Super Trouper Deluxe Edition CD (+DVD) – Updated with tracklist

 

 

Super Trouper Deluxe Edition with DVD on the way

The Official ABBA website has announced the release on 9 May 2011 of the Super Trouper Deluxe Edition CD/DVD.

Originally released in 1980, Super Trouper features classic hits such as the title track, ‘The Winner Takes It All’ and ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’, along with the original version of one of the more poignant songs in the Mamma Mia! musical, ‘Our Last Summer’.

Super Trouper Deluxe Edition is a 2-disc release, featuring a CD with a remastered version of the original album along with relevant bonus tracks, plus a DVD of rare television performances and interviews from the archives, including previously unseen footage.

Disc 01: CD

01 Super Trouper
02 The Winner Takes It All
03 On And On And On
04 Andante, Andante
05 Me And I
06 Happy New Year
07 Our Last Summer
08 The Piper
09 Lay All Your Love On Me
10 The Way Old Friends Do

Bonus tracks

11 Elaine
12 On And On And On (Full length version, stereo mix)
13 Put On Your White Sombrero
14 Andante, Andante (Spanish Version)
15 Felicidad (Spanish Version of Happy New Year)

Disc 02: DVD

01 ABBA On German TV (SHOW EXPRESS, ZDF) – Songs performed: The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, On And On And On
02 Happy New Year (SVT)
03 Words And Music (DOCUMENTARY)
04 Somewhere In The Crowd There’s You – On Location With ABBA
05 Super Trouper (Remastered promo clip)
06 Happy New Year (Remastered promo clip)
07 Super Trouper TV commercial I (UK)
08 Super Trouper TV commercial II (UK)
09 International Sleeve Gallery

A few comments on the track list:
The original album and the bonus tracks have been remastered especially for this release, sounding better than ever. As for the bonus tracks, an exciting discovery was the stereo mix of the original, full length version of On And On And On, previously only available in mono. We are very happy to be able to include it on this Deluxe Edition of Super Trouper.

The DVD contains a number of television performances of tracks from the Super Trouper album, none of which have been released on DVD before. The same goes for the vintage documentary Words And Music, produced by Polar Music International, which features the group talking specifically about the Super Trouper album in the immediate aftermath of the album’s completion.

We are especially thrilled to be able to include a brand new featurette, entitled Somewhere In The Crowd There’s You – On Location With ABBA. This featurette is a brand new production, compiling footage that was shot on the night when ABBA and their album designer, Rune Söderqvist, assembled a crowd of friends and circus performers to create the spectacular photograph featured on the Super Trouper album sleeve. This archive footage has been gathering dust in the archives for three decades without ever being made public – until now.

As a bonus, we have included the original promo clips for ‘Super Trouper’ and ‘Happy New Year’ – both of which feature footage shot on the “album sleeve night” – to give the viewer further glimpses of what took place that night. The sequences included in the promo clips, shot by director Lasse Hallström, are completely different to the footage in the featurette, filmed by a separate film crew. The promo clips are the newly restored and remastered versions, out of which only ‘Super Trouper’ has been released before (on last year’s ABBA Gold CD/DVD Special Edition); the restored ‘Happy New Year’ is seen for the first time.

Related link:

Buy Super Trouper Deluxe Edition from Amazon UK
Smiling, having fun – Super Trouper Deluxe Edition

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59 Responses to “Super Trouper Deluxe Edition CD (+DVD) – Updated with tracklist”

  1. Stefan 07 May, 2011 at 1:21 PM #

    Hi All!

    The Super Trouper Deluxe Edition has already reached Germany! I bought it yesterday and am already angry about Universal Music as they attached a DVD age classification sticker on the front of the Digipack so that peeling the sticker off results in also loosing the glossy finish of the Digipack :-(

    Also, why don’t they keep the design of the digipacks consistent? I liked the back of the Voulez Vous, The Album and Arrival deluxe digipacks without any writing on it and found that cool. Now they added the complete track infos on the backside :-(

    The colours of the Digipack Cover and Booklet are much more bright than on the “Original” Cover as well .

    Concerning the DVD, one should not expect to see “Words and Music” in a really restored version, more a version copied from a videotape. The new featurette about the production of the sleeve is a nice to have but not very spectacular. I found it interesting, that Frida and Agnetha, even in 1980 had only one assistant for costumes and make up whereas our modern pop sirenes each would have a whole team of assistants, make-up artist, hairdresser etc,.who would constantly swirl around them…

    For the CD, I still stick to my Super Trouper Vinyl version from Japan, which I find is still the most dynamic pressing of Super Trouper.Apart from that, I like the artwork on the vinylabum, so the CD versions (including the deluxe editions) are no real alternative for me.

