By John Tobler
Arguably the world's most renowned Swedes, ABBA--Anni-Frid, Bjorn, Benny, and Agnetha--delighted (or disgusted) track listeners with their too-perfect, chirpy harmonies within the past due '70s and early '80s. This totally licensed biography enhances their maximum hits CD, ABBA GOLD, and comprises over 250 photographs and a whole discography.
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When Anne Bradstreet (1612? -1672) released her first publication of poetry, The 10th Muse, in 1650, she known as it the "ill-formed offspring of my feeble mind. " but, as poet Gordon (Two ladies on a Raft) demonstrates during this plodding and unilluminating biography, Bradstreet uttered these phrases extra out of self-defense than remorse. From her formative years to the e-book of her booklet, the Puritan poet seen her paintings as a vocation that enabled her to worship God in bright homespun pictures and to specific occasionally advanced theological principles in simple language. Gordon depicts Bradstreet as a girl of her time, required to undergo her father and husband in non secular and social issues. Gordon demonstrates that Bradstreet however benefited from the privileges of a literary schooling. Her family's social and spiritual circle integrated crucial figures of the early seventeenth century, from John Winthrop to Roger Williams. whereas her ebook was once extremely popular at its book, Bradstreet's recognition waned after the Civil battle, to be recovered within the twentieth century by means of her impact on poets reminiscent of Anne Sexton and John Berryman. unfortunately, Gordon's wearisome concentrate on the well known evidence of Bradstreet's upbringing leaves little room for an important exploration of her poetic existence and works. eight pages of b&w illus. no longer visible via PW.
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The track had been included on the 'Frida Alone' album, as had a song called 'Fernando'... March 3rd, 1976 FERNANDO/HEY, HEY, HELEN (Epic EPC 4036) Anni-Frid's solo version of 'Fernando' had only been released in Scandinavia, but had been successful enough for Benny, Björn and Stig to write an English lyric and re-record the song as an official ABBA single. It entered the British chart soon after release, but, ironically enough, was blocked from the Number One position for six weeks by the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest winner, 'Save Your Kisses For Me'.
Stig Anderson had negotiated a deal with the authorities in the USSR to supply them with copies of the 'Greatest Hits' album, and insisted on being paid in American dollars, as Russian currency was virtually worthless in the Western world. " Another Eastern European country, Poland, invited ABBA to Warsaw to make a TV special shortly before the release of the 'Arrival' album, and their acceptance contributed strongly to the album selling over three quarters of a million copies in Poland. Sweden also finally decided that a TV spectacular should be made about their incredibly successful export, and during the Autumn of 1976, prepared the hour long ABBA From The Beginning, also apparently known as ABBA-Dabba-Doo.
Despite this pessimistic turn of events, Stig Anderson remained convinced of ABBA's supremacy and backed them at 20-1, while Benny also felt it was worth a little flutter, although he wagered only £10 as opposed to Stig's £20... Due to the world's political climate in 1974, it was feared that there might be some danger to certain contestants, as a result of which everything surrounding the Song 31 Anni-Frid soaking up the sun Contest was protected by a heavy blanket of security; in particular the entrants from Greece, Northern Ireland and Israel were sheltered from possible demonstration, but in the event nothing occurred to disturb the smooth running of the gala.
Abba Gold: The Complete Story by John Tobler