4/01/2017

2017 ABBA releases

2017 ABBA releases

For 2017 , but we should expect a solo piano album from Benny Andersson  in September 2017.  There will be  a  Frida guest appearance on an Duets album by  Cuban trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval.  Sandoval's album is due in June 2017. Carl Magnus Palm top-to bottom  rewrite of his classic book, The Complete Recording Sessions came out March 31.  .. Frida's first album, and Agnetha's third album (Som jag ar) are going to reissued on vinyl LP for Record Store Day 2017!. There is still no word about a ABBA Live in Australia album, presumably it is not scheduled to be released at the  present time.  


 

  Anni-Frida Lyngstad- Frida, Parlophone, April 22, 2017 Swedish LP

Produced by - Benny Andersson, Frida was released in 1971, the album receivedpraise from the critics y noted the precision and versatility of Lyngstad's voice. The album is sung entirely in Swedish and contains translated covers of international hits such as Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne", Simon & Garfunkels "The Sound of Silence" and "Everything's Alright" from Jesus Christ Superstar. (Limited worldwide release of 3000.)

SIDE A: 01 Tre Kvart Fran Nu (Melodi for Piano Op. 3:1 F-Dur) 02 Jag Blir Galen Nar (Goin' Out of My Head) 03 Lycka 04 Sen Dess Har Jag Inte Setten 05 En Ton Av Tystnad (The Sound of Silence) 06 Suzanne
SIDE B: 01 Allting Ska Bli Bra/Vad Gor Jag Med Min Karlek 02 Jag Ar Beredd 03 En Liten Sang Om Karlek 04 Telegram For Fullmanen 05 Barnen Sover

Abba Gold June 2017 2LP set

Universal will release a 25th anniversary limited-edition vinyl  version of their 1992 best-of collection, Gold: Greatest Hits, on June 30. The two-album set will be pressed on heavyweight 180-gram gold-colored vinyl and will also include a card enabling MP3 download of the tracks.
A commentor below notes the bizarre greenish gold color of the vinyl.

Here’s the track list for the limited-edition reissue of Abba’s Gold: Greatest Hits:
Side One
“Dancing Queen”
”Knowing Me, Knowing You”
”Take A Chance On Me”
”Mamma Mia”
”Lay All Your Love On Me”
Side Two
”Super Trouper”
”I Have A Dream”
”The Winner Takes It All”
”Money, Money, Money”
”SOS”
Side Three
”Chiquitita”
”Fernando”
"Voulez-Vous”
”Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”
Side Four
”Does Your Mother Know”
”One Of Us”
”The Name Of The Game”
”Thank You For The Music”
”Waterloo”

Original Soundtrack-Mamma Mia!, Barnes and Noble,  Spring 2007 US Vinyl LP

The movie soundtrack is being issue on vinyl for the first time .

2/26/2017

40 years ago ABBA's domination of the Australian record charts 1975-1976 (updated)


The BEST of ABBA album -one of the largest selling albums in Australian history.

Album charts:Three of their albums, ABBA, The Best of ABBA  and Arrival went to number one for 35 out of 58 weeks between December 1975 and January 1977. Arrival was the first album to debut at number one in Australia.

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Frida falls on the the wet stage during ABBA's famous concert in rainy Sydney, March 3, 1977. Photo form the Australian.

  Singles chart: domination  for October 1975 to December 1976

I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, SOS, Mamma Mia,

Fernando, Dancing Queen and Money, Money, Money

–Their Six  #1  singles for 42 out of 63 weeks !

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 ABBA mania in Australia in one horrifying 15 month calendar.
Naturally this much overexposure-had a backlash-ABBA never had another number single after this in Australia.  Nor did they hit the top spot  on the album chart again til  the release of ABBA Gold in 1992.