Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ABBA/Björn & Benny/Agnetha Fältskog/Frida

ABBA was a Swedish pop music group formed in Stockholm in 1972, consisting of Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad (the brunette and sometimes red-haired girl), Björn Ulvaeus (the blond guy), Benny Andersson (the one with the beard) and Agnetha Fältskog (the blonde girl). Throughout the band's existence, Fältskog and Ulvaeus were a married couple, as were Lyngstad and Andersson - although both couples later divorced. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, and they topped the charts worldwide from 1972 to 1983. ABBA gained international popularity employing catchy song hooks, simple lyrics, sound effects (reverb, phasing) and a Wall of Sound achieved by overdubbing the female singers' voices in multiple harmonies. As their popularity grew, they were sought after to tour Europe, Australia, and North America, drawing crowds of ardent fans, notably in Australia. Touring became a contentious issue, being particularly cumbersome for Fältskog, but they continued to release studio albums to widespread commercial success. At the height of their popularity, however, both relationships began suffering strain that led ultimately to the collapse of first the Ulvaeus-Fältskog marriage (in 1979) and then of the Andersson-Lyngstad marriage in 1981. In the late 1970s and early 1980s these relationship changes began manifesting in the group's music, as they produced more thoughtful, introspective lyrics with different compositions. ABBA remains a fixture of radio play lists and is one of the world's best-selling bands, having sold over 375 million records worldwide, making them the fourth best-selling popular music artists in the history of recorded music. They still sell two to three million records a year. ABBA was also the first pop group from a non English-speaking country to enjoy consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Ireland, South Africa/Rhodesia, Australia and New Zealand. Their popularity in Latin America was also undeniable, as well as reaching the top of the charts in different countries like Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru among others, the band also released a compilation of their hit songs translated into Spanish. "Gracias por la musica" was released in 1980 to be followed by "ABBA ORO" in 1999. After ABBA split, Andersson and Ulvaeus achieved success writing music for the stage while Lyngstad and Fältskog pursued individual solo careers with varying success. ABBA's music remained steadily popular until several films, notably Muriel's Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, revived interest in the group, spawning several tribute bands. In 1999, ABBA's music was adapted into the successful musical Mamma Mia! that toured worldwide and had a movie version released in 2008, becoming the highest grossing film in the UK at the time. The group was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 15 March 2010. Only Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad were present to accept ABBA's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The group was inducted into the museum by Bee Gees members Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb.
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Ring Ring (1973)

Ring Ring is ABBA's first studio album, though under the name Björn Benny & Agnetha Frida. It was released on March 26, 1973 in Scandinavia and a limited number of other territories, including West Germany, Australia, South Africa and Mexico. The album was re-released in Australasia in 1975, but was not issued in the United Kingdom until 1992, and the United States until three years after. Ring Ring was first released on CD in Sweden in 1988; a West German CD release followed in 1990 (later released internationally). The album has been reissued in digitally remastered form three times; first in 1997, then in 2001 and again in 2005 as part of the The Complete Studio Recordings box set. The original 1973 Polar Music version of the album opens with "Ring Ring (Bara Du Slog En Signal)", the Swedish version of the track, and places the English language version as track four on Side B. The track "She's My Kind of Girl", included on the international editions, is in fact a song by Björn & Benny which dates back to 1969, which was a hit in Japan, and had also been included on the B side of the English version of "Ring Ring" in Scandinavia. The album also features a song co-written by Agnetha Fältskog. Although she had composed much of her Swedish solo output, the song "Disillusion", for which she wrote the music, is the only song released on an ABBA album to feature a songwriting contribution from her. The singles released from this album were: Another Town Another Train, People Need Love (#17 Sweden), He Is Your Brother, Ring Ring (#2 Sweden, #32 U.K. in 1974), Nina Pretty Ballerina (#8 Austria), Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough), I Am Just a Girl, Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother, and Rock n Roll Band.

Tracklist:

1-) Ring Ring.
2-) Another Town, Another Train.
3-) Disillusion.
4-) People Need Love.
5-) I Saw It in the Mirror.
6-) Nina Pretty Ballerina.
7-) Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough).
8-) Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother.
9-) He Is Your Brother.
10-) She's My Kind of Girl.
11-) I Am Just a Girl.
12-) Rock n Roll Band.

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Waterloo (1974)

Waterloo is ABBA's second studio album still under the name of Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida. It was released on March 4, 1974. The title track of the album won ABBA the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. Waterloo was first released on CD in Sweden in 1988; a West German CD release followed in 1990 (later released internationally). The album has been reissued in digitally remastered form three times; first in 1997, then in 2001 and again in 2005 as part of The Complete Studio Recordings box set. It was also released as a special 30th Anniversary edition in 2004, celebrating 30 years of the group's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. The original 1974 Polar Music edition of the album opens with the Swedish version of the title track and closes with the English language version. The American version of the album, released on Atlantic Records, closes with a 1974 remix of "Ring Ring". In the UK/Ireland and several other European markets, the original 1973 version of "Ring Ring" was added as track 6 on side 2. Waterloo reached the top spot in Sweden and Norway, charting highly in many other countries as well. In Germany it finally reached platinum status in 2004 thirty years after its release. This was the group's first album in most countries outside Scandinavia. The singles released from this album were: Waterloo (#3 Sweden, #1 U.K., #6 U.S.) , Honey Honey (#30 Australia, #27 U.S.), Hasta Mañana (#16 Australia, #9 New Zealand), and King Kong Song (#94 Australia).

Tracklist:

1-) Waterloo.
2-) Sitting in the Palmtree.
3-) King Kong Song.
4-) Hasta Mañana.
5-) My Mama Said.
6-) Dance (While the Music Still Goes On).
7-) Honey, Honey.
8-) Watch Out.
9-) What About Livingstone?
10-) Gonna Sing You My Lovesong.
11-) Suzy-Hang-Around.

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ABBA (1975)

ABBA is the third studio album by ABBA, released on April 21, 1975. It is Also known as "The Limo[usine] Album" among fans. Following the Eurovision success of "Waterloo", ABBA saw the band gaining worldwide recognition. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" topped the charts in Australia, as did "Mamma Mia" shortly thereafter. "SOS" and "Mamma Mia" became hits in both the U.S. and UK, and two of their most famous songs. ABBA was first released on CD in West Germany in 1987 (later released internationally), with five bonus tracks of songs from Waterloo and Ring Ring, which had not been released on CD at that time. ABBA was released on CD in Sweden in 1988 featuring the original 11 tracks only. The album has been reissued in digitally remastered form three times; first in 1997, then in 2001 and again in 2005 as part of The Complete Studio Recordings box set. The singles released from this album were: So Long (#7 Sweden), I've Been Waiting for You (#49 Australia), I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do (#38 U.K., #1 Australia, #15 U.S.), S.O.S. (#1 Australia, #15 U.S., #6 U.K.), Mamma Mia (#1 Australia, #1 U.K., #32 U.S.), Bang-a-Boomerang (#59 France), and Rock Me (#4 Australia, #2 New Zealand).

