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ABBA: The Studio Albums coloured vinyl box set

All the albums on limited coloured vinyl, in a box set

Universal Music will release a coloured vinyl edition of the ABBA The Studio Albums box set, in July.

As you might expect, this contains all eight studio albums, starting with Ring Ring (1973) and finishing with The Visitors (1981). A now out-of-print black vinyl edition of this box was previously issued in 2014.

Each album is pressed on 180g coloured vinyl and comes with replica LP artwork. The colours are as follows:

Ring Ring – red vinyl
Waterloo – orange vinyl
ABBA – silver vinyl
Arrival – white vinyl
ABBA: The Album – green vinyl
Voulez-Vous – blue vinyl
Super Trouper – gold vinyl
The Visitors – yellow vinyl

There’s 750 units available for the UK with some channels (The Sound of Vinyl) already sold out in just a few hours.

This ABBA: The Studio Albums coloured vinyl box will be released on 3 July 2020, via UMC/Polydor. The SDE shop stock has sold out but this is now available via Amazon UK and Amazon Germany.

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Ring Ring – Side A

  1. Ring, Ring
  2. Another Town, Another Train
  3. Disillusion
  4. People Need Love
  5. I Saw It In The Mirror
  6. Nina, Pretty Ballerina

Ring Ring – Side B

  1. Love Isn’t Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
  2. Me And Bobby And Bobby’s Brother
  3. He Is Your Brother
  4. Ring Ring
  5. I Am Just A Girl
  6. Rock’N’Roll Band

Waterloo – Side A

  1. Waterloo
  2. Sitting In The Palmtree
  3. King Kong Song
  4. Hasta Manana
  5. My Mama Said
  6. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)

Waterloo – Side B

  1. Honey, Honey
  2. Watch Out
  3. What About Livingstone
  4. Gonna Sing You My Love Song
  5. Suzy-Hang-Around
  6. Waterloo

Abba – Side A

  1. Mamma Mia
  2. Hey, Hey Helen
  3. Tropical Loveland
  4. SOS
  5. Man In The Middle
  6. Bang-A-Boomerang

Abba – Side B

  1. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  2. Rock Me
  3. Intermezzo No.1
  4. I’ve Been Waiting For You
  5. So Long

Arrival – Side A

  1. When I Kissed The Teacher
  2. Dancing Queen
  3. My Love, My Life
  4. Dum Dum Diddle
  5. Knowing Me, Knowing You

Arrival – Side B

  1. Money, Money, Money
  2. That’s Me
  3. Why Did It Have To Be Me
  4. Tiger
  5. Arrival

Abba – The Album – Side A

  1. Eagle
  2. Take A Chance On Me
  3. One Man, One Women
  4. The Name Of The Game

Abba – The Album – Side B

  1. Move On
  2. Hole In Your Soul
  3. Thank You For The Music
  4. I Wonder (Departure)
  5. I’m A Marionette

Voulez-Vous – Side A

  1. As Good As New
  2. Voulez-Vous
  3. I Have A Dream
  4. Angeleyes
  5. The King Has Lost His Crown

Voulez-Vous – Side B

  1. Does Your Mother Know
  2. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
  3. Chiquitita
  4. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
  5. Kisses Of Fire

Super Trouper – Side A

  1. Super Trouper
  2. The Winner Takes It All
  3. On And On And On
  4. Andante, Andante
  5. Me And I

Super Trouper – Side B

  1. Happy New Year
  2. Our Last Summer
  3. The Piper
  4. Lay All Your Love On Me
  5. The Way Old Friends Do

The Visitors – Side A

  1. The Visitors
  2. Head Over Heels
  3. When All Is Said And Done
  4. Soldiers

The Visitors – Side B

  1. I Let The Music Speak
  2. One Of Us
  3. Two For The Price Of One
  4. Slipping Through My Fingers
  5. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

138 responses to ABBA / The Studio Albums / Limited edition coloured vinyl box set

  1. Mike B. says:

    Amazon ca relisted set for $50.00 less then it
    was the first time around, so it comes in at almost the same price as Amazon fr. plus free
    shipping!

