Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (ABBA album)

Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (ABBA album)

Infobox Album
Name = Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Type = Greatest Hits
Artist = ABBA

Released = October 29, 1979
Recorded = October 1974-
August 1979
Genre = Pop
Length = 58:25
Label = Polar (Sweden)
Epic (UK)
Atlantic (US)
Producer = Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|2|5 [ link]
Last album = "Voulez-Vous"
This album = "Greatest Hits Vol. 2"
Next album = "Gracias Por La Música"

"Greatest Hits Vol. 2" was a compilation album by Swedish pop group ABBA, released in October 1979 to coincide with their tour of North America and Europe. It was ABBA's second chart-topping album of the year, the first being "Voulez-Vous", and contained the new single "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)", recorded in August 1979.

The album exclusively included material recorded between the years 1976 and 1979 (albums "Arrival", "The Album" and "Voulez-Vous" plus non-album single "Summer Night City") - with one exception, "Rock Me" from 1975 album "ABBA", issued as a single in Australia and New Zealand after the release of the band's first hits package "Greatest Hits" and also part of the setlist on the 1979 world tour.

"Angeleyes" was included primarily due to its success as a single in the UK, where it was the lead track of a double A-side with "Voulez-Vous". Elsewhere, "Voulez-Vous" had been the A-side in its own right but it was not included on the album. However, the track "I Wonder (Departure)" was not believed to have been released as a single anywhere, but was featured.

In Japan, it was released as "Greatest Hits" as there had been no previous such compilation released there. [ [ ABBA For The Record Greatest Hits CD] ]

"Greatest Hits Vol. 2 " was released on CD in 1983, but was deleted in the early 1990s.

Track listing

All songs by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, unless otherwise noted.

ide A

#"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" – 4:45
#"Knowing Me, Knowing You" (Anderson, Andersson, Ulvaeus) – 4:01
#"Take A Chance On Me" – 4:03
#"Money, Money, Money" – 3:05
#"Rock Me" – 3:05
#"Eagle" – 5:53
#"Angeleyes" – 4:20

ide B

#"Dancing Queen" (Anderson, Andersson, Ulvaeus) – 3:51
#"Does Your Mother Know" – 3:13
#"Chiquitita" – 5:26
#"Summer Night City" – 3:34
#"I Wonder (Departure)" (Anderson, Andersson, Ulvaeus) – 4:32
#"The Name Of The Game" (Anderson, Andersson, Ulvaeus) – 4:52
#"Thank You For The Music" – 3:49

(P)1975/1976/1977/1978/1979 Polar Music International AB


# "Summer Night City"/"Medley" (September 1978)
# "Gimme Gimme Gimme"/"The King Has Lost His Crown" (October 1979)


*Benny Andersson - keyboards, vocals
*Agnetha Fältskog - vocals
*Anni-Frid Lyngstad - vocals
*Björn Ulvaeus - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals

Additional personnel
*Rolf Alex - drums
*Ola Brunkert - drums
*Lars Carlsson - horn
*Christer Danielson - horn
*Andrew Eijas - horn
*Malando Gassama - percussion
*Rutger Gunnarsson - bass
*Gloria Lundell - harp
*Roger Palm - drums
*Halldor Palsson - saxophone
*Janne Schaffer - guitar
*Bengt Sundberg - horn
*Åke Sundqvist - percussion
*Mike Watson - bass
*Lasse Wellander - guitar
*Gunnar Wenneborg - horn
*Kajtek Wojciechowski - saxophone


*Producers: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
*Engineer: Michael Tretow


Album - Europe

Album - Billboard (North America)


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