I see some genius has come up with the idea of re-releasing this on vinyl and cassette.
This thread is in the memorabilia section as that's all this release is: a bit of tatt to go on the shelf.
Why haven't they done a Dolby Atmos release with the sound in high fidelity? Who are the morons at the label coming up with all these lame ideas? Although the music lives on - this isn't the 70's anymore where you can market an ABBA t-shirt or pencil sharpener, and the people go mad for it.
FFS, stop taking the piss!!
EDIT: They could have even done a release of alternate versions of every song.
I have no beef with this reissue. I've never been a fan of the album but it has been a vital part of ABBA's history/legacy. The picture disc set looks like it has been nicely handled, given the limitations the cover design imposes. I'm fond of a picture disc and bought the 9-disc bundle recently. But this reissue doesn't even slightly pique my interest. For all its success, there's an irrational part of me that doesn't completely associate it with the official ABBA canon. I think it might have something to do with it being a "posthumous" release - if that makes sense?
I find More Gold a more interesting and satisfying set for all kinds of reasons.
All that said, I'm happy if this commemorative programme boosts sales and awareness. I'd love to think that the liberal use of LAYLOM in the promo was a hint that it might re-emerge as a single with an ABBAtar video. The stuff of fantasy!