Bonus CD with updated edition of ABBA – The Complete Recording Sessions

25 01 2015

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Bonus CD track listing
The crowdfunding campaign for the revised, updated and expanded edition of ABBA – The Complete Recording Session will run on Kickstarter.com between 28 January and 28 February, 2015. If you opt for a certain reward level in the campaign, you will get a unique bonus CD, created especially for the book. This collector’s item CD will be housed in a cardboard sleeve and inserted into a plastic wallet on the inside of the cover of your personal copy of the book.

The bonus CD features a special selection of ABBA cover versions. “Cover versions?”, I hear some of you say. “Who needs ’em?” Ah, but these are cover versions with a difference!

Back in the Seventies, ABBA’s record company, Polar Music, often recorded cover versions of ABBA songs with other acts on their roster. For some of these recordings they even used ABBA’s original backing tracks (one or two backing tracks were actually used by these acts before ABBA recorded their own versions) – and those are the cover versions included on this bonus CD . More than half the tracks have never been released on CD before, and most of them have never been released on CD outside Sweden/Scandinavia. [Note: I’ve deliberately excluded Frida’s Swedish version of ‘Fernando’ and Agnetha’s Swedish version of ‘SOS’, a) because I don’t think any ABBA members should be featured artists on this “covers” CD, and b) because I’m figuring most collectors will already own those recordings.]

These particular cover versions, then, constitute unique mixes of ABBA’s backing tracks, and some of them even feature instrumentation not heard on ABBA’s own recordings. If you’re interested in the details of ABBA’s work in the studio, I’d say this CD is a pretty essential addition to your collection – don’t miss out on it!

TRACK LISTING (order of tracks subject to change)

01. Lena Andersson: Hasta Mañana (Swedish version)

02. Svenne & Lotta: Bang-A-Boomerang

03. Lena Andersson: SOS (German version) NEW TO CD!

04. Birgitta Wollgård & Salut: Jag älskar Björn och Benny och Sten och Sture, Jompa och Tompa och Sven (Swedish version of Me And Bobby And Bobby’s Brother) NEW TO CD!

05. Jarl Kulle: Jag är blott en man (Swedish version of I Am Just A Girl)

06. Lena Andersson: Hasta Mañana (English version) NEW TO CD!

07. Birgitta Wollgård & Salut: Om och om och om igen (Swedish version of I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do)

08. Lena Andersson: Heute treffen sich die Leute (German version of Nina Pretty Ballerina) NEW TO CD!

09. Lena Andersson: Fernando (German version) NEW TO CD!

10. Svenne & Lotta: Bang en boomerang (Swedish version of Bang-A-Boomerang)

11. Lena Andersson: Hasta Mañana (German version) NEW TO CD!
An additional note to collectors: The CD will be manufactured exclusively for the book by Polar Music International/Universal Music, so it will actually be a bona-fide Polar release.

REWARD LEVELS

There are four different reward levels for this Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. All prices include shipping, but because of mailing costs that are out of my control, the price for each reward level varies between the three shipping areas: United Kingdom, Europe and Rest of World.

REWARD LEVEL 01

ABBA – THE COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS: You get a copy of the finished book  (circa 400-500 pages): limited first edition, hardcover, clothbound with dust jacket, printed in full colour on high-quality matte paper stock. Your contribution will be acknowledged in the book together with all other pledgers, and the book will be signed by the author (non-personalised).
UNITED KINGDOM: SEK 600 (approx. GBP 50)
EUROPE: SEK 750 (approx. EUR 81)
REST OF WORLD: SEK 850 (approx. USD 106; AUD 129)

REWARD LEVEL 02


ABBA – THE COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS
: You get a copy of the finished book  (circa 400-500 pages): limited first edition, hardcover, clothbound with dust jacket, printed in full colour on high-quality matte paper stock. Your contribution will be acknowledged in the book together with all other pledgers, and the book will be signed by the author (non-personalised).

BONUS CD: Unique 11-track bonus CD of cover versions of ABBA songs. These are cover versions with a difference: all of them have used ABBA’s original backing track for their interpretations, meaning that, in effect, you will get unique mixes of ABBA recordings. The CD features Polar Music recording artists such as Lena Andersson, Svenne & Lotta and others. More than half of the tracks never before released on CD, and most never released on CD outside Sweden. The CD is only available with the first edition of this book. Full tracklist and more details here.

UNITED KINGDOM: SEK 750 (approx. GBP 62)
EUROPE: SEK 900 (approx. EUR 97)
REST OF WORLD: SEK 1000 (approx. USD 124; AUD 151)

REWARD LEVEL 03

ABBA – THE COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS: You get a copy of the finished book  (circa 400-500 pages): limited first edition, hardcover, clothbound with dust jacket, printed in full colour on high-quality matte paper stock. Your contribution will be acknowledged in the book together with all other pledgers.

PERSONALISED PAGE: Special page unique to your personal copy of the book: your name is printed on the page and there is a personal dedication and signature by the author on that page. This page will be at the front of the book, so that it’s the first thing you see when you open it. Click here to get a feel for what it will look like.

UNITED KINGDOM: SEK 800 (approx. GBP 66)
EUROPE: SEK 950 (approx. EUR 102)
REST OF WORLD: SEK 1050 (approx. USD 130; AUD 159)

REWARD LEVEL 04

ABBA – THE COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS: You get a copy of the finished book  (circa 400-500 pages): limited first edition, hardcover, clothbound with dust jacket, printed in full colour on high-quality matte paper stock. Your contribution will be acknowledged in the book together with all other pledgers.

BONUS CD: Unique 11-track bonus CD of cover versions of ABBA songs. These are cover versions with a difference: all of them have used ABBA’s original backing track for their interpretations, meaning that, in effect, you will get unique mixes of ABBA recordings. The CD features Polar Music recording artists such as Lena Andersson, Svenne & Lotta and others. More than half of the tracks never before released on CD, and most never released on CD outside Sweden. The CD is only available with the first edition of this book. Full tracklist and more details here.

PERSONALISED PAGE: Special page unique to your personal copy of the book: your name is printed on the page and there is a personal dedication and signature by the author on that page. This page will be at the front of the book, so that it’s the first thing you see when you open it. Click here to get a feel for what it will look like.

UNITED KINGDOM: SEK 950 (approx. GBP 78)
EUROPE: SEK 1100 (approx. EUR 118)
REST OF WORLD: SEK 1200 (approx. USD 149; AUD 181)

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