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ABBA - The Visitors (1981) {2012 Remastered, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Polar, 3706261}

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ABBA - The Visitors (1981) {2012 Remastered, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Polar, 3706261}

ABBA - The Visitors (1981) {2012 Remastered, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Polar, 3706261}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 447 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 172 Mb
DVD5 -> 3.82 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | ~ 50 m | ISO Image
Subs: Svenska, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Portugues
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 105 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 2012 Polar Music / Universal | 3706261
Pop / Euro-Pop

Any newcomer to ABBA’s final studio album – which is released this week as a deluxe CD+DVD edition – might be forgiven for thinking that they are listening to some kind of Kraftwerk/Vangelis hybrid as the title track starts, with its pulsing, ominous synths, Bladerunner twinkles, and processed vocals. But no, this is the same band that delivered Waterloo, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do and Fernando only a few years earlier.

The Visitors – recorded during 1981 and released in late November that same year – sees a more serious, reflective Benny and Bjorn – still writing lyrics about lost love and broken relationships (When All Is Said And Done, One Of Us) but augmenting those songs with contemplative reflections on Cold War issues, and ponderings on the fate of dissidents in the then Soviet Union (The Visitors, Soldiers).

Although ABBA’s absolute finest hour is arguably contained within the joys of a seven-inch single (Dancing Queen or The Winner Takes It All), this is by far their best album.

The genius of this record is that not only is the songwriting absolutely top-notch, the production and arrangements are perfectly weighted – somehow being both experimental and commercial at the same time. One Of Us is the track that probably sounds most like ‘normal’ ABBA, and unsurprisingly, that was chosen as the first single, but the real joy lies elsewhere. The sheer ache and beauty of Slipping Through My Fingers is palpable, and the restraint in closer Like An Angel Passing Through My Room only enhances its mood of loneliness and melancholy – an extremely moving song.

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tracklist:
CD

01. The Visitors - 5:48
02. Head Over Heels - 3:49
03. When All Is Said And Done - 3:19
04. Soldiers - 4:41
05. I Let The Music Speak - 5:21
06. One Of Us - 3:57
07. Two For The Price Of One - 3:38
08. Slipping Through My Fingers - 3:54
09. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room - 3:40
Bonus Tracks :
10. Should I Laugh Or Cry - 4:32
11. I Am The City - 4:08
12. You Owe Me One - 3:32
13. Cassandra - 4:55
14. Under Attack - 3:49
15. The Day Before You Came - 5:51
Extra Bonus Tracks :
16. From A Twinkling Star To A Passing Angel (Demos) - 9:08

DVD
01. Two For The Price Of One (Dick Cavett Meets ABBA)
02. Slipping Through My Fingers (Dick Cavett Meets ABBA)
03. When All Is Said And Done (Original Promo Clip)
04. ABBA In London, November 1982 (The Late Late Breakfast Show, BBC)
05. ABBA In Stockholm, November 1982 (Nцjesmaskinen, SVT)
06. The Visitors TV commercial I (UK)
07. The Visitors TV commercial II (Australia)
08. The Singles - The First Ten Years TV commercial I (UK)
09. The Singles - The First Ten Years TV commercial II (Australia)
10. International Sleeve Gallery

Disc 1, Tracks 1-9 released as Polar POLS 342, 1981
Disc 1, Track 10 was the B-side to “One of Us” – Polar POS 1291, 1981
Disc 1, Track 11 from More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits (Polydor/Polar 519 353-2, 1993)
Disc 1, Tracks 12 and 14 released as Polar single POS 1321, 1982
Disc 1, Tracks 13 and 15 released as Polar single POS 1318, 1982
Disc 1, Tracks 14-15 also released on The Singles – The First Ten Years (Polar POLMD 400/401, 1982)
Disc 1, Track 16 previously unreleased


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ABBA - The Visitors (1981) {2012 Remastered, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Polar, 3706261}

ABBA - The Visitors (1981) {2012 Remastered, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Polar, 3706261}

ABBA - The Visitors (1981) {2012 Remastered, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Polar, 3706261}

ABBA - The Visitors (1981) {2012 Remastered, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Polar, 3706261}

ABBA - The Visitors (1981) {2012 Remastered, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Polar, 3706261}

ABBA - The Visitors (1981) {2012 Remastered, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Polar, 3706261}


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