July 2012

 

Tomas Ledin 40 År 40 Hits 1972-2012 (3CD)

 

Featuring Never Again (Duett Agnetha Faltskog),Take Good care Of Yor Children,Nat Bad At All and more...

 


 

THE HEP STARS  Original Album Series (5CD)

 

Disc 1

        
  • 1
  • Cadillac (We and our cadillac)
  • 2 Be My Baby (We and our cadillac)
  • 3 That's When Your Heartaches Begin (We and our cadillac)
  • 4 Send Me Some Lovin' (We and our cadillac)
  • 5 Young And Beautiful (We and our cadillac)
  • 6 Rockin' Love (We and our cadillac)
  • 7 No Response (We and our cadillac)
  • 8 I'll Never Quite Get Over You (We and our cadillac)
  • 9 Sweet Little Sixteen (We and our cadillac)
  • 10 Oh! Carol (We and our cadillac)
  • 11 Then She (He) Kissed Me (We and our cadillac)
  • 12 Bald Headed Woman (We and our cadillac)

 


Disc 2
 
  • 1 Cadillac (Live) (On stage )
  • 2 What'd I Say (Live) (On stage )
  • 3 Donna (Live) (On stage )
  • 4 What Do You Wanna Make Those Eyes At Me For (Live) (On stage )
  • 5 So Mystifying (Live) (On stage )
  • 6 Only You (Live) (On stage )
  • 7 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Live) (On stage )
  • 8 Surfin' Bird (Live) (On stage )
  • 9 Tallahassee Lassie (Live) (On stage )
  • 10 No Response (Live) (On stage )
  • 11 If You Need Me (Live) (On stage )
  • 12 Farmer John (Live) (On stage )
  • 13 Bald Headed Woman (Live) (On stage )
  • 14 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Live) (On stage )

 


Disc 3
    
  • 1 No Time (The hep stars)
  • 2 The Birds In The Sky (The hep stars)
  • 3 Consolation (The hep stars)
  • 4 Easy To Fool (The hep stars)
  • 5 Sound Of Eve (The hep stars)
  • 6 Isn't It Easy To Say (The hep stars)
  • 7 Lady Lady (The hep stars)
  • 8 Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream (The hep stars)
  • 9 Morning Comes After Night (The hep stars)
  • 10 I've Said It All Before (The hep stars)
  • 11 Wedding (The hep stars)

 


Disc 4

 

   
  • 1 Shake/Svenne I Love You/We Say Yeah (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 2 Let It Be Me (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 3 Goin' Out Of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 4 You Keep Me Hangin' On (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 5 Svart-vit calypso/Naturbarn/Pata Pata/Charlotte's Children Game (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 6 Groovy Summertime/Shake (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 7 Holiday For Clowns (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 8 A Flower In My Garden (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 9 Save Your Heart For Me (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 10 Bilden av dej (Visions) (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 11 Suddenly Tomorrow Is Today (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 12 Warten Auf Den Tag (Songs we sang ‘68)
  • 13 Songs We Sang (Songs we sang ‘68)

 


Disc 5
    
  • 1 I natt jag drömde något som (Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream) (Hep stars på svenska)
  • 2 Mot okänt land (Four Strong Winds) (Hep stars på svenska)
  • 3 Bilden av dej (Visions) (Hep stars på svenska)
  • 4 Är det inte kärlek, säg? (Little Green Apples) (Hep stars på svenska)
  • 5 Speleman (Hep stars på svenska)
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    • 6.Sagan om lilla Sofi (Hep stars på svenska)
    • 7.Precis som alla andra (Hep stars på svenska)
    • 8.Någonting har hänt (Hep stars på svenska)
    • 9.Jag vet (I Know) (Hep stars på svenska)
    • 10.I sagans land (Die Spieluhr) (Hep stars på svenska)
    • 11.Tända på varann (Save Your Heart For Me) (Hep stars på svenska)
     

     Intermezzo No.66

     

     

    - 36-page, full colour A4 size magazine, full of news, special features, exclusive photos, a poster with a rare unpublished outtake from ABBA's May 1974 photo session in Spain, 

    Frida has given an exclusive interview for this issue!

