ABBA - Gold

Double 2LP 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl + Digital Download

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Gold: Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Swedish pop group ABBA, originally released in September 1992 by PolyGram Records.

Gold, released almost a full decade after the band had broken up, stands the test of time as not only a time capsule into an important era in popular music, but also as an outstanding greatest hits collection of a band that often gets the short end of the stick from the music world and the public in general.

From the onset, the talent and chemistry that these four Swedes had becomes undeniable to the listener. With the famous piano slide of “Dancing Queen” opening the album, Gold kicks into full gear, proceeding to string together hit after hit.

All the classics are present on this collection: “Take A Chance On Me” and “Voulez-Vous” bounce along smoothly under weaving and contrasting vocal melodies, and “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” and “Money, Money, Money” nicely complement the more upbeat and positive tracks, serving as a telling precursor to the group’s shift in overall tone only a few years later.

Meanwhile, the uplifting tone of “I Have A Dream”, the haunting “One of Us”, the prevalent, bouncing bass line of “Chiquitita”, and the lighter-than-air “Fernando” all demonstrate the group’s ability to create beautiful ballads, regardless of the message underneath all the glossy production.

What makes Gold truly worth its weight in the realm of pop music is in the songs that utilise a (slightly) harder-hitting pop-rock/glam-rock structure, revealing the great depth of pop-styles that these four continuously churned out. Tracks like “S.O.S.”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You” and “Does Your Mother Know” are all still pop tunes at heart, but they’re easily some of the group’s best and catchiest songs because of their great pacing, perfect lyrical phrasing, and outstanding instrumentation, along with their dazzling musical composition and arrangements.

There’s no messing around here - Gold gives the listener exactly what they want: outstanding pop songs, catchy melodies and lyrics, and above all else, the ability to make you dance, even if everyone else tells you that you shouldn’t.

Check out the tracks: “Waterloo”; “The Winner Takes It All”; “SOS”; “Dancing Queen” and Mamma Mia”. 

This double album 2LP record set is a "Back to Black" series reissue celebrating ABBA's 40th Anniversary on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl with printed inner sleeves, digital download card and remastered audio, pressed in Europe.

(600753511060)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Dancing Queen

3:49

A2

Knowing Me, Knowing You

4:01

A3

Take A Chance On Me

4:01

A4

Mamma Mia

3:32

A5

Lay All Your Love On Me

4:32

B1

Super Trouper

4:10

B2

I Have A Dream

4:43

B3

The Winner Takes It All

4:54

B4

Money, Money, Money

3:05

B5

S.O.S.

3:19

C1

Chiquitta

5:26

C2

Fernando

4:10

C3

Voulez Vous

4:21

C4

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

4:46

D1

Does Your Mother Know

3:14

D2

One Of Us

3:53

D3

The Name Of The Game

3:56

D4

Thank You For The Music

3:51

D5

Waterloo

2:42

SKU 600753511060
Record Label Polar Music
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 535 110-6
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 18 July 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 21 September 1992
Barcode # 600753511060
Shipping Weight 0.7900kg
Shipping Width 0.009m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000887m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeves, Digital Download Code, Remastered Audio, Reissue, "Back to Black" Series, ABBA 40th Anniversary Release
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Pop
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Disco
Genre Europop
Format VINYL LP

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