Rolling Stone magazine had an article titled "Rock Stars Who Disappeared" featuring Agnetha - various reasons were provided as to why she "disappeared" however they didn't mention that she is due to release new material in 2013.
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Today I have added a copy of "ABBA The Album" to my collection from Russia. The front cover shows the Polydor record company name together with what appears to be the name of a Russian record company.
Friday, 7 December 2012
This week I finally managed to get a copy of Carl Magnus Palm's book "The Complete Recording Sessions". For any ABBA fan this is a great read as you gain an insight into the process and effort involved in producing those wonderful songs.
Sunday, 2 December 2012
On the 3rd December 1982 ABBA released "Under Attack" in the UK - the single peaked at number 26 in the UK charts and was their last new single before the group decided to take a "break".
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Today I have added a Russian copy of ABBA The Album to my collection. As you can see from the pictures below a version of the original art work was used however with a non standard version of the ABBA logo.
Friday, 16 November 2012
This week I have added another copy of "Ring Ring" to my collection - this version is so early that it doesn't even say ABBA on the title - also Agnetha is named Anna and Frida's name is spelt with an "e".
The B side to this version is "Rock'n Roll Band".
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Here is the latest addition to my collection - "Slipping Through My Fingers" on a one sided 7" single which has a group picture on one side and the Coca-Cola logo on the other. The record is on the Discomate label and "Not For Sale" on the back cover.
Friday, 9 November 2012
On the 9th November 1979 ABBA were on their second last night at Wembley Arena as part of the European leg of the tour.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
On the 6th November 1982 Agnetha and Benny were guests on the UK Saturday morning children's program "Saturday Superstore" whilst Bjorn and Frida were doing alternate promotional work for ABBA The Singles.
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Today, 5th November, in 1977 ABBA's latest single "The Name Of The Game" hit the number 1 spot in the UK where it stayed until the 3rd December.
Friday, 2 November 2012
This week I have added two new 7" singles to my collection - the first is an EP on the RCA record label which as far as I can tell is from Brazil. The EP has 4 tracks (Fernando, Mamma Mia, Honey Honey and Hasta Manana) with two songs on each side.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
On the 1st November 1980 ABBA released their latest single "Super Trouper"...
Friday, 26 October 2012
Here is the latest addition to my collection a 7" single of "Nina, Pretty Ballerina" on the Vogue record label with "He Is Your Brother" on the B side.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
In the first edition if a new magazine in the UK - "Classic Pop" - there is a section which includes rare singles from the 80s - the first one to be mentioned is a version of "Andante Andante" released in Ecuador.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
Sorry for the lack of posts recently however I have been on holiday for three weeks plus I have started a new project at work so I have been fairly busy. However I hope to be able to be back up and running now. Just before I went on leave I added two new items to my collection. The first was a bar of the ABBA soap which was available in the UK around 1978...