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ABBA, "On And On And On" (Long Version, 1980)
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1. Super Trouper: Deluxe Edition - ABBA (Home compilation) (NEW) **1 week #1**
I compiled this copy myself as I own all of the tracks included. I was inspired New Year's Day as I always play ABBA's song Happy New Year every January 1st. The original album was released in 1980 and produced four international singles, The Winner Takes It All, On And On And On, Lay All Your Love On Me, and the title track. The closing song, The Way Old Friends Do, was released as a single in 1993 from the compilation More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits. Bonus tracks on the deluxe edition include the Spanish versions of Andante, Andante and Happy New Year (Felicidad); one B-side, Elaine; an unreleased song, Put On Your White Sombrero; and a long version of On And On And On first used for its promo video. A DVD of television appearances, a documentary, and music videos is included with the official release but I'm having to forego it right now.
2. Before The Dawn - Kate Bush (2016)
This week i worked on downloading this live set from Internet Archive to record it to blank discs. I had been streaming it and, between wireless headphones with pesky signal adjusting, and playing it on my laptop while recharging said headphones, I decided a hard copy was in order. I also bought a pair of noise-cancelling headphones since Christmas. The listening experience is phenomenal now.
3. The Complete Collection - Boney M. (2000)
4. 16 Of Their Greatest Hits - The Mamas & The Papas (Home compilation)
This is another existing album I compiled myself. It was originally released in 1971 on the Dunhill label. I had a cassette copy but gave it away. I was a production assistant for a local play last month in which Dream A Little Dream Of Me was performed. I'd meant to play this disc because of it and finally did so this week. I tend to forget how amazing the group's harmonies were. I need to play them more.
5. The Divine Miss M.: Deluxe - Bette Midler (2016)
The original CD release of this was the first disc I ever bought back in 1992. First released in 1972, the album includes the singles Do You Wanna Dance, Chapel Of Love, Friends, and the Top 10 hit Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. The deluxe edition includes single mixes, demo versions, and unreleased songs. The highlight for me is a version of Friends from the original album which sounds more like ad-lib but combines the musical and comedic genius that is Bette.
6. Ten Thousand Lightyears - Boney M. (2007 issue of 1984 album)
7. The Groop 2.0 (Home compilation)
8. The Raven Masters - Helen Reddy (Home compilation)
9. The Reprise Years 1969-1975 - Fleetwood Mac (Home compilation)
This is a 2-CD set I put together featuring the group's pre-Rumours work. All of the group's vocalists from this period are represented including Bob Welch, Christine McVie, Dave Walker, Danny Kirwan, Jeremy Spencer, Peter Green, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks. Notable singles include Green's Oh Well, Welch's Sentimental Lady, McVie's Over My Head and Say You Love Me, and Nicks's Rhiannon.
10. Anthology - Brotherhood Of Man (Home compilation)
And the rest...
11. The Best Of Tracey Ullman (1992)
12. You Could Be Born Again - The Free Design (2004 issue of 1968 album)