A #29 album, released just months before ABBA disbanded in 1982. Hits include the title track and When All Is Said and Done .
Abba's 1981 swan song is appropriately touched by intimations of loss; The Visitors
certainly contains nothing as breezy as "Does Your Mother Know." Far from the listless meanderings of a group on its way out, however, the album is alive with emotion and creativity. The title track fuses a melody reminiscent of the Beatles
Indian explorations with a smartly done synthesizer arrangement typical of the disc as a whole. (They could've been the Human League
!) Similarly moody cuts like "Soldiers" and "One of Us" help make this that rare thing, an Abba record suited for lonely late nights. This 24-bit remaster boasts four bonus cuts, including the final singles "The Day Before You Came" and "Under Attack," in addition to improved sound quality. --Rickey Wright