ABBA: The Definitive Collection
Production year: 2002
Directors: Lasse Hallström, Kjell Sundvall
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 044001-814693
Running time: 2:16 (136 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 30, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#30)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 31, 2003
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Two decades after they last recorded together, ABBA remain as one of the most popular music acts of all time. Hits like Waterloo, SOS, Fernando, Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me, The Winner Takes It All and Super Trouper are as loved today as they were when the four Swedes ruled the charts worldwide.

But for all the brilliance of their music, ABBA are remembered as much for their glittery costumes and general 1970s appearance – and perhaps this part of their legacy was never better exposed than in their groundbreaking music videos. Made at a time when MTV didn't exist and very few artists produced 'promo clips' – as they were known at the time – ABBA have been hailed as pioneers in this field. Most of the videos were made by award-winning director Lasse Hallström, who today is well-known for movies such as My Life As A Dog, What's Eating Gilbert Grape and The Cider House Rules.

The Definitive Collection features every official ABBA video in one package for the first time, including three Spanish clips that have never been commercially released before. Two additional bonus selections from ABBA's television appearances have also been included: When I Kissed The Teacher, and a performance of Dancing Queen at The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. All clips have been digitally remastered from the original negatives and synchronized with 24 bit remastered sound, making them look and sound better than ever before.

The Definitive Collection is an amazing journey through ABBA's string of hits, and a wonderful celebration of their timeless appeal. Sit back and enjoy!!

Tracklist:

1. Waterloo
2. Ring Ring
3. Mamma Mia
4. SOS
5. Bang-A-Boomerang
6. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
7. Fernando
8. Dancing Queen
9. Money, Money, Money
10. Knowing Me, Knowing You
11. That's Me
12. The Name of the Game
13. Take a Chance on Me
14. Eagle
15. One Man, One Woman
16. Thank You for the Music
17. Summer Night City
18. Chiquitita
19. Does Your Mother Know
20. Voulez-Vous
21. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
22. On and On and On
23. The Winner Takes All
24. Super Trouper
25. Happy New Year
26. When All is Said and Done
27. One of Us
28. Head Over Heels
29. The Day Before You Came
30. Under Attack

Bonus Tracks:

31. When I Kissed the Teacher
32. Estoy Sonando (I Have A Dream)
33. Felicidad (Happy New Year)
34. No Hay a Quien Culpar (When All Is Said And Done)
35. Dancing Queen (Live at the Royal Swedish Opera)
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Misc.
 • Profile Contributors
 • US IMDb
 • Profile Links
Genres
Music
Studios

Media Companies:
 • Polar Music International
 • Universal Music Enterprises
 • Universal Music & Video Distribution
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
 
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Gallery
 • Music Videos
 • Bonus Tracks, Booklet
Crew
Direction
Lasse Hallström....Director
Kjell Sundvall....Director
Production
Lasse Hallström....Producer
Cinematography
Kjell-Ake Andersson....Cinematographer
Music
Benny Andersson....Song Writer
Bjorn Ulvaeus....Song Writer
S. Anderson....Song Writer
N. Sedaka....Song Writer
P. Cody....Song Writer
Cast
Anni-Frid Lyngstad....Herself
Benny Andersson....Himself
Björn Ulvaeus....Himself
Agnetha Fältskog....Herself