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Swedish reissues (1988)

 

Polar repressings

Around the same time that it released its CD versions of Ring Ring, Waterloo and Abba, Polar also produced a series of Swedish pressings of earlier CD releases originally produced on its behalf by PolyGram.

These CDs employ identical artwork to the previous West German Polar pressings apart from the removal of all references to PolyGram, including its catalogue number.

 

fridashinepolyThe back cover of the original 1984 CD version of Shine…

fridashinepol…and its equivalent from the 1988 Polar reissue.

The CDs themselves also contain modified copyright text – removing all references to PolyGram among other things. Like the three Abba releases, the CD information is printed in a deeper shade of blue than the PolyGram originals.

 

cdfridashineShine (1988 reissue): similar to the West German CD but different

Despite being relatively uncommon, all these reissues are worth practically identical amounts to the original West German pressings.

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