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Arrival Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks


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Includes Dancing Queen; Knowing Me, Knowing You; Money, Money, Money , and more.

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At the height of their success, ABBA were second only to Volvo as Sweden's biggest export earners. Arrival (1977) sees the quartet just finding their stride, after a year of relative obscurity which followed the success of "Waterloo," their 1973 Eurovision Song Contest winner. Like their '70s peers ELO, ABBA knew the value of tunes, tunes, tunes. Arrival's hits include the glistening, full-on sheen of "Knowing Me, Knowing You," the irrepressible, piano-led disco stomp of "Dancing Queen," and the almost Cabaret-esque sarcasm of "Money, Money, Money"--all three cowritten by manager and mentor Stig Anderson. The album ends, meanwhile, on an almost Celtic theme with the soaring, wordless title track. Arrival is superconfident and superpolished, and was an unstoppably chartbound record of its moment. --Everett True

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 16, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Polar / Polydor
  • ASIN: B00005CDNG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,687 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on March 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
With the arrival of Arrival, their fourth album, ABBA, the Swedish group were definitely on a roll, singles from their previous album having dented the Australian charts, and yielding another British #1. This album would yield two more, including one that was so big, it was easier to list the places where it didn't get to #1. Suffice it to say that Arrival is my favourite album because the songs and sounds, catchy rhythmic devices and great melodic arrangements keep getting better. Plus, along with their eponymous album, I first got a very full taste of these guys.
All I'm saying is that I hope the unnamed protagonist in the engaging "When I Kissed The Teacher" is not named Lolita, as it's a song about a student with a crush on the teacher who stuns the class when she performs the title act, much to the surprise of the teacher.
It was clear that the group was making inroads into disco, which was sweeping the US during this time, and "Dancing Queen," which scarcely requires elaboration, whose disco-like synths, highlighted by the piano work from Benny.
"My Love, My Life" is probably the best ballad I've heard from Agnetha, a lovely song even if it's a breakup song. Which means, yes, there are string arrangements
I've never heard a song about someone's violin practicing paying off and wishing for the same kind of attention to that point that the girl wished she was the fiddle so she'd be noticeable. That about sums it up for "Dum Dum Diddle." The synths hear somewhat mimic the fiddle, but not that much.
Frida sings two songs here and they are back to back.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I truely think that this CD is ABBA's best CD. They must have worked incredibly hard because it shows that they really are talented musicians.
Ratings on a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being the best.
1."When I Kissed The Teacher" is a really cute song about a student kissing a teacher. Agnetha dreamily croons, "One of these days i'm gonna tell him i dream of him every night. One of these days, gonna show him i care, gonna teach him a lesson alright." It's an adorable song and has really cool lyrics. It's one of those songs that makes you want to get up and dance. (10)
2."Dancing Queen" is as most people describe it, a 'classic'. It was probably ABBA's biggest hit and is very memorable. It's a completely awesome song ad has a wonderful beat to it. I absolutely adore it. (9)
3. "My Love, My Life" is such a beautiful, romantic song. It's definitely the best ballad performed by Agnetha. Agnetha is given the chance to show off her breathtaking voice and Bjorn and Benny get to show off the fact that they can write slow love songs as well as upbeat rock 'n roll songs. It's a sad song, butit has a beautiful meaning behind it. Simply lovely. (10)
4. "Dum Dum Diddle" indeed is about a different topic than most songs, but is nonetheless creative and made me smile because i lay the violin and sound bad sometimes, as does the person in the song. (9)
5. "Knwoing Me, Knowing You" is an awesome song and has meaningful lyrics as well. It's chorus has very powerful words and gets its meaning across very well. Great song. (10)
6. "Money, Money, Money" shows that Frida as well has a lovely, flowing voice. The song is about wishing you were rich and had more money. It's a disco song, but really makes you wanna dance. I LOVE this! Probably ABBA's best upbeat song. (10)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. P. Wolfe on April 4, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Despite a string of huge hit singles in Europe and Australia, and a few minor hits in the USA, with the release of 'Arrival' ABBA finally fully realized the potential of the band. 'Arrival' was ABBA's fourth album, and all of the tinkering with singers and sounds on the previous three albums paid off big time with this blockbuster album.

While there is little agreement among ABBA fans as to what their best release actually was, almost all agree this was among their best. It is possibly one of the best pop music albums ever created! The CD starts off with the fun, acoustic guitar driven 'When I Kissed the Teacher' and doesn't let up through the great keyboard driven title song to finish off the CD. The CD does misfire once, on the song 'Dumb, Dumb, Diddle', but even that number has a killer hook in the chorus that most bands would love to have come up with.

Both of the big US singles on this CD are simply killer songs. 'Dancing Queen' was ABBA's biggest and most enduring hit in the USA, and possibly the world over. It features great piano licks all through the song and all the keyboard work is a testiment to Benny Andersson's taste and compositional genius. 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' showed the other side of ABBA. Where 'Dancing Queen' is a fun party song, 'Knowing Me...' dealt with relational breakups in a sensitive and well written way that displayed the emotional depth ABBA would delve into even deeper on subsequint releases.

Musically, ABBA has always mixed genres and styles together and always made them sound like their own.
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