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Gold: Greatest Hits
ABBA Gold cover.png
Greatest hits album by ABBA
Released 21 September 1992 (1992-09-21)
Recorded December 1973 – October 1981
Genre Europop
Length 77:10 (1992)
79:08 (1999–)
Label PolyGram (1992–1997)
Universal (1998–)
Producer
ABBA chronology
ABBA Live
(1986)
Gold: Greatest Hits
(1992)
Oro: Grandes Éxitos
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]

Gold: Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released on 21 September 1992 through PolyGram, making it the first compilation to be released after the company had acquired Polar Music, and thus the rights to the ABBA back catalogue.

With sales of 30 million,[2] Gold is the best-selling ABBA album, as well as one of the best-selling albums worldwide. Since 1992, it has been re-released several times, most notably in 2008 to coincide with the release of the film Mamma Mia!, and most recently in 2014 to mark the group's 40th Anniversary of winning the Eurovision Song Contest.

Overview[edit]

Prior to its release, all previously released ABBA compilations had been deleted and only the original studio albums (along with the 1986 live album) remained in print. Gold: Greatest Hits was well received by the music-buying public, and went on to be one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Gold: Greatest Hits has been re-released in various "special" or "remastered" releases:

Year Edition Notes
1992 Original release The original 1992 release included edited versions of "Voulez-Vous" and "The Name of the Game."
1999 Remastered re-release Celebrating ABBA's 25th Anniversary of winning the Eurovision Song Contest with "Waterloo", including full length versions of Voulez-Vous and The Name of the Game. This new version was called the "signature series", as it came with autographs from the band members embedded into the front plastic casing in gold writing. This new version also contained new sleeve notes.
2002 10th Anniversary Edition Contained a revised booklet and updated liner notes. The ABBA logo was changed to the official ABBA font and the back cover was redesigned. It was released in Europe and New Zealand (with the European track list, and not the previous Australasian track list). This version was not released in Australia.
2008 Second remastered edition Coinciding with the release of the film Mamma Mia!, in a so-called super jewel case, with updated liner notes and with remastered sound (using the remasters for The Complete Studio Recordings). The Australasian release featured the European track list, not the Australasian track list on previous issues. This version was issued in the US in 2010, although it does not come in a super jewel case, but instead a regular jewel case.
2010 Special Edition Included two discs: the original CD (using the 2008 remasters), and a DVD of the video clips, remastered in 2010. The DVD also included five bonus clips.
2014 40th Anniversary Edition A 3CD edition which includes the original album (disk 1), the More Gold: More Hits album (disk 2) and the "Golden B-sides" (disk 3), containing twenty b-sides.

Regional variations and tie-ins[edit]

Australasian editions[edit]

The 1992 and 1999 editions released in Australia and New Zealand (and some other territories in that area) had a modified track listing (see below) to include three local hits, replacing three other songs on the international edition.

The 2002 re-release was not released in Australia, while in New Zealand, the international edition was issued.

From 2008 onwards, only the international editions have been released in Australia and New Zealand.

Spanish versions[edit]

The original 1992 release had a slightly different track listing, replacing the English versions of Chiquitita and Fernando with the Spanish language versions.

Shortly after the release of Gold: Greatest Hits, a Spanish version of the album, titled Oro: Grandes Exitos was issued, followed later by Mas Oro: Mas Grandes Exitos.

Video and DVD[edit]

In 1992 a VHS video was released which included all tracks from the original album. During the 1990s, various regional variations on this video were issued, until Universal Music decided in 2003 to re-issue the video on VHS and DVD. The track listing was similar to the original album, with some added content: a 25-minute documentary produced in 1999, and the 1992 video of Dancing Queen. In 2010, the DVD was remastered with six bonus clips, including five "split-screen" versions of the clips to show which improvements were made by remastering the old videos. These "split-screen" clips were Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All and Money, Money, Money. The sixth bonus clip was an Australian cartoon version of Money, Money, Money. The 2010 edition did not include the 2003 Abba documentary or the 1992 version of Dancing Queen. This disk was available as a stand-alone DVD and as part of the 2010 'Special Edition' re-release.

Other variations[edit]

In 2002, Gold: Greatest Hits was released in mainland Europe (though not in the UK) with a bonus second disc. This included the following tracks:

No. Title Length
1. "Summer Night City"  
2. "Angeleyes"  
3. "The Day Before You Came"  
4. "Eagle"  
5. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"  
6. "So Long"  
7. "Honey, Honey"  
8. "The Visitors"  
9. "Ring Ring"  
10. "When I Kissed the Teacher"  
11. "The Way Old Friends Do"  

The UK saw a 30th Anniversary Edition released in 2004 with a gold-coloured sleeve cover rather than the normal black sleeve. The original release included a DVD with 18 of the 19 songs from the CD, excluding "The Name of the Game". It was available also without the DVD.

