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Tracklist

Merano6:59
The Russian And Molokov / Where I Want To Be6:19
Opening Ceremony9:18
Quartet (A Model Of Decorum And Tranquillity)2:17
The American And Florence / Nobody's Side5:25
Chess5:44
Mountain Duet4:42
Florence Quits2:52
Embassy Lament1:30
Anthem3:05
Bangkok / One Night In Bangkok5:00
Heaven Help My Heart3:29
Argument1:51
I Know Him So Well4:15
The Deal (No Deal)3:54
Pity The Child5:31
Endgame10:46
Epilogue: You And I / The Story Of Chess10:24

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    Cover of Chess, 1984-10-00, VinylChess
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    RCA – PL70500(2)Europe1984Europe1984
    Cover of Chess, 1984, CDChess
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    RCA – PD70500(2)Europe1984Europe1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, CDChess
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    Polar – POLYCD 2-600Scandinavia1984Scandinavia1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984-10-00, VinylChess
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    Polar – POLYXL 2-600Scandinavia1984Scandinavia1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, VinylChess
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    Starcall Records – SFL2 0118Australia1984Australia1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Chess, 1984, VinylChess
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    RCA – CPL2-5340US1984US1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, CassetteChess
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    Polar – POLYXC 2-600Scandinavia1984Scandinavia1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, CDChess
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    RCA – PCD2-5340US1984US1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984-10-00, VinylChess
    2×LP, Album, Sonderauflage Sonocord
    RCA – PL 70500, Sonocord – 36 009-9Germany1984Germany1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Chess, 1984, VinylChess
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    RCA – PL2-70500Canada1984Canada1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984-10-00, VinylChess
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    RCA – PL 70500, RCA – 42 196-6Germany1984Germany1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984-10-00, VinylChess
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    RCA – DL PL 619/20South Africa1984South Africa1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984-10-00, VinylChess
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    RCA – PL-70500(2)Spain1984Spain1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, CassetteChess
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    RCA – PK70500 (2)Europe1984Europe1984
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    Polar – CPK2-5340US1984US1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, CassetteChess
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    RCA – CPK2-5340SPUS1984US1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, VinylChess
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    Polar – POLYXL 2-600, Polar – POLYXL 2-600 SXScandinavia1984Scandinavia1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, VinylChess
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    Polar – POLYXL 2-600Scandinavia1984Scandinavia1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, VinylChess
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    RCA – PL70500(2)Ireland1984Ireland1984
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    Cover of Chess (Ajedrez), 1984, CassetteChess (Ajedrez)
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    RCA – PK-70500(2)Spain1984Spain1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984-10-00, VinylChess
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    RCA – PL70500(2)Europe1984Europe1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, CassetteChess
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    RCA – SFK2 0118, Starcall Records – SFK2 0118Australia1984Australia1984
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    RCA – PL70500(2)Europe1984Europe1984
    Cover of Chess, 1984, VinylChess
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    RCA – PL70500(2)Europe1984Europe1984
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    Cover of Chess (Ajedrez), 1984, VinylChess (Ajedrez)
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    RCA – PL-70500(2)Spain1984Spain1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1984, CassetteChess
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    RCA – SFK2 0118, Starcall Records – SFK2 0118New Zealand1984New Zealand1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Chess, 1984, VinylChess
    2×LP, Album, Sonderauflage Sonocord
    Sonocord – 36 009-9, RCA – PL 70500Germany1984Germany1984
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    Cover of Chess, 1985, VinylChess
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    Jugoton – LSRCA 14003/4, RCA – LSRCA 14003/4Yugoslavia1985Yugoslavia1985
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    Cover of Chess, 1985-03-05, VinylChess
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    RCA – RPL-3044-45Japan1985Japan1985
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    Cover of Chess, 1985-03-05, VinylChess
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    RCA – RPL-3044-45Japan1985Japan1985
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    Cover of Chess, 1988, CDChess
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    Polydor – 847 445-2Europe1988Europe1988
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    Polar – POLYXL 2-600Scandinavia1988Scandinavia1988
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    Cover of Chess, 2000, CDChess
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    Polydor (2) – 847 445-2, Polar (2) – 847 445-2Russia2000Russia2000
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    Cover of Chess, 2001, CDChess
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    Три Белых Кошки – TR-120Russia2001Russia2001
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    Cover of Chess, 2005, CDrChess
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    2000 Fruit Gum – noneRussia2005Russia2005
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    Cover of Chess (The Original Recording), 2014-11-21, CDChess (The Original Recording)
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    Polar – 00602547018335Europe2014Europe2014
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    Polydor – 847 445-2, Polar – 847 445-2EuropeEurope
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    Polydor – 42284 7445-2, Polar – 42284 7445-2USUS
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    Polar – POLYCD 2-600, Polar – 847 445-2ScandinaviaScandinavia
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    Reviews

    • tristanbmusic's avatar
      tristanbmusic
      A baffling production in any form, but the best is this original cast recording for its ABBA-ness. Musically it’s an epic, theatrically it’s a mess. I can never care about these characters who just yell at each other, or themselves. One Night in Bangkok is still shocking in the disconnect between a solid and catchy instrumental and a baffling, yet in-character set of lyrics. There’s never been another musical like Chess that’s for sure!
      • VictorGrn's avatar
        VictorGrn
        It's a very nice disc. The song is perfect and it is a very nice music we can listen! It's a mix between the modern music and the London symphony orchestra, it's beautiful.
        • tottrhys's avatar
          tottrhys
          Groundbreaking and arguably amongst the best music ever written for a stage musical. The show's staging itself might have been a troubled affair but this is a strong body of work. The recent Polar CD reissue is a poor remaster of the original version and the DVD stuff probably of most interest to fans but worth owning if you are. Vinyl is your best bet for audio but the original CD is the best for CD listeners. Regarded as 'quiet' by modern standards there is much more dynamic to the transfer than the new remaster.
          You should also dig out the Danish production cast recording of Chess. It's in English, studio recorded and very engaging.
          • TabloidWeasel's avatar
            TabloidWeasel
            I'm gonna be honest and say that I'm not a fan of ABBA. I find their songs to be uninteresting and think there's better '70's pop music out there. However, the male half (Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus) managed to make something that caught my attention. This concept album about an international chess tournament has a great combination of catchy pop tunes ("One Night in Bangkok", "The Deal", "Nobody's Side") and beautiful orchestral work ("Chess", "You and I", "Anthem"). Never before has chess sounded so exciting.

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