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ABBA: Arrival (Deluxe Edition)

Carl Magnus Palm, Polar Music, October 2006

'DANCING QUEEN', 'Fernando', 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' and 'Money, Money, Money' – these four tracks all belong at the top of the list of ABBA's most popular and recognisable songs and would be essential features on any serious hits collection. It is certainly no coincidence that all four tracks were either included on the group's Arrival album or recorded within the time-frame of its conception. For this was the album that caught ABBA at a truly magical time in their career, the point when everything around them was still fresh, new and exciting, and their audience was in the process of falling in love with them. And yet, when work began on this landmark album there was a slight feeling of touch-and-go surrounding ABBA's possibilities of truly establishing a position as a pop music force to be reckoned with.

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