     

     

    - All of the latest news and ABBA/ABBA-related releases (new CD and book releases, Frida at Zermatt Unplugged, Agnetha at the Marianne & Sigvard Bernadotte Art Awards gala, Björn in Sans magasin, interviews for Day 6 and European Broadcasting Union Radio, Benny at Grimstaskolan, and the latest news on CHESS and Kristina från Duvemåla)

     

    - Frida talks to Intermezzo about 40 years of ABBA, 30 years of Something's Going On and more

     

    - Exclusive interview with Ingmarie Halling, ABBA's "wardrobe lady" - Exclusive interview with Plastic Bertrand, the punk legend from ABBAcadabra

     

    -Behind the scenes: "Thank You for the Music – 40 Years of ABBA" VOX documentary

    - Special feature launch: The Visitors

     

     

    - Reader's Stories - The last part of the series "ABBA in Spain" featuring posters published in Spain -An A3 size poster featuring an alternate shot of ABBA during their visit to Spain in May 1974

     

     


    June 2012

     


     Calendar 2013

    from Koolart available August 2012.

     

     


     

    Agnetha at the Bernadotte Art Awards Gala  in Stockholm 2012.

     

    Gallery updated 18/6/12


    Agnetha at the Bernadotte Art Awards Gala  in Stockholm 2012.

     

                 

    more to follow.....  

     


     

     

    ABBAinter.net YouTube has a fake "ABBAinter.net" channel.

    Philippe has written a detailed report of how a non-official site is trying to wreck the excellent work that Philippe and ABBAINTER.NET have worked hard for all these years.

      

     

    Philippe is one of the rare ABBA fans that actually gives and shares his love of ABBA.

     

    If you get the chance then please support our plea to help Philippe out on this unfair youtube user, leave a comment on his page and tell everyone you know the user is a fake!

    Read a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 

    by Philippe "pHd" Dupont

    read more....

     

     The Essential Collection

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    May 2012

     

           

    May 25th see's the re issue of The "Little Book Of ABBA" with a

    great new cover and updated text.

    Buy Now!

     

     

      

     


     

      The Essential Collection 

     

     

    Pre order from Amazon .de Now!   

     

           

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Released UK & rest of world September 2012

     

     

     

     GOLD album joins 5m sales club

     

     

     

    ABBA have further underlined their position as musical legends, with their Gold album becoming only the third 5-million-seller in UK chart history. According to latest Official Charts Company sales data, the quartet’s Gold - Greatest Hits has passed the 5 million mark in the past week.

    The achievement puts the album alongside Queen’s Greatest Hits and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as one of only three albums to reach such an elevated sales level.

     

    ABBA founder / songwriter /musician / legend Bjorn Ulvaeus told OfficialCharts.com: "I can’t think of a club I’d rather join!”

     

    Gold - Greatest Hits marks 20 years since its initial release this October, having racked up eight weeks at Number 1 since it was first released in 1992. ABBA are one of the all-time great singles artists, having racked up nine Number 1s and another 10 Top 10s in the UK’s Official Singles Chart, since their debut hit Waterloo in 1974.

     

    Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot added, “This is another incredible record in a career of extraordinary achievements for ABBA, who are unquestionably one of British music fans’ all-time favourite acts. Over the past 20 years, one in every five households has bought a copy of Gold, which is a truly remarkable statistic.

    “ABBA are true chart superstars here in the UK – and this latest record adds to their legendary status.”

    ABBA’s landmark has been reached after Adele’s 21 broke into the all-time UK Official Albums Chart Top 5 for the first time last month, behind Oasis’s What’s The Story Morning Glory. The two albums are among a list of five other albums to have sold more than 4m copies in the UK, the others being Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon, Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms and Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

     

    ABBA Gold is just 46,000 copies behind The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's.

    The UK’s Official Biggest Selling Albums of all-time Top 10 01 GREATEST HITS (1981) - QUEEN 02 SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEART’S CLUB BAND (1967) - THE BEATLES 03 GOLD - GREATEST HITS (1992) - ABBA 04 WHAT’S THE STORY MORNING GLORY (1995) - OASIS 05 21 (2011) – ADELE 06 THRILLER (1982) - MICHAEL JACKSON 07 BROTHERS IN ARMS (1985) - DIRE STRAITS 08 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (1973) - PINK FLOYD 09 BAD (1987) - MICHAEL JACKSON 10 GREATEST HITS II (1991) - QUEEN

    © 2012 the Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

     

     


     

     The Essential Collection 

    Realease date delay

    Pre order from Amazon .de Now!

