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Anthony Post subject: how good are Abba,
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A few weeks ago I got a DVD "Abba The Definitive collection" it's all the official video clips, cleaned up put on one DVD and in total 35 wonderful songs.
Not a dud song to be seen, I remember Abba mania in Australia, the young and old all loved them.
Abba has to be up there with the best ever,
Thank you for the music,
Anthony

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Hi Anthony Exclamation

I will have to try and get that DVD, it sounds great. I also love ABBA and I agree they are up there with the best ever. Both my Parents even liked them and didn't mind when I put a ABBA record on to play. I have a ABBA DVD which has 16 songs on it.

I saw ABBA (with my brother) at when they came to Australia in 1978 and they were absolutely amazing and brilliant. As ABBA were very vert popular and there wasn't an indoor venue big enough to hold them and the thousands on of fans so the concert was an outdoor one at the Sydney Showground. I can't believe it has been 30 years, it doesn't seem that long. Did you see get to see them Question

Best Wishes

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Hi Susie,
No I never got to see Abba live, they played an outside gig here in Melbourne also.
If you see the DVD pick it up, you won't be sorry,
all the best,
Anthony

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My favorite song by Abba is Dancing Queen,a true classic.I have got quite a few compilations by them but that DVD sounds great Anthony.Who would have thought after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 they would have gone on to have such remarkable achievements in music.Great Band!!
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ABBA is great. My all-time favourite by them is "S.O.S." because of the nice melody and the changes of quiet and loud parts (although I only have one ABBA CD because I prefer male voices but their voices are great and the songs unforgettable).
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Dennis Post subject:
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The same goes for ABBA as it does with The Hollies; many of their most interesting and enjoyable songs are on their original albums and B-sides. The hits are well-known and great but there are so many other gems waiting to be discovered for those willing to investigate. Check out YouTube. ABBA's final recordings from 1982 were superb, especially "Cassandra" (unbelievably a B-side), "Under Attack", and "You Owe Me One".
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Bee Post subject:
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Hi Anthony,

I think ABBA are fantastic! I always try and see Voulez Vous (a tribute band), when they visit my hometown as they are brilliant. One of my fave ABBA tunes is Rock Me Smile
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Dennis Post subject:
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Bee wrote:
Hi Anthony,

I think ABBA are fantastic! I always try and see Voulez Vous (a tribute band), when they visit my hometown as they are brilliant. One of my fave ABBA tunes is Rock Me Smile


Yes, and from the same album, "Bang A Boomerang", which did not get released as an A-side (except for Germany. I believe) but is one of their greatest tracks. Wonderful video, too.
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Agneta Post subject:
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”Bang A Boomerang” was also recorded in Swedish by “Svenne & Lotta” in 1975 (Svenne Hedlund, the singer of “Hep Stars”, the group where Benny Andersson first started.), and was a hit in Sweden.
My favourite ABBA songs are probably “Take A Chance On Me” and “The Winner Takes It All”.
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Knut Post subject:
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I am particularly fond of the Kristina från Duvemåla song with Helen Sjöholm on lead vocal. This is a musical about emigration to USA in the 1800s. Not all that easy a life. Originally a book, Andersson and Ulvæus wrote a musical, that is little known outside Sweden. A pity.

Try Du måste finnas and Guldet blev til sand. Even for those of you who unfortunately do not understand Swedish, the songs and the sheer vocal high qyuality is enough. Try YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KkciUPy7G0

Gulvet blev til sand is sung by Tommy Kjörberg, who also had a big Chess role in the original London cast.

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