Preview: The Visitors: Deluxe Edition - ABBA

Artist: ABBA
Title: The Visitors: Deluxe Edition
Release Date: April 23, 2012
Format(s): CD/DVD, DD

ABBA fans are about to hear the first "new" music from the group since the Thank You For the Music box set in 1994 with the release of a rare and previously unreleased piece.

From A Twinkling Star To A Passing Angel was a medley of demos recorded but not used on the final Abba album The Visitors in 1981.

A remastered version of the album was released in 1997 and contained extra tracks but not this one. The new Deluxe edition of The Visitors is scheduled for April 23, 2012.

Abba recorded The Visitors between March 16 and November 14, 1981 and released the album on November 30, 1981.

The album was the very first CD pressed at Polygram’s CD plant in Europe.

Since the original 1981 album release, The Visitors has been reissued three times, first in 1997, then 2001 and again in 2005 as part of The Complete Studio Recordings.

For the record, Abba never officially broke-up but their last appearance together was on the British TV program The Late, Late Breakfast Show on December 11, 1982. Throughout 1983 and 1984, Anna and Frida still talked about another Abba album but it never happened.

The four members have only been seen together twice since the British TV show, once in 1986 and again for the Mamma Mia movie premiere in Sweden in 2008.

Track List:

  • Original Album
    • The Visitors
    • Head Over Heels
    • When All Is Said And Done
    • Soldiers
    • I Let The Music Speak
    • One Of Us
    • Two For The Price Of One
    • Slipping Through My Fingers
    • Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
  • Bonus Tracks
    • Should I Laugh Or Cry
    • I Am The City
    • You Owe Me One
    • Cassandra
    • Under Attack
    • The Day Before You Came
  • Previously Unreleased Bonus Track
    • From A Twinkling Star To A Passing Angel (demos)
  • Two For The Price Of One (Dick Cavett Meets ABBA)
  • Slipping Through My Fingers (Dick Cavett Meets ABBA)
  • When All Is Said And Done (Original Promo Clip)
  • ABBA In London, November 1982 (The Late Late Breakfast Show, BBC)
  • ABBA In Stockholm, November 1982 (N√∂jesmaskinen, SVT)
  • The Visitors TV commercial I (UK)
  • The Visitors TV commercial II (Australia)
  • The Singles – The First Ten Years TV commercial I (UK)
  • The Singles – The First Ten Years TV commercial II (Australia)
  • International Sleeve Gallery

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