Sales and charts[edit]

The album topped the UK Albums Chart on five separate occasions, sixteen years apart, first in 1992, then three times in 1999, and then again in 2008. Gold: Greatest Hits is the second highest selling album of all time in the United Kingdom (after Queen's Greatest Hits), with sales of over 5.3 million copies.[3] In the United States, the album has sold a total of 5.7 million copies and is the nineteenth biggest-selling greatest-hits album in the Nielsen Music era (which began in 1991).[4]

In Germany, Gold: Greatest Hits has been certified five times Platinum for shipment of 2.5 million units.[5] It has also been certified 10 times Platinum in Switzerland for sales of 500,000 units.[6] In Sweden the album is listed as the sixth best-charting album as of October 2016.[7] In Austria, the album is the fourth best selling album of all time.[8] In Australia, the album is the third or fourth best selling album of all time.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Gold: Greatest Hits has been called one of the most influential compilation albums ever released. Music critic Elisabeth Vincentelli (New York Post; Time Out New York) credits the album for a critical revival of interest in ABBA's music after ten years of neglect following the band's 1982 break-up.[10]

Former Rolling Stone Magazine writer Tom Moon included Gold: Greatest Hits among his 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die, describing the tracks as "models of impeccable craft", adding that the album is "an excellent starter kit for those wanting to investigate the DNA of post-Beatles pop."[11]

Track listings[edit]

Gold: Greatest Hits includes "Lay All Your Love on Me", which was a Top 10 hit only in the UK and Ireland, and "Thank You for the Music", which only had a limited release as a single. Only the Australasian release of the album (until 2008) included "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", which was a successful global hit for ABBA (except in the UK and Ireland). It does not feature "Summer Night City" which was a bigger hit globally than "Voulez-Vous" which was included.

Worldwide Edition (excluding Australian until 2008)[edit]

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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dancing Queen" Andersson, Stig Anderson, Ulvaeus 3:52
2. "Knowing Me, Knowing You" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 4:02
3. "Take a Chance on Me"   4:04
4. "Mamma Mia" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 3:33
5. "Lay All Your Love on Me"   4:34
6. "Super Trouper"   4:14
7. "I Have a Dream"   4:44
8. "The Winner Takes It All"   4:55
9. "Money, Money, Money"   3:08
10. "SOS" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 3:21
11. "Chiquitita"   5:26
12. "Fernando" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 4:13
13. "Voulez-Vous" (Edited Version for 1992 original) / (Original 5:09 Version for 1999 reissue)   4:22
14. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"   4:48
15. "Does Your Mother Know"   3:15
16. "One of Us"   3:58
17. "The Name of the Game" (US Promo Edit for 1992) / (Original 4:54 Version for 1999 reissue) Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 4:00
18. "Thank You for the Music"   3:51
19. "Waterloo" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 2:42

Australian version (until 2008)[edit]

All songs written by Andersson and Ulvaeus, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dancing Queen" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 3:49
2. "Knowing Me, Knowing You" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 4:01
3. "Take a Chance on Me"   4:01
4. "Mamma Mia" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus  
5. "Lay All Your Love on Me"   4:32
6. "Ring Ring" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus, Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody 3:02
7. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 3:15
8. "The Winner Takes It All"   4:54
9. "Money, Money, Money"   3:05
10. "SOS" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 3:19
11. "Chiquitita"   5:26
12. "Fernando" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 4:10
13. "Voulez-Vous" (Single version)   4:21
14. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"   4:46
15. "Does Your Mother Know"   3:14
16. "One of Us"   3:53
17. "The Name of the Game" (US Promo Edit) Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 3:56
18. "Rock Me"   3:02
19. "Waterloo" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 2:42

2014 40th Anniversary Edition[edit]

Disc 1: (The original 1992 release; for track listing see above under "Worldwide edition")

Disc 2: Same as on More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits

Disc 3: The Golden B-sides

No. Title Original A-side Length
1. "She's My Kind of Girl" "Ring Ring"  
2. "I Am Just a Girl" "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"  
3. "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" "Waterloo (French version)"  
4. "King Kong Song" "Honey, Honey"  
5. "I've Been Waiting for You" "So Long"  
6. "Rock Me" "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"  
7. "Man in the Middle" "SOS"  
8. "Intermezzo No. 1" "Mamma Mia"  
9. "That's Me" "Dancing Queen"  
10. "Crazy World" "Money, Money, Money"  
11. "Happy Hawaii" "Knowing Me, Knowing You"  
12. "I'm a Marionette" "Take a Chance on Me"  
13. "Medley: Pick a Bale of Cotton/On Top of Old Smokey/Midnight Special" "Summer Night City"  
14. "Kisses of Fire" "Does Your Mother Know"  
15. "The King Has Lost His Crown" "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"  
16. "Elaine" "The Winner Takes It All"  
17. "The Piper" "Super Trouper"  
18. "Andante, Andante" "Happy New Year"  
19. "Should I Laugh or Cry" "One of Us"  
20. "Soldiers" "When All Is Said and Done"  

