No Voulez-Vous Deluxe Edition?
Ian Cole ABBAworld (September 5th, 2009). "One of the most anticipated and expected ABBA releases this year has been the Voulez-Vous Deluxe Edition.
We have had precedent with the Waterloo 30th Anniversary Edition in 2004, which should have been in the Deluxe Edition series but wasn’t; Arrival Deluxe Edition in 2006 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of that album’s release; and ABBA ? The Album Deluxe Edition in 2007.
The Deluxe Editions don’t necessarily coincide with the anniversary of the albums’ release.
It seems that this year we won’t be getting a Voulez-Vous Deluxe Edition, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get one at some point in the future, nor that we might not get Deluxe Editions of other ABBA albums. This year it appears that priorities have been elsewhere ? the highly anticipated ABBA in Japan DVD for one.
Many fans have written to Carl Magnus Palm asking whether there will be a Voulez-Vous Deluxe Edition or for news of the ABBA in Japan DVD or whatever other new releases might be in the pipeline. Unfortunately he?’ constrained by what has been announced. As many of you would know I’ve been honoured enough to work with Carl Magnus on many ABBA releases over the years. I can assure you that he and Universal Music are well aware of what’s out there and what sort of releases the fans would like to see."
Bye Bye Bottoms! From Knee-Length to No-Length, Tracking a Century of Shrinking Hemlines
First we wore skinny jeans too tight to walk in. Then we ditched jeans for leggings, and now we’re so liberated we hardly feel like pulling on a pair of tights at all. Yes, the incentive to wear less has been riding up legs for the past 100 years. And in 1920, you could have caused a Model T pile-up walking down the street in the short-shorts you can flaunt now. So, with pop stars and celebrities barely bothering to cover their assets, it’s hard to believe the world was once modest to a fault! Below we have a look at the history of hemlines, and how we went from pristine New Look to Ga Ga bottomless.
New ABBA Book
New ABBA book "The Complete ABBA" out on the 31st of October 2009.
Author: Simon Sheridan.
UK: Reynolds & Hearn Ltd.
272 pages. 23.4 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm.
Note from the author: "For the very first time The Complete ABBA compiles all of the Swedish supergroup’s singles, albums, TV specials, tours and movies. Beginning with their 1972 debut single "People Need Love", the book chronicles the band’s incredible story right through to Björn and Benny’s triumphant Thank You for the Music tribute concert held in London in 2009. This is all the ABBA you’ll ever need!"
ABBA DVD Release
ABBA in Japan DVD and Limited Special Edition 2 DVD Coming Soon.
Special edition catalog number: UNI-0602527-10230.
Standard 1 DVD edition catalog number: UNI-0602527-10231.
Release date: October 26th, 2009.
Mamma Mia Drive In
Pinewood Studios now hosts the world’s largest cinema screen for showing its series of Drive-In movies, starting with The Omen and The Shining this Halloween on Saturday 31 October 2009.
From The Bourne Ultimatum to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Mamma Mia! to Superman, Pinewood and its sister studio Shepperton have helped create each film in the Drive-In series. Other titles being shown include Bridget Jones’ Diary, Slumdog Millionaire, Gladiator, Dr Strangelove and Batman Begins.
Pinewood has transformed its unique outdoor water filming facility into the world’s largest cinema screen, sized 73.1M wide x 18.3M in height. A delicious range of hot and cold refreshments will be delivered via waitress service directly to each car.
Comments Pinewood’s Group Corporate Affairs Director Andrew Smith "Both Pinewood and Shepperton have played a part in some of the most iconic feature films ever made and we’re delighted to be able to showcase these in such a spectacular way for the British public to enjoy."