Polar originally intended to release "Greatest Hits" in March 1976, but after import copies of "The Best Of ABBA" from central Europe were being offered to Swedish record stores, "Greatest Hits" was rush-released on 17 November, 1975.
The compilation was the biggest selling album of 1976 in the UK. "Greatest Hits" has been certified Platinum in Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Sweden, UK and USA.
The same pool of 15 songs was used for "Greatest Hits" and "The Best Of ABBA". The original 1975 configuration of "Greatest Hits" includes 14 tracks, many later editions also include "Fernando". Some releases omit less well known tracks like "He Is Your Brother" and "Another Town, Another Train". North American versions omit "Hasta Mañana".
Two main cover art versions exist. The original, used in Europe (except UK) and most of South America, features the 'glam monsters' painting by Hans Arnold. Much more common though (in number of copies sold) is the cover using the 'autumn couples' photos (which also appear inside some of the 'glam monsters' gatefold sleeves), used in the UK and North America.
|He Is Your Brother||3:15|
|Nina Pretty Ballerina||2:50|
|I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do||3:15|
|People Need Love||2:42|
|Another Town, Another Train||3:10|
|Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)||3:05|
Abba - Greatest Hits [LP]
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