By Carl Magnus Palm, Dick Wallis
In 1966 younger males from Sweden wrote and recorded a music known as Isnt It effortless to assert, which marked the start of a songwriting and list generating partnership that has persevered to today. because the Nineteen Sixties drifted into the Nineteen Seventies, they begun making recordings with woman singers (who additionally later grew to become their wives), a operating courting that might proceed until eventually August 1982. in the course of that interval the foursome recorded a set of songs which heralded essentially the most profitable recording careers the realm has ever recognized and claimed a different position within the heritage of renowned music.
That quartet used to be in fact Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, greater often called ABBA, and this e-book is the tale of those humans and their recordings. in keeping with large examine and numerous hours of unique interviews with all 4 participants of ABBA, their engineer Michael B. Tretow and plenty of of the musicians that performed with the band, ABBA - the full Recording periods recounts their tale in a manner that hasn't ever been advised prior to.
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Additional resources for ABBA: The Complete Recording Sessions
I didn't have this freedom at the Metronome Studio, and that's why I quit working there," says Michael. 11th July KMH Studio. Recording 'Som En Sparv'; 'Syrtaki'. More tracks for Frida's album. 22nd July Metronome Studio. Recording tracks for the Hootenanny Singers' 'Evert Taube På Vårt Sätt' album. Glen Studio. Recording tracks for Agnetha's 'Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus' album. In mid-April it had been announced that ABBA would cancel their Swedish Folkpark summer tour, a decision that was met with cries of outrage in the media.
In addition, a Spanish version of 'Ring Ring' was recorded but, for some reason, not released, Indeed, so confusing was the situation that Agnetha, apparently under the impression that it in fact was released, talked about 'Ring Ring' in an interview and stated that the Spanish version had received healthy sales figures! Today, Björn and Benny cannot even remember recording it, although the mix done on this day still exists in the PolyGram tape archives. The instrumental mix also prepared was most likely intended as a backing track for vocals only TV show appearances.
Polar POS 1187. LP release: 'Waterloo'. Polar POLS 252. A: 'Waterloo (Swedish version)'; 'Sitting In The Palmtree'; 'King Kong Song'; 'Hasta Mañana'; 'My Mama Said'; 'Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)'. B: 'Honey, Honey'; 'Watch Out'; 'What About Livingstone'; 'Gonna Sing You My Lovesong'; 'Suzy-Hang-Around'; 'Waterloo (English Version)'. Simultaneous releases of the Swedish and English 'Waterloo' singles, and of the album, a stronger effort than 'Ring Ring', but according to Björn, still with too many weak moments to be completely satisfactory in hindsight.
ABBA: The Complete Recording Sessions by Carl Magnus Palm, Dick Wallis