Voulez-Vous


Voulez-Vous

Infobox Album | Name = Voulez-Vous


Type = Album
Artist = ABBA
Released = April 23, 1979
Recorded = March 1978-
March 1979
Genre = Europop / Disco
Length = 41:33
Label =Polar (original release)
PolyGram (1992 - 1997)
Universal Music (1998 - )
Producer = Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:o6rz28oi054a~T1 link]
Last album = "The Album"
(1977)
This album = "Voulez-Vous"
(1979)
Next album = "Greatest Hits Vol. 2"
(1979) |

"Voulez-Vous" is the sixth studio album by Swedish pop group ABBA, released in 1979. It was the first ABBA album to be recorded at Polar Music Studios in Stockholm, and the only ABBA album to include a studio recording made outside Sweden. "Voulez-Vous" sold more than 400,000 in UK in the first week alone [http://www.abbasite.com/start/index.php?ret=/start/index.php&flash=yes] "Voulez-Vous" was first released in CD in 1984. The album has been reissued in digitally remastered form three times; first in 1997, then in 2001 and again in 2005 as part of the "The Complete Studio Recordings" box set.

Track listing

All songs by Andersson and Ulvaeus.

Side A:
#"As Good as New" – 3:24
#"Voulez-Vous" – 5:09
#"I Have a Dream" – 4:45
#"Angeleyes" – 4:20
#"The King Has Lost His Crown" – 3:32

Side B:
#"Does Your Mother Know" – 3:13
#"If It Wasn't for the Nights" – 5:09
#"Chiquitita" – 5:26
#"Lovers (Live a Little Longer)" – 3:30
#"Kisses of Fire" – 3:16

CD re-issues, bonus tracks

"Voulez-Vous" was remastered and reissued in 1997 with two bonus tracks:

  1. "Summer Night City" – 3:34
  2. "Lovelight" – 3:46

"Voulez-Vous" was remastered and reissued in 2001 with one other bonus track:

  1. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" – 4:52

"Voulez-Vous" was remastered and reissued again in 2005 as part of the "The Complete Studio Recordings" box set with several bonus tracks:

  1. "Summer Night City" – 3:36
  2. "Lovelight" – 3:49
  3. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" – 4:51
  4. "Estoy Soñando" (Andersson, Ulvaeus, Buddy McCluskey, Mary McCluskey) – 4:40
    *Spanish version of "I Have a Dream". Released as a single in Spain and Latin America, 1979.
  5. "Chiquitita" (Spanish Version) (Andersson, Ulvaeus, B. McCluskey, M. McCluskey) – 5:35
    *Released as a single in Spain and Latin America, 1979.
  6. "¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame!" (Andersson, Ulvaeus, B. McCluskey, M. McCluskey) – 4:49
    *Spanish version of "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)".
Tracks 14–16 are from the album "Gracias Por La Música" (Septima SRLM 1, June 23, 1980).

ingles

# "Chiquitita"/"Lovelight" (January 1979)
# "Does Your Mother Know"/"Kisses of Fire" (April 1979)
# "Voulez-Vous"(single edit)/"Angel Eyes" (July 1979)
# "Angel Eyes"/"Voulez-Vous"(single edit) (July 1979)
# "As Good as New"/"I Have a Dream"(French version) (1979)
# "I Have a Dream"/"Take a Chance on Me"(live) (December 1979)

Personnel

ABBA
*Benny Anderssonsynthesizer, keyboards, vocals
*Agnetha Fältskog – vocals
*Anni-Frid Lyngstad – vocals
*Björn Ulvaeusbanjo, guitar, vocals

Additional personnel
*Rolf Alex – drums
*Ola Brunkert – drums
*Lars Carlsson – horn
*Anders Eljas – horn
*Joe Galdo – drums
*Malando Gassama – percussion
*Rutger Gunnarsson – bass
*Paul Harrispiano
*Janne Kling – wind
*Nils Landgren – trombone
*Ish Ledesma – guitar
*Roger Palm – drums
*Halldor Palsson – tenor saxophone
*Arnold Paseiro – bass
*Jan Risberg – oboe
*Janne Schaffer – guitar
*Johan Stengård – tenor saxophone
*Åke Sundqvist – percussion
*George Terry – guitar
*Mike Watson – bass
*Lasse Wellander – guitar
*Kajtek Wojciechowski – tenor saxophone

Production

*Producers: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
*Engineer: Michael B. Tretow
*Arrangers: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anders Eljas, Rutger Gunnarsson
*Design: Rune Söderqvist
*Photography: Ola Lager

Charts

Album

Singles - Norway

External links

*Site showing various 'Voulez-Vous' Releases [http://66.235.213.139/~abbagall/collection/cd_voulez_vous_official.htm]


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