  2. Paul says:

    So is this box set limited to 750 units or not? As soon as I heard about this I searched and all websites were sold out until I eventually found one, now most sites are selling it again. I bought as a possible future investment but now not sure and might cancel my order.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      That’s the UK figure. Don’t know if has changed or not. I can’t get any more for the SDE shop…

  3. Wolfgang says:

    First bought it at RecordStore, cancelled and bought at UDiscover in Germany at a much better price, but now at amazon.co.uk the set is even still less expensive taking S&H into account.

  4. Leemer says:

    Lovely industrial quantities – so many fantastic colors, I feel in a wonderland! I have this box in standard black vinyl from a few years back. Still have not yet opened it. Thanks for the music!!!

    Leemer

  5. paul wren says:

    The Sound Of Vinyl have e.mailed me today to say that “due to unprecedented demand, the label has allocated more copies of this product to ensure it is available to as many customers as possible”. So don’t panic buy, people, as clearly it is going to be pressed up in industrial quantities!

  6. John McCann' says:

    Congratulations Andreas, you’ve just had a comment posted, 2 in fact in this thread, keep going, what was it Robert the Bruce said to that spider,or was it some other scotish guy? anyway Scottish guy in a cave,and he starts yakking to a spider!, moral of the story is keep trying,

  7. Hugh Hall says:

    Looks like it’s back in stock for Pre-Order on Udiscovermusic, Sound Of Vinyl, Recordstore etc

  8. NightFlight says:

    Completely agree with those questioning the frankly random colour choices.
    And also a little disappointed that Abba did not choose to relaunch their new material last weekend at the otherwise sadly depleted Eurovision. Would have lifted all our spirits and they’d have had a captive audience to announce the new venture. One of us (Bjorn) didn’t quite cut it. I’m hearing that we may have to wait until April for the new work to surface with the Abbatar experience by which time the “new” songs will be 4 years old!

    • Colin says:

      Nightflight – You are referring to the 2 New Songs, that ABBA Recorded in June 2017 and announced the existence of, in April 2018. Now there are more than just 2 New Songs. A Friend of ABBA’s – Mark Levengood, (Swedish TV Host) – has been allowed to hear 3 ‘of the’ New Songs. He told this to ‘Aftonbladet’, (Swedish Newspaper), in Mid April. He says that they are ‘Fantastic’. So, he was stating, that ABBA have Recorded, more than 3 New Songs, and he’s heard 3 of them. Bjorn has also dropped many ‘hints’, that there are more than just 2 New Songs. Last Year, he told ITV News, that ABBA were in the Studio, earlier in 2019. So, the 2019 Recordings, were nothing to do with the 2 Songs, from June 2017. ABBA want to use The ABBAtars, in any Promo Videos for the New Songs, as they feel far too old, to be in Videos, as the ‘Real’ ABBA. The ABBAtars are: ‘Digital Copies of ABBA – as they looked in 1979’. They don’t ‘Sing’, of course. They just Mime, to the Recordings of the ‘Real’ ABBA. I reckon that ABBA did not ‘launch’ a New Song, in Saturday’s ‘Shine A Light’ Eurovision TV ‘Show’, because there are still no ABBAtars Promo Videos ready, to be shown. Without such a Video, ABBA would have seen no point in trying to ‘launch’ any New Songs. Hence why we just got Bjorn’s ‘Speech’, instead. As to when ABBA will realase a New Songs – who knows? The COVID-19 Crisis has delayed a great many things.

      • John says:

        If the wait results in a full album of new material, I for one will be happy to wait. After all its been nearly 40 years anyway. :) A full new album would be the stuff dreams are made of.

  9. OBVIOUSLY says:

    Paul Sinclair – twitter: ‘I know it’s probably a minority view, but I still don’t feel as if something is ‘released’ unless you can buy a physical copy of it somewhere…’

    – That’s really quite absurd. That would mean Flotsam & Jetsam hasn’t yet been released. I’ve been listening to it since last year!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Why don’t you just reply on twitter instead of posting about Peter Gabriel in an ABBA thread?

      • gary oliver says:

        also, it always makes me laugh when people come on this deluxe box set site to say they “could do without all the extras”
        .

