30 years ago, on 24 May 1993, the compilation More ABBA Gold was released by PolyGram. The release was available in stores in Germany on CD and cassette, but was also released on vinyl, digital compact cassette and video cassette. In some shops the CD version cost 1880 HUF, the cassette 700 HUF.
The 20-track compilation includes some hits that were left off ABBA Gold,some album tracks, B-side songs and there is the unreleased I Am The City as well. More ABBA Gold reached number 16 on the MAHASZ charts and number 13 on the MusicDome record shop sales charts shortly after its release.
Béla Lendvay published a review in Zalai Hírlap after the release:
„Once again, one of the most successful albums of the end of last year has become a compilation. ’Abba Gold’ is a collection of the best recordings of the Swedish super quartet of the seventies. The sequel was no exception, with another twenty-song compilation recently hitting the shops. Summer Night City, The Day Before You Came, Our Last Summer, to name but a few of the best. Once again, the album is a faithful cross-section of music that has proved to be timeless to this day, and it has climbed the charts again to prove it.”
In the November 1993 issue of Volt magazine, another review was also written about More ABBA Gold:
„The ABBA mania, which started two years ago, was surely the last wave of the quartet’s hits to be collected, and as the previous compilation could not include all the hits of the past due to lack of space, there are plenty of memorable songs here – although this album already includes a few songs that have made the charts but nevertheless fall short of the standard set by the band’s best albums, especially from their last years together. It would not have hurt to include on the new compilation one or two of the hidden jazz gems that were the real gems of the Waterloo album in 1974, but which were lost among the mass hits.
Fortunately, there are diamonds among the gold. Here is, for example, the opening track from 1977’s The Album, the cold-light, tastefully Scandinavian Eagle, and the title track from the eighty-one LP Visitors, where the Andersons beat Prince’s neo-psychedelic hits by half a decade.
The members of ABBA, asked in a TV report early in their career how they had avoided the fate of the one-hit wonders that bled after their first hit, replied that most pop bands that met that fate made the mistake of copying their own first successes without any desire to move on.(…) „