The Album

ABBA

ABBA – The Album
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Our take

The Album is the fifth studio album by the Swedish pop group ABBA, and was released in conjunction with ABBA: The Movie, with several of the songs featured in the film.

Andersson and Ulvaeus wanted to offer more than "a run through of their hits and assorted album tracks" for their concerts, and although the songs received a less-than-tumultuous reception during the first performances of the mini-musical, three of the tracks ("Thank You for the Music", "I'm a Marionette", and "I Wonder (Departure)" were included on the new album. Interestingly, due to the Cold War, Western music was actively discouraged throughout Eastern Europe at the time. Despite this, The Album sold an unprecedented one million copies in Poland in 1977, exhausting the country's entire allocation of foreign currency. In Russia, only 200,000 copies were permitted to be pressed; however, demand within the USSR indicated they could have sold 40 million copies.

The vitals

A small preview from Spotify

Released: 1977
Genre: Rock / Pop
Label: Polar

Condition: New
Format: 1 x Vinyl LP
Speed: 33 1/3 RPM

Tracklist

1. "Eagle" (5:51)
2. "Take A Chance On Me" (4:05)
3. "One Man One Woman" (4:25)
4. "The Name Of The Game" (4:54)
5. "Move On" (4:42)
6. "Hole In Your Soul" (3:41)
7. "Thank You For The Music" (3:48)
8. "I Wonder (Departure)" (4:33)
9. "I'm A Marionette" (3:54)

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