arrival' was the fourth album by ABBA and was originally released by Polar Records.

Upon its original 1976 release, 'Fernando', released as a single earlier the same year, did not appear on 'Arrival', but it was included on the South African, Australian, and New Zealand versions.

'Arrival' reached number 1 in Australia, Holland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and West Germany and charted in many other countries.

The only country to sell more copies of this album than Australia ( 900,000 copies ) was West Germany, with sales just over 1,000,000.

To date, it is ABBA's most successful album, producing mega hits such as 'Dancing Queen', 'Money Money Money' and 'Knowing Me Knowing You'. Not to mention 'Fernando' in the countries where it was included on the album.
In Australia, only 'The Best Of ABBA' sold more copies.

It even managed to reach the top 20 in the US !


  1. I remember getting Arrival for Christmas that year seems so long ago now.


    1. Yes, so long ago - but such wonderful memories :D