Tracklist:

1-) Mamma Mia.
2-) Hey, Hey Helen.
3-) Tropical Loveland.
4-) S.O.S.
5-) Man in the Middle.
6-) Bang-a-Boomerang.
7-) I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.
8-) Rock Me.
9-) Intermezzo No. 1.
10-) I've Been Waiting for You.
11-) So Long.

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Arrival (1976)

Arrival is ABBA's fourth studio album, released on October 11, 1976. Recording sessions began in August 1975 and continued until September 1976. The album was recorded at Metronome and Glen studios in Stockholm, Sweden. "Arrival" was first released on CD in 1984. The album has been reissued in digitally remastered form a total of four times; first in 1997, then in 2001, 2005 as part of The Complete Studio Recordings box set, and again in 2006 (as a special Deluxe Edition). Upon its original 1976 release, "Fernando", released as a single earlier the same year, did not appear on Arrival, but it was included on the Australian and New Zealand versions. "Fernando" remained unreleased on Arrival until the first remastered issue in 1997. The album also contains three of the group's biggest hits, "Dancing Queen", "Money, Money, Money" & "Knowing Me, Knowing You". The helicopter used for the album art is a Bell 47. Arrival was the UK's best selling album of 1977. In April 1977 the album was certified Gold in the USA. The singles released from this album were: the band's signature hit Dancing Queen (#1 U.S., #1 U.K., #1 Sweden), Money Money Money (#1 Australia, #3 U.K., #56 U.S.), Dum Dum Diddle, Knowing Me Knowing You (#9 Australia, #14 U.S., #1 U.K.), and That's Me. When I Kissed the Teacher although it was never released as a single, it was accompanied by a promotional video in which the band members play high school students.

Tracklist:

1-) When I Kissed the Teacher.
2-) Dancing Queen.
3-) My Love, My Life.
4-) Dum Dum Diddle.
5-) Knowing Me, Knowing You.
6-) Money, Money, Money.
7-) That's Me.
8-) Why Did It Have to Be Me?
9-) Tiger.
10-) Arrival.

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The Album (1977)

The Album or ABBA: The Album is ABBA's fifth studio album, released on December 12, 1977. The album was released to accompany ABBA's other project in that moment, ABBA: The Movie. The album contained the singles "Take a Chance on Me", "The Name of the Game", and what is called ABBA's "goodbye" song "Thank You for the Music", despite the fact the song was released five years before the band officially broke up. It also features the song "Hole In Your Soul", which was performed as the last song at many ABBA concerts, including their final 1979 tour, and two other songs, "One Man, One Woman" and "I'm A Marionette". The Album was first released on CD in 1984. The album has been reissued in digitally remastered form by PolyGram/Universal Music four times; first in 1997, then in 2001, in 2005 as part of The Complete Studio Recordings box set and again in 2007 as a two disc 'Deluxe Edition'. The singles released from this album were: The Name of the Game (#2 Sweden, #12 U.S., #1 U.K.), Take a Chance on Me (#3 U.S., #12 Australia, #1 U.K.), One Man One Woman, Eagle (#6 Germany, #4 Netherlands), Thank You for the Music (#33 U.K. in 1983), and Move On.

Tracklist:

1-) Eagle.
2-) Take a Chance on Me.
3-) One Man, One Woman.
4-) The Name of the Game.
5-) Move On.
6-) Hole in Your Soul.
7-) Thank You for the Music.
8-) I Wonder (Departure).
9-) I'm a Marionette.

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Voulez-Vous (1979)

Voulez-Vous is ABBA's sixth studio album, released on April 23, 1979. It was the first ABBA album to be recorded at Polar Music Studios in Stockholm, and the only ABBA album to include a studio recording made outside Sweden. Voulez-Vous sold more than 400,000 copies in UK in its first week of released. Voulez-Vous was first released on CD in 1984. The album has been digitally remastered and reissued three times; first in 1997, then in 2001 and again in 2005 as part of the The Complete Studio Recordings box set. The singles released from this album were: Chiquitita (#2 Sweden, #2 U.K., #29 U.S.), Does Your Mother Know (#7 Australia, #19 U.S., #4 U.K.), Voulez-Vous (#79 Australia, #80 U.S.), Angeleyes (#39 Canada, #64 U.S.), As Good as New, and I Have a Dream (#2 U.K., #64 Australia).

Tracklist:

1-) As Good as New.
2-) Voulez-Vous.
3-) I Have a Dream.
4-) Angeleyes.
5-) The King Has Lost His Crown.
6-) Does Your Mother Know?
7-) If It Wasn't for the Nights.
8-) Chiquitita.
9-) Lovers (Live a Little Longer).
10-) Kisses of Fire.

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Super Trouper (1980)

Super Trouper is ABBA's seventh studio album, released on November 3, 1980. Led by the international hit "The Winner Takes It All", Super Trouper was the group's sixth chart-topping album in the UK. It was also the best-selling album in Britain for 1980. Super Trouper was first released on CD in 1983 by Polydor, again in the 1980's by Atlantic Records, and in the 1990s by Polydor in the USA. The album has been reissued in digitally remastered form three times; first in 1997, then in 2001 and again in 2005 as part of the The Complete Studio Recordings box set. Probably due to the disco backlash of the time, the album saw ABBA returning to a more straight-forward pop sound, as opposed to the preceding (and noticeably more dance-orientated) Voulez-Vous album. The singles released from this album were: The Winner Takes It All (#2 Sweden, #1 U.K., #8 U.S.), Super Trouper (#11 Sweden, #1 U.K., #45 U.S.), Happy New Year, On and On and On (#9 Australia, #90 U.S.), Andante Andante, and Lay All Your Love on Me (#7 U.K.).

Tracklist:

1-) Super Trouper.
2-) The Winner Takes It All.
3-) On and On and On.
4-) Andante, Andante.
5-) Me & I.
6-) Happy New Year.
7-) Our Last Summer.
8-) The Piper.
9-) Lay All Your Love on Me.
10-) The Way Old Friends Do.

