Super Trouper - Polar 1980

Tracks: 1. Super Trouper / 2. The Winner Takes It All / 3. On And On And On / 4. Andante, Andante / 5. Me And I / 6. Happy New Year / 7. Our Last Summer / 8. The Piper / 9. Lay All Your Love On Me / 10. The Way Old Friends Do / 11. Elaine*/ 12. Put On Your White Sombrero*


Tensions may have been growing within the group when Abba recorded their seventh album in 1980, but the album turned out be one of their most consistent with several classics besides the hits "The Winner Takes it All", "On and On and On" and "Super Trouper".

"Happy New Year" written in Abba's welknown musical style, became one of their most popular, and the song was released as a single 1999 to celebrate the new millennium.

"Andante Andante" is one of Abba most beatiful ballads, and a personal favourite of mine. "Our Last Summer" is, though not as strong as "Andante Andante" another fine ballad, featuring a surprising guitar break from Lasse Wellander.

"The Piper" is a folkish experimental song, slightly in the vein of "The Eagle" from "The Album". "Lay All Your Love on Me is a disco-styled song that brings thought towards the previous album "Voulez Vous".

The closing track "The Way Old Friends Do" which was recorded live, sounds like an old Scottish folk-song and works as a magnificent finale to a near perfect album.

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