ABBA - Gold

Double 2LP 180 Gram Black Vinyl Records, Reissue

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Gold is a greatest hits compilation album by Swedish pop group ABBA, originally released in September 1992 via Polydor Records and Polar Music.

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.

This double album 2LP record set is a 2021 repressing on 180 gram black vinyl housed in a single pocket sleeve with printed inner sleeves, pressed in Europe via Polar Music.

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Tracklisting:

 

No.

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 13344
Record Label Polar Music
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 535 110-6
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 01 January 2021
Original Release Date (Year) 21 September 1992
Barcode # 600753511060
Shipping Weight 0.5200kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Black Vinyl, Single Pocket Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Reissue, Repress
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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