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The Visitors (1981)

The Visitors is ABBA's eighth and last studio album, released on November 30, 1981. With The Visitors, ABBA took several steps away from the "lighter" pop music they had recorded previously and the album is often regarded as a more complex and mature effort. The opening track, "The Visitors", with its ominous synthesizer sounds and the distinctive lead vocal by Frida, announced a change in musical style. The Visitors album was one of the first records to be recorded and mixed digitally, and was the first in history to be manufactured on the new CD format in 1982. The Visitors has been reissued in digitally remastered form three times - first in 1997, then in 2001 and again in 2005 as part of The Complete Studio Recordings box set. The singles released from this album were: One of Us (#13 Sweden, #107 U.S., #3 U.K.), When All Is Said and Done (#81 Australia, #27 U.S.), Head over Heels (#4 Netherlands, #2 Belgium, #32 U.K.), and The Visitors (Crackin' Up) (#63 U.S.).

Tracklist:

1-) The Visitors (Crackin' Up).
2-) Head over Heels.
3-) When All Is Said and Done.
4-) Soldiers.
5-) I Let the Music Speak.
6-) One of Us.
7-) Two for the Price of One.
8-) Slipping Through My Fingers.
9-) Like an Angel Passing Through My Room.

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ABBA Live! (1986)

ABBA Live is an album of live recordings by Swedish pop group ABBA, released by Polar Music in 1986. When this LP/CD was released, the band's popularity was at an all-time low and none of the members themselves were involved in the production of the album. ABBA Live contains recordings from 1977, 1979 and 1981 - much to the dismay of both music critics and ABBA fans it also had 80's synth drums overdubbed on most tracks, taking away the true live feeling of the performances. Neither did it feature any of the tracks that the band had performed live on their tours but never included on any of their studio albums, such as "I Am An A", "Get On The Carousel", "I'm Still Alive", or the original live versions of the songs from the 1977 mini-musical The Girl With The Golden Hair; "Thank You For The Music", "I Wonder (Departure)" and "I'm A Marionette", all of which had slightly different lyrics and/or musical arrangements to the subsequent studio recordings included on ABBA - The Album. Several tracks had also been heavily edited, in the case of the 1979 live recording of "Does Your Mother Know" by as much as five minutes since it originally was performed on that tour as a medley with "Hole In Your Soul". ABBA Live was the first ABBA album to be simultaneously released on LP and CD, the CD having three "extra tracks". The album did not perform very well, internationally or domestically, peaking at #49 in Sweden and only staying in the charts for two weeks. Nevertheless, it still remains the only official live album by the group. It was remastered and rereleased by Polydor/Polar in 1997, but is currently out of print. *NOTE: We decided to include as a bonus track a live version of I Wonder from ABBA's 1977 tour as a personal choice for your listening pleasure, but originally this track doesn't come in this album.

Tracklist:

1-) Dancing Queen.
2-) Take a Chance on Me.
3-) I Have a Dream.
4-) Does Your Mother Know?
5-) Chiquitita.
6-) Thank You for the Music.
7-) Two for the Price of One.
8-) Fernando.
9-) Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).
10-) Super Trouper.
11-) Waterloo.
12-) Money, Money, Money.
13-) The Name of the Game/Eagle.
14-) On and On and On.
15-) I Wonder (Departure) *

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ABBA Oro (1999)

ABBA Oro: Grandes Éxitos is a greatest hits album by ABBA, first released by Polydor in the United States in 1993, in which the songs are sung in Spanish. This album is the Spanish equivalent of their Gold album, originally released as Gracias Por La Música in early 1980. ABBA Oro was followed by ABBA Mas Oro: Mas ABBA Exitos (ABBA More Gold: More ABBA Hits) [1] in 1994 which included five English-language versions plus further tracks in Spanish; the four songs that appeared on the South American versions of Super Trouper and The Visitors, and it also saw the debut of the previously unreleased Spanish version of "Ring Ring", recorded in 1973 but left in the Polar archives for twenty-one years. The international 1999 re-issue of ABBA Oro comprises all fifteen Spanish-language songs that originally appeared on Gracias Por La Música and Mas Oro. This 1999 re-issue is the file that you can find available to download in our blog.

Tracklist:

1-) Fernando.
2-) Chiquitita.
3-) Gracias Por La Música. (Thank You for the Music).
4-) La Reina del Baile or La Reina Danzante. (Dancing Queen).
5-) Al Andar. (Move On).
6-) Dame! Dame! Dame! (Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!).
7-) Estoy Soñando. (I Have a Dream).
8-) Mamma Mia.
9-) Hasta Mañana.
10-) Conociéndome, Conociéndote. (Knowing Me, Knowing You).
11-) Felicidad. (Happy New Year).
12-) Andante, Andante.
13-) Se Me Está Escapando. (Slipping Through My Fingers).
14-) No Hay A Quien Culpar. (When All Is Said and Done).
15-) Ring Ring.

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More ABBA

More ABBA is a self-made compilation which gathers ABBA's non-album tracks ,spanning all their career. It includes big hits like Fernando, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! and other songs like Under Attack, The Day Before You Came, Put on Your White Sombrero, among others.

Tracklist:

1-) Åh, Vilka Tider.
2-) Merry-Go-Round.
3-) Santa Rosa.
4-) Crazy World.
5-) Medley: Pick a Bale of Cotton/On Top of Old Smokey/Midnight Special.
6-) Fernando.
7-) Happy Hawaii.
8-) Summer Night City.
9-) Lovelight.
10-) Dream World.
11-) Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).
12-) Elaine.
13-) Put on Your White Sombrero.
14-) Should I Laugh or Cry.
15-) The Day Before You Came.
16-) Cassandra.
17-) Under Attack.
18-) You Owe Me One.
19-) I Am the City.

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Björn & Benny

Björn & Benny was the name of the Swedish folk rock duo, comprised by ABBA songwriters and musicians, Björn Kristian Ulvaeus and Göran Benny Bror Andersson. Prior to meeting each other, Björn formed part of the Swedish folk group The Hootenanny Singers and Benny formed part of the Swedish version of The Beatles, The Hep Stars. In 1966, they met each other and bonded and decided to collaborate writing songs together. Björn & Benny was the first solid proof that their songwriting collaboration was really serious and was going strong and considering that this was all pre-ABBA. After ABBA already with new wives and restructured lives, Björn and Benny collaborated together once again by writing the music score of the musical Chess in 1984. It was a major hit around the world and the most famous track One Night in Bangkok, performed by British actor and singer Murray Head, was in fact written by Ulvaeus and Andersson themselves. They also collaborated with the Mamma Mia! stage musical first premiered in 1999 and they also contributed to the 2008 movie, starring Meryl Streep. Up to this day, both men remain best friends.
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Lycka (1970)

Lycka is the first and only album by folk rock duo Björn & Benny, released in March 1970. Most of the songs feature lead vocals by Björn. The songs show the influence of Brian Wilson, "Ticket to Ride"-era Beatles and traditional Swedish folk music. The album was re-released in 2006 with 14 bonus tracks.

