Abba - The Visitors - 2311 122 - (Condition 85-90%)
- LP Record
The Visitors is the eighth and final studio album by
Swedish pop group ABBA, released on 30 November 1981.
With The Visitors, ABBA took several steps away from the
"lighter" pop music they had recorded previously and the album is
often regarded as a more complex and mature effort. The opening track,
"The Visitors", with its ominous synthesizer sounds and the
distinctive lead vocal by Frida, announced a change in musical style. With
Benny and Frida going their separate ways, the pain of splitting up was explored
yet again in "When All is Said and Done". The major hit single on
the album, "One of Us" also depicted the end of a love story.
Elsewhere there were current cold war themes—highly topical at the time—and
further songs of isolation and regret.
The Visitors album was one of the first records to be
recorded and mixed digitally, and was the first in history to be manufactured
on the new CD format in 1982 on Atlantic. The Visitors has been reissued in
digitally remastered form three times—first in 1997, then in 2001 and again
in 2005 as part of The Complete Studio Recordings box set.