    Available MAY 25th,2012.

         Click on item below to place order.

     Universal have removed the release from the Official ABBA site store,and Amazon now have a release date of September 3 for the UK.

    The release is currently on hold pending a new release date.

    Germany will still see a release on May 25 (or June 2) Possible date for rest of the world is Sept 3.

     

    Also available to order from Amazon .de  Voulez-Vous RSD 12″

    Available now to order while stock lasts

    Click on item below to place order.

     

     


    April 2012

     

     

    2012 Calendar

     

     

     

     

    Now Available!!

     


     

    Mamma Mia!: The Movie

         

     

    (Augmented Reality Edition)

    Released April 23, 2012

     

     


     

     

    "Abba's" new projects

    Article in Swedish paper Dagens industri

    The four members of pop group ABBA have joined forces when they sponsor a family in SOS Children's Villages register in the Central African Republic. "We thought it would be nice to have a house in the village," says Bjorn Ulvaeus to di.se.

    Abba's members to build a family of ten orphans in Bossangoa, along with Polar Music and Union Songs. The house is part of the Children's Village Noisy and become exactly like the Pink House, which di.se building together with readers and companies . But with a different name - exactly as has been Abba-members are not agreed on yet.

     

     

    "SOS Children's Villages has a very serious and long-term approach.

    We were impressed by it and thought it would be nice to have a house in the village, "says Bjorn Ulvaeus.

    Children's Village in Bossangoa is the second built in memory of Astrid Lindgren. This association attracted Abba members, and especially Bjorn Ulvaeus.

    In 1965 he was young, promising artist choose which another Swedish celebrity he was photographed with a report in the weekly magazine Allers. He chose Astrid Lindgren, which by then had been a children's book writer for 20 years and just put out our in Noisy Village. It was the first time the two met, but far from the last.

    "The combination of Astrid Lindgren and Abba abroad have a shimmer around him, I think. Doing something with Astrid Lindgren's survivors seemed like a good idea. "

    It is not the first time "Abba" donate large sums to charity. In 1979 the group  donated future proceeds from the then highly current single, Chiquitita to UNICEF, in conjunction with a television appearance in the UN Building in New York.

    According to Universal Music Publishing  Chiquitita so far generated about 30 million to UNICEF. And the money will continue to tick up to the organization.

    Bjorn Ulvaeus: I've never been to Central African Republic, but the house to be built has inspired him to find out more about the country and in the future self visiting Children's Village.

    "It will be difficult to get to all four ABBA members to go there at once. We have not talked about it, but it's something I want to do eventually. "

    What is your philosophy about donating private money to charity? %u2028"You have to be convinced that the money really goes to what they should. That was what convinced us. This project will happen and it's real - and it's not a lot of middlemen who take away some of the capital along the way. "

    "I have no real system without giving money now and then. But you have to believe it. I have even donated money to the Salvation Army, an atheist as I am, but it was a special man who convinced me of what the money would be used to ", says Bjorn Ulvaeus.


    Benny and Mona attended an event at Filmhuset to remember the legandary actor Erland Josephson, who recently passed away.

     

      

    Benny said that he has  good memories of Erland Josephson, he must have been the funniest man in Sweden!

     

    from abbatoday.

     


     

     

    Frida Zermatt Unplugged 2012

     

    This year’s Zermatt Unplugged festival (one of the producers is Frida), held in Zermatt, Switzerland , ends on friday.

     

     

     

      

     

     

    Frida can also be seen in a video at a dinner party at the start of the event.

    00:25 and  1:35, where she is interviewed, 2:49 with Chris de Burgh.

     

     

     

    Among this year’s performers were Lauryn Hill and Chris de Burgh, who sang “S.O.S.”.

     

     

    Frida is on the balcony taking pictures.

     


     

     WORLD

    The countdown begins....

    abba world

     

    Due to a some difficulties with the planned exhibition site in Stockholm, there is still no date for the opening. Plans are now for the end of 2012, or early 2013.


     5/4/2012

     

    Agnetha, Grattis På Födelsedagen

     

     

     


     

      THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION

    The Essential Collection – a brand new ABBA hits collection released in May 2012! All the hits and more featured on 2 CDs and 1 DVD.