Tracklist:

1-) Lycka. (Happiness).
2-) Nånting Är På Väg. (Something Is on the Way).
3-) Kära Gamla Sol. (Dear Old Sun).
4-) Det Där Med Kärlek. (Where Is the Love?).
5-) Välkommen In I Gänget. (Welcome to the Club).
6-) Lilla Du Lilla Vän. (Little You Little Buddy).
7-) Hej Gamle Man! (Hey Old Man!).
8-) Liselott.
9-) Kalles Visa. (Kalle's Show).
10-) Ge Oss En Chans. (Give Us a Chance).
11-) Livet Går Sin Gång. (Life Does Go On).

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Agnetha Fältskog


Agneta Åse Fältskog (Swedish pronunciation: [aŋˈneːta ˈfɛltskuːɡ]) was born on 5 April 1950 in Jönköping, Sweden. She became a household name in Sweden after the release of her debut album Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, and reached international stardom as a member of pop group ABBA, which sold nearly 370 million records worldwide, making them the second best–selling band in history and the fourth best–selling pop artists in history. After ABBA, she continued recording in English as a solo artist with varying success. Her most recent musical effort came in the shape of My Colouring Book, released in 2004.

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Agnetha Fältskog (1968)

Agnetha Fältskog was the debut album by Swedish pop singer and ABBA member Agnetha Fältskog. The eponymous album was released on the Cupol label in Sweden in early 1968.
Agnetha had been singing with the local Swedish "dansband" Bengt Engharts in Jönköping for quite a while when the band in the Autumn of 1967 decided to send a tape of demos to the record-company Cupol. Singer, producer and A & R man Little Gerhard (né Karl-Gerhard Lundqvist) listened to the tape and happened to notice that besides the band's demos there was also a young girl singing - on the flipside of the tape, backwards. He played it the other way round and heard "Jag var så kär" for the first time. Lundqvist was so impressed with the song and Fältskog's voice that he phoned her up at the car firm where she was working at the time and offered her a recording contract - only as a solo singer, without the band.
"Jag Var Så Kär" - in fact the B-side of debut single "Följ Med Mig" - became Fältskog's first entry and also number one on the all-important radio chart Svensktoppen in January 1968. After the following success of the tracks "Utan dej, mitt liv går vidare", "Allting har förändrat sig", "Den jag väntat på" and "Snövit och de sju dvärgarna", most of them composed by Fältskog herself, Cupol released her debut album in the Spring of 1968, containing all tracks previously issued on these singles as well as a few new recordings. She wrote "Försonade" and submitted it to melodifestivalen (Swedish eurovision heat) for singer Gunnar Wiklund, but it was rejected. The song could also recently be heard in the movie "Låt den rätte komma in" (Let the Right One In) in a scene where the young girl plays it on a tape recorder for her boyfriend. The album has since been re-issued both on CD and iTunes.

Tracklist:

1-) Jag Var Så Kär. (I Was So in Love).

2-) Jag Har Förlorat Dej. (I Have Lost You).

3-) Utan Dej, Mitt Liv Går Vidare. (My Life Goes On Without You).

4-) Allting Har Förändrat Sig. (Everything Has Changed).

5-) Försonade. (Reconciled).

6-) Slutet Gott Allting Gott. (All's Well That Ends Well).

7-) Tack Sverige. (Thank You, Sweden).

8-) En Sommar Med Dej. (A Summer with You).

9-) Snövit Och De Sju Dvägarna. (Snow White & The 7 Dwarves).

10-) Min Farbror Jonathan. (My Uncle Jonathan).

11-) Följ Med Mig. (Follow Me).

12-) Den Jag Väntat På. (The One I've Been Waiting for).

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Agnetha Fältskog Vol. 2. (1969)

Agnetha Fältskog Vol. 2 is Agnetha Fältskog's second studio album, released in 1969. The album featured two compositions by Fältskog herself. "Zigenarvän" became the biggest hit, but its overly romantic lyrics about gypsies also became the source of controversy. Other tracks entering the Svensktoppen chart were "Framför Svenska Sommaren", "En Gång Fanns Bara Vi Två" and "Hjärtats Kronprins". A large part of the songs on this album were written by Agnetha's fiancé at the time, West German record producer Dieter Zimmermann who tried to launch her career in German-speaking countries like West Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Fältskog released a total of eight singles in the German language between the years 1969 and 1972, but her success was fairly limited. Tracks originally recorded in German on this album include "Señor Gonzales" and "Som En Vind Kom Du Till Mej" (Wie Der Wind), also "Det Handlar Om Kärlek" (concerto d'amore). The album has been re-issued both on CD and iTunes.

Tracklist:

1-) Framför Svenska Sommaren. (Up with Swedish Summer).

2-) Lek Med Dina Dockor. (Play with Your Dolls).

3-) Ge Dej Till Tåls. (Be Patient).

4-) Skål Kära Vän. (Cheers, My Dear Friend).

5-) Glöm Honom. (Forget Him).

6-) En Gång Fanns Bara Vi Två. (Once There Was Just Us Two).

7-) Hjärtats Kronprins. (The Crown Prince of Hearts).

8-) Det Handlar Om Kärlek. (It's About Love).

9-) Som En Vind Kom Du Till Mej. (Like a Wind You Came to Me).

10-) Señor Gonzales.

11-) Zigenarvän. (Gypsy Friend).

12-) Tag Min Hand, Låt Oss Bli Vänner. (Take My Hand & Let's Be Friends).

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Som Jag Är (1970).

Som jag är (As I am) is Agnetha Fältskog's third studio album, released in late 1970. It was co-produced by Little Gerhard (Karl-Gerhard Lundqvist) and Agnetha's boyfriend at the time, Björn Ulvaeus. Just like on her second album Agnetha composed a few of the songs, "Om tårar vore guld" and "Jag skall göra allt"."Jag skall göra allt" was recorded in German as "Tausend Wunder". She also contributed lyrics in the Swedish language for two other titles. The best known track is "Om tårar vore guld", a Svensktoppen number one, which was also released as a single. The album has since been re-issued both on CD and iTunes.

Tracklist:

1-) Som Ett Eko. (Like an Echo).

2-) När Jag Var Fem. (When I Was Five).

3-) En Sång Och En Saga. (A Song and a Story).

4-) Tänk Va' Skönt. (Imagine How Nice).

5-) Ta Det Bara Med Ro. (Take It Easy).

6-) Om Tårar Vore Guld. (If Tears Were Gold).

7-) Hjärtats Saga. (The Story of the Heart).

8-) Spela Vår Sång. (Play Our Song).

9-) Så Här Börjar Kärlek (duet with Björn Ulvaeus). (This Is How Love Begins).

10-) Du Ska Minnas Mig. (You Will Remember Me).

