10-disc ‘ABBA: Album Box Set’ reminds us why the Swedish quartet was — and still is — a dance music sensation GREGG SHAPIRO | Q-MusicGreggShapiro@aol.com Aside from ABBA, can you think of another Swedish quartet with two female (Anni-Frid and Agnetha) and two male (Bjorn and Benny) members, a 50-year history and multiple hit singles, as well as 10-CD and 10-LP box sets?
No? Neither can I. What about a Swedish pop quartet whose music inspired a long-running Tony-nominated Broadway musical and a subsequent dreadful movie adaptation and sequel?
If you answered “no” to the previous question, you’d be right. Nevertheless, even though ABBA has been celebrated via numerous compilations, the 10-disc ABBA: Album Box Set (Polar/Universal) is the first of its kind domestic product.