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I created this blog to help share ABBA information with other fans and to show off my new collection items :)

Be sure to check out my website for a whole lot more ABBA !

www.abbafanatic.com


Please note: Collection item photos are from my own personal collection. These are not stock photos. If you wish to use any of my photos elsewhere, please have the courtesy to ask first - Thank you :)

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Monday, 23 September 2013

ABBA: The Backstage Stories - New Book For March 2014

ABBA. The backstage stories
Ingmarie Halling and Carl Magnus Palm

format 245x283 mm, 80 pages, facsimile envelopes all in a box
rights sold: Denmark, UK, Germany, USA

We all remember ABBA for their fantastic music and countless hits – but also the visual side of the group. ABBA’s “outrageous” stage costumes were iconic of 70’s fashion in general and are, apart from the music, the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the name ABBA.

This book includes stories never told before. It includes also facsimile envelopes with personal memories from the four members, never shown before. The three major tours in 1977, 1979 and 1980 all visually rewarding, are given a lot of space in the book. Ingmarie Halling is a close friend to the members and she has made interviews for the book, therefore some of the text will be from today.

The book will be launched in March 2014, 40 years after the win in Brighton with “Waterloo”.

Ingmarie Halling was responsible for the dressing room on ABBA’s major tours. Thanks to Ingmarie’s wide circle of contacts, many other people that worked behind the scenes tell us what it was like in the good old days. Many of these people have rarely or never talked about their work with ABBA, so there will be plenty of new, fresh anecdotes and reflections from ABBA members.

Carl Magnus Palm has been the world’s leading authority on ABBA for the past two decades and has written a number of books about the group. In this book, he will be sharing his knowledge about the history of ABBA.




 

 

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Agnetha Exclusive Interview In Land Magazine

In an exclusive interview with Land magazine the Abba icon Agnetha Fältskog dishes on her new life in the country, her love of dogs, the picture the media has of her and the therapy that changed her everyday life.

– I can see myself working with rescue dogs, she says about her future.

Read the whole interview in this week´s edition of Land or on tidningenland.se!

http://www.e-magin.se/v5/viewer/files/viewer_s.aspx?gKey=1bbv66s8&gInitPage=1


 

 

Frida Thrilled With New ABBA Photo Book !

“I am thrilled with all of these pictures, some of which I am seeing now for the very first time. The book provides a real trip down memory lane” says Frida after going through the layout of ABBA The Official Photo Book. The regular book-store edition will be available in spring 2014. We are overjoyed with the response to the launch of The Super Trouper Limited Collectors’ Edition of the book – thank you! And to those of you who are wondering – yes, that's Benny and Frida flying the helicopter (with a little help from a pilot)

Read more and pre-order at: www.pledgemusic.com/abba
#abbaphotobook





 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Let's Talk About ABBA - Book - Get A Copy Free

http://www.abbafanclubshop.com/cgi-bin/user/show_article.pl?item=586

Let's Talk About ABBA

Itemcode: CC586
Price: USD 67.00
Description:
Book Let's Talk About ABBA
Written by Stany Van Wymeersch

published 2013
language; English or Dutch - DO NOT FORGET to let us know which version, under 'comments'
288 pages
size: 23 x 28 cm
hardback

To be released November 6th. If your order includes this item, your order will be sent out in one shipment once this item becomes available.

We have one free copy which we want to give away among those who pre-order (money to be refunded to the winner). Your order and payment has to be in before November 5th.




 

 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

ABBA The Official Photo Book - Video


ABBA The Official Photo Book - BE A PART OF ABBA – THE OFFICIAL PHOTO BOOK !

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/abba

For the first time ever — a major authorised photo book on the lives and the fabulous career of ABBA and its members. We are proud to present a lavish limited edition – including the opportunity of having your name published in the book!
ABBA – THE OFFICIAL PHOTO BOOK is the first authorised and official photo book about one of the greatest pop groups of the 20th century. The group has sold almost 400 million records, in some markets topping The Beatles, and still selling millions every year!
“I am thrilled with all of these pictures, some of which I am seeing now for the very first time. The book provides a real trip down memory lane” – Frida.
The book has the full co-operation of Björn, Benny, Frida and Agnetha, who have contributed a foreword. This extraordinary book contains more than 600 pictures, more than 100 of which have never previously been published.
See images from the pre-ABBA years, the formation of the band, ABBA’s incredible rise to success with their break-through at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton and the rocket ride to global super-stardom that followed. Private photographs are included as well as unpublished pictures by famous press photographers, alternative shots from album cover shoots and behind-the-scenes pictures from the major tours.
There are photographic insights into their subsequent careers as well as brand-new photographs of the four band members taken during the last few months.
Take an exclusive look inside the book here.
ABBA have chosen to work with Max Ström, one of Europe’s finest illustrated publishers, to produce this official book. Award-winning picture editor Bengt Wanselius and Petter Karlsson, one of Sweden’s most talented writers, scrutinised almost a quarter of a million pictures to bring you this unique collection.
The regular bookshop edition of the book will be published in April 2014, as ABBA and their fans celebrate the anniversary of that fantastic Eurovision Song Contest triumph. This lavish coffee-table book has more than 400 pages and is in the format of a classic LP. It is printed on high quality matt art paper and is designed by Patric Leo who also designed Benny Andersson’s latest records.
ABBA fans all over the world can now pre-order two very special collectors’ editions of ABBA – The Official Photo Book.

