Sunday, 31 March 2013

Abba Date - 31st March 1971

On 31st March 1971 Frida released her first album simply titled "Frida" - the album was produced by her boyfriend Benny Andersson. One of the reviews for the album is shown below;

"Professional, 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"

Friday, 29 March 2013

BBC Website - ABBA Museum

The BBC news website has an article which features an early look around the ABBA Museum in Stockholm. To read the article follow the link below:

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Collection Update - Fernando Sheet Music

This week I add two new music sheets to my collection - the first was for the single "Fernando" - in the bottom right hand side of the picture you can see that this cost 30p which I would have thought would have been close to the price of a 7" single in 1976.


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Billboard Magazine - Abba and Benny's Hotel

The current edition of Billboard Magazine contains an article on Stockholm and includes a mention of ABBA and Benny's Hotel.


Monday, 25 March 2013

Abba Date - 26th March 1976

On the 26th March 1976 ABBA released their first Greatest Hits album in the UK. The album went on to become the biggest selling album of 1976 and the second biggest selling album of the 70s.

The album hit the number 1 spot on the 8th May and remained there until 3rd July - the album then regained the number 1 position on the 16th October.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Collection Update - Russian "ABBA" Album

Just added another Russian album to my collection - this time it is the "ABBA" album. As with most Russian versions I have the album cover is different to that used in most other countries but the track listing is the same.

On the back of the album cover you can see the track names in English and Russian.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Collection Update - Agnetha 12" Single

What with all the recent excitement over Agnetha's new single and album I thought it would be good to add another Agnetha item to my collection. This time it s a 12" version of the first Agnetha solo record I ever bought "The Heat Is On". This version was released on the Polydor label and included a longer version of the original single.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Agnetha article on The Telegraph Website

The Telegraph newspaper in the UK includes an article on Agnetha on their website - to read the piece follow the link below -

Agnetha on Amazon UK chart

Agnetha's new album is currently in 4th position in the Amazon UK pre-sales chart.

Collection Update - Russian "Arrival"

I have added another version of "Arrival" to my collection this week - from Russia this time - as you can see from the image below the artwork is similar to the UK version (with the band standing outside the helicopter) with a slight colour filter.

The track listing is the same as the UK version with the song names shown in Russian and English.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Abba Date - 15th March 2010

On the 15th March 2010 Benny and Frida attended the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. During the ceremony Benny played piano when Faith Hill sang "The Winner Takes It All".

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Popjustice Big Song - Agnetha has Agnetha's new single as one of their "Big Songs" this week...

Collection Update - Russian "Voulez-Vous"

Just added a Russian copy of the "Voulez-Vous" album to my collection - the tracks are the same as the UK version the only real different is the album art work which uses the image from "The Winner Takes It All" 7 inch single.

The reverse side of the album cover shows the track names in English and Russian.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Agnetha news on BBC website

Today the BBC website have an article featuring an interview with Agnetha together with a short clip from the single "When You Really Love Someone". The story is currently the second most popular on the Entertainment section of the website.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Collection Update - 12 inch "I Have A Dream"

I have just added another 12" single to my collection - "I Have A Dream" with a b-side of "Take A Chance On Me" recorded live in London on the Vogue record label.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Collection Update - 7 inch "Waterloo" single

This week I have added another 7 inch single of "Waterloo" to my collection - this version is from Portugal on the Polydor record label.

Both the front and back of the cover mentions that the single represented Sweden at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.