ABBA have introduced a brand new thirtieth anniversary model of their biggest hits assortment ‘ABBA Gold’.
The gathering is among the most profitable releases in recorded music historical past, with greater than 32 million gross sales worldwide.
It’s the second highest promoting album of all time within the UK, spending greater than 1,055 weeks on the Official UK Albums Chart, making it the longest working album within the Official Albums Chart High 100 ever.
Launched on September 21, 1992, ‘ABBA Gold’ accommodates a few of the Swedish pop legends’ greatest hits together with ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Understanding Me, Understanding You’, ‘Take A Likelihood On Me’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘The Winner Takes It All’.
To mark 30 years because it was launched, a model in new codecs is being launched on September 23 [available to pre-order here].
The codecs are as follows: new 2LP Image Disc in heavyweight vinyl, housed in die-cut gatefold sleeve; new gold cassette – additionally accessible in black; and gold 2LP – gold 2 x 180g vinyl. Model new restricted version ABBA merch can even be accessible to pre-order quickly.
The pair remotely carried out a dwell rendition of every of their songs earlier than they had been blended within the TikTok audio app. Anderson performed ABBA’s 1979 hit ‘Chiquitita’ whereas John performed his 1973 smash ‘Bennie And The Jets’.
Elsewhere, NME spoke to ABBA earlier this yr about their ‘Voyage’ live performance residency, which provides followers the chance to observe Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Andersson carry out through avatars which can be locked to their appears from the Nineteen Seventies.
The aim-built ABBA Area in Stratford, east London is taking part in host to the bold manufacturing that sees “digital” model of ABBA (or ‘ABBAtars’) carry out alongside a 10-piece dwell band (put along with the assistance of Klaxons’ James Righton).
NME‘s Andrew Trendell chatted to members of ABBA on the purple carpet through the opening evening of their ‘Voyage’ residency in Might.
“It feels implausible,” Lyngstad mentioned when requested what it was prefer to be on the premiere.
“Actually wanting ahead to seeing the present once more. I’ve seen it as soon as on Monday night, and it’s simply that feeling, you need to see it repeatedly as a result of there are such a lot of particulars you possibly can’t comprehend by simply seeing it as soon as.”
She added: “I additionally need to see the viewers’s response once more, as a result of they had been standing, clapping, singing alongside, dancing, having an absolute fabulous time.”
Ulvaeus advised NME that it was “a bit surreal” to see the digital, disco period variations of themselves on stage at first “however you get used to it”.
He added: “In any case, we’ve seen ourselves in photos and movies from the time virtually day by day for 40 years.”
When requested if the live performance was a parting present from the band, Ulvaeus mentioned: “I believe that is it. It’s unhappy to say that however then once more, you possibly can at all times take it again, can’t you? So the reply is, it may very well be sure, it may very well be no.”
‘ABBA Voyage’ is presently scheduled to run in London till Might 28, 2023.
The band launched their first album in 4 a long time final November.
In a three-star assessment, NME‘s Nick Levine wrote: “There are some bumpy moments alongside the best way, however this ‘Voyage’ is a nostalgia journey value taking.