ABBA ‎– The Best Of ABBA

Label:
Reader's Digest ‎– GABA A-112, CBS ‎– GABA A-112
Format:
5 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Box Set
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Pop
Style:

Tracklist

A1 Waterloo
A2 Voulez-Vous
A3 Tropical Loveland
A4 Sos
A5 Rock Me
A6 If It Wasn't For The Nights
A7 Hole In Your Soul
B1 Eagle
B2 Money, Money
B3 When I Kissed The Teacher
B4 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
B5 Kisses Of Fire
B6 Dum Dum Diddle
B7 So Long
C1 Summer Night City
C2 Hey, Hey Helen
C3 That's Me
C4 Knowing Me, Knowing You
C5 Nina Pretty Ballerina
C6 Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
C7 Move On
D1 Tiger
D2 Take A Chance On Me
D3 He Is Your Brother
D4 Watch Out
D5 Does Your Mother Know
D6 Bang-A-Boomerang
D7 I'm A Marionette
E1 Arrival
E2 Chiquitita
E3 Why Did It Have To Be Me?
E4 One Man One Woman
E5 Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
E6 Hasta Mañana
E7 The King Has Lost His Crown
F1 Dancing Queen
F2 My Love, My Life
F3 I've Been Waiting For You
F4 Mamma Mia
F5 Suzy-Hang-Around
F6 The Winner Takes It All
F7 I Wonder (Departure)
G1 I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
G2 As Good As New
G3 Another Town, Another Train
G4 Fernando
G5 Angel Eyes
G6 Gonna Sing You My Love Song
G7 Ring, Ring
H1 The Name Of The Game
H2 People Need Love
H3 Man In The Middle
H4 I Have A Dream
H5 My Mama Said
H6 Honey, Honey
H7 Thank You For The Music
I1 Super Trouper
I2 Intermezzo No. 1
I3 Me And I
I4 Rock'N'Roll Band
I5 Elaine
I6 Andante, Andante
I7 Happy New Year
J1 Lay All Your Love On Me
J2 Crazy World
J3 The Piper
J4 The Way Old Friends Do
J5 Lovelight
J6 Our Last Summer
J7 On And On And On

Companies, etc.

Notes

Record 1 Side A:
1. United Artists Music Ltd.
2-7 Bocu Music Ltd.

Record 1 Side B:
1-7 Bocu Music Ltd.

Record 2 Side A&B:
1-7 Bocu Music Ltd.

Record 3 Side B:
1-4,6,7 Bocu Music Ltd.
5 United Artist Music Ltd.

Record 3 Side B:
1-7 Bocu Music Ltd.

Record 4 Side A:
1-7 Bocu Music Ltd.

Record 4 Side B:
1-4,7 Bocu Music Ltd.
5 Screen Gems/EMI Music Pub. Ltd
6 ATV Music Ltd

Record 5 Side A & B:
1-7 Bocu Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): RDS- 9829-A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): RDS- 9829-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Etched): RDS- 9830- A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Etched): RDS 9830 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E, Etched): RDS- 9831- A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F, Etched): RDS- 9831- B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G, Etched): RDS- 9832- A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H, Etched): RDS. 9832.B_4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I, Etched): RDS 9932 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side J, Etched): RDS 9932 B2
  • Other (Record 1 Catalog Number): RDS 9829
  • Other (Record 2 Catalog Number): RDS 9830
  • Other (Record 3 Catalog Number): RDS 9831
  • Other (Record 4 Catalog Number): RDS 9832
  • Other (Record 5 Catalog Number): RDS 9932

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DRDS 2948 ABBA The Best Of ABBA(5xLP, Comp + Box, Comp) Reader's Digest, Polydor DRDS 2948 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
RD4-318 ABBA The Best Of ABBA(5xLP, Comp + Box, Sli) Reader's Digest, RCA RD4-318 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
1117074 to 1117078, BA 7672-1 to BA7672-4 Abba The Best Of Abba(4xLP, Comp, Box) Selecções Do Reader's Digest, Selecções Do Reader's Digest 1117074 to 1117078, BA 7672-1 to BA7672-4 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
1117076, ABA 7672 ABBA The Best Of ABBA(5xLP + Box, Comp) Das Beste Reader's Digest, Polydor 1117076, ABA 7672 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
DRDS 2953, DRDS 2954, DRDS 2955 ABBA The Best Of ABBA(3xCass, Comp + Box) Reader's Digest, Reader's Digest, Reader's Digest DRDS 2953, DRDS 2954, DRDS 2955 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 7 Reviews

Add Review

Dave-Aberdeen

Dave-Aberdeen

November 21, 2020
edited about 1 month ago

Edited in 1982 when masters where fresh, it has a guarantee of quality by Reader's Digest, dropping the needle let you now that the claims are accurate. It is probably the best old copy available and the reason is because it came up in an audiophile sleeve with plastic inside, hence if barely played the package itself has kept the collection in optimal conditions.
glenscott

glenscott

October 19, 2020
edited 3 months ago

This box set is quite rightly being praised for its sound quality, but a note of caution here. It's not flawless: on my copy, at least, there is some sibilance, most noticeable towards the end of Side B, Record 2 ("I'm A Marionette").
johnnoblue

johnnoblue

September 21, 2020
This box-set arrived today and...wow...that’s the best I’ve ever heard ABBA on vinyl. Fantastic deep bass and razor sharp treble. One of the best purchases I’ve made on Discogs so far!
tuukkao

tuukkao

May 9, 2020
This is an excellent-sounding box set as has been said before. It also contains the majority of Abba's released output. Abba, Arrival, The Album, Voulez-Vous and Super Trouper are here completely. Even some B-sides like Lovelight and Crazy World have been thrown in. The only album tracks missing here are:

- Disillusion (Ring Ring)
- I Am Just a Girl (Ring Ring)
- I Saw It In The Mirror (Ring Ring)
- King Kong Song (Waterloo)
- Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) (Ring Ring)
- Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother (Ring Ring)
- She's My Kind of Girl (Ring Ring)
- Sitting In the Palmtree (Waterloo)
- What About Livingstone (Waterloo)

Additionally, there are no tracks from The Visitors.

Some random track notes:

- Many tracks have reversed channels as compared to recent CD/iTunes deluxe editions
- "Man In The Middle" doesn't have the vocal effect at 2:26 unlike the album mix.
- "The Way Old Friends Do" begins with applause unlike any currently available digital version of this track - perhaps this version was taken from Super Trouper's album master tape.
kinkafro123

kinkafro123

February 7, 2020
Best sounding abba on vinyl
promo copies also are very good
XETSOF

XETSOF

January 26, 2020
edited 12 months ago

Much to everyone’s surprise, if your looking for the best-sounding ABBA recordings, you’ll find them right here. ABBA on CD has been a disaster, as well as the horrid Back 2 Black series, and vinyl box sets. These recordings are from low generation masters, and if you want hear ABBA in all their glory, you will find them right here, in this 5LP box set.