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Thank You for the Music [Box set, Original recording remastered]

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 18, 1995)
  • Original Release Date: April 18, 1995
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B000001E6T
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,816 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. People Need Love
2. Another Town, Another Train
3. He Is Your Brother
4. Love Isn't Easy
5. Ring Ring
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Knowing Me, Knowing You
2. Happy Hawaii
3. The Name Of The Game
4. I Wonder (Departure) (Live Version)
5. Eagle
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. The Winner Takes It All
2. Elaine
3. Super Trouper
4. Lay All Your Love On Me
5. On And On And On
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Put On Your White Sombrero
2. Dream World
3. Thank You For The Music
4. Hej Gamle Man
5. Merry-Go-Round
See all 14 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Sweden's answer to the Beatles was its second biggest industry (behind Volvo) during the '70s, and this 4-CD boxed set is the definitive look at the ABBA phenomenon, with every hit as well as an entire CD of unreleased demos and many other songs never before on CD, for a total of 66 tracks! Also inside is a 66-page booklet with hundreds of photos, memorabilia, discography and notes. From Waterloo to The Winner Takes It All , hit after hit!

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68 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Only Box Set Worth Buying March 9, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I titled my review The Only Box Set Worth Buying because box sets are pretty expensive and when you shed out the dough, you want to be worthwhile. But with ABBA, it's guaranteed to be worthwhile. This box set contains all the ABBA hits and B-Sides. For this review to be easier, I will comment each CD seperately.
CD 1:
This is ABBA in their early years. It includes their first single : People Need Love which is very catchy. Three songs that surprised me on this CD are He Is Your Brother, Hasta Manana and Dance (While The Music Still Goes On) which are really good. And of course you have all the disco-pop hits : Waterloo, S.O.S., Mamma Mia, Fernando and Dancing Queen. My favorite song on this CD is That's Me.
CD 2:
This CD contains mostly Disco songs such as Knowing Me, Knowing You, Take A Chance On Me, Does Your Mother Know, Voulez-Vous, Angel Eyes, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! and I Have A Dream. It also has the song Happy Hawaii which was never published on an album but only as a b-side to Knowing Me, Knowing You and the BEST track of the CD and of the ENTIRE BOX SET has to be the previously unreleased full-length version of Summer Night City, a song that truly captures the ABBA spirit.
CD 3:
This CD exposes the years of the Super Trouper and The Visitors albums. The latter going almost completely against ABBA's style of pure pop is quite interesting. Cherished hits also appear on this one like: The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, Lay All Your Love On Me, Our Last Summer, One Of Us and Head Over Heels­. However, ABBA started to expose their darker side with songs such as : The Visitors, When All Is Said And Done, Like An Angel Passing Through My Room, Under Attack and The Day Before You Came.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something for Every Abba Fan April 27, 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you are looking for a 'Complete' Abba Collection, then "Thank You For the Music" is the set for you. From reading the book that came with the CD set, it appears that most of Abba's released material is on here. The released material is contained on 3 CDs and a 4th CD contains rare unreleased material.
It seems that nowadays everything that is above 2 CDs that is considered a "Boxed Set". There really have become 2 categories of Boxed Sets. The first is a "Classic Boxed Set". This comes in a covered box about the size of an LP and contains CDs (sometimes in jewel cases, sometimes just on the bottom of the box) and a book about the same size. The second type is more like a 5.5" x 10" hardcover book which I term "Hardcover Box Set'. The CDs basically are stored in the hardcover binding and the book is in the middle. I much prefer what I call the Classic Boxed Set to the Hardcover format. The ABBA set is a Hardcover format. This is disappointing to me because for a 'Complete' collection, I would have liked to see the better presentation. Each CD has an A or B on it and a corresponding pseudo autograph of one of the band members first name.
But don't let the presentation deter you. The content is in this set. What is nice is that the first 3 CDs contain the released material. All of the released material is in sequential order of the release dates. ABBA Gold which is a greatest hits CD did not do this. In the attached book, Carl Magnus Palm has an outstanding disocgraphy that tells when and where every song was recorded and a brief abstract containing some useful information on the song. The discography is also contains pictures of ABBA album covers and singles.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When All Is Said And Done. . . December 24, 1999
