Monday, 31 August 2015

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Collection - "Under Attack" / "The Day Before You Came" Single

The most recent Abba single I have added to my collection is this 7" which was originally released in Spain in 1983 - the single includes "Under Attack" on the a-side with "The Day Before You Came" on the reverse.

On the back of the single cover there is also an advert for "Abba The Singles - The First Ten Years" along with the lyrics to "Under Attack".

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Collection - "Mamma Mia" Single

The picture below shows one of the versions of "Mamma Mia" from my collection - I believe that this version was originally released in Denmark in 1975. Note that on the back of the single cover the group's first three album are all shown including the track names.

Abba's "Arrival" Mentioned In "Hi-Fi Choice" Magazine

In the August 2015 issue of the magazine Hi-Fi Choice Abba's album "Arrival" in mentioned in an article looking back at 1975...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Abba Date - 26th August 1976

On the 26th August 1976 an ABBA compilation titled "Golden Double Album" which included 24 of the group's tracks was released in France on the Vogue record label.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Collection - Agnetha 7" Single

Agnetha seven inch single "I Wasn't The One (Who Said Goodbye)"  from my collection - this version was originally released in Germany in 1988.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Abba Date - 24th August 1992

On the 24th August 1992 "Dancing Queen" (b-side "Lay All Your Love On Me") was re-released in a range of formats (7", 12", CD single, cassette single) in countries where Abba had been popular during their years together.

Considering the age of the single it was a big hit in the traditional Abba-loving countries going Top 10 in Norway, Switzerland and Ireland and peaking at number 16 in the UK.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Archive - International Abba Express No. 28

The 28th issue of the fanzine "International Abba Express" was published during December 1993 and included the following content -

  • The first part of an interview with Bjorn originally broadcast on Swedish radio where he talks about his next musical with Benny
  • A two page interview with Carl Magnus Palm where he talks about his forthcoming book The Complete Recording Sessions
  • A review of "Abba Oro - Grandes Exitos"
  • Copies of the press release for Josefin Nilsson's album "Shapes"
  • Reviews of two Abba fan events the first of which was held in Carlisle in October and the second in Bristol in November
  • A review of "Richard Clayderman Plays Abba" which was released in November
  • Chart positions for "Abba Gold" and "More Abba Gold" in the UK for both the album and video collections

 

Abba Magazine No. 22 Pictures #2

Another set of pictures from issue 22 of the Abba Magazine...

Thursday, 20 August 2015

FlexiPop Agnetha Interview

The image below shows a UK magazine called Felxipop which included a two page Agnetha interview - click the image to jump to a page where you can read the full article...

 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Collection - East German "The Winner Takes It All"

The image below shows the East German release of Abba's 1980 single "The Winner Takes It All" from my collection....

Monday, 17 August 2015

Abba Date - 18th August 1986

On the 18th August 1986 "Abba Live" was released - the album was a strange collection of concert recordings and TV performances mixed together to sound like a single show. Many of the tracks were from the groups 1979 tour which eventually appear on "Abba Live At Wembly Arena" release.

Archive - "PopFoto" Pictures #3

Final set of Abba images from the magazine "PopFoto"....

Archive - "PopFoto" Pictures #2

Here are some more pictures from the "PopFoto" magazine...

 

Archive - "PopFoto" Pictures #1

Here is a scan of a magazine titled "POPFOTO" which features Agnetha on the cover - the magazine included lots of early pictures of the group which I will post through the day...

Saturday, 15 August 2015

International Abba Express No. 27

Issue no. 27 of the fanzine "International Abba Express" was published in September 1993 and included the following content -

  • Information regarding Carl Magnus Palm's book "The Complete Recording Sessions"
  • A review of "Shapes" by Josephin Nilsson
  • An interview with the Abba tribute act Voulez-Vous
  • Review of the recently re-released Agnetha and Frida solo albums
  • Details of the BBC program "A For Abba" which had been broadcast recently
  • Re-print of a Frida interview
  • News of the release of "More Abba Gold" plus re-prints of press reviews

Friday, 14 August 2015

Abba Magazine No 21 Pictures

The 21st issue of the Abba Magazine included lots of pictures from the group's recent tour - I have included a few of them in the image below...

Japanese Abba Merchandise Offer

The image below shows the Abba merchandise offers which were included inside in the Japanese release of Abba's "Gracias Por La Musica" album...

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Collection - Red Vinyl "Gracias Por La Musica"

Japanese import of Abba's "Gracias Por La Musica" album (produced on red vinyl) from my collection...

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Abba Date - 13th August 1983

On the 13th August 1983 Agnetha's second solo single "Wrap Your Arms Around Me" entered the UK singles chart. The single spent a total of 5 weeks in the charts peaking at number 44.

Abba Intermezzo Magazine

Having just got back from holiday in Vegas I received the latest issue of the Abba Intermezzo magazine which due to the jet lag I was suffering I maganed to read cover to cover in the early hours of the morning...

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Archive - "Pop 80" Magazine #3

The second issue of the "Pop 80" magazine also printed the lyrics to Abba's latest single "The Winner Takes It All" which I have scanned below...

Archive "Pop 80" Magazine #2

The image below shows the offer for two Abba books ("Abba For The Record" and the 1981 Abba Annual) from issue 2 of the UK magazine Pop 80..