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ABBA - The Visitors album
  • Performer ABBA
  • Title The Visitors
  • Date of release 1981
  • Country Sweden
  • Style Pop Rock
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  • Genre Rock / Pop
  • Size MP3 1524 mb
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The Visitors is the eighth studio album by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released on 30 November 1981. With The Visitors, ABBA took several steps away from the "lighter" pop music they had recorded previously and the album is often regarded as a more complex and mature effort.

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The Visitors is the eighth and final studio album by Swedish pop group ABBA, released on 30 November 1981.

With The Visitors, ABBA took several steps away from the lighter pop music they had recorded previously and the album is often regarded as a more complex and mature effort. With Benny and Frida going their separate ways, the pain of splitting up was explored yet again in When All Is Said And Done. The major hit single on the album, One Of Us also depicted the end of a love story  .

Shop Vinyl and CDs and complete your ABBA collection. Singles released from the album: – Slipping Through My Fingers (Japan only) – One Of Us (international) – When All Is Said And Done (Americas & Australia only) – Head Over Heels (international) – The Visitors (North America only).

The Visitors (ABBA album), The Visitors is the eighth and final studio album by Swedish pop group ABBA, released on 30 November 1981 With The Visitors, ABBA took several s.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Visitors
Drums – Per Lindvall
5:49
A2 Head Over Heels 3:45
A3 When All Is Said And Done 3:20
A4 Soldiers
Drums – Per Lindvall
4:38
B1 I Let The Music Speak
Flute, Clarinet – Jan Kling
5:20
B2 One Of Us
Mandolin – The Three Boys
3:55
B3 Two For The Price Of One 3:36
B4 Slipping Through My Fingers 3:51
B5 Like An Angel Passing Through My Room 3:25

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Polar Studios
  • Mixed At – Polar Studios
  • Mastered At – Cutting Room
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
  • Record Company – RCA Music Service – R 154326

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar – Björn Ulvaeus
  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Lasse Wellander
  • Artwork – Rune Söderqvist
  • Bass – Rutger Gunnarsson
  • Drums – Ola Brunkert (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B5)
  • Engineer – Michael B. Tretow
  • Keyboards, Synthesizer – Benny Andersson
  • Percussion – Åke Sundqvist
  • Photography By – Lars Larsson
  • Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus*

Notes

Recorded and mixed in Stockholm

This pressing has 'SP' matrix numbers on the labels = Specialty pressing.

This version has an additional catalog (?) number on labels, that is repeated in the runout: R 154326, printed to the left of the Atlantic logo, opposite SD 19332.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (etched, crossed out)): ST-A-814837 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (etched)): R-154326-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (etched, crossed out)): ST-A-814838 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (etched)): R-154326-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A and B (stamped)): CUTTING ROOM SWEDEN

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POLS 342 ABBA The Visitors ‎(LP, Album) Polar POLS 342 Sweden 1981
MMI 6024 ABBA The Visitors ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MMI MMI 6024 Malaysia Unknown
POLCD342 ABBA The Visitors ‎(CD, Album, RE) Polar POLCD342 Europe 1984
RL 2-2 ABBA / The John Hall Band ABBA / The John Hall Band - The Visitors / All Of The Above ‎(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 2-2 US 1981
3100 622 ABBA The Visitors ‎(Cass, Album) Polydor 3100 622 Germany 1981

Tracklist

A1 The Visitors 5:49
A2 Head Over Heels 3:45
A3 When All Is Said And Done 3:20
A4 Soldiers 4:38
B1 I Let The Music Speak 5:20
B2 One Of Us 3:55
B3 Two For The Price Of One 3:36
B4 Slipping Through My Fingers 3:51
B5 Like An Angel Passing Through My Room 3:25

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Bocu Music Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polar Music International AB
  • Copyright (c) – Polar Music International AB
  • Licensed To – CBS Records
  • Pressed By – CBS, Haarlem
  • Recorded At – Polar Studios

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar – Björn Ulvaeus, Lasse Wellander
  • Bass – Rutger Gunnarsson
  • Clarinet – Jan Kling (tracks: B1)
  • Design – Rune Söderqvist
  • Drums – Ola Brunkert, Per Lindvall (tracks: A1, A4)
  • Electric Guitar – Lasse Wellander
  • Engineer – Michael B. Tretow
  • Flute – Jan Kling (tracks: B1)
  • Keyboards – Benny Andersson
  • Mandolin – The Three Boys (tracks: B2)
  • Percussion – Åke Sundqvist
  • Photography By – Lars Larsson
  • Synthesizer – Benny Andersson
  • Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Benny Andersson And Bjorn Ulvaeus*

Notes

This issue was pressed in Holland but issued for the UK market. The sleeve has the "Gift Of Music" competition tag printed on the bottom righthand corner. The lyric inner sleeve has a dark brown background, different to the other UK version listed on here, The Visitors

