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Abba

Live at wembley arena

UMC/ Polydor



limited abbey road half speed mastered heavyweight 3lp + download (pre-order)

Expected Release: 13th Mar 2020

£32.99


By the time ABBA played London’s Wembley Arena in November 1979, they had spent five years in the public spotlight.

Comprising of writers Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and the incomparable vocals of Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, ABBA shot to international fame by winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton UK in 1974. From that moment on, they had moved through the glam’n’glitter of Arrival, the megastardom of ABBA – The Album and the gloss and embracing of disco of Voulez-Vous. ABBA’s concerts in London at the end of the 70s – the decade that they helped to shape musically – quickly became the stuff of legend. For a group that toured only a handful of times, these shows were a pinnacle, coming near the end of their touring life. Backstage they would have admirers such as Ian Dury, Joe Strummer (‘Spanish Bombs’ from the Clash’s London Calling was said to be influenced by ABBA) and Jimmy Page dropping by to catch the hottest ticket in town. When ABBA took the stage, their experience and professionalism showed. Audiences and critics were astounded that ABBA could reproduce their studio sound live – and sometimes it swung even more. The backing musicians were Sweden’s best and most experienced. Although principally promoting their recent Voulez-Vous album, the set covered highlights throughout their career and contained a rare performance of Agnetha’s ‘I’m Still Alive’. The concert is available once again on 180gm beautiful triple vinyl, produced by Ludvig Andersson and half-speed mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell.

Live at wembley arena

Tracklist

  1. Gammal fäbodpsalm
  2. Voulez-Vous
  3. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
  4. As Good As New
  5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
  6. Rock Me
  7. Chiquitita
  8. Money, Money, Money
  9. I Have A Dream
  10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  11. SOS
  12. Fernando
  13. The Name Of The Game
  14. Eagle
  15. Thank You For The Music
  16. Why Did It Have To Be Me
  17. Intermezzo No 1
  18. I Am Still Alive
  19. Summer Night City
  20. Take A Chance On Me
  21. Does Your Mother Know
  22. Hole in your soul
  23. The Way Old Friends Do
  24. Dancing Queen
  25. Waterloo