|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 More Video Hits|
|VHS: Screen Legends SL 1101, 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