Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year

Wishing all the ABBA fans a happy and healthy 2014 wherever you are....

 

Monday, 30 December 2013

Frida International Magazine #15

I recent bought a few copies of the "Frida International" magazine from e-Bay ; the images below are from issue number 15 which was published in September 1985. The magazine contains news and updates from the time as well as a press article from the "Something's Going On" documentary.

 

Sunday, 29 December 2013

ABBA Magazine #8

Another look back at one of the ABBA Magazines - this time issue number 8. The majority of the magazine is taken up with talk of the latest single "Summer Night City" (which had sold quarter of a million copies on the first day) and an interview with the group in the studio where they were recording two new tracks "Just A Notion" and "The King Has Lost His Crown".

 

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Amazon UK Movers & Shakers Chart

On the UK Amazon music "Movers & Shakers" chart ABBA and Agnetha albums are taking up the 7 of the top 10 places with "The Visitors" taking the top spot with an amazing 13,535% sales increase.

 

Friday, 27 December 2013

Agnetha's "A" Back In Amazon 10

Following the recent ABBA programs on television in the UK over the last few days Agnetha's album "A" is currently at number eight in the Amazon UK best selling albums chart.

 

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Record Collector April 1999

The April 1999 edition of the Record Collector magazine included ABBA on the cover with two articles inside. The first was a detailed re-telling of the story of ABBA's victory in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest ; from the first meeting between Bjorn and Benny to the groups struggle for a hit single after "Waterloo". The second article was a review of the ABBA The Singles Collection CD box-set.

 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Collection Update - ABBA The Movie Laser Disc

I recently added a second laser disc to my collection - this time a copy of ABBA The Movie. The disc was released in the UK in 1983 by MGM - what is interesting is that the front cover doesn't have the normal ABBA The Movie image instead they used a picture from the 1979 concert.

 

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Collection Update - "On And On And On" 7" Single

A recent addition to my collection was a 7" single on the RCA record label from Brazil which has "On And On And On" on one side with "Super Trouper" on the other.

 

The Sunday Times Culture Magazine - "The Joy Of ABBA"

Today's Sunday Times Culture magazine in the UK includes a mention of "The Joy Of ABBA" which is part of BBC4's ABBA night next Friday.

 

The Observer Review - ABBA Night Review

In today's Observer newspaper in the UK their TV choice for next Friday night is BBC4's ABBA night which is made up of "The Joy Of ABBA", "ABBA At The BBC" and a re-showing of "Agnetha : ABBA & After".

 

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Frida The DVD

This Frida DVD box set has always been one of my favourite items in my collection - I know Agnetha has something similar for her Swedish albums but hopefully she will release a box set of her English albums.

 

The Guardian Review Of "The Joy Of ABBA"

Another review of "The Joy Of ABBA" - this time from The Guardians pull out review magazine...

 

The Times "The Joy Of ABBA" Review

Here is a review of "The Joy Of ABBA" from The Times which is being shown in the UK on Friday 27th December on BBC 4.

 

Friday, 20 December 2013

Collection Update - "People Need Love" CD Single

A recent addition to my collection is a white CD single for "People Need Love" - as with the original 7" single in 1972 the group were yet to be named ABBA with the record credited to Bjorn & Benny with Frieda & Anna.