11-) Jag Skall Göra Allt. (I'll Do Anything).

12-) Sov Gott Min Lilla Vän. (Sleep Well My Little Friend).

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När En Vacker Tanke Blir En Sång (1971)

När En Vacker Tanke Blir En Sång is Agnetha Fältskog's fourth studio album, released in May 1971. With the exception of the last track, all songs were composed by Agnetha herself and the album was produced by Björn Ulvaeus."Ich denk' an dich" is the German version of "Han lämnar mig för att komma till dig". This last track, "Dröm är dröm, och saga saga" ("A dream is a dream, and a story a story"), is a notable track because it features Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus on backing-vocals; one of the first times all future ABBA members can be heard on one recording. This album was re-released under the name Agnetha in 1974. The album has since been re-issued both on CD and iTunes.

Tracklist:

1-) Många Gånger Än. (Time and Time Again).

2-) Jag Vill Att Du Skall Bli Lycklig. (I Want You to Be Happy).

3-) Kungens Vaktparad. (The King's Parade of Soldiers).

4-) Mitt Sommarland. (My Summer Land).

5-) Nya Ord. (New Words).

6-) Jag Skall Inte Fälla Några Tårar. (I Won't Shed Any Tears).

7-) Då Finns Du Hos Mig. (There You Are Beside Me).

8-) Han Lämnar Mig För Att Komma Till Dig. (He Leaves Me to Come to You).

9-) Kanske Var Min Kind Lite Het. (Maybe My Cheek Was a Little Hot).

10-) Sången Föder Dig Tillbaka. (The Song Brings You Back).

11-) Tågen Kan Gå Igen. (The Trains Can Run Again).

12-) Dröm Är Dröm, Och Saga Saga. (A Dream Is a Dream and a Story Is a Story).

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Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus (1975)

Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus (Eleven Women in One House) is Agnetha Fältskog's fifth studio album and last one in Swedish, released on December 1, 1975. The album was recorded in the same period as her bandmate Anni-Frid Lyngstad made her Swedish number one album Frida ensam - and both were recorded between sessions and a very busy promotion schedule for ABBA albums Waterloo and ABBA. Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus was originally slated for release in 1973 but following Agnetha's pregnancy that year and later the unexpected success with ABBA it was postponed and not released until late 1975.it took four years since her last LP ,she recorded meanwhile in 1972 a live album of Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar (Swedish version 1972) and released a studio version single from it. Fältskog composed all songs herself with lyrics by Swedish writer, journalist and lyricist Bosse Carlgren. The only exception was the Swedish version of the ABBA song "S.O.S." which was written by Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson and Fältskog's husband at the time, Björn Ulvaeus. Fältskog's record company Cupol insisted on including a Swedish version of an ABBA song to increase album sales. Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus was first released on CD in 2004 as part of the "Agnetha Fältskog De Första Åren" 6 CD boxed set. It also appeared on the Agnetha Faltskog edition of Original Album Classics, part of a larger series of identically named box sets issued by Sony Music during the late 2000s. This album describes eleven women, all leading very different lives, but all living in the same house.

Tracklist:

1-) S.O.S.

2-) En Egen Trädgärd. (A Garden of My Own).

3-) Tack För En Underbar, Vanlig Dag. (Thanks for a Wonderful, Ordinary Day).

4-) Gulleplutt. (Sweetheart).

5-) Är Du Som Han? (Are You Like Him?).

6-) Och Han Väntar På Mej. (And He's Waiting for Me).

7-) Doktorn! (Doctor!).

8-) Mina Ögon. (My Eyes).

9-) Dom Har Glömt. (They Have Forgotten).

10-) Var Det Med Dej? (Was It with You?).

11-) Visa I Åttonde Månaden. (Song in the Eighth Month).

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Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus (1981)

Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus (Now a Thousand Christmas Candles Are Lit) is a Christmas album in Swedish by Agnetha and her at the time 7-year old daughter, Linda. It was released in October, 1981 and co-produced by Fältskog and Michael B. Tretow in the Polar Studios with the same musicians as on contemporary ABBA recordings. The album was recorded in November 1980 but since it wasn't completed in time for Christmas 1980 it was postponed and not released until nearly a year later, in October 1981. Nu tändas tusen julejus, which was Fältskog's first Swedish language recording for the Polar Music label after having left CBS-Cupol, peaked at No. 6 on the Swedish album chart in January 1982, has been re-released on CD by Polar Music/PolyGram/Universal Music all through the 1990s and 2000s and is one of the best-selling Swedish Christmas albums of all time. The album name is derived from one of Scandinavia's best-known Christmas carols.

Tracklist:

1-) Nej Se Det Snöar (No, See It's Snowing) (Agnetha & Linda).

2-) Bjällerklang (Jingle Bells). (Agnetha & Linda).

3-) Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus (Now a Thousand Christmas Candles Are Lit) (Agnetha & Linda).

4-) Två Små Röda Luvor (Two Small Red Caps) (Agnetha & Linda).

5-) Nu Står Jul Vid Snöig Port (Now in Christmas at the Snowy Gate) (Agnetha & Linda).

6-) Jag Såg Mamma Kyssa Tomten (I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus) (Linda).

7-) När Juldagsmorgon Glimmar (When Christmas Morning Glitters) (Agnetha & Linda).

8-) Potpurri (Medley):

a-) Nu Har Vi Ljus Här I Vårt Hus (Now We Have Lights Here in Our House) (Agnetha & Linda).

b-) Tre Små Pepparkaksgubbar (Three Little Gingerbread Men) (Agnetha & Linda).

c-) Räven Raskar Över Isen (Fox Surprises over the Ice) (Agnetha & Linda).

d-) Vi Äro Musikanter (We Are Musicians) (Agnetha & Linda).

e-) Hej Tomtegubbar (Hey Santa Men) (Agnetha & Linda).

f-) Jungfru Jungru Kär (Virgin Virgin Love) (Agnetha & Linda).

g-) Nu Är Det Jul Igen (Now It's Christmas Again) (Agnetha & Linda).

9-) Hej Mitt Vinterland (Winter Wonderland) (Linda).

10-) Så Milt Lyser Stjärnan (So Gently Lit Star) (Linda).

11-) Mössens Julafton (The Mice's Eve) (Agnetha & Linda).

12-) När Det Lider Mot Jul (As Christmas Is Suffering) (Agnetha).

