ABBA: The Complete Recording Sessions by Carl Magnus Palm, Dick Wallis

By Carl Magnus Palm, Dick Wallis

In 1966 younger males from Sweden wrote and recorded a tune referred to as Isnt It effortless to claim, which marked the start of a songwriting and checklist generating partnership that has persisted to today. because the Nineteen Sixties drifted into the Seventies, they begun making recordings with lady singers (who additionally later turned their wives), a operating courting that will proceed until eventually August 1982. in the course of that interval the foursome recorded a set of songs which heralded probably the most profitable recording careers the area has ever recognized and claimed a distinct position within the historical past of renowned music.
That quartet was once after all Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, greater often called ABBA, and this booklet is the tale of those humans and their recordings. in accordance with broad study 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 full Recording periods recounts their tale in a fashion that hasn't ever been instructed prior to.

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14th March Metronome Studio. Recording 'Liv På Mars'; 'Silver'; 'Fantomen'; 'Love Comes'. A double bass overdub on 'Liv På Mars' and more work on backing vocals for Ted Gärdestad tracks by Frida and Lena Ericsson. The Complete Recording Sessions 37 15th March Mackans Studio. Recording 'Waterloo (German version)'. Overdub of German lyrics written by Gerd Müller-Schwanke for release on a single. 20th March Metronome Studio. Recording 'Eiffeltornet'. Kai Kjäll, Liza Öhman and Frida contributed backing vocals to this Ted Gärdestad track.

For a follow up, they decided to re-release 'Ring Ring', which had not been a success in the UK upon its first release in October 1973. This time around, however, they added some new guitar work by Janne Schaffer and a saxophone overdub by Ulf Andersson to the recording. Also present while mixing was a representative from Epic Records, Polar's UK licencees. " As it was, the single failed dismally, only reaching No. 32 on the charts, partly because ABBA were not able to appear on Top Of The Pops, due to a technicians' strike.

Recording 'Rikky Rock'N'Roller'; 'I've Been Waiting For You'. | Benny Andersson (keyboards), Janne Schaffer, Finn Sjöberg, Björn Ulvaeus (guitar), Rutger Gunnarsson (bass), Roger Palm (drums). 44 The Complete Recording Sessions One of several attempts at catching the spirit of the records by contemporary English glam rock groups, 'Rikky Rock'N'Roller' featured an echo-laden joint lead vocal by Frida and Agnetha, but was unfortunately one of the weakest Björn and Benny compositions ever, and was accordingly scrapped.

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