|The Singles: The First Ten Years|
|Compilation album by|
|Released||8 November 1982|
|Recorded||March 1972 – August 1982|
Epic (UK, Ireland, Spain and Italy)
Atlantic (US and Canada)
Polydor (Germany and Netherlands)
RCA (Australia and New Zealand)
Sunshine (South Africa)
|Singles from The Singles: The First Ten Years|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
|Spin Alternative Record Guide||10/10|
The Singles: The First Ten Years is a double compilation album by Swedish pop group ABBA, released in November 1982.
The album contained most of the band's hit singles from their ten years together as recording artists, and included two new tracks: "The Day Before You Came" and "Under Attack". The Singles: The First Ten Years was released on CD in Canada only by Atlantic Records in 1987, but was quickly deleted in 1988 when Atlantic's rights to the catalog expired. In 2001, the album was replaced by The Definitive Collection. In the Spin Alternative Record Guide (1995), the compilation was ranked 80th on the book's list of the "Top 100 Alternative Albums".
Richard Cook in the New Musical Express described the collection as a "documentation of the group who altered the course of pop more than anyone else. It resulted in a seam of unbroken, highly individual pop music that in lifespan terms is still unmatched."
All songs written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, except where noted. It was released as a 2 LP and double cassette. In 1983 a two CD version of the collection appeared on Polydor records, produced in West Germany.
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||300,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.