  10. Daniel ( from Berlin ) says:

    the only thing i want to say is: come out with the probably 5 new recorded songs ( eight obviously written ) and maybe / hopefully with an album. don’t bore me with the 10th or 20th re-re-re-re-release of albums without anything new. i was angry in 2015 about those money-milking things. ask me not how angry i’m now in 2020. for me B&B had the perfect chance to put out “i still have faith in you” this spring as a charity single / download and give all proceeds to a worldwide organization to find a medicine against covid19.
    in this time they would have probably a worldwide number one and a perfect and emotional comeback. but now in may benny said: “if it depends only on me in september i think”. …and i say: i don’t believe in 2020 anymore….

  11. Robert Biden says:

    I was tempted but I have the silver box ( with my name in the pre order list in the booklet ! ).
    If I bought it I’d look at them a few times , put it away and never play them.
    Waste of money.
    What I’d like is full versions of what was included in ‘undeleted’ snippets. Especially Just Like That.
    Not Universals fault and B and B won’t allow anything new or unreleased to be released.
    Plus as a few people have said the colours are all wrong – GREEN for The Album ??

  12. Daniel ( from Berlin ) says:

    the only thing i want to say is: come out with the probably 5 new recorded songs ( eight obviously written ) and maybe / hopefully with an album. don’t bore me with the 10th or 20th re-re-re-re-release of albums without anything new. i was angry in 2015 about those money-milking things. ask me not how angry i’m now in 2020. for me B&B had the perfect chance to put out “i still have faith in you” this spring as a charity single / download and give all proceeds to a worldwide organization to find a medicine against covid19.
    in this time they would have probably a worldwide number one and a perfect comeback. but now in may benny said: “if it depends only on me in september i think”. …and i’m bored again after over 2 years since april 2018. i don’t believe in 2020 anymore….

  13. Andreas says:

    Paul, I have experienced that over 50% of my comments are not being posted.
    I don’t see any valid reason for not posting them, as they have never contained any violation.
    Often my comments are responses to somebody else, and I hardly ever see them posted.

    Starting to get the feeling that you largely post comments from people who are positive about every release.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Andreas your theory is interesting but not supported by the facts. Read the 115 comments about the ABBA box and see how many there are complaining about it.

    • Chris Squires says:

      Don’t worry Andreas. I would guess virtually everybody has had a post, now and then, that disappears down the black hole at some point. I wouldn’t take it personally.
      It’s the price we pay for Paul’s moderation. To be honest I would rather lose the the odd post to the ether than have a free for all and no moderation. If you think of the work involved in running the site, writing the articles, making and editing the videos, doing the interviews, keeping the shop going, packing and posting as well as checking every single post for stupidity. I think we get a good deal, considering it’s free. Other than the odd article from Ian, it’s all one man’s work.
      I would also say, from a personal point of view, that Paul does publish many negative posts that I wouldn’t. Even the ones that criticise Paul himself or the SDE website.
      Cock-up not conspiracy…. that’s how I would put it.

      • hendry doran says:

        Well said Chris. I cannot imagine how much time and effort Paul puts into this website and as you say all for free to us readers/posters.
        Being a senior citizen many of the artists mean nothing to me inasmuch as i have no idea who they are but regardless i still would be lost without this website.
        Please continue with the excellent work Paul and thank you

      • John McCann'. says:

        He don’t post some of mine either mate,but I can’t say I really blame him!ha,ha,,,, yes he must have his hands full Chris,and you dident mention the Twitter and stuff too, amazing, great website

        • Andreas says:

          Hi all, thanks for your replies and explanations. It is a great website for us all! And I cherish the work being done.

          I was just expressing my feeling (not a theory), because this has happened to me quite often lately. You sit down, put effort into a reply to someone that brought up an interesting point. And then you don’t see your reply. I think it would be disappointing for everyone (including Paul as well). So maybe I will consider not leaving replies here and just read (not meant in a bad way). I did not know that Paul is doing it all alone, though. One more reason for me to say: great website, very clear and structured contents! Thanks a lot.

  14. Mike M says:

    Unbelievable, Amazon still taking pre orders.

    • Stephen Rickard says:

      It’s popping up everywhere, maybe it’s not as limited as Universal wants us to think it is ?

