Possibly THE most important ABBA Book EVER. Make it your’s TODAY!

17 02 2015

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Frida presents award at Gay gala 2015 in Stockholm

11 02 2015

One of those ABBA shock!

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad shocked everyone when she got up on stage to award a prize for “Best gay / bi / trans” at Gaygalan 2015 at Cirkus.

– All of us have a value and is unique, she said.

It became a true ABBA shock when it was time to award the prize for “Best gay / bi / trans”. Sissela Kyle came on stage and said mysteriously:

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– Now all wondering – who is here to share the prize. If you listen carefully …
Suddenly, you hear a voice singing the song “Fernando”. Then onto the stage slid Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA. When the singer opened her arms to the audience they burst into complete euphoria. To say the least, the love in the room that Lyngstad received from the crowd, she was emotionally taken by their response.
– What a terrific host, said Lyngstad.

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She awarded a prize that she held an impassioned value for.
– Yes I sing all about liberty – “freedom”. It must be part of every humans right to live in peace, said Lyngstad when the applause and cheers lasted for several minutes.
She continued:

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– All of us have a value and is unique.
Something Lyngstad thought ought to get people to distance themselves from ideologies and streams of thought that makes a difference to people.

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Joyous cheers continued after Lyngstads speech. Then she shared the prize for “Best gay / bi / trans”.
– She is rappens Tarantino. A 176 centimeters tall power pussy, said Lyngstad.

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The award went to rapper Silvana Imam who made an inflammatory speech against racism.
– But we LGBTQ people and heterosexual people driving a common struggle. And it’s racism. OUT WITH racists
The crowd’s cheers were not long in coming.

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Peter Jöback won for “Best move” for his role as Candy Darling in “Life is a schlaget”.

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Peter Jöback performing as Candy Darling

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5 02 2015

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Twenty years after the first edition was published, author Carl Magnus Palm is planning a comprehensively revised and expanded version of his ABBA Complete Recording Sessions book.

For the original edition, the author had access to written documentation and tape boxes etc. and the cooperation of ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, but crucially only had limited opportunity when it came to hearing the actual audio archive, which at that time was still only accessible via the 24-track multi-track tapes.

These days everything is now available in digital form, and Palm – with the encouragement and support of Polar Music International/Universal Music and Björn and Benny – can revisit those tapes and spend as long as he needs listening to alternate takes, and understanding the development of the recordings of classic pop songs such as Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All and Mamma Mia.

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The new edition of ABBA – The Complete Recording Sessions will be re-written from the ground up and will offer

• More facts and stories about ABBA’s recorded work: released as well as unreleased songs, alternate takes and alternate mixes
• More observations and insights into the writing of the songs
• More detailed info from Björn and Benny
• More comments from other people who were involved in ABBA’s recordings
• More reflections on the completed albums and singles
In fact, this new volume will be about 400 to 500 pages long, compared to the 128 pages of the first edition.

Carl Magnus Palm is self-financing this project through a Kickstarter campaign with a provisional publication date of late 2016. If you like what you hear in terms of this new edition of ABBA – The Complete Recording Sessions then head over to the campaign page and back this project.

February 5, 2015 by Paul Sinclair

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