On the aftermath of the overwhelming world wide success of the Mamma Mia movie and its soundtrack, three new ABBA official releases see the light of the world: On 27th of October Polar Music International
issued internationally a nine box set with the title ABBA- The Albums, which comprises all eight studio recordings of the legendary group together with some extra recording material. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has set the release of the SingStar ABBA edition for Playstation 2 and 3 for the 14th of November with most of the biggest ABBA hits to be heard and sung karaoke. On November 24, first in the UK and then in the United States, and other parts of the world a new deluxe edition of the multi platinum Mama Mia movie soundtrack with an a bonus �Behind the music� DVD will be launched into the market.
ABBA-The Albums is a box set containing all eight studio albums from 1973 (Ring, ring)to 1981(The visitors)joined by an extra ninth disc with some additional tracks, rare single B-sides andtwo big hitsin Swedish, all to be found in a single cardboard box. The eight studio albums witness the extraordinary music record of one of the most successful groups ever, a group whose career sparked off internationally after their Eurovision Song Contest win in 1974 with the song Waterloo. The Bonus track cd of the box is a collection of songs which have never appeared on any of the eight studio albums such as the smash hits Fernando and Gimme, Gimme, Gimme(a man after midnight), some B-sides of ABBA singles also never released on any of the studio albums together with the Swedish version of Ring Ring and Waterloo. The compete track list of the set box can be found here. Universal music gives away ten signed copies of ABBA-the Album with a lyrics quiz competition. The link to the competition is here.
SingStar™ ABBA is a product created by the full collaboration of ABBA, the Universal Music Group Sweden, responsible of the ABBA brand rights and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe(SCEE). It features most of the biggest ABBA hits in a special vision and sound edition which allows its users to sing along with the most loved ABBA tracks. Previous SingStar editions have enjoyed a big commercial success around the world, since they are to be found in sixty five countries of the world and in thirteen different languages version. The ABBA edition will go on sale on 14th of November. The Playstation 3 version contains some more ABBA songs to sing. Here is the track list of both Playstation versions.
Mamma Mia-Deluxe limited edition contains the original soundtrack of the movie with seventeen classic ABBA songs together with a bonus DVD. The DVD features an exclusive recording session footage, interviews with Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus ,with some original ABBA musicians who got together again after many years for this movie, with members of the cast, a special Gimme Gimme music video and some rare moments of the making of the film. It is due to release for the 24th of November and it comes in a package with a special hardcover booklet with some previously unseen photos of the movie, the song lyrics and a special commentary on the film and its music. The Mama Mia movie has already become the most commercial movie hit ever, up to date seen by some over thirty million people around the world. Its soundtrack has also become multi platinum in many different countries of the world and it has topped the USA billboard charts.
- You can buy ABBA – The Albums here
- You can buy SingStar ABBA here