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ABBA's Dancing Queen
I've read that the best CD source for ABBA's "Dancing Queen" is ABBA's Greatest Hits Vol 2 pre-remaster. (Source) I've read that "Dancing Queen" has inverted stereo. (Source) I also believe I've read somewhere that the Gold version had stereo anomalies and the Greatest Hits Vol 2 version was pretty much the same without the anomalies.

So my question is this: Can I essentially get a Greatest Hits Vol 2 version of "Dancing Queen" by simply swapping the channels of the Gold version, or is the anomaly more complicated than just a left/right swap?
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I have ABBA Gold, and I never noticed anything wrong.


I wouldn't know if left/right were reversed.  I have no idea how the group sets-up physically, and it's not something I even think about...

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There have been a number of different remastetrings of ABBA Gold over the years.

1992 Tretow - Remastered by Michael B. Tretow. Original dynamic range intact although rather bright EQ at times
1999 Astley - Terrible EQ, heaps of compression and a whole lot of Noise Reduction
2008 Jonsson - Very very loud, no noise reduction and better EQ than Astley.

Dancing Queen sounds different in all of these versions, and also sounds different again in the Greatest Hits Vol. 2 CD.

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http://www.abbajustlikethat.comyr.com/1_4_...ile-Corner.html

Wow - I never knew!

(I knew some Abba CDs sounded awful, but I didn't know the story was even worse than The Beatles CDs!)

Thanks for posting that Rudolf. Back to the vinyl then! (though sadly that isn't always in the best condition - people actually played their Abba records!  )

Cheers,
David.

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I've read that the best CD source for ABBA's "Dancing Queen" is ABBA's Greatest Hits Vol 2 pre-remaster. (Source) I've read that "Dancing Queen" has inverted stereo. (Source) I also believe I've read somewhere that the Gold version had stereo anomalies and the Greatest Hits Vol 2 version was pretty much the same without the anomalies.

So my question is this: Can I essentially get a Greatest Hits Vol 2 version of "Dancing Queen" by simply swapping the channels of the Gold version, or is the anomaly more complicated than just a left/right swap?


I have the original copy from the album, Arrival. Sounds great to me!
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