  15. Colin MacKenzie says:

    Now getting concerned re the Amazon France position. Am 99% certain when I ordered yesterday it was for a coloured vinyl collection with a pic of the albums but now on their site reference to colour vinyl has disappeared. The Amazon Germany and USA sites both state coloured vinyl, Amazon UK does not.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      There is no other version, so I wouldn’t worry about it!

    • Wayne Olsen says:

      Thanks for the tip-off! I cancelled my Framazon order and ordered it on Deep Discount.
      I’ve now ordered this darn box set three times. No, my mother does NOT know.

  16. TRACY says:

    I don’t know if it has been mentioned already as I haven’t read every comment, but FNAC France have this on preorder for 122 Euros.

  17. Jeff says:

    Hi Paul

    I know this iui s off topic but for Led Zeppelin fans….

    The Song Remains The Same – Super Drluxe Box is selling on Amazon UK for 54 GBP!!! And they are again shipping to the USA

  18. Wayne Olsen says:

    Ordered from L’Amazon. thanks Paul!

  19. Colin MacKenzie says:

    Well bit the bullet and ordered from Amazon France. Noticed there that Paul Weller vinyl is miraculously now available! Hope they do not cancel this as well…..

  20. Paul Fidler says:

    Have purchased this item from What Records for £134.99 plus £8.00 postage. I have used this company before and they have always been very reliable.

  21. John says:

    The colour choices seen odd to me. Blue for Voulez-Vous and gold for Super Trouper work but the rest? Silver for “ABBA” and yellow for The Visitors…… strange choices. I think these would’ve worked better…..

    Ring Ring – green
    Waterloo – yellow
    Abba – orange
    Arrival – silver
    The Album – white
    Voulez-Vous – blue
    Super Trouper – gold
    The Visitors – red

    Just my thoughts….

    • Chris Squires says:

      You won’t be on your own John. The really obvious one is The Album, it’s every bit as white as Voulez-vous is blue. I have no idea what kind of person would look at the cover of The Album and see green. The cover of Arrival has more green in it and for that they used white!!!!. If you don’t care about vinyl or don’t care about coloured vinyl it won’t matter a tinker’s cuss, but to sad sacks like me it does matter. Pulling a crisp blue Voulez-vous LP out of the blue cover will be beautiful. Imagine if the same muppet who chose green for The Album decided it should be the indescribable colour of Frida’s dress. That’s how bad that decision is.

    • NTG says:

      Exactly my thoughts.
      The colour choices are odd.
      But that’s a matter of taste…
      The biggest problem here is, that they could have add an extra vinyl with all the tracks which wasn’t include in the studio albums, exactly as they did with the 2010 boxset.
      “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”, “The day before you came”, “Cassandra”, “Summer Night City” and so many other wonderful songs could have made it on an extra coloured record!
      And the second problem… what master tapes did they used?
      I’m tired of buying “ABBA – THE ALBUM” and hearing the distortion on “The Name of the game”. They choose the faulty master tapes again and again and again on every release of this album!
      I think this boxset is a very good choice for someone who hasn’t got the original records. It’s beautiful! But that’s all. Without very important ABBA tracks like “Fernando”, it’s just too basic.
      I’m happy with the (hopefully) forthcoming Half Speed Master of “Super Trouper” which I will buy, but unfortunately as much as I would like to buy this boxset (if the extra record would have been added), I’ll pass.

  22. MARK LEVY says:

    Also an extra LP in the set would have rounded up the non-album hits such as FERNANDO, GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE, UNDER ATTACK and others.

  23. Stephen says:

    This set is desirable, as indicated by the sell outs, despite no new material, no bonus tracks or non album singles. However I cant afford it at present, sad face!

    • Terry says:

      Lots of places not sold out though. Wonder how limited this will actually be?

      Also, will it include a download code like the black vinyl version did?

      • Paul Taylor says:

        It depends on each retailer’s allocation Terry. I don’t know how many Paul got for SDE, but if each shop got a bare bones allocation of, say, 15-20 units, that’s roughly around 35 retailers that could potentially be in a position to offer them for sale. Some of the smaller indies (e.g. Banquet, What!) will have less online traffic so will take longer to sell out. The bigger ones (e.g. Rough Trade, Universal themselves) will sell out quicker as they will be first port of call for a lot of people.
        I can’t see the 750 for the UK being wide of the mark, and there be more available from the indies if people are buying from Amazon France or Germany

  24. Ralph says:

    Wasn’t “The Day Before You Came” on The Visitors?

