The tale of ABBA – The Backstage Stories, its various titles and covers seems to be a neverending saga…by Carl Magnus Palm
ABBA – The Backstage Stories morphed into ABBA – The Treasures, which has now morphed into ABBA – The Backstage Story.
Completist ABBA fans, listen up! I hope you’re saving up for what’s going to be a very expensive 2014. In addition to the Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and German editions of ABBA – The Backstage Stories, there are now no less than three different editions of the English-language version (although the contents should be exactly the same).
1. The version published by Bonnier Fakta, for sale in Sweden, entitled ABBA – The Backstage Stories and sporting the same cover as the Swedish version.
ABBA The Backstage stories (svensk utgåva)
ABBA The Backstage stories (engelsk utgåva)
2. Carlton’s version, entitled ABBA – The Treasures, and sporting a different cover.
3. And now a version sublicensed by Carlton to the UK retailer Sevenoaks Sound & Vision, which sports the title ABBA – The Backstage Story [yes, Story, not Stories] as well as yet another cover, pictured on this page. I don’t know exactly when the Sevenoaks edition will be published, but I imagine it will be in March, around the same time as Carlton’s own version.
Where will it all end, I wonder…!
Click here to learn more about ABBA – The Backstage Stories.