ABBA ‎– Arrival

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RCA Victor ‎– VPL1-4034
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A1 When I Kissed The Teacher
Vocals [Solo Parts] – Agnetha*Written-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*
3:00
A2 Dancing Queen
Arranged By [Violins] – Sven-Olof WalldoffDrums – Roger PalmWritten-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*, Stig Anderson
3:50
A3 My Love, My Life
Arranged By [Strings] – Rutger GunnarssonElectric Guitar – Janne SchafferVocals [Solo Parts] – Agnetha*Written-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*, Stig Anderson
3:52
A4 Dum Dum Diddle
Acoustic Guitar – Lasse WellanderWritten-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*
2:53
A5 Knowing Me, Knowing You
Electric Guitar – Lasse WellanderVocals [Solo Parts] – FridaWritten-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*, Stig Anderson
4:02
B1 Money, Money, Money
Electric Guitar – Anders GlenmarkVocals [Solo Parts] – FridaWritten-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*
3:05
B2 That's Me
Electric Guitar – Janne SchafferWritten-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*, Stig Anderson
3:15
B3 Why Did It Have To Be Me
Electric Guitar – Janne SchafferSaxophone – Lasse Carlsson*Vocals [Solo Parts] – Björn*Written-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*
3:20
B4 Fernando
Written-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*, Stig Anderson
4:15
B5 Tiger
Electric Guitar – Lasse WellanderWritten-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*
2:55
B6 Arrival
Strings – Anders Dahl (2)Written-By – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvæus*
3:00

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Notes

This release is an Australian first press on a yellow RCA Victor label.

Information on labels:
"Manufactured by RCA Limited, Sydney, Australia."

Information on sleeve/cover:
"Manufactured for/by and distributed by RCA Limited, Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand" on back.
"Made in Australia" on spine.

Ola Brunkert is credited for drums "on eight songs", however the titles are not specified.

A Polar Music Production
℗ 1976 Polar Music AB

The Australian repress is on a tan RCA Victor label and can be found here.

There is also an Australian and New Zealand press on a yellow RCA Victor label that can be found here. It has the same sleeve/cover as this release but has "Manufactured for/by and distributed by RCA Limited, Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand" on the labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): VPL1-4034A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): VPL1-4034B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Stamped): 4034-A B1D 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Stamped): 4034-B A1C 13
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Both Sides, Etched): DB

Other Versions (5 of 244) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POLS 272 ABBA Arrival(LP, Album) Polar POLS 272 Sweden 1976 Sell This Version
2310 483 ABBA Arrival(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 483 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
LDA. 20238 ABBA Arrival(LP, Album, Gat) Melba LDA. 20238 France 1976 Sell This Version
TP-18207 ABBA Arrival(8-Trk, Album, Club) Atlantic TP-18207 US 1976 Sell This Version
EPC 42-86018 ABBA Arrival(8-Trk, Album) Epic EPC 42-86018 UK 1976 Sell This Version

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RogueNation

RogueNation

February 2, 2015
Their most well-known studio album after "ABBA" and "Voulez Vous". This album showcases Scandinavian pop in it's finest half hour with such tracks as "Dancing Queen" (their only US number one), "Money, Money, Money" and "Knowing Me, Knowing You" alongside the sleeper hit "That's Me". The original Australian and New Zealand pressings are highly regarded due to both editions containing the track "Fernando" - previously only released as a single off some editions of "Greatest Hits".
LuKFitz

LuKFitz

July 14, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

It is common knowledge that Arrival is ABBA's biggest selling album to date in Australia (excluding ABBA GOLD). It has the power hits "Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, Fernando and Knowing Me Knowing You" and there are some songs that are underrated like "That's Me and When I Kissed The Teacher" but after those impressing tracks. The album seems to flat and forgettable in my opinion. The albums ends with an instrumental "Arrival" is very enjoyable. Arrival is probably their most over saturated release and no doubt there most enjoyable and loved.