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped): 01-10032-10A -1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped): 01-10032-2B -1
  • Label Code: LC 0199
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Rights Society: BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POLS 342 ABBA The Visitors ‎(LP, Album) Polar POLS 342 Sweden 1981
SD 19332 ABBA The Visitors ‎(LP, Album, Club, SP) Atlantic SD 19332 US 1981
MMI 6024 ABBA The Visitors ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MMI MMI 6024 Malaysia Unknown
POLCD342 ABBA The Visitors ‎(CD, Album, RE) Polar POLCD342 Europe 1984
RL 2-2 ABBA / The John Hall Band ABBA / The John Hall Band - The Visitors / All Of The Above ‎(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 2-2 US 1981

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Visitors
Drums – Per Lindvall
5:49
A2 Head Over Heels 3:45
A3 When All Is Said And Done 3:20
A4 Soldiers
Drums – Per Lindvall
4:38
B1 I Let The Music Speak
Flute, Clarinet – Jan Kling
5:20
B2 One Of Us
Mandolin – The Three Boys
3:55
B3 Two For The Price Of One 3:36
B4 Slipping Through My Fingers 3:51
B5 Like An Angel Passing Through My Room 3:25

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Recorded At – Polar Studios
  • Mixed At – Polar Studios
  • Mastered At – Cutting Room
  • Pressed By – Allied Record Company
  • Published By – Countless Songs, Ltd.
  • Published By – Artwork Music Co., Inc.

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar – Björn Ulvaeus, Lasse Wellander
  • Artwork – Rune Söderqvist
  • Bass – Rutger Gunnarsson
  • Design [Album] – Rune Söderqvist
  • Drums – Ola Brunkert (tracks: A2, A3, B1 through B5)
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Lasse Wellander
  • Engineer – Michael B. Tretow
  • Keyboards, Synthesizer – Benny Andersson
  • Percussion – Åke Sundqvist
  • Photography By – Lars Larsson
  • Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson

Notes

Digitally recorded and mixed at Polar Music Studios, Stockholm
Photo at Julius Kronenbergs Atelje, Skansen, Stockholm.

This pressing has 'AR' matrix numbers on the labels = Allied pressing.
Another pressing is available with 'SP' matrix numbers on the labels: The Visitors

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): ST-A-814837-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (A side etched runout): STA 814837 D B-16410-D MISFI SM2 ▲ 1059
  • Matrix / Runout (A side etched, followed by a cross with a dot in each of its 4 quadrants, followed by another cross with a dot in its upper left quadrant): SLM
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): ST-A-814838-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (B side etched runout): STA 814838 B B-16411+B MISFI SM2 ▲ 1059-X
  • Matrix / Runout (B side etched, followed by a cross with a dot in its upper left quadrant): SLM
  • Matrix / Runout (A & B sides, stamped runout): CUTTING ROOM SWEDEN

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POLS 342 ABBA The Visitors ‎(LP, Album) Polar POLS 342 Sweden 1981
SD 19332 ABBA The Visitors ‎(LP, Album, Club, SP) Atlantic SD 19332 US 1981
MMI 6024 ABBA The Visitors ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MMI MMI 6024 Malaysia Unknown
POLCD342 ABBA The Visitors ‎(CD, Album, RE) Polar POLCD342 Europe 1984
RL 2-2 ABBA / The John Hall Band ABBA / The John Hall Band - The Visitors / All Of The Above ‎(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 2-2 US 1981

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Visitors
Drums – Per Lindvall
5:49
A2 Head Over Heels
Drums – Ola Brunkert
3:45
A3 When All Is Said And Done
Drums – Ola Brunkert
3:20
A4 Soldiers
Drums – Per Lindvall
4:38
B1 I Let The Music Speak
Drums – Ola BrunkertFlute, Clarinet – Jan Kling
5:20
B2 One Of Us
Drums – Ola BrunkertMandolin – The Three Boys
3:55
B3 Two For The Price Of One
Drums – Ola Brunkert
3:36
B4 Slipping Through My Fingers
Drums – Ola Brunkert
3:51
B5 Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
Drums – Ola Brunkert
3:25

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polar Music International AB
  • Copyright (c) – Polar Music International AB

Credits

  • Bass – Rutger Gunnarsson
  • Design [Album Design] – Rune Söderqvist
  • Engineer – Michael B. Tretow
  • Guitar [Acoustic] – Björn Ulvaeus, Lasse Wellander
  • Guitar [Electric] – Lasse Wellander
  • Keyboards, Synthesizer – Benny Andersson
  • Percussion – Åke Sundqvist
  • Photography By – Lars Larsson
  • Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus*

Notes

℗ © 1981 Polar Music International AB, Stockholm.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POLS 342 ABBA The Visitors ‎(LP, Album) Polar POLS 342 Sweden 1981
SD 19332 ABBA The Visitors ‎(LP, Album, Club, SP) Atlantic SD 19332 US 1981
MMI 6024 ABBA The Visitors ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MMI MMI 6024 Malaysia Unknown
POLCD342 ABBA The Visitors ‎(CD, Album, RE) Polar POLCD342 Europe 1984
RL 2-2 ABBA / The John Hall Band ABBA / The John Hall Band - The Visitors / All Of The Above ‎(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 2-2 US 1981