  25. Craig Hedges says:

    If Universal can only release the ABBA material which had already been released why don’t they reissue new CD and vinyl editions of Greatest Hits Vol.2 and The Single The First Ten Years. There was a picture disc version of The Singles which could be replicated.
    Greatest Hits had a reissue on CD a couple of years ago using the original (bizarre) artwork, I’d have preferred a version with the UK ‘bench’ cover.
    Another item with could be re-produced is the ABBA 77 e.p. with live recordings from the Australian tour, pressed on proper gold vinyl instead of a flexidisc.

    • John says:

      My thoughts exactly Craig. I was hoping Greatest Hits Vol. 2 was going to get a 40th Anniversary CD release as Greatest Hits did but sadly it didn’t happen. As one of the many fans who’ve purchased the same tracks over and over again I’d still be interested in deluxe editions of the two you mentioned. As for Live 77, that would be amazing to get that on picture disc or CD…. and if Universal could add Get On The Carousel as a bonus track…. :) …….I can dream can’t I.

  26. Steven Roberts says:

    Never ceases to amaze me how Abba find new ways to reissue the same old same old.

    Silver Box, White Box, Coloured Vinyl Box, Back to Black vinyl, Half-speed mastered 2 x 45…

    All I actually want is hi-res – can we have SACDs next time, please? Or blu-ray, maybe? I’m not fussy…

    Next time, though, I get the feeling they’ll probably try to flog us cassettes!!!

  27. Bryan says:

    The “limited edition” ABBA reissue scheduled is a mess. Some singles limited to 500, or 1000, or 4000 or … then this box set which seems to have sold out everywhere in very short time. I’m sure most of us want it because we want it, NOT because it’s “limited”, so if there’s the demand, why the need to be “limited”. Oh, but the ‘flippers’ will be ecstatic! Again.

  28. Michel Bendichou says:

    Generally find that coloured vinyl pressings are prone to inferior quality. No good reason that should be the case (unlike picture discs) but it’s enough of a recurring theme to make it questionable to pay (often more) for something that plays less well than black.

    Will stick to the original box set!

    • Chris Squires says:

      I don’t get that impression at all. Yes all picture discs, by their nature, are inferior. Some of my older, original coloured vinyl is also noisy. But nearly all of the releases in the last few years (six or so) that I have got on coloured vinyl have been spot on.

      I just think it’s a bit of an old chestnut. Just because they used to be poor does not mean the new coloured vinyl issues are also poor. I point you in the direction of the Lord of the Rings Box sets as an example and my recent Osamu Kitajima clear vinyl set is possibly the best sounding release I own…..
      What is far more important than what colour your vinyl is, is to invest in a half decent cleaning machine and take the time to clean the records. Of course anything might sound noisy straight out of the cover.

      • John McCann'. says:

        Correct me if im wrong Chris,but doesn’t all vinyl start out without colour and to make it black they add stuff,?so in effect black vinyl is indeed colourful vinyl,,, some people will tell you that black and white aren’t even considered colours,,,feel free to correct me,love John

        • Chris Squires says:

          Absolutely John and I’m sure many here know a lot more than me and could go through the theory.
          My only problem with clear vinyl is it’s a bugger to clean as it is tough to see where the wet is and I regularly end up drowning it with fluid piling over the sides. At least with black you can accurately see the fluid. Good cleaning fluid isn’t cheap…….

      • Kieron says:

        Exactly

    • Tim Weldon says:

      Sorry Michael but you’re totally wrong. I have coloured vinyl from the 1970’s and 1980’s – when records were mass produced – but there is no discernible difference in quality from black vinyl from the same period. I have collected a lot of coloured vinyl in recent years too and find the quality just as good as black. With 180g vinyl being the norm now, all vinyl, coloured or not, sounds amazing on a good hi-fi set up. Don’t forget clear vinyl was the pressers vinyl of choice over black – the only thing that stopped it was the fact it is difficult to see the gaps between tracks.

