©1980 Polar Music International

Catalog Number 74-006
Format Standard Play CAV
Release History

Standard Play Version

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Green
Retail Price $19.95
Issued August 1980
Side Chapters Frames Running Time
1 6 40,078 22min 16sec
2 6 45,400 25min 13sec
12 85,478 47min 29sec
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Large Open-Top 
Side-Open Sticker 

Pressing Notes

The first collection of "music videos" to be pressed on LaserVision, ABBA arrived during the later part of 1980. ABBA was pressed late in DiscoVision's career; a time when CAV discs had reached a better quality. The defect rate for copies of ABBA was low compared to other DiscoVision titles.

There are 3 different label variants, all Green. The first edition does not have a "STEREO" badge at all on the disc labels. The moniker was added to later pressings, and the third and final edition contained both the "STEREO" marking as well as the "LaserVision" logo. date, there are up to 13 different masters attributed to this title. Some have reported later editions of the title have the "LaserVision" logo on the jacket itself, but I've never seen one. Some copies suffer "missing chapters" on side 1 on some players.

The Video transfer is excellent, however the source material varies from video to video. The audio presented on this disc is possibly the best DiscoVision ever produced. It doesn't come close to the same audio you'll get off ABBA Gold, a compilation of the groups music on CD, but it's still excellent for DiscoVision.

Release History

ABBA has never been re-issued on LaserDisc. However, most of the videos from this disc have re-surfaced on the collection "ABBA GOLD" which is currently available on PolyGram Video.

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