Remastered re-release of the sixth full-length studio album by legendary Swedish Pop band.
Their sixth album coincided with the marital split between Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus and the massively shifting currents in Popular music, with Disco, which had been on the wane, suddenly undergoing a renaissance thanks to the 1977 movie S"aturday Night Fever".
"Voulez-Vous" showed the band embrace Disco music, which was at its peak at the time. Thus, about half of "Voulez-Vous" shows the heavy influence of the Bee Gees from their megahit disco era. This is shown not just in the fact that the backing track for the title song was cut at Criteria Studios in Miami, where the Bee Gees had cut "Main Course", "Children of the World", and most of the rest of their Disco-era music, but through the Funky beat that ran through much of the material; yet the album still had a pair of soft, lyrical Euro-Pop-style ballads ("I Have a Dream" and "Chiquitita"), which proved as popular as any of the more dance-oriented songs, and were reminders of Fältskog's and Ulvaeus' roots, in particular, in popular Folk music during the mid- to late '60s. Those two songs, plus "Angeleyes", "Does Your Mother Know", and the title cut, were all Top Five Singles in England, although only "Chiquitita" and "Does Your Mother Know" were Top 40 hits in America, where the album's sales peaked at a modest 500,000 or so.
It was the first ABBA album to be mainly recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm, and the only ABBA album to include a studio recording made outside Sweden: the instrumental backing track for the title track was partly recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami.
"Voulez-Vous" was first released on CD in 1984. The album has been digitally remastered and reissued four times: first in 1997, then in 2001 and in 2005, as part of "The Complete Studio Recordings" Box Set, and yet again in 2010 for the "Voulez-Vous Deluxe Edition".
The album peaked at No.1 in a number of countries and was one of the top five-selling albums in the UK for that year.
Re-release includes a color 24-page booklet.
Polar Music International AB/Universal Music Australia, 1978/1979/2001 (549 955-2). Made in Australia.
01. As Good As New 3:24
02. Voulez-Vous 5:09
03. I Have A Dream 4:45
04. Angeleyes 4:20
05. The King Has Lost His Crown 3:32
06. Does Your Mother Know 3:13
07. If It Wasn't For The Nights 5:09
08. Chiquitita 5:26
09. Lovers (Live A Little Longer) 3:30
10. Kisses Of Fire 3:16
11. Summer Night City 3:34
12. Lovelight 3:46
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 4:52
Total playing time: 53:56 min.