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Today, we revisit an essential greatest hits album, one that brought ABBA indefinite fame. The full catalogs of almost every artist popular enough to merit such a collection are available through any streaming service, organized by algorithms, and easily sorted by play count, which means labels have little reason to waste time and energy on a task the machines have already mastered. Even when the indie rock band Spoon released a greatest hits record earlier this year, the band acknowledged that its fondness for the form outweighed what was a near-certain losing proposition businesswise.
In his eulogy for greatest hits , anthologies, and other, similar reissues, Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted that Bob Marley could have languished in relative obscurity were it not for the release of Legend in If the ideal greatest hits collection captures the fundamental truth about an artist, stitches them into an enduring place in our cultural fabric, and sells enough copies to fund the purchase of a minor island, then ABBA Gold —a minute buffet of schlocky ballads, elegant pop delicacies, and disco heat rocks—is the definitive example of the format.
And it became one of the best-selling albums of all time, with copies continuing to trickle out of stores in shocking numbers to this day. The original release sounds totally harsh awful to my ears and every re-release after sounds TOOOOO loud and includes the well-known distortion of "The name of the game" because of the faulty master tapes this is not the case on the release. This is one more missed opportunity Reply Notify me 2 Helpful. Highly enjoyable.
AashaMedia November 24, Report. My copy of this seems to be identical apart from "1B L" is on the matrix, when it doesn't seem to be here! I am so confused!!! Buy this instead of the gold colored vinyl which sounds awful.
Reply Notify me 3 Helpful. What a crap Totally disappointed with this issue. Don't waste your money. Original vinyls rule! Is this unique or were there a few copies like this?
Add all to Wantlist Remove all from Wantlist. Have: Want: Avg Rating: 4. Original Cover - Tribute Cover by ksdfjsldfj. Same covers by TwinPowerForce. What's in My Bag? Wishlist by naomi. Albums I've Listened To by itaots. Dancing Queen. Knowing Me, Knowing You. Take A Chance On Me. Mamma Mia. Super Trouper. I Have A Dream.
The Winner Takes It All. Money, Money, Money. Voulez Vous. A Man After Midnight. Does Your Mother Know. One Of Us. I'd say if you are an ABBA fan It had every single one of my favorite ABBA tracks on it.
Back in the "old days" I had a couple different ABBA albums on 8-track tape, but they have been gone for several decades. Case came shattered. Haven"t tried playing the CD to see if scratched.20 rows · ABBA's song Gold collection was the first hits compilation prepared specifically for the .