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Wrap Your Arms Around Me (1983)

Wrap Your Arms Around Me is Agnetha Fältskog's sixth studio album and her first solo album in English. It was released on May 31, 1983. It was produced by Mike Chapman. The lead-off track from the album, "The Heat is On", is commonly regarded as Fältskog's best-known 1980s solo hit, while "Can't Shake Loose" became the first of only two solo singles from Fältskog to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (#29). The track "Man" was the only song on the album written by Agnetha herself in contrast to her pre-ABBA 1960s recordings which were mostly self-penned. The singles released from this album were: The Heat Is On (#35 U.K., #1 Sweden), Wrap Your Arms Around Me (#44 U.K.), and Can't Shake Loose (#63 U.K., #29 U.S.).

Tracklist:

1-) The Heat Is On.

2-) Can't Shake Loose.

3-) Shame.

4-) Stay.

5-) Once Burned, Twice Shy.

6-) Mr. Persuasion.

7-) Wrap Your Arms Around Me.

8-) To Love.

9-) I Wish Tonight Could Last Forever.

10-) Man.

11-) Take Good Care of Your Children.

12-) Stand by My Side.

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Eyes of a Woman (1985)

Eyes of a Woman is Agnetha Fältskog's seventh studio album and second in English. It was released on March, 1985. It was produced by Eric Stewart (of 10cc fame). It was Fältskog's second album to reach the UK Top 40, reaching No.38. In Sweden, the album peaked at No. 2. It also reached the Top 20 in Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium. The album was recorded in the Polar Music Studios in Stockholm. Sessions began in early October 1984 and lasted until the end of November. Two of the songs recorded, "Turn the World Around" and "You're There", were not included on the initial album, but were released as B-sides. "You're There" and "I Won't Let You Go" were composed by Faltskog herself with lyrics by Eric Stewart. The tracks "One Way Love" and "I Won't Let You Go" were released as singles throughout Europe. Agnetha also performed "One Way Love" at the Montreux Music Festival in 1985. During the photo sessions for the sleeve of the album, Agnetha posed at the terrace of Drottningholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish royal family, in Stockholm. The singles released from this album were: I Won't Let You Go (#84 U.K., #6 Sweden), One Way Love (#37 Germany), Just One Heart, and The Angels Cry.

Tracklist:

1-) One Way Love.

2-) Eyes of a Woman.

3-) Just One Heart.

4-) I Won't Let You Go.

5-) The Angels Cry.

6-) Click Track.

7-) We Should Be Together.

8-) I Won't Be Leaving You.

9-) Save Me (Why Don't Ya).

10-) I Keep Turning off Lights.

11-) We Move as One.

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Kom Följ Med I Vår Karusell (1987) (Come Join Us in Our Carousel) (***NEW***)

Kom Följ Med I Vår Karusell is Agnetha's and her then 9-year-old son Christian's children's album, released in 1987. The album was co-produced by Fältskog and ABBA sound engineer Michael B. Tretow. The album was re-released in 2003 as "Guldkorn" (Gold Nuggets) and is available in Sweden only. The following singles were released: På Söndag and Karusellvisan.

Tracklisting:

1-) Karusellvisan. (Carousel Song).

2-) Våra Valpar. (Our Puppies).

3-) Mitt Namn Är Blom. (My Name Is Flower).

4-) Vattenvisan. (Water Song).

5-) Maskeradbladen. (Masked Leaves).

6-) Pelle Jöns.

7-) Tre Vita Råttor. (Three White Rats).

8-) Önskevisa. (Wishful View).

9-) På Söndag. (On Sunday).

10-) Smurferifabriken. (Smurf Factory).

11-) Min Ponny. (My Pony).

12-) Nicko Ticko Tinn.

13-) Jag Vill Va' Som Du. (I Want to Be Like You).

14-) Jag Är Kung. (I Am a King).

15-) Alla Färger. (All Colors).

16-) Liten Och Trött. (Small and Tired).

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I Stand Alone (1987)

I Stand Alone is Agnetha Fältskog's eighth studio album and third in English. It was released in November 1987 and it was produced by Peter Cetera (the band Chicago's former lead singer). This would be her last album for 17 years. The singles released from this album were: The Last Time (#77 U.K., #40 Netherlands), I Wasn't the One (Who Said Goodbye) (#93 U.S.), and Let It Shine.

Tracklist:

1-) The Last Time.

2-) Little White Secrets.

3-) I Wasn't the One (Who Said Goodbye) (duet with Peter Cetera).

4-) Love in a World Gone Mad. (Original version by British pop band and 1981 Eurovision, winner Bucks Fizz).

5-) Maybe It Was Magic.

6-) Let It Shine.

7-) We Got a Way.

8-) I Stand Alone.

9-) Are You Gonna Throw It All Away?

10-) If You Need Somebody Tonight.

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My Colouring Book (2004)

My Colouring Book is Agnetha Fältskog's ninth and so far last studio album. It was released on April 19, 2004. It was her first album release for 17 years and was well received by ABBA fans, as well as the general music press, with renditions of songs which she had listened to during her teenage years in the 1960s. Hit singles from the album were "If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind" (No.11 in the UK) and "When You Walk in the Room" (UK #34), though many critics nominated "Sometimes When I'm Dreaming" as the stand out track, reminiscent of the quality of ABBA recordings, and was issued in Sweden as a promo-only single. The album itself reached #12 in the UK, her highest charting album there. It was announced that around 500,000 copies of the album were sold worldwide. During 2004, the album went silver in the UK for sales of over 60,000, while in Fältskog's home country of Sweden, during its first week of release, a high 64,000 copies were sold. My Colouring Book also reached the No.6 position in Germany in May 2004. The singles released from this album were: If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind (#11 U.K., #2 Sweden) and When You Walk in the Room (#34 U.K., #11 Sweden).

Tracklist:

1-) My Colouring Book.

2-) When You Walk in the Room.

3-) If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind.

4-) Sealed with a Kiss.

5-) Love Me with All Your Heart.

6-) Fly Me to the Moon.

7-) Past, Present and Future.

8-) A Fool Am I.

9-) I Can't Reach Your Heart.

10-) Sometimes When I'm Dreaming.

11-) The End of the World.

12-) Remember Me.

13-) What Now My Love.

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Frida

Princess Anni-Frid Reuss von Plauen was born as Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad on 15 November 1945 in Bjørkåsen, Ballangen, Norway), also known as "Frida" Lyngstad, is a Swedish singer of Norwegian and German origin. She was one of the four members of Swedish pop group ABBA. She is formally styled Her Serene Highness Princess Anni-Frid Synni Reuss, Countess of Plauen following her marriage to a German prince of the former sovereign House of Reuss in 1992. During her teenage years she formed part of a jazz band called Anni-Frid Four and in the 60's she continued recording music of that same vein and she first got noticed when she won a nationwide talent contest and that got her first record contract. During ABBA's inminent break up, she started her solo career with varying success. Also, during the 80's and up to this day she has devoted her life to environmental causes and organizing charities for the same purpose. She has said that she has no interest in recording music and she currently lives in Zermat, Switzerland.

