Monday, 28 January 2013

Collection Addition - 8 Track Greatest Hits

Today I have added a second 8 track to my collection - this time it is "Abba Greatest Hits" which was released on the CBS record label.

The reverse side of the tape shows the individual track names which are the same as the standard version of the album.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Collection Update - 12 Inch "The Winner Takes It All"

This week I have added another 12" single to my collection - "The Winner Takes It All" on the Polydor record label. As with the regular 7" version of the single "Elaine" in on the B-side of the single.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Collection Update - "Super Trouper" Sheet Music

Following on from "The Winner Takes It All" sheet music I mentioned last week I have just added the "Super Trouper" sheet music to my collection.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Collection Update - 12 Inch "Chiquitita" Single

Today I have added a 12" single version of "Chiquitita" on the Polydor record label to my collection. As with the regular 7" single version the B side contains the song "Lovelight".


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Collection Update - "The Winner Takes It All" Sheet Music

This week I have added something a little different to my collection - a copy of the original sheet music produced for "The Winner Takes It All" - together with the eight track tape from my last update this is two "new" formats I can start to collect.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Collection Update - 8 Track "Waterloo" Album

Another addition to my ABBA collection - this time it is an 8 track version of the "Waterloo" album on Atlantic records released in 1974. Although not very common in Europe this format was popular in America where there were introduced in the early 60's.

This picture below shows the back of the cartridge where you can see the individual track names.

From what I can tell quite a few ABBA albums were released in this format so I will be looking to add these to my collection in the future.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Collection Update - Music For UNICEF

I have just added "The Music For UNICEF Concert" album to my collection. The concert took place on 9th January 1979 where ABBA performed their latest single "Chiquitita" the concert also included performances by The Bee Gees, Earth Wind & Fire, Rod Stewart and Olivia Newton-John.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

ABBA The Singles - Picture Discs

One of my favourite items from my collection is the picture disc version of "ABBA The Singles" - this version of the album was released in 1982 in a presentation box.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Collection Update - Agnetha 12" Single

Today I have added a 12" version of "The Way You Are" by Agnetha together with Ola Hakansson. The was released in 1986 on Sonet / Teldec records.

The 12" version includes three versions - Extended, Instrumental and Single.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

2013 ABBA calendar - January

Here is the first picture from my 2013 ABBA calendar - starting the year with Frida.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy ABBA New Year...

Seems like a good day to post a picture of my "Happy New Year" single - this was from the limited edition run of 500 copies (you can see that I have number 232) in November 2011.