Personnel[edit]

Production

  • Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus – producers
  • Michael B. Tretow – engineer, digital remastering (1992 edition)
  • Jon Astley – digital remastering (1999, 2002, 2004 reissues)
  • Henrik Jonsson – digital remastering (2008 reissue)
  • Ingemar Bergman – compilation
  • Chris Griffin – compilation
  • George McManus – compilation
  • Jackie Stansfield – compilation
  • John Tobler – liner notes, compilation
  • Carl Magnus Palm – liner notes (1999, 2002, 2004, 2008 reissues)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992–2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[12] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[13] 1
Belgium Albums Chart (Flanders)[14] 15
Belgium Albums Chart (Wallonia)[15] 16
Canadian Albums Chart 4
Croatian Albums Chart[16] 7
Czech Albums Chart[17] 38
Danish Albums Chart[18] 10
Dutch Album Chart[19] 2
European Top 100 Albums[20] 1
Finnish Albums Chart[21] 1
French Albums Chart[22] 1
German Albums Chart[23] 1
Hungarian Albums Chart[24] 10
Irish Albums Chart[25] 1
Italian Albums Chart[20] 2
Japanese Albums Chart[26] 13
Mexican Albums Chart[27] 69
New Zealand Albums Chart[28] 3
Norwegian Albums Chart[29] 1
Portuguese Albums Chart[30] 2
Spanish Albums Chart[20] 3
Swedish Albums Chart[31] 1
Swiss Albums Chart[32] 1
UK Albums Chart[33] 1
Uruguayan Albums Chart[34] 5
US Billboard 200[35] 36
US Top Pop Catalog Albums[36] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[37] 3× Platinum 180,000^
Australia (ARIA)[38] 17× Platinum 1,190,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[39] 3× Platinum 150,000*
Belgium (BEA)[40] 7× Platinum 350,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[41] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[42] Diamond 1,000,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[43] 7× Platinum 560,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[44] 2× Platinum 145,962[44]
France (SNEP)[45] Diamond 1,114,300[46]
Germany (BVMI)[47] 5× Platinum 2,500,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[48] Platinum 100,000^
Italy (FIMI)[49]
for 2008 release
Platinum 70,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[50] 3× Platinum 600,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[51] Platinum 250,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[52] 16× Platinum 240,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[53] Platinum 100,000*
Portugal (AFP)[54]
for 2008 release
Platinum 20,000^
Russia (NFPF)[55] Gold 10,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[56] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Sweden (GLF)[57] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[58] 10× Platinum 500,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[59] 17× Platinum 5,300,000[3]
United States (RIAA)[60] 6× Platinum 6,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Further reading[edit]

ABBA Record Sales

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • abba4therecord / Webpage showing Gold Releases worldwide [1]
Preceded by
The Best of Belinda, Volume 1 by Belinda Carlisle
13 by Blur
Equally Cursed and Blessed by Catatonia
The Hush by Texas
Viva la Vida by Coldplay
UK number one album
3 October 1992 – 9 October 1992
17 April 1999 – 23 April 1999
1 May 1999 – 14 May 1999
29 May 1999 – 11 June 1999
3 August 2008 – 17 August 2008
Succeeded by
Automatic for the People by R.E.M.
Equally Cursed and Blessed by Catatonia
Head Music by Suede
By Request by Boyzone
The Script by The Script
Preceded by
Glittering Prize 81/92 by Simple Minds
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
13 December 1992 – 9 January 1993
Succeeded by
Still the 12th Man by The 12th Man
Preceded by
Transit by DumDum Boys[2]
Norwegian VG-lista number-one album
47/1992 – 49/1992 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
Tusen julelys by Oslo Gospel Choir[3]
Preceded by
Tourism by Roxette[4]
Millennium by Backstreet Boys[5]
Swedish Chart number-one album
14 October 1992 – 28 October 1992
3 June 1999 – 22 July 1999
Succeeded by
Den ständiga resan by Marie Fredriksson[6]
För Sverige i rymden – Di Levas bästa by Di Leva [7]
Preceded by
Time Flies by Vaya Con Dios
Swiss Chart number-one album
8 November 1992 – 10 January 1993
Succeeded by
The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album by Various Artists