'ABBA 40/40' To Be Released Outside Japan? Oct 25, 2017 11:52:38 GMT
Post by Deleted on Oct 25, 2017 11:52:38 GMT
THE JAPANESE 'ABBA 40/40' DOUBLE ALBUM - NOW TO BE GLOBAL???
In 2014, Universal asked Japanese ABBA Fans to Vote on which ABBA
Songs should be on a Japanese Double Album - '40/40 - The Best Selection'.
Unfortunately, 'The Day Before You Came' was not given enough Votes to be
included. (I hated 'The Day Before You Came' in 1982, but now I love it).
Anyhow, the UK Amazon Site is now saying that it is to be released in the
UK on Wednesday December 6th. If it is true, I do hope for 2 things. It is
too expensive, for a start - £41.99. (The Carpenters '40/40' Album is sold
for less than £9 & Amazon sell the 51 Track Triple Queen CD, ('The Platinum
Collection') for just £12.99. So, the ABBA '40/40' Set is very over-priced.
Secondly, it really must have 'The Day Before You Came' on it. It is easy
to choose which Track to 'dump' - 'She's My Kind Of Girl'. It is not very good,
& it is not even a true ABBA Track. It has no place on '40/40'. The Japanese
only Voted for it because it sold 500,000 there as a Single.....It is a 1970
Benny & Bjorn Single, with no Agnetha & Frida on it, & it was a 1972 Hit
in Japan. It ought not to be on any ABBA Album.
It was ridiculous that it was included on the 'B' Sides Disk of the '40th Anniversary'
ABBA Gold, that was released in 2014. OK, it was the 'B' Side of the English Language
version of 'Ring Ring' in Sweden, but it is still not an ABBA Track & there are plenty of
ABBA 'B' Sides that should have replaced it - proper ABBA Tracks. (Amazon are selling
that 59 Track, 3 CD 'ABBA Gold' for £21.99 - so the 40 Track '40/40' CD should not be
selling for £41.99 - if it is to be released in the UK etc.).
TO TIE IN WITH THE LONDON EXHIBITION?
Is '40/40' being released in the UK on Wednesday 6th December, to tie in with
the opening of the London 'ABBA Exhibition' on Thursday 14th December?
BELOW - The Track List of the 2014 Japanese '40/40' Set
ABBA 40/40 - THE BEST SELECTION
1 DANCING QUEEN
2 THAT’S ME
3 TAKE A CHANCE ON ME
6 GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)
7 SUPER TROUPER
8 RING RING
9 HONEY. HONEY
10 SHE’S MY KIND OF GIRL @@@
13 MOVE ON
14 HEY. HEY HELEN
15 OUR LAST SUMMER
16 ONE OF US
17 THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL
18 SLIPPING THROUGH MY FINGERS
19 MY LOVE. MY LIFE
20 HAPPY NEW YEAR
@@@ = I'd 'dump' that Track & replace it with 'The Day Before You Came'
2 MAMMA MIA
3 MONEY. MONEY. MONEY
4 I DO. I DO. I DO. I DO. I DO
6 SUMMER NIGHT CITY
7 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW
8 ON AND ON AND ON
9 WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER
11 KNOWING ME. KNOWING YOU
13 LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME
14 THE NAME OF THE GAME
15 UNDER ATTACK
16 HASTA MANANA
17 I HAVE A DREAM
18 I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU
19 ONE MAN. ONE WOMAN
20 THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC