More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits
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Greatest hits album by
Released24 May 1993
Recorded1973–1982
GenrePop
Length76:26 (1993)
78:14 (1999-Present)
LabelPolyGram
Producer
ABBA chronology
Oro: Grandes Éxitos
(1992)
More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits
(1993)
Thank You for the Music
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[2]

More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits is a compilation album by Swedish pop group ABBA. Released in 1993, it was the follow-up to the highly successful Gold: Greatest Hits, released the previous year, and went on to sell 3 million copies.[3]

Overview

While Gold: Greatest Hits had showcased 19 of the group's biggest and most recognisable hits, this left out a number of other sizeable international hits, such as "Summer Night City", "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" and "Angeleyes". These were included here as well as some of ABBA's lesser-known hits from the time when their popularity was declining, such as "Head over Heels" and "The Day Before You Came." Also included are several B-sides and album tracks, plus one previously unreleased track; "I Am the City", dating back to ABBA’s final recording sessions in 1982.

Release

Like Gold: Greatest Hits, a remaster of More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits was released in 1999.[4] A 4:27 edited version of "The Visitors" was replaced by the original 5:46 version, while a 3:18 alternate mix of "Lovelight" was replaced by the 3:46 version originally released in 1979.

In 2008 the album was re-released with a different disc and back cover to coincide with the release of the film Mamma Mia!.[5]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, unless otherwise noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Summer Night City" 3:34
2."Angeleyes" 4:20
3."The Day Before You Came" 5:51
4."Eagle" (Single Edit) - (Edited Version on 1999 reissue) 4:26
5."I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"Andersson, Stig Anderson, Ulvaeus3:16
6."So Long" 3:06
7."Honey, Honey"Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus2:55
8."The Visitors" (US Promo Edit for 1993 original) - (Original Version used for reissues) 4:27/5:46
9."Our Last Summer" 4:19
10."On and On and On" 3:38
11."Ring Ring"Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus, Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody3:03
12."I Wonder (Departure)"Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus4:37
13."Lovelight" (Alternate Mix for 1993 original) - (Original Mix used for reissues) 3:18/3:46
14."Head over Heels" 3:45
15."When I Kissed the Teacher" 3:01
16."I Am the City" (Previously unreleased) 4:01
17."Cassandra" 4:50
18."Under Attack" 3:48
19."When All Is Said and Done" 3:18
20."The Way Old Friends Do" 2:53

Personnel

ABBA
Additional personnel

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[6] 60
Austrian Albums Chart[7] 7
Hungarian Albums Chart[8] 16
Netherlands Albums Chart[9] 10
Norwegian Albums Chart[10] 7
Swiss Albums Chart[11] 13
German Albums Chart[12] 9
UK Albums Chart[13] 13
Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[6] 80
Swedish Albums Chart[14] 3
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[15] 38
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[16] 78
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[17] 60
French Compilations Chart[18] 35
Irish Albums Chart[19] 44
Chart (2010) Peak
position
Finnish Albums Chart[20] 38

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[22] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[23] Gold 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[24] Gold 250,000^
Germany (BVMI)[25]
video
Gold 25,000^
Sweden (GLF)[26] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[27] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Platinum 300,000^
Summaries
Europe 1,000,000[29]
Worldwide 3,000,000[3]

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

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