Oro: Grandes Éxitos

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Oro: Grandes Éxitos
Greatest hits album by ABBA
Released 1992, 1999
Recorded 1973, 1979 – 1981
Re-release: 1973–1981
Genre Pop
Label Polydor
Universal Music (Re-release)
Producer Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
ABBA chronology
Gold: Greatest Hits
(1992)
Oro – Grandes Éxitos
(1992)
More Gold: More Hits
(1993)
Alternative cover
1999 re-release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Oro: Grandes Éxitos is a greatest hits compilation album by ABBA, first released by Polydor in the United States in 1992, in which the songs are sung in Spanish. This album is the Spanish equivalent of their Gold: Greatest Hits album, originally released as Gracias Por La Música in early 1980. It was certified Gold in Argentina.[2]

Oro was followed by ABBA Mas Oro: Mas ABBA Exitos (ABBA More Gold: More ABBA Hits)[3] in 1994 which included five English-language versions plus further tracks in Spanish; the four songs that appeared on the South American versions of Super Trouper (Andante, Andante & Felicidad) and The Visitors (No Hay A Quien Culpar & Se Me Está Escapando), and it also saw the debut of the previously unreleased Spanish version of "Ring Ring", recorded in 1973 but left in the Polar archives for twenty-one years.

In 1999, all 15 tracks were finally collected on one CD in the international re-issue of Oro. At that time the recordings were also digitally remastered in 24 bit. In 2002 this version of Oro was re-released, featuring updated artwork and new liner notes.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, except where noted.

  1. "Fernando" (Spanish Version) – 4:17
  2. "Chiquitita" (Spanish Version) – 5:30
  3. "Gracias Por La Música" ("Thank You For The Music") – 3:49
  4. "La Reina Del Baile" ("Dancing Queen") (written by B. Andersson, S. Anderson, B. Ulvaeus) – 4:02
  5. "Al Andar" ("Move On") (written by B. Andersson, S. Anderson, B. Ulvaeus) – 4:44
  6. "¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame!" ("Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)") – 4:51
  7. "Estoy Soñando" ("I Have A Dream") – 4:38
  8. "Mamma Mia" (Spanish Version) (written by B. Andersson, S. Anderson, B. Ulvaeus) – 3:34
  9. "Hasta Mañana" (Spanish Version) (written by B. Andersson, S. Anderson, B. Ulvaeus) - 3:09
  10. "Conociéndome, Conociéndote" ("Knowing Me, Knowing You") (written by B. Andersson, S. Anderson, B. Ulvaeus) – 4:04

Bonus tracks 1999 re-release[edit]

  1. "Felicidad" ("Happy New Year") – 4:24
  2. "Andante, Andante" (Spanish Version) – 4:39
  3. "Se Me Está Escapando" ("Slipping Through My Fingers") – 3:52
  4. "No Hay A Quien Culpar" ("When All Is Said And Done") – 3:13
  5. "Ring, Ring" (Spanish Version) (written by B. Andersson, S. Anderson, B. Ulvaeus) – 3:00

(P) 1973 (15) / 1979 (2, 7) / 1980 (1, 3 - 6, 8 - 12) / 1981 ( 13 - 14) Polar Music International AB

  • The Spanish version of "Dancing Queen" was originally entitled "Reina Danzante", but was retitled "La reina Del Baile" when Oro was released.
  • Songs 1 - 14 in Spanish translation by Buddy and Mary McCluskey.
  • Song 15 in Spanish translation by Doris Band.

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart Position
U.S. Latin Pop Albums 15
Mexico 8

References[edit]