ABBA in 1974: Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus, after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo. Photo: AP
The group ABBA announced that he will hold 30 years since the launch of its successful compilation big hits called Goldone of the best-selling albums in the history of music, with over 32 million copies.
The celebration will include a special edition of two gold vinyls, another “picture disc” version and a third variant on gold cassettes.
ABBA in 1979, while recording the famous concert for UNICEF. Photo: AP
the completed Goldwith 19 ABBA hits, it originally came out on September 21, 1992 and has sold well over the years. It had several previous reprints and anniversary versionsfor example in 1999 for the anniversary of having won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterlooand in 2002 to celebrate ten years of the original edition.
There was also a remaster and a change of packaging in 2010 to coincide with the release of the hit musical. Mamma Mia!, based on the songs of the group.
The announcement of the relaunch of Gold, on the official ABBA Instagram account.
The biggest hits of the band have arrived Goldfor instance Dancing Queen, Knowing I Know You, Challenge Me, Mamma Mia, Super Trouper, Winner Takes All, SOS, Chiquitita, Fernando, Voulez-Vous, Give Me! Give me! Give me! (A man after midnight) Y Waterloo.
Gold It has a special history with the UK. And it’s that it’s the second best-selling album of all time, spending more than 1055 weeks on the official album list in the country. Making it the longest-running album in the Top 100 of the official album chart.
the great return
ABBA in May of this year, in London. Photo: AP
The four original ABBA members, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, performed in May this year in London its first public appearance since 2016. They celebrated the departure of their virtual concert Voyage and their first album with new songs since 1981.
It was a show in which the last songs of the Swedish group could be heard during an hour and a half of concert. Although there were the current voices of Anni-Frid, Björn, Benny and Agnetha, it wasn’t them in flesh and blood who were seen on the concert stage, but four Abbatars, holograms representing them with their outfits and faces of the decade since the seventy
“We put our hearts and our souls in those avatars and they will take control,” explained Björn before the premiere.
“I think we’re all very happy to be back in London because I haven’t been here for I don’t know how many years. It’s so cool to see all the faces, the expectations and everything. She goes straight to your heart, ”said Agnetha at the gates of the Alba Arena, the venue built exclusively for the show.
The reunion of the four artists was left to wait four decades for professional reasons, but closely linked to personal ones, since the respective divorces conditioned the coexistence in the group and accelerated its end.
ABBA was the sum of two marriages: Agnetha Fältskog with Björn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad with Benny Andersson. The former, married between 1971 and 1980 to Ulvaeus, told the BBC four years ago that the group was all very tired and that after their separations there was no reason to continue together.
ABBA in Tokyo, 1980. Photo: AP
In 1997, Fältskog tried to shed some light on his life in a biography entitled How are they. In the book she admitted that she had some good times with ABBA too, such as the victory in Eurovision in 1974 with the song Waterloo. The other couple in the group, Lyngstad and Andersson, reportedly divorced in 1982 after nine years of relationship
Voyage placed ABBA at the top of the sales chart in its history and was its first Top 10, as it debuted at number two in November 2021. The first cut, I still have faith in youit meant their first Grammy nomination.