During the seventies, ABBA racked up a string of hits that by any mark is simply astonishing, and as you might expect there are numerous hits collections out there to choose from. But with Gold, you really get the pick of the litter. As in 19 of the group's most classic hits, from the songs that earned them that disco tag like "Dancing Queen," to earlier pop gems like "S.O.S." and "Waterloo," to the erotic subtlety (nobody breathes a song as seductively as Frida) of "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "Take A Chance On Me."
Nearly all of the ABBA songs that really matter can be found on this goldmine of a disc. It's one of the few I've ever heard that actually lives up to the name Gold. Throw in the second volume of More ABBA Gold, with its earlier Phil Spector influenced songs like "Honey Honey" and "Ring Ring," and you've really got every great ABBA song you'd ever need.
In fact, with all the current nostalgic hoopla over Mamma Mia, isn't it time you took a chance on ABBA?