  29. Stevie B says:

    They’re have been a few Abba coloured vinyl reissues lately with supposedly a really low number of copies reported, same with that Spice Girls White vinyl. Then all of a sudden the 750/1000 only becomes 4000+… Seems to be a favourite ploy of Universal.

  30. Rob says:

    Available on Amazon UK now albeit at £145.99

    • Mijacmad says:

      I snagged it for £110 there within first minutes of it going live, then it went straight up to £145.

      • Mike M says:

        I wouldn’t go counting your chickens just yet pal, we all know how Amazon roll, they still have it up for pre order even now. Gonna be a lot of unhappy customers down the line :(

        • Stephen Rickard says:

          The same can be said Udiscover, I pre ordered the Janet Jackson Control red vinyl about a month before release. I think about 2 weeks before release date it showed as sold out. I thought great, Ive got my order in early , no worries. Day of release I got email saying my order has been cancelled….

        • Mijacmad says:

          Might be something to do with the £145 price-tag, I’d think twice at that price.

          I’ve never really had any issues with Amazon pre-orders other than the price going down on release day. I must of been one of the first to order at £110, as one minute it was unavailable and literally changed before my eyes to available to pre-order, then the price hike straight after my order went through.

  31. Philsey says:

    Hello Paul,

    My ABBA order states paid but unfulfilled. Can you let me know this will be on it’s way in July.

    Thank you

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      We can’t fulfil your order until we have the stock, which will be about four days before the release date.

  32. Bridge says:

    Ordered from Amazon France. Works out to $230CAN all in (of course Amazon.ca is usually pretty lame anyway, so that wasn’t an option). Alternatively just south of me in the US works out to over $350CAN. So much for basically buying local LOL.

    • Micheal says:

      Amazon ca was around $280.00 all in, apparently sold out, for now. I too ordered from
      France.

  33. Geoff says:

    Just ordered via Amazon FR – £116 :)

    • Mijacmad says:

      Amazon UK now have stock listed for £110, I cancelled my Amazon France which worked out more expensive.

  34. Shane says:

    Does Bravado remove the VAT if they ship to a non-EU country, so it would be less than 129 EUR?

  35. Tony Fernando says:

    I gave in & got a copy from the SDE shop, I’m looking forward to your legendary packaging Paul! I don’t have any ABBA vinyl so a good buy for me, I used to drive my family mad by playing the Knowing Me Knowing You B side Happy Hawaii all the time in those hot Summers of the 70’s, I guess nostalgia plays a big part in these odd times, hope we’re all keeping good SDE gang.

  36. Philip says:

    Would be nice to see a Reissue of the 2005 Complete Abba Recordings CD Box Set like the recent Tears for Fears Box Set editions,im sure it would be a big draw and sell out pretty quick

    Dont see the point or appeal of this Vinyl set,Its just De ja Vue over and over

    • Craig Hedges says:

      I can imagine they will reissue the Complete Studio recordings and tag on the two new songs, which will be the only way to get them on cd

  37. Jabber says:

    For those in the US, the Sound of Vinyl has it for $180. Sign up for emails and first order is 20% off, equals $144 plus tax (if applicable) and $4 s/h. Beats Amazon.

  38. Ed says:

    Just ordered on UDiscover Germany and it seems to have gone through, my card has been charged anyway. But €9.99 P&P seems way too cheap?

  39. Mike says:

    Ordered a copy at Amazon.fr, lowest price I could find, so far, and ships direct to !

  40. MARK LEVY says:

    Wouldn’t it have been a good idea to update this and add an album of bonus tracks that aren’t on the studio lps. Equivalent to say the CD version. Obviously judging by the length of the bonus disc it would have to be a two record set.

  41. Paul Taylor says:

    Got an order done through Banquet

  42. Rupi says:

    Banquet Records are still taking pre-orders as I type this.

  43. Tom says:

    Thanks for the tips I got this set from amazon France worked out £117 and that included postage…

  44. karl says:

    Is this set remastered or is just on coloured vinyl? It’s almost all sold out on preorders already.

