I’m not a huge fan of ABBA, but I thought it might be fun to have in the house for parties or surreptitious cross-dress cavorting. Of course, as any thrifty vinyl consumer will tell you, finding cheap-ass ABBA Lps is no huge thing, but finding this particular compilation definitely warranted £1 purchase this a.m. at the Wincheap bootfair. I’ll explain. Released at a transitional time in the music industry where pop records of this kind got, at most, a first press on vinyl before being deleted, there are relatively few ABBA Gold vinyls about — I’ve certainly never seen it on Lp (though, given that it’s sold something like 30 million copies, I’ve seen more than a few on CD). As a result, it’s one of the few ABBA units to hold much value. So, as these things go, it seemed like the one ABBA Lp for me to own.