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Frida (1971)

Frida is Frida's first and self-titled album, released in 1971. It consists of Frida's very personal and "jazzy" cover versions of English or American songs. By the time of the album's release Lyngstad had been signed to EMI/Columbia for four years. Frida, recorded in late 1970/early 1971, produced by her then fiancé Benny Andersson and Bengt Palmers (Blue Swede, Harpo), was to be her first full-length studio album for EMI. The album received unanimously generous praise from the critics, who especially noted the precision and versatility of Frida as a vocalist. For example, Swedens biggest morning paper "Dagens Nyheter" (Daily News) wrote: "Proffessional, sure and certain LP-debut...low key but self-sure personality with sprinkles of both temperament, humor and tenderness. And she sings in this way that you understand she´s got something between her ears - she sings with others words in a very intelligent way". The album was also re-released the following year as she had her first Svensktoppen number one, "Min Egen Stad", adding this song as track 1 side B. This version of the album was later given a third release, then as a compilation under the name EMI:s Stjärnserie Vol. 7 (EMI Star Series). This album is included in the EMI compilation Frida 1967-1972. A cover version of The Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" from the Frida sessions remains unreleased.

Tracklist:

1-) Tre Kvart Från Nu. (Three Quarters From Now).

2-) Jag Blir Galen När Jag Tänker På Dej. (Goin' Out of My Head).

3-) Lycka. (Happiness).

4-) Sen Dess Har Jag Inte Sett' En. (Since Then I Have Not Seen).

5-) En Ton Av Tystnad. (The Sound of Silence).

6-) Suzanne.

7-) Allting Skall Bli Bra/Vad Gör Jag Med Min Kärlek? (Everything's Alright/I Don't Know How to Love Him).

8-) Jag Är Beredd. (And I'll Be There).

9-) En Liten Sång Om Kärlek. (Five Pennies Saints).

10-) Telegram Till Fullmånen (Telegram to the Full Moon).

11-) Barnen Sover (The Children Sleep).

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Frida Ensam (1975)

Frida Ensam (Frida Alone) is Frida's second studio album, released on November 10, 1975. The album was produced by her fiancé, ABBA member Benny Andersson and was first released by Polar Music in 1975. It has since been re-released several times, most significantly in remastered form in 2005 with bonus tracks. The lead single was Frida's solo version of "Fernando" (produced by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus). All lyrics are in Swedish. The album was such a big success in Sweden and Scandinavia, Lyngstad was awarded with a Platinum Disc. The album is included in the Frida box set.

Tracklist:

1-) Fernando.

2-) Jag Är Mig Själv Nu. (Young Girl).

3-) Som En Sparv. (Like a Sparrow).

4-) Vill Du Låna En Man? (The Most Beautiful Girl).

5-) Liv På Mars? (Life on Mars?)

6-) Syrtaki.

7-) Aldrig Mej. (Vado Via).

8-) Guld Och Gröna Ängar. (The Wall Street Shuffle).

9-) Ett Liv I Solen. (Anima Mia).

10-) Skulle De' Va' Skönt. (Wouldn't It Be Nice).

11-) Var Är Min Clown? (Send in the Clowns).

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Something's Going On (1982)



Something's Going On is Frida's third studio album and her first in English as a solo artist. It was released on September 6, 1982. The album was produced by Phil Collins, which was Frida's choice because during the time she divorced fellow ABBA bandmate, Benny Andersson, she identified herself with Phil Collins's Face Value album. The singles released from this album were: I Know There's Something Going On (#3 Sweden, #13 U.S., #43 U.K.), To Turn the Stone (#52 Germany), and Here We'll Stay (#34 Netherlands, #100 U.K., #102 U.S.).

Tracklist:

1-) Tell Me It's Over.
2-) I See Red.
3-) I Got Something.
4-) Strangers.
5-) To Turn the Stone.
6-) I Know There's Something Going On.
7-) Threnody.
8-) Baby Don't You Cry No More.
9-) The Way You Do.
10-) You Know What I Mean.
11-) Here We'll Stay (duet with Phil Collins).

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Shine (1984)


Shine is Frida's fourth studio album and her second and last in English. It was released on September 11, 1984. Shine is included in The Frida Boxset. The promotion videos and clips from this album are included in the 3 1/2 hour documentary Frida the dvd. Shine was the follow up to Frida's 1982 album Something's Going On. Recording began on February 1, 1984, at the Studios de la Grand Armée, Paris, France. Producer was the only 25 years old Steve Lillywhite, at this early age, already known for his work with Peter Gabriel, Rolling Stones and U2 amongst others. The lead single from the album was the titletrack, "Shine". In some countries "Twist In The Dark" and "Heart Of The Country" were released as singles. Shine reached the Top 10 on the album charts in Sweden, Norway and Belgium, and the Top 20 in the Netherlands. The Shine album is considered to be "ahead of it's time". At the time of recording both Something's Going On and Shine, Lyngstad wanted to distance herself from the "typical ABBA pop-sound" and try new directions. Lillywhite managed to give Lyngstad an even more modern and complex soundscape than Phil Collins had done on her previous album. In Frida the dvd, when speaking about Shine, Lyngstad herself says "that maybe this album became a bit too modern for its time". Shine is full of complex arrangements and odd sounds. A few years later, though, groups like Duran Duran and others where releasing records with this "typical" sound of the eighties, that Shine had already in 1984. Lillywhite and his musicians managed to create a good and relaxed atmosphere in the studio and this can be heard in Fridas voice and vocals. Her voice sounds very natural and is in good shape throughout all the songs and vocally Shine is one of her best albums. Shine features songwriting contributions from musicians such as the late Kirsty MacColl, Simon Climie - of Climie Fisher fame, and Pete Glenister - Alison Moyet's co-writer and producer. The Shine album is also unic because it saw the debut of Lyngstad as a songwriter in both "Don't Do It" and "That's Tough". (Frida also wrote "I Don't Wanna Be Alone," during this period). The track "Slowly" was written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA. This song is also the last song written by the ABBA-composers to be recorded by either of ABBA's female vocalists to date. As a trivia fact, Slowly was later covered by Mexican pop band Timbiriche in the shape of Muriendo Lento. Shine has never been officially released in the United States, but was issued in Canada by WEA. Phil Collins was to produce again, but as Genesis formed part of his other commitments, producer Steve Lillywhite took over his role. The singles released from this album were: Shine (#6 Sweden, #82 U.K.), Twist in the Dark, Heart of the Country, and Come to Me (I Am Woman).

Tracklist:

1-) Shine.
2-) One Little Lie.
3-) The Face.
4-) Twist in the Dark.
5-) Slowly.
6-) Heart of the Country.
7-) Come to Me (I Am Woman).
8-) Chemistry Tonight.
9-) Don't Do It.
10-) Comfort Me.

