ABBA’s ‘Voulez-Vous’ Returns With 40th Anniversary Offers You Can’t Refuse

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, ABBA’s Voulez-Vous will receive a multi-format reissue on June 14, 2019. The album that saw the band say goodbye to the decade they dominated with style, Voulez-Vous was their fifth consecutive No.1 in Sweden, a chart-topper around Europe and a U.S.  Top…

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Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, ABBA’s ‘Voulez-Vous’ will receive a multi-format reissue on June 14, 2019.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, ABBA’s Voulez-Vous will receive a multi-format reissue on June 14, 2019.

The album that saw the band say goodbye to the decade they dominated with style, Voulez-Vous was their fifth consecutive No.1 in Sweden, a chart-topper around Europe and a U.S.  Top 20 album. Powered by classic singles, including the title track, and “Chiquitita,” Voulez-Vous was at the heart of one of the group’s most successful years to date.

Marking one of the longest gaps between new albums, Voulez-Vous was recorded across an entire year, with Benny and Björn refining their precision song writing, and Agnetha and Anni-Frid providing some of their finest vocals across a diverse set of songs that ranged from contemporary disco classics to ballads that explored Sweden’s rich musical past.

To celebrate the album’s original April 23, 1979 release, Polar Music (via UMe) will be releasing a number of anniversary reissues:

  • A 2LP half-speed master on 180g vinyl, mastered at Abbey Road and cut at 45rpm.
  • A colored-vinyl 7″ singles box set, collecting the singles “Voulez-Vous,” “Summer Night City,” “I Have A Dream,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight),” “Does Your Mother Know,” “Chiquitita” and the extended dance mix of “Voulez-Vous.”
  • Each single released as a limited-edition standalone picture disc.

All products will be released June 14, 2019.

TRACKLISTINGS

Voulez-Vous – Half Speed Master (2LP)
Side A

  1. As Good As New
  2. Voulez-Vous

Side B

  1. I Have A Dream
  2. Angeleyes
  3. The King Has Lost His Crown

Side C

  1. Does Your Mother Know
  2. If It Wasn’t For The Nights

Side D

  1. Chiquitita
  2. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
  3. Kisses Of Fire

Voulez-Vous – The Singles
7 x colored 7″ singles released from the era of the Voulez-Vous album:

SINGLE 1 – Summer Night City / Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton • On Top Of Old Smokey • Midnight Special
SINGLE 2 – Chiquitita / Lovelight
SINGLE 3 – Does Your Mother Know / Kisses Of Fire
SINGLE 4 – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) / The King Has Lost His Crown
SINGLE 5 – I Have A Dream / Take A Chance On Me
SINGLE 6 – Voulez-Vous / Angeleyes
SINGLE 7 – Voulez-Vous (Extended Dance Remix) / If It Wasn’t For The Nights

Voulez-Vous – Picture Discs Each single released as a limited-edition standalone picture disc:

SINGLE 1 – Summer Night City / Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton • On Top Of Old Smokey • Midnight Special
SINGLE 2 – Chiquitita / Lovelight
SINGLE 3 – Does Your Mother Know / Kisses Of Fire
SINGLE 4 – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) / The King Has Lost His Crown
SINGLE 5 – I Have A Dream / Take A Chance On Me
SINGLE 6 – Voulez-Vous / Angeleyes
SINGLE 7 – Voulez-Vous (Extended Dance Remix) / If It Wasn’t For The Nights

 

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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