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ABBA: ABBA

The third album by the Swedish quartet established their staying power by two Australian No.1s ("I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", "Mamma Mia") and made them more visible by their putting promotional film clips, nowadays called videos, for four of their songs. "S.O.S." brought ABBA back to big success in the U.S. and the U.K., pulling along the first two singles. From start to finish it offers tunes that are splendidly melodic with soaring harmonies and since Agnetha and Frida sing most of these songs (Bjorn has only 2 solos), the album as a whole, benefits from their strong vocal performances.

Tracklist:

1.Mamma Mia 2.Hey Hey Helen 3.Tropical Loveland 4.SOS 5.Man In The Middle 6.Bang-A-Boomerang 7.I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do 8.Rock Me 9.Intermezzo No.1 10.I've Been Waiting For You 11.So Long

Lineup:

Benny Andersson - synthesizer, piano, keyboards, vocals, clavinet. Agnetha Fältskog - vocals, Anni-Frid Lyngstad - vocals, Björn Ulvaeus - guitar, vocals. Additional musicians: Ulf Andersson - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, Ola Brunkert - drums, Bruno Glenmark - trumpet, Rutger Gunnarsson - bass, Roger Palm - drums, Janne Schaffer - guitar, Finn Sjoberg - guitar, Bjorn Utvous - guitar, Mike Watson - bass, Lasse Wellander - guitar

Release date: April 21, 1975