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By Carl Magnus Palm

In 1966 younger males from Sweden wrote and recorded a tune referred to as 'Isn't It effortless To Say', which marked the start of a songwriting and checklist generating partnership that has persevered to at the present time. because the Sixties drifted into the Seventies, they began making recordings with lady singers (who additionally later grew to become their wives), a operating dating that might proceed until eventually August 1982. in the course of that interval the foursome recorded a set of songs which heralded essentially the most winning recording careers the realm has ever recognized and claimed a distinct position within the historical past of well known music.
That quartet used to be after all Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, higher often called ABBA, and this booklet is the tale of those humans and their recordings. in response to large learn and numerous hours of unique interviews with all 4 contributors of ABBA, their engineer Michael B. Tretow and plenty of of the musicians that performed with the band, ABBA - the total Recording classes recounts their tale in a fashion that hasn't ever been instructed prior to.

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24th September Metronome Studio. Recording 'Dance (While The Music Still Goes On'; '(untitled)'. John 'Rabbit' Bundrick? (keyboards), Janne Schaffer, Björn Ulvaeus (guitar), Per Sahlberg (bass, percussion), Ola Brunkert (drums). 32 The Complete Recording Sessions On 15th June, Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida had embarked on their first Folkpark tour, doing 80 concerts although they only performed at weekends. In the meantime, something had to be done about their unmanageable name. Stig Anderson had apparently taken to referring to the foursome as ABBA every now and then, and when a 'think of a name for Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida' competition held in a newspaper reached the same conclusion, the decision was sealed.

Björn remembers that Stig came up with the title, and also wrote a set of lyrics that later were quite heavily reworked. " (ABBA - The Ultimate Pop Group, 1977). 14th September Glen Studio. Recording 'Hey Hey Helen'. Benny Andersson (keyboards), Janne Schaffer, Björn Ulvaeus (guitar), Rutger Gunnarsson (bass), Roger Palm (drums). "This is one we should have left unrecorded," is Benny's laconic comment on this attempt at a heavier sounding track. " 15th September Glen Studio. Recording 'Rikky Rock'N'Roller'; 'I've Been Waiting For You'.

Indeed, it was not until now that the group started realising that their foursome concept was something rather more substantial than 'a hobby', as Björn once put it. The record was also a great success in many European countries, although it failed miserably in England, where it was initially turned down by three record companies before being released by Epic, and then did not even chart. Considering the efforts Björn, Benny and Stig had made to make sure that the English lyrics sounded 'authentic', this must have been a great disappointment, A couple of weeks before the Swedish Eurovision finals, they had sent a telegram to Neil Sedaka (who Stig Anderson knew a little), asking him to write the lyrics.

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