“Arrival” by ABBA - album review

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TJR says

Confounding those who predicted that they'd fade as quickly as their firework exploded, ABBA went from strength to strength, and with “Arrival” they impacted deeper and further than ever before all around the globe, hitting #1 in territories all over Europe, in Australia and breaking through albums-wise in North America. The LP spawned three hit singles; the extra-ordinarily succesful “Dancing Queen” gave them their first #1 in the US and hit the top spot all over the world, whilst the follow ups “Money, Money, Money” and “Knowing Me, Knowing You” also racked up gold-disc sales in many territories. Apart from the fine string of singles, the set boasts the super-catchy glam-rocker “Why Did It Have To Be Me?” and the emotive title-track, a celtic air with wordless vocals in which Björn and Benny hark back to their Swedish folk roots. There are many secret ingredients to the ABBA phenomenon - theirs is a well-deserved success story.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:58] 4.8.png ABBA - When I Kissed The Teacher (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus) Pop
A2 [03:47] 6.7.png ABBA - Dancing Queen (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson) Pop
A3 [03:50] 4.4.png ABBA - My Love, My Life (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson) Pop Ballad
A4 [02:50] 2.6.png ABBA - Dum Dum Diddle (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus) Pop
A5 [03:55] 7.0.png ABBA - Knowing Me, Knowing You (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson) Pop
B1 [03:02] 5.8.png ABBA - Money, Money, Money (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus) Pop
B2 [03:14] 3.5.png ABBA - That’s Me (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson) Pop
B3 [03:19] 6.8.png ABBA - Why Did It Have To Be Me? (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus) Pop
B4 [02:54] 5.8.png ABBA - Tiger (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus) Pop
B5 [02:58] 7.2.png ABBA - Arrival (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus) Folk

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