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"The Singles/The First 10 Years," ABBA. Polar Music International. It's been a dozen years since the bright, bouncy "Waterloo" introduced this Swedish quartet in this country, and the music on this double-disc package from Germany is as lightweight--and irresistible--as ever. The secret to the group's disarming appeal is its classic mix of pop sentimentality and extravagance. Among the jewels: the "Evita"-like drama of "Fernando" and the rock snap of "Does Your Mother Know." Atlantic has released two single-disc volumes of ABBA's "greatest hits" in the U.S. 1/2

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