  45. eric says:

    i dont see the point in releasing this box set in few quantities. It’s already out of stock and people are going to sell it on ebay for thousand of dollars

  46. hendry doran says:

    Managed to get what was advertised as the last copy on Udiscover UK

  47. Wolfgang says:

    Thanks to all that pointed out the Udiscover price in Germany, with shipping it was 20% less than at where I first ordered it. It seems to be sold out everywhere except at Udiscover…

  48. Ian says:

    Does anyone know if Amazon france pack items any better than UK? I would like to order this box set from them but am worried about the condition upon delivery. I have read comments elsewhere on here about poor packing by Amazon leading to damaged items. However, I would prefer to buy through the SDE shop if more will become available…. ???

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      These kinds of boxes normally come in their own decent packaging direct from Universal, although we really don’t know.

    • Thomas says:

      I order from Amazon France regularly and I have never had a problem with their packaging.

    • John McCann'. says:

      I just received my Bob Dylan 74 boxset from Amazon,it came in a long rectangular solidid cardboard box,inside that was a Square solid carboard box , totally bombproof,,only way the contents could be damaged if it fell in a swimming pool,and even then it would take a while for the water to penetrate

  49. Elizabeth Hirst says:

    Can’t justify this as I already have the box set of the studio albums on black vinyl. If I didn’t have that I would be all over this like a rash.

  50. Marc Kieser says:

    The box can still be ordered at Udicover.de and/or Bravado.de for 130,– euro + shipping

  51. David Tanser says:

    Even including postage it’s £123 from uDiscover Germny posted to the UK. I wasn’t going to get this, but I caved in – it looks too nice to miss.

  52. Michel Banen says:

    I’d like Voulez Vous on blue vinyl but don’t need al the other albums. I wouldn’t be surprised if the albums will be made available seperately at a later date.

    • Stefan says:

      I really doubt the taste of the people responsible for the Artwork for the Abba/Abba related releases at Universal. When the Frida Shine Album was released in coloured vinyl, it would have looked so georgeous in Neonpink or Neongreen. What did we get? Fir tree green nearly!

      And in this Box Set, some choices are really odd.

      I agree with the blue coloured Voulez Vous but otherwise? For me, the yellow belongs to the ABBA Album, matching the font colour, the silver would look great on Arrival, white belongs to The Album. I would have chosen green or orange for Ring Ring and Waterloo in clear vinyl…

  53. cosmo castanza says:

    I had a look when it was still available on one site ….but not really a big enough fan .

    You really can end up with a staggering number of variants of an album by one of your favourites.

  54. Brendan says:

    Colored vinyl is not my favorite. Give me classic back, and maybe, but not this multicolor stuff.

  55. Wayne says:

    I really want this. I will have to wait until money isn’t tight.

    • Gary says:

      Money may get even tighter Wayne as a copy has already appeared on a certain website with a price tag of £350….plus £8 postage of course because £220 profit is never enough!!

  56. Paul says:

    I’ll pass on this one. Still looking forward to Miles Showell’s remastering being made available digitally at some point. ABBA’s output digitally is somewhat lacking, to say the least.

  57. Derek Langsford says:

    Clearly the flogged horse isn’t dead yet if this set is selling out.

    I have their remastered CDs, don’t want vinyl, and don’t need collectors editions that give me a couple of extra tracks with all the albums again. The only thing I’d be willing to pay for would be hi-res or 5.1 mixes on blu-ray though not if packaged with vinyl.

    Though from what I read here, hi-res seems unlikely, let alone 5.1.

  58. David Anderson says:

    I picked the black vinyl box set up for about £24 thanks to a heads up from Paul several years ago. I think that means I can splash out on this superfluous but beautiful coloured edition.

  59. M. Blanke says:

    Don’t be too worried, releases like this is always “sold out” at the firstngo round of a pre-order cycle, it’s a sales ploy and adds to the hype. It will pop up all over the place as it nears closer to release date!

    • Jamie says:

      Thanks I hope you are right. This happens to me every time a limited Abba release comes out. I get the email from the Abba site in the afternoon, but by the time I have finished work and gone to order it has sold out!

  60. Shane says:

    I need to be strong. I have no need for this and I can’t justify the expense when I have all previous releases and versions.

