By Carl Magnus Palm, Dick Wallis
In 1966 younger males from Sweden wrote and recorded a track referred to as Isnt It effortless to assert, which marked the start of a songwriting and checklist generating partnership that has endured to this present day. because the Sixties drifted into the Seventies, they begun making recordings with lady singers (who additionally later grew to become their wives), a operating courting that may proceed till August 1982. in the course of that interval the foursome recorded a suite of songs which heralded essentially the most winning recording careers the realm has ever identified and claimed a different position within the background of well known music.
That quartet used to be in fact Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, higher often called ABBA, and this ebook is the tale of those humans and their recordings. according to large study and numerous hours of unique interviews with all 4 individuals of ABBA, their engineer Michael B. Tretow and plenty of of the musicians that performed with the band, ABBA - the entire Recording periods recounts their tale in a manner that hasn't ever been advised sooner than.
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Once the four members were no longer couples, they also had to find time to learn the song on the same day, although this would apparently take less than an hour. "I guess we were quick learners and also pretty talented," says Frida, "and of course we acquired a certain working routine over the years. " Agnetha adds that since they were all such perfectionists, it often happened that they would return to a recording on a later occasion to make any necessary changes. Björn and Agnetha with daughter Linda Another part of the process was deciding how the lead vocals should be sung, and where and how all the harmony parts and backing vocals should be.
Mixing 'Ring Ring (Klocklåt)'; 'Ring Ring (Zedaka)'. On this day, the Swedish version of 'Ring Ring' was mixed, as well as the demo version that was sent to Neil Sedaka. 25th January KMH Studio. Recording 'Me And Bobby And Bobby's Brother'; 'Love Is Always Young'; 'Feel'. Benny Andersson (keyboards), Björn Ulvaeus (guitar), Rutger Gunnarsson (bass), Roger Palm (drums), 'Me And Bobby And Bobby's Brother', with lyrics by Benny, was yet another track for the forthcoming album, The other songs recorded on this day were two demo tracks not written by Björn and Benny, one of which ('Feel') was to be performed by Frida in a Song Festival in Caracas, Venezuela in February, According to Frida, they were never intended for release on record, however, 14th February Single release: 'Ring Ring (Bara Du Slog En Signal) (Swedish version)'/'Åh, Vilka Tider'.
Polar POS 1187. LP release: 'Waterloo'. Polar POLS 252. A: 'Waterloo (Swedish version)'; 'Sitting In The Palmtree'; 'King Kong Song'; 'Hasta Mañana'; 'My Mama Said'; 'Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)'. B: 'Honey, Honey'; 'Watch Out'; 'What About Livingstone'; 'Gonna Sing You My Lovesong'; 'Suzy-Hang-Around'; 'Waterloo (English Version)'. Simultaneous releases of the Swedish and English 'Waterloo' singles, and of the album, a stronger effort than 'Ring Ring', but according to Björn, still with too many weak moments to be completely satisfactory in hindsight.