Waterloo Deluxe Edition Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ABBA's Eurovision Victory
The ABBA Deluxe Edition series, which began in 2006 with the release of theArrival album, now reaches its eighth album. And what would be more natural in this the 40th Anniversary year of ABBA’s victory in Eurovision Song Contest with "Waterloo", than to release a Deluxe Edition of the album of the same name. On this Waterloo Deluxe Edition the original album has been expanded with 8 bonus tracks, plus a DVD of rare and previously unreleased television material. Waterloo Deluxe Edition will be released on April 7, 2014 internationally.
The first disc in the 2-disc package is a CD, which features the original album plus 8 bonus tracks. The bonus selections feature all the various versions of "Waterloo", the Swedish, French and German versions, as well as an alternate mix of the English version, plus the Swedish version of "Honey, Honey", the remix of "Ring Ring" that was first released on the American version of the Waterloo album, the single remix of "Ring Ring" released as the follow-up to "Waterloo" in the UK and the Spanish version of "Hasta Mañana".
The DVD features no less than 13 TV selections, most of which are previously unreleased. Naturally, ABBA’s performances of "Waterloo" in the Eurovision Song Contest and the Swedish selection, Melodifestivalen are featured on the DVD. In both instances, the first performance as well as the winning performance has been included. There is also the rare performance of "Waterloo" intended for Eurovision preview programmes, the equally rare performance of the German-language version of "Waterloo", ABBA’s three appearances on Top Of The Pops performing "Waterloo", an interview with Frida and ABBA manager Stig Anderson on Eurovision night, plus three performances of "Honey, Honey" from German and Austrian television. The package also includes a 20-page illustrated booklet featuring an extensive essay on the making of the album, with brand new insights from Björn and Benny.
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