Post by onlyabba4me on Apr 6, 2017 11:26:36 GMT
I must say that I'm surprised that any ABBA Fans thought that there were many, (if any), 'unreleased' Songs in 'The Vaults'.
From things that I've read, over the Decades, I knew that there are 'Alternative Versions' of several Songs, & that is all that I
expected Carl Magnus Palm to 'discover' in 'The Vaults'. Which is precisely what has happened. I expected no more than that.
Whether 'The Fans' will ever be able to buy them on CD is another matter, of course. But, that argument goes to and fro and
never ends. We all know it. Some Fans feel that 'The Fans' deserve to have the 'Alternative Versions'. Others say that we have
no right to expect that, & it is OK if 'ABBA' never let us have them. The argument never changes.....
In the meantime, some Groups give their Fans 'Treats' as often as they can.
1)... June will see the 50th Anniversary of 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', (1967), by The Beatles. Several Editions of
that Album are being released to celebrate it. There are Alternative Versions & Out-Takes galore. For the purposes of the UK Album
Chart, all of the Sales - of each Edition - will be added together. 'Sergeant Pepper' is currently the UK's Best Selling Studio Album,
with about 5,170,000 Sales. It is also the UK's 3rd Best Selling Album, as 'ABBA Gold' is in 2nd place, with around 5,400,000 UK Sales.
We will see if the various 2017 Editions of The Beatles Album, sell enough, to see it over-take ABBA Gold, & become the UK's 2nd Best
Seller. ('Greatest Hits' by Queen, (1981), is 1st - with about 6,200,000 Sales, but 626,000 of those Sales are from a 1994 Double Queen
CD & a 2000 Triple Queen CD - 'The Platinum Collection'. It has really sold about 5,574,000, as a stand-alone Album).
Link To The 'Sergeant Pepper' Beatles Fans Treats:
2)... Also in June, it is the 30th Anniversary of 'The Joshua Tree' by U2, (1987). There will be special Editions of that released.
Including a version with 6 Remixes & 8 Out-Takes.
Those Beatles & U2 releases make Benny & Bjorn look about 80 Years out of touch, in how to treat 'The Fans'.....Let's face it.