sathvyre

ABBA - The Album sathvyre

May 13, 2019
referencing The Album, LP, Album, Blu, POLS 282
Probably a bootleg ??? Never seen that before...different type face, compared to regular POLYDOR pressings...any information would be hepful !!!
sathvyre

ABBA - The Album sathvyre

May 13, 2019
referencing The Album, LP, Album, 2344 098
The 710 number (included in the matrix engravings) indicates either an export pressing for Norway, made in Holland or vice versa.
majka59

ABBA - The Album majka59

August 21, 2018
referencing The Album, CD, Album, RM + DVD-V, NTSC + Dlx, RE, Jew, 0602537109951
Hello!
Does anyone know why some ABBA deluxe editions are without the sticker (I mean the grey sticker that proclaims deluxe edition), for instance I ordered ABBA's ABBA:The Album Deluxe Edition and Gracias Por La Musica Deluxe Edition and I recieved both of them without the sticker.
Sanne1965

ABBA - The Album Sanne1965

March 27, 2018
referencing The Album, LP, Album, POLS 282
Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 10): POLS 282 A7
Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 10): POLS 282 B7
Sanne1965

ABBA - The Album Sanne1965

March 27, 2018
referencing The Album, LP, Album, POLS 282
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side A): POLS 282 A6 V
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side B): POLS 282 B7 V
mattmac72hqwagon

ABBA - The Album mattmac72hqwagon

March 4, 2018
referencing The Album, LP, Album, Net, S EPC 86052, EPC 86052
i have a version of this album with everything the same except these matrix codes? very similar but not identical?
Matrix / Runout (Stamped Runout, Side A): CBS 01-86052-2A 3
Matrix / Runout (Stamped Runout, Side B): EPC 01-86052-2B-1
G-2000

ABBA - The Album G-2000

April 26, 2017
referencing The Album, LP, Album, Blu, EPC 86052
this is definitaly not a 1977 release, the blue and yellow Epic label was used in the UK since 1979, this is an early 80s issue, such as the Spanish one listed above.
merlinstar14

ABBA - The Album as reviewed by merlinstar14

February 20, 2017
referencing The Album, LP, Album, POLS 282
Check out the Polar Norway pressing from 1977. It knocks everything else out. Better than any remaster, sounds gorgeous. Think it was mastered and pressed by EMI Scandinavia. Never heard any other version at this level of quality, so much depth and solid bass that provides a lot of warmth to the production. It's quite rare these days and is hard to distinguish from the Swedish pressing. The only real difference is that there is no Mono/Stereo logo on the label. The packaging however is identical unless mine is in the wrong sleeve!
merlinstar14

ABBA - The Album as reviewed by merlinstar14

February 20, 2017
referencing The Album, LP, Album, POLS 282
One of the best pressings. Lots of light & shade with a firm, robust level of bass. Although it's on Polar as is the Swedish version, the Norwegian pressing is by far superior, notably on Eagle which showcases a wider stereo image and previously unheard backing vocals and effects. Worth checking out. No idea which company pressed this, possibly EMI Scandinavia.
Larsern

ABBA - The Album Larsern

May 14, 2019
referencing The Album, LP, Album, POLS 282
F 710 in the runout matrix = Lacquer cut by F (Ivar Finsen) and mastered at 710 (Rosenborg Studio, Oslo).
merlinstar14

ABBA - The Album merlinstar14

February 19, 2017
referencing The Album, LP, Album, KM-2168
Has incorrect album title on label. Says "Even Now" instead of ABBA-The Album.
ThomDLorean

ABBA - The Album ThomDLorean

September 21, 2016
referencing The Album, LP, Album, EPC 82476
Is the cover yellow or is that just the quality of the photos?
G-2000

ABBA - The Album G-2000

September 27, 2016
referencing The Album, LP, Album, EPC 82476
The Israeli companies wanted to make the records cheaper. I guess yellow was cheaper then white so they went for it.
The climate is not the problem, But Israel is very dusty, so our records are more dirty than other countries.
ThomDLorean

ABBA - The Album ThomDLorean

September 27, 2016
referencing The Album, LP, Album, EPC 82476
Thanks for letting me know. Hmmmm, I wonder why. Something to do with the climate?
G-2000

ABBA - The Album G-2000

September 26, 2016
referencing The Album, LP, Album, EPC 82476
It is DARK yellow, the Israeli companies used to make white covers yellow. like Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
mccontrol

ABBA - The Album mccontrol

August 31, 2015
referencing The Album, LP, Album, RE, 180, 07314 5499701

Beautiful distortion free pressing of the iconic "The Album". Most vinyl masters have major problems on side one. This Back2Black deluxe repress is the one to get.
Paianni

ABBA - The Album Paianni

November 6, 2018
referencing The Album, LP, Album, RE, 180, 07314 5499701
That might be because it is based on Jon Astley's master.
gullgrey

ABBA - The Album gullgrey

July 21, 2012
referencing The Album, LP, Album, POLS 282

Any idea what versions had were distributed by EMI in what countries or if versions distributed by EMI are re-releases?
Sanne1965

ABBA - The Album Sanne1965

March 27, 2018
referencing The Album, LP, Album, POLS 282
In Denmark all releases were marketed and distributed by EMI include the release of Voulez Vous
startomdk

ABBA - The Album startomdk

February 15, 2017
referencing The Album, LP, Album, POLS 282
In Denmark, to my knowledge, all albums until (and including) "Greatest Hits Vol. 2" were marketed and distributed by EMI Dansk-Engelsk A/S (EMI Denmark), although the records and sleeves were manufactured in Sweden. This was only expressly printed on the "Voulez-Vous" and "GH V2" albums. ABBA (and many other Polar artists) appeared on almost every single compilation album released by EMI Denmark between 1975 and 1982, especially on the very popular "For Fuld Musik" series.