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Djupa Andetag (1996)

Djupa Andetag (Deep Breath) is Frida's fifth and last studio album. It was released in 1996. It was Recorded in the Polar Music Studio, Stockholm. Lyrics are in Swedish. The album went to #1 in Sweden. Lead single from the album was "Även En Blomma" ("Even A Flower"). "Djupa Andetag" is included in the Frida Box Set. The promotion videos and clips from this album can be seen in the 3 1/2 hour documentary Frida the dvd. Some of the songs has been re-mixed and are presented in Frida - The Mixes. After a few years in the early '90s, as chairperson for the Swedish organisation "Det Naturliga Steget-Artister För Miljön" (The Natural Step-Artists For The Environment), Frida decided to record again. This is a mature album with lyrics dealing with both "inner personal environment" as well as the environment and the nature surrounding us. At the time of recording, Frida did not want the attention an international release would bring and she also felt for singing in her mother tongue again, so the album was recorded in Swedish and released in Scandinavia only. Nowadays, however, the album is to be found everywhere. A one hour documentary of the making and recording of this album + the videoclips, can be seen in Frida the dvd, including interviews with Frida and producer Anders Glenmark. The singles released from this album were: Även En Blomma (#11 Sweden), Ögonen (#24 Sweden), and Alla Mina Bästa Är (#54 Sweden).

Tracklist:

1-) Älska Mig Alltid. (Love Me Always).
2-) Ögonen. (Eyes).
3-) Även En Blomma. (Also a Flower).
4-) Sovrum. (Bedrooms).
5-) Hon Fick Som Hon Ville. (She Got What She Wants).
6-) Alla Mina Bästa Är (duet with Marie Fredriksson, from Roxette). (All My Best Is).
7-) Lugna Vatten. (Calm Waters).
8-) Vem Kommer Såra Vem Ikväll? (Who Is Hurting Who Tonight?)
9-) Sista Valsen Med Dig. (Last Waltz with You).
10-) Kvinnor Som Springer. (Women Who Run).

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Frida Plus.


Frida Plus is a self-made compilation of Frida's non album tracks right from the songs she recorded in the 60's (including her talent contest-winning song, En Ledig Dag), to material she recorded in the 80's and even the 90's. Also, as a very special treat, her 2005 collaboration with Jon Lord, The Sun Will Shine Again, is included in this compilation.

Tracklist:

CD 1:

1-) En Ledig Dag (A Day Off).
2-) Peter Kom Tillbaka. (Peter Came Back).
3-) Du Betonar Kärlek Lite Fel. (You Emphasize Love a Bit Wrong).
4-) Härlig Är Vår Jord. (Great Is Our Earth).
5-) Räkna De Lyckliga Stunderna Blott. (Count the Happy Moments Only).
6-) Du Är Så Underbart Rar. (You Are So Beautiful).
7-) Din. (Your).
8-) Min Egen Stad. (My Own City).
9-) Så Synd Du Måste Gå. (Too Bad You Have to Go).
10-) Försök Och Sov På Saken. (Try and Sleep On It).
11-) Där Du Går Lämnar Kärleken Spår. (Where You Go Love Leaves Track).
12-) Mycket Kär. (Much Love).
13-) Peter Pan.
14-) Vi Är Alla Bara Barn I Början. (We Are All Just Children at the Beginning).
15-) Simsalabim.
16-) En Gång Är Ingen Gång. (A Time Is Nothing).
17-) När Du Blir Min. (When You Become a Man).

CD 2:

1-) När Det Lider Mot Jul. (When Peace Towards Christmas).
2-) Gläns Över Sjö Och Strand. (Shine over the Lake and the Beach).
3-) Tango I Det Gröna. (Tango in the Green).
4-) Belle (duet with Daniel Ballavoine).
5-) Time (duet with B.A. Robertson).
6-) That's Tough.
7-) Sa Länge Vi Har Varann. (As Long as We Have Each Other).
8-) As Long as I Have You.
9-) Anglamark.
10-) Saltwater.
11-) Dancing Queen (ft. The Real Group).
12-) The Sun Will Shine Again.
13-) Lieber Gott. (Dear God).
14-) Med Varan. (To Be).
15-) Morning Has Broken.

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12 comments:

  1. Es lo máximo. Ninguan página tiene todo lo que tiene esta sobre ABBA

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  2. Kuken står.

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  3. SIMPLEMENTE LA MEJOR PAGINA DE ABBA QUE HE PODIDO ENCONTRAR, MUY MUY COMPLETA, SIMPLE, DIRECTA, INFORMATIVA Y LO MEJOR DE TODO LA DISCOGRAFIA, GRACIAS A BASTET GLASBA, SE MAS ACERCA DE MI GRUPO FAVORITO ....ABBA, MIL GRACIAS DE TODO CORAZON Y THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC ABBA......MUY BUEN TRABAJO ED.SAL.......SALUDOS DESDE PERU!

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  4. Great thing!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. No solo es esta pagina la mas completa sobre ABBA, este es el blog mas interesante y completo en Musica Moderna Pop y Rock en toda la red.Gracias Mr. Ed Sal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Thank you very much for this,its really complete Abba!
    I saw in Sweden several Benny solo albums (very successful) with a female vocalist who sounds exactly like original Abba girls + there is a very famous recent musical "Kristina" about swedish emigrants to US.

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  7. It´s a long time when we could hear a good song performed by good singers...
    Today the set is different in many ways.
    I miss this golden age... long before.
    DREAMER

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  8. Too bad the links are expired ... Please, I can not answer them?

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  9. The links are broke!. i really want to have all the songs

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  10. ABBA's albums ( Ring Ring to Visitors) were not first released in the US in 1997. They were first released in 1995.
    The 1997 versions , however. were the first time they were released as " AABBA the Remasters", the earlier 1995 versions being flat transfers of Polydor tapes, clones of international Polydor CDs.
    And Supertrouper album was even released ealier in 1987 on the Atlantic label with improved eq changes made to give it a fuller sound and also fix the dropput towards the end of the title track.

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  11. buenas tengo tiempo buscando abba gold 40th anniversary que posee 3 cd's el tercero es b-sides, si tienes los links favor mandarmelos a freddyordonez@gmail.com, prefiero en mp3 pues la version flac me coloca descarga en 7 horas y a la cuarta hora se cae el enlace y nunca he podido continuar la descarga, la version flac la puedes conseguir en http://turbobit.net/download/free/12ijisfj5jpd pero necesitaria que me lo pasaran a mp3 para poder descargarla o subir los archivos flac en partes para poder descargarlos

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