|ABBA (Stig Anderson presents)|
|LD: CIC Video LGV 1016; 19??|
The dynamic sound and unique look of the international supergroup, ABBA, are captured on this stereo videodisc. Watch and listen as the multi-talented Swedish quatet performs many of their biggest hits, the hits that have assured ABBA an unshakeable niche in rock history around the world;
ABBA on Lasevision is a treat for the eyes and the ears.
|VHS: Virgin Video Music Biography VVD 252; 19??|
ABBA, the biggest name of the 70's, had a remarkable run of chart topping hits from 1974 to 1981 which has ensured them a place in pop history. The group's uncanny ability to create melodic masterpieces has only been battered by the Beatles, while their early mastery of the promotional video form was unequalled during their years as the most popular group in the world. The ABBA video biography collects together the video clips which brought Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid from local celebrity to international stardom, while also reflecting the destructive effect which public stardom can exert on private relationships. ABBA remain the only fact from a country where English is not the native tongue to have dominated the world of popular music, and their appeal to all age groups of every nationality is all the more unique because of the language barrier. While it seems unlikely that another non-English speaking act will ever approach ABBA's achievements, the ABBA video biography preserves their magic for future generations.
|ABBA In Concert|
|LD: Distributed by Pioneer MP066-E; 19??|
|VHS: Distributed by Vision Video Limited; 19??|
|ABBA Music Show 1+2|
|VHS: AB Europa-Film; 19??|
|ABBA The Movie|
|LD: MGM/UA Home Video UMLV 10215; 19??|
|VHS: MGM/UA Home Video SMV 10215; 19??|
From their first moment of international triumph, as Sweden's entry in the 1974 Eurovision song contest, everything ABBA have touched has turned to gold.
"Abba: the movie", follows the supergroup on a sensational tour of Australia and captures all the magic and excitement of one of the world's most entertaining live acts; It features an unforgettable selection from the many songs that have taken the four to the top of the charts around the world.
The movie also provides an interesting and thoroughly entertaining insight into their lives off-stage, punctuated by the amusing exploits of Ashley, a disc-jockey who follows ABBA across the continent. Not quite sure who or what ABBA are, Ashley is nevertheless determinated to get his interview.
|ABBA The Video Hits|
|VHS: Screen Legends SL 1100, Distributed by Pickwick Video; 19??|
|More ABBA Gold (More ABBA Hits)|
|CD: PolyGram Video 087 380-4; 1992|
|LD: PolyGram Video 087 380-1; 1992|
|VHS: PolyGram Video 087 380-3; 1992|
Arguably, the major musical event of 1992/3 was the renaissance of ABBA, whose "ABBA Gold-Greatest hits" album and video, topped the UK chats and the charts of a dozen other countries around the world. Not bad for a group that effectively went its separate ways ten years before... However, they are without any doubt, among the ten most popular acts of entire history of modern pop/rock music and the fact that their time came round again in 1992 (just as it had for so many acts from the golden era of pop music), should cause no raising of eyebrows. After 20 years during which ABBA left a permanent mark on the history of pop music, their international popularity shows a little sign of diminishing.
John Tobler 1993
|Thank You ABBA|
|VHS: PolyGram Video 632 382-3; 19??|
Tom HUDEC, Tom=at=ABBA-dot-cz, Last modification: October 19, 2002