Oro: Grandes Éxitos

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Oro: Grandes Éxitos
ABBA - Oro (1993).jpg
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
ABBA chronology
Gold: Greatest Hits
(1992)Gold: Greatest Hits1992
Oro – Grandes Éxitos
(1992)
More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits
(1993)More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits1993
Alternative cover
1999 re-release
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 Andersson, Stig Anderson, Ulvaeus) – 4:02
  5. "Al Andar" ("Move On") (written by Andersson, Anderson, 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 Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus) – 3:34
  9. "Hasta Mañana" (Spanish version) (written by Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus) - 3:09
  10. "Conociéndome, Conociéndote" ("Knowing Me, Knowing You") (written by Andersson, Anderson, 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 Andersson, Anderson, 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.

Weekly charts[edit]

Charts (1993) Peak
position
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[4] 37
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard)[5] 15

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[2] Gold 30,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r190089
  2. ^ a b "CAPIF Charts – Accreditations – 1993 Albums" (in Spanish). www.capif.org.ar. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  3. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r204517 allmusic.com
  4. ^ "ABBA Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "ABBA Chart History (Latin Pop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2016.