Excellent Cover Versions of Classic ABBA Songs!!
By Bass-Playing Prof
There aren’t that many ABBA cover versions out there, that I know of. Aside from Erasure, I can only think of Six Pence None the Richer’s cover of “Dancing Queen” and some cover by ABBA’s fellow Swedes Ace of Base.
The signature Erasure sound is present. They pay tribute to ABBA while maintaining their sound and make these songs their own.
When this came out, I heard they only had time to record an EP worth of songs. A full album would have been great! However, this EP is definitely a good start!
Still have this
By Godsrockstar Music
Got this @ the old Tower records on Mass Ave fall of 92 while in college in Boston loved it then still own it
My younger sister had this on a cassette tape which I stole from her. I fell in love with all of these awesome covers. I enjoyed ABBA as a young kid and these versions brought me up to speed in a big way. I highly reccommend this for anyone into ABBA or Erasure. You will so NOT be disappointed!
I've been waiting for this to show up on Itunes!! This reminds me solidly of my junior year in High School-1993~! Even seeing the graphics from the album cover takes me back! Thanks for bringing a great EP to digital format!
Abba, by Erasure.
This EP was #1 in the UK for 5 weeks in the summer of 1992, but as with most Erasure releases, didn't do as well in the States. The lead radio track was "Take A Chance," which suffers from a dated reggae-rap breakdown which roots it firmly in the early 90's. The best track is "Lay All Your Love On Me." SOS and Voulez-Vous are pretty solid as well. The remarkable elements of Erasure's sound are here in spades--hyped up electronics from Mr. Clark, and rich layered vocals from Mr. Bell. I think they are one of the very few groups who could pull off covers of these iconic songs without sounding silly--overall very good. The videos are worth seeking out as well.
Glad to have Abba-esque on itunes!
I love this ep, every song makes you wanna get up and boogy! S.O.S is the standout though, Andy Bell's vocals on this song add an extra dimension of pathos. Voulez-Vous is the rave-up , just try not getting your groove on!