Arriving Friday, October 30th from UMe is the new 40th anniversary vinyl release of ABBA's seventh studio album "Super Trouper." It features a half-speed mastering of the album (which means that the album was recut at half the speed, allowing more dimension of the music to be cut into the lacquer). Also, being released is a singles box set on colored vinyl and three picture discs of the singles "The Winner Takes It All," "Super Trouper" and "Lay All Your Love On Me" from the album. ABBA's "Super Trouper" became the biggest album in the U.K. in 1980 and has gone on to become a platinum selling release in the U.K. and is a gold seller in the U.S., selling over half-a-million copies. The album also continued the band's pop success, selling out arenas around the world until they disbanded only two years later.
This new half-speed mastered version of the release sounds stunning, as every note, every vocal and every beat is heard clearly and allows you to discover new layers to ABBA's music. The harmonies during the chorus of "Super Trouper" are balanced perfectly, allowing every voice to be heard. The writing team of Bjorn Ulvaeus and Barry Andersson shines especially bright on "The Winner Takes It All," while lead vocalist Agnetha Faltskog steals the spotlight with her amazing range, as you feel every word she sings on this new vinyl version. The great thing about this new release, is that you rediscover how great the non-hit songs are like the slow, swaying ballad "Andante, Andante" sung passionately by Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The keyboards are in full-effect, finding a home along side the dance beats of "Me And I," while "Our Last Summer" steals the show with its beautiful clarity on this new half-speed master. To find out more about this new 40th anniversary vinyl edition of ABBA's "Super Trouper" album, please visit abbasite.com.