Format:Audio CD
ABBA. One of those groups considered guilty pleasures by many. Why? Listen to the music. Their voices frequently blended better than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The arrangements were appropriate and often quite inventive. The music and lyrics were infectious and sometimes deceptively dark and challenging. There was their wardrobe, but nobody's perfect.
This set showcases many of the reasons that ABBA has both retained their original fans and made an impressive number of new ones in recent years. Quite simply, these are gifted musicians who have an obvious love of what they do. Let not any serious music lover ever apologize again for an affinity for this Swedish supergroup.
As for the music, two complaints. One, a few of the songs appear in edited form, compared to those on the original albums. And two, not enough of them are included (yes, I realize it's a 4-disc set and that the discs are crammed with material, but this is ABBA). Another disc or two could be filled with perhaps lesser-known, but equally essential tunes like "As Good As New" (from VOULEZ-VOUS), "Andante, Andante" (SUPER TROUPER), and "Tiger" (ARRIVAL). Oh, well. Maybe there will be a THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, VOLUME 2.
Those minor flaws notwithstanding, this is a wonderful collection. If you remember ABBA, this will be like a visit with a few old friends. If you don't, be prepared to make some new ones. And no apologies.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for all ABBA Fanatics! June 27, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
Thank you for the Music is an absolute necessity for anyone who truly loves and appreciated ABBA. It includes all the hits the rest of the world knows, such as Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia, but also includes other absolute masterpieces that portray the fantastic ABBA sound, but weren't as well known at the time they were written.
Bjorn and Benny are truly great composers, and many of the songs on Thank you for the Music will enlighten listeners to their ability at creating timeless music classics.
If you are even remotely an ABBA fan, this boxed set is a must have, so you can appreciate all of ABBA's work, and also enjoy hearing the "creating" process taking in place in the "ABBA undeleted" track on Disc 4.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A "must have" for true ABBA fans
"A history of Abba from their first single to their last", this 4-disc set is comprised of Abba's greatest hits as well as previously unreleased tracks. Read more
Published 6 months ago by C. L. Burch
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great collection of ABBA music!
This was exactly what I expected and more! Anni-Frid, Benny, Bjorn and Agnetha formed what will be regarded as possibly the best pop-music band of all-time!
Published 11 months ago by Thomas Spittel
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
THis was a Christmas gift, and went over really, really, really well. I bought this set years ago, but was happy to get another one for someone who enjoys their music so much!
Published 12 months ago by Cynthia
5.0 out of 5 stars Big
This is my best cd and the packaging contained more cd's than I expected and covered just everything they ever made.
Published 14 months ago by ronkandi13
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Abba's best albums
One can never say enough about Abba, or their music. Hit after hit, after hit. Well worth the price.

Love the album, but really, really hated the download.
Published 17 months ago by Tarn
4.0 out of 5 stars Totally cool with the ABBA boxed set.
The package arrived on time and as advertised. Have played 3 of the 4 cds and I am totally satisfied so far. Read more
Published 18 months ago by tom adams
4.0 out of 5 stars All the Billboard Top Pop Singles and Good Quality
There are 66 tracks on 4 CDs. All of the tunes that reached Billboard's Top 100 Pop Singles are included and then some. Read more
Published on March 25, 2012 by Roy F. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of listening pleasure...
This set of music is hours of listening pleasure...

there is no group like ABBA. Their music is so nice, so pleasurable. Read more
Published on January 21, 2012 by Jasmine O'Connor
5.0 out of 5 stars Abba 1 of the very best box sets
I have been an ABBA fan for over three decades. Abba has one of the very best music I have ever heard. Read more
Published on April 2, 2011 by Dennis Bainbridge
4.0 out of 5 stars great music
Rocking every morning on the way to work...only wish that artists would put all the really upbeat tunes on one cd... Read more
Published on January 23, 2011 by Brenda Beach
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