The Super Trouper Limited Edition
· is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide
· is presented in a beautiful bespoke presentation box
· is numbered and signed by the authors
· includes a high quality numbered photographic print – a rare alternative shot from the cover shoot for Super Trouper, size 21 X 30 cm, perfect for framing as the ultimate ABBA memento
· includes 18 postcards containing exclusive and never-before seen ABBA images, each postcard printed 15 × 10 cm
· has a special extra section of 40 pages with images from major live concerts from ABBA’s entire career (total page count of the Super Trouper Limited Edition is 460 pages)
· includes a brand new DVD documentary: ABBA IN PICTURES – The Photographers’ Stories, specially produced for the limited editions
· includes an extra section of 20 pages listing all the dedicated fans who have made this limited edition possible: If you order before December 15th your name will be inscribed in the book. Make history and be a part of creating this extraordinary edition!
The first 4 copies are reserved for the group members. Agnetha, Frida, Björn and Benny will be ceremoniously presented with their copies immediately on publication.

All orders will be dispatched to reach you before 6 April 2014, so you will receive your special editions before general publication.
Pre-ordering gives you access to updates with news features on the exciting production process.
All prices shown include postage and packaging and all local import taxes and duties.
Be a part of one of the most prestigious music books ever!

Friday, 13 September 2013

New ABBA Releases Coming Soon !

Expect exciting news at 12.00 GMT on Sunday about ABBA : THE OFFICIAL PHOTO BOOK. Get a sneak preview and exclusive info on how to pre-order the strictly limited Collector’s Editions. The book will be published in spring next year but pre-orders of the Super Trouper Limited edition and the Deluxe edition – with amazing extra material – can be made from Sunday at 12.00 GMT (13.00 UK time, 14.00 Central European Time, 22.00 Australia Eastern Standard Time, 08.00 EST). Stay tuned!

https://www.facebook.com/#!/ABBA

Thursday, 12 September 2013

New ABBA Book For November !

The Official International ABBA Fan Club:

A new ABBA book, Let's Talk About ABBA, written by our member Stany Van Wymeersch, is on its way. It includes more than 40 exclusive interviews with people who have an ABBA connection, original graphics and photos old and new, many of which have never been published before. The book is out in November, and we will give you an exclusive insight on our website around that time, but you can already pre-order it from our shop.

http://www.abbafanclub.nl/

Price for this book is $67.00USD

Book Let's Talk About ABBA
Written by Stany Van Wymeersch

published 2013
language; English or Dutch - DO NOT FORGET to let us know which version, under 'comments'
288 pages
size: 23 x 28 cm
hardback

To be released November 6th.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

World Music Awards - Vote For Agnetha Faltskog

The World Music Awards

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The WORLD MUSIC AWARDS honours the best-selling recording artists from every continent. The WORLD MUSIC AWARDS are presented on sales merit and voted by the public on the Internet. There is no jury involved and the Awards truly reflect the most popular artists as they are determined by the actual fans that vote and buy the records. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) provides the organization with the names of the best-selling artists from all major territories. The world's best-selling recording-artists in each category are determined by a thorough enquiry conducted by the organization, which includes sales figures and record certifications in 2013. Awards for World's Best Male Artist, Best Female, Best Group, Best Electronic Dance Music Artist, Best Entertainer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Song, Best Album and Best Video are voted online by the general public.


Vote for Agnetha's new album 'A' in the World's Best Album catergory here:

http://vote.worldmusicawards.com/selectnomination.asp?cat=2

 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Benny Andersson Visits ABBA The Museum

Benny visited ABBA The Museum today with friends from Eric Sahlströms Minnesfond.



ABBA Dancing Queen Hits Number 1 in UK !

37 years ago today, Dancing Queen reached number 1 in the UK.

It also reached number 1 in the following countries:

Australia - of course ! :)
Belgium
Denmark
Germany
Ireland
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Rhodesia
South Africa
Russia
Sweden
United States - Billboard Hot 100
Eurochart Hot 100

It was a top 10 hit in the following countries:

Austria
Canada
Finland
France
Spain
Switzerland

Top 20:

Italy
Japan

A selection of the classic covers for this magical song:














 





 

 
 


ABBA Documentary On Australian TV - ABBA: Absolute Image

The 3rd of Carl Magnus Palm's documentaries, ABBA: Absolute Image, will air on Channel 7 next Tuesday 10 September  at 10.30 pm.

ABBA: Dancing Queen, the first of the three, will be repeated on the same night on 7TWO at 7.30 pm.

Read about all 3 documentaries on Carl Magnus Palm's website here:

http://www.carlmagnuspalm.com/abba/more-abba/abba-documentaries