  61. Stan Butler says:

    Bit out of my budget.
    Guess I’ll have to make do with the 2014 box. Only cost me £30.

    • Marcel says:

      I bought it also for the same price. I think that is probably the best deal i ever had. A fantastic boxset for a ridiculously low price. With much gratitude to Paul and SDE

  62. Chris Squires says:

    I am lucky enough to own the 9LP silver box version with the extra LP of B-sides and non-LP singles, which is rather lovely. There might be a label licensing issue with that (who owns it?) but THAT would have been the one to repress in coloured vinyl with the 10 extra tracks. I play the extra LP a lot, particularly as Under Attack is one of my favourite ABBA singles.

    • Friso Pas says:

      It’s the same ownership. They’re just non-album singles and tracks. Too bad they leave that LP out once again. I thought I was going to buy the coloured set, but decided against it.
      I also have that 9LP silver set and the half-speeds and I suspect they will announce Super Trouper this year as 2LP 45RPM half-speed too, since the others were all released in their 40th ann. year.
      What I do need however, is the full length version of Summer Night City on 12″, with the orchestral intro. That has never been released on vinyl.

  63. NightFlight says:

    Can’t believe this issue has been sold out within 2 hours from all retailers! (although not yet listed on Amazon).
    Universal must know how big the susceptible Abba fanbase is, so surely can produce an appropriately scaled print run?

    Any suggestions?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I’m trying to get some more for the SDE shop, but as noted, seems to be selling well everywhere, so not sure if Universal can supply any more at this stage.

      • Dirceu says:

        I agree. Have the same feeling with the Stones. Their digital outout from 71-onwarda are dreadful!

    • KEVIN MURPHY says:

      Udiscover Germany still have them onsale.

  64. Bogdan says:

    Still available over at the uDiscover Germany store. Otherwise, this seems to be flying off the shelves and/or is a very limited release.

    • Gareth Pugh says:

      The e-mail i got from UDiscover said 250 copies only. I imagine that meant they had 250 copies to sell, not that there are only 250 copies in the world, but even that amount per retailer would make for a fairly small print run i guess…

    • Björn says:

      Thanks, Bogdan.
      Got my pre-order there.

    • NightFlight says:

      Good call, thanks Bogdan!

    • Elmar Dickhagen says:

      this was SOOO helpful many thanks, indeed they still did process the order…

  65. Dave says:

    Money , Money , Money !

  66. Nik C. says:

    jeez i’m a ABBA nut but please stop fleecing us fans.. we don’t want the old ablums re re re re re re issued. WE WANT THE NEW SONGS AND NEW ALBUM hehehe

  67. colinthebruce says:

    Good grief – its sold out everywhere!

  68. G De Wilde says:

    I hope they’ll make the box a bit wider this time :)

  69. Colin says:

    Can’t really spend that much on one Box Set but would buy a few if they were sold separately. I guess that would defeat the object of the box set. Maybe a bit later in the year or early next year they might be sold on their own?

    • Björn says:

      actually, I think it’s a very good price for a 8 LP record set which has that limited edition. :)

      • Matthew Sparkes says:

        What is the silver box set that has been mentioned in the comments. Sounds great?

        • Chris Squires says:

          Hi Matthew.

          The “Silver” box set is from 2010 and is called “The Vinyl Collection”. It comes with an external plastic cover (well mine does). It has black vinyl copies of all 8 studio albums and a 9th LP described thus ….

          “The box set also contains a bonus album, entitled ABBA Tracks, the A-side of which contains the five single A-sides not included on the original studio albums. The B-side of ABBA Tracks features a further five non-album songs, personally selected by ABBA’s Benny Andersson.”

          The quality is excellent, mine sounds superb and the 9th LP is a corker…. (IMHO)

          ABBA Tracks
          Q1 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 4:52
          Q2 Fernando 4:12
          Q3 Summer Night City 3:34
          Q4 Under Attack 3:48
          Q5 The Day Before You Came 5:50
          R1 Lovelight 3:46
          R2 Happy Hawaii 4:25
          R3 Elaine 3:44
          R4 Should I Laugh Or Cry 4:26
          R5 Put On Your White Sombrero 4:52

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