ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ reissued in spectacular style for 50th anniversary

Feb 16, 2024
The 1974 Eurovision win by Swedish pop legends will be honored with a reissued LP on April 5. Source: AP PHOTO.

ABBA fans, get ready to step back in time and relive the magic of Waterloo as the iconic album marks its 50th anniversary with a dazzling reissue!

The Swedish pop legends’ triumph at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, held at The Dome in Brighton, will be celebrated with a reissued version of the LP set to drop on April 5.

The revamped album will be accompanied by a limited edition box set featuring the three vinyl singles originally released in 1974. Fans can also snag individual picture discs of the singles and a distinctive 10-inch vinyl disc showcasing Waterloo in four different languages. To add to the excitement, there’s a fresh line of anniversary apparel to adorn yourself in Abba style.

As the countdown to the album’s anniversary begins, fans can secure tickets to an unforgettable event on April 4. Attendees will ascend the roof of London’s O2 for an ABBA-themed silent disco, creating a unique experience to cherish.

Waterloo, the band’s second album, was released in March 1974 and the track list includes songs like My Mama Said and Honey, Honey.

The latest announcement comes after Australian ABBA fans were left buzzing with excitement after rumours began to swirl that the legendary Swedish pop group were set to grace Australian soil as part of their highly anticipated ABBA Voyage Tour.

The ABBA Voyage Tour, which accompanied the release of their first studio album in 40 years, Voyage, has been making waves globally for its holographic avatars of the band members, capturing the essence of their youthful days and recreating the magic that made them international sensations.

While ABBA’s management did not confirm or deny the rumours, executives from ABBA Voyage had reportedly been scouting locations in Melbourne, as reported by The Age.

The band’s representatives also reportedly met with the state government, Visit Victoria and entertainment company TEG Dainty.

Victoria’s Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos refused to comment on whether the show would be coming to Melbourne but told that “as Australia’s major events capital, we’re always looking at new opportunities and events for our calendar.”

TEG also had little to say on whether it had had meetings with ABBA Voyage executives.

“We won’t be commenting this time round because all details are commercial in confidence,” a spokesperson said at the time.

Considered one of the greatest musical groups of all time, ABBA became one of the most successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1983. They have achieved 48 hit singles. In 2015, their song Dancing Queen was inducted into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.

-with PA.

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