    KR
    Stefan

  2. Doug 08 May, 2011 at 11:31 PM #

    The release is delayed in the US for another month. I’ll try to be patient.

  3. Jason 09 May, 2011 at 1:48 PM #

    It’s funny, 30 years on and I still felt a tinge of excitement going to buy Super Trouper. Back then I had to wait until Christmas to get it but remember buying both TWTIA and Super Trouper singles.

    I know I could’ve got it delivered but really wanted to actually buy this CD – how silly that a CD can still make me feel like a little boy!

    I haven’t had a chance to listen to it but have read the booklet which is beautifully put together. One fact in it had me questioning my memories as it states that Super Trouper was the lead single but obviously TWTIA was released was back in July. I suppose they mean after the launch of the LP.

    Jason

    PS At the time, I so wanted the red ‘soldier’ jacket and Super Trouper t-shirt

  4. Gareth 09 May, 2011 at 10:54 PM #

    The ‘deluxe edition’ sticky tape has left an absoluely awful mark on the cover. Thank you to whoever thought this was a good idea!!

    I enjoyed the DVD, but agree with a lot of Stefans comments. Interesting, but non of it mind blowing. A very much welcome addition. But the second Super Trouper advert? Come on Universal, that is blatant padding out with dross!
    Not listened to the CD yet, about to do that now.

    I also agree with Jason, I could have ordered and had it delivered on Friday or Saturday like some friends of mine, but there is nothing like going into the shop, handing over money and the excitement of rushing home to try it out!

    Hopefully the CD will have great sound quality. It’s just a shame that I was so much looking forward to the whole ‘package’, yet feel it is so much cheaper looking that Voulez Vous. The sticky tape incident really did it for me! Grr! Lets hope UMG learn their lesson for ‘The Visitors’!
    Gareth

  5. Sapphie 10 May, 2011 at 8:44 PM #

    Agree. It does not seem as ‘deluxe’ as the previous releases with their plastic outer protective sleeve, non-adorned backsides and ‘rice paper’ track listings.

    It’s not as if there are really any new tracks here either.

    Lee

  6. Glyn 11 May, 2011 at 2:59 PM #

    Mines just arrived from Amazon, and yes the packaging is a little disapointing!!

    Not watched the dvd yet, but the sound of the cd is amazing!!! Its hard to describe, it sounds less perfect, but in a good way!! Its like listening to a vinyl record, but with digital quality if that makes sense!!

    The way old friends do gave me goosebumps!! And all the others sound like they should!! Perfect!!

    Would love another opinion on the sound, coz i’m struggling to explain it!! lolol

    Glyn, x

  7. Terry 12 May, 2011 at 7:04 PM #

    Not surprised at the above comments – probably thrown together to make money. It’s a shame the documentary wasn’t remastered and also the full clip of The Way Old Friends Do ie running back on stage.

  8. colinthebruce 19 May, 2011 at 6:25 PM #

    aboslutely the worst sounding version. I can’t believe it. (and believe me folks my CD, amp and speakers are not cheapos! It is very “restrained” and “dull” sounding – I have to turn up the treble considereably and its still flat. Only mildy interesting change is the spanish version of andante andante, where the synth chords are much more prominent than the original as is the “oboe” sound, which on the original does sound like an oboe but as prominent as it is on this version it really sounds like a synth too. I really should learn my lesson and stop re-buying these things but stupidly I live in hope of something really different or new. sigh. Thank god only the Visitors left! Thats two disappointments this month – not too keen on the new BAO track.

  9. Steve 31 May, 2011 at 6:13 PM #

    It’s nice to have but it’s not an essential purchase in my opinion. For the first time I’ve felt very underwhelmed by a Deluxe Edition, the ones before this issue have been first class but this one just lacks that magic touch. Not sure if it’s the lack of attention to detail in the packaging or if it’s the missing videos – I don’t care for the reason as to why they are missing they are missing and that’s that. The DVD content is nice, that’s all it is, nice.

    The only plus for me is the ‘video’ version of On And On And On, it sounds fantastic and it’s great to finally have it officially on CD.

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