    May 21, 2012 is the release date for The Essential Collection, a brand new collection of ABBA hits and other classic tracks. The release will come in three different configurations: a double-CD, a DVD, and a Limited Edition package featuring the two CDs, the DVD and an illustrated 28-page booklet. The DVD features all official ABBA promo clips in remastered form, including two previously unreleased videos: ‘Conociéndome, Conociéndote’ and ‘Gracias por la música’ (Spanish versions of ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and ‘Thank You For The Music’, respectively).   

     

     

    Track listings:

    CD 01:

    1. People Need Love

    2. He Is Your Brother

    3. Ring Ring

    4. Love Isn’t Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)

    5. Waterloo6. Honey, Honey

    7. So Long

    8. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

    9. SOS

    10. Mamma Mia

    11.Bang-A-Boomerang

    12. Fernando

    13. Dancing Queen

    14. Money, Money, Money

    15. Knowing Me, Knowing You

    16. That’s Me

    17. The Name Of The Game

    18. Take A Chance On Me

    19. Eagle

    20. One Man, One Woman

    21. Thank You For The Music

    22. Summer Night City

    CD 02:

    1. Chiquitita

    2. Does Your Mother Know

    3. Voulez-Vous

    4. Angeleyes

    5. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

    6. I Have A Dream

    7. The Winner Takes It All

    8. Super Trouper

    9. On And On And On

    10. Lay All Your Love On Me

    11. Happy New Year

    12. One Of Us

    13. When All Is Said And Done

    14. Head Over Heels

    15. The Visitors

    16. The Day Before You Came

    17. Under Attack

     

     

     

     

     

    DVD:

    1. Waterloo

    2. Ring Ring

    3. Mamma Mia

    4. SOS

    5. Bang-A-Boomerang

    6. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

    7. Fernando

    8. Dancing Queen

    9. Money, Money, Money

    10. Knowing Me, Knowing You

    11. That’s Me

    12. The Name Of The Game

    13. Take A Chance On Me

    14. Eagle

    15. One Man, One Woman

    16. Thank You For The Music

    17. Summer Night City

    18. Chiquitita

    19. Does Your Mother Know

    20. Voulez-Vous

    21. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

    22. On And On And On

    23. The Winner Takes It All

    24. Super Trouper

    25. Happy New Year

    26. When All Is Said And Done

    27. One Of Us28. Head Over Heels

    29. The Day Before You Came

    30. Under Attack

    31. Estoy Soñando

    32. Conociéndome, conociéndote

    33. Gracias por la música

    34. Felicidad

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ABBAsite.com is now back on line 

     

    New "Official" items for 2012....

     


    The Visitors Deluxe Edition Promo

     

     

     

     

     

    From A Twinkling Star To A Passing Angel (Demos)

    Radio BBC today aired  the previously unreleased material from the forthcoming deluxe edition of “The Visitors” , “From The Twinkling Star To a Passing Angel”.

     

     


     

    UPDATE: *show has been withdrawn from broadcast for legal reasons!(Ie.Copyright)

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    *Dancing Queen"

     

     

    Swedish TV (SVT 1) will broadcast a 1-hour-special entitled "ABBA Dancing Queen" on Monday, April 9th. This is a newly produced documentary about ABBA and the song "Dancing Queen" which was ABBA's biggest hit. The documentary features brand new interviews with Frida and Björn who tell the story of the song and remember the ABBA time.

    The special will also be show on svt.world.  svt1 will repeat the special on april 21.

     


     

    Benny: 'Beams are gonna blind me'!!

    photo:RobertM68 (?)

     


     

    Björn say's no Money,Money,Money.

       

     

    There may be no more 'money, money, money' in Sweden soon, as a former Abba member joins a push to make the country a completely cashless society.

    In most Swedish cities, public buses don't accept cash; tickets are prepaid or purchased with a mobile phone text message.

    'I can't see why we should be printing bank notes at all anymore,' says Bjoern Ulvaeus, former member of 1970's pop group ABBA, and a vocal proponent for a world without cash.

    Three per cent is still too much if you ask Ulvaeus. A cashless society may seem like an odd cause for someone who made a fortune on 'Money, Money, Money' and other ABBA hits, but for Ulvaeus it's a matter of security.

    After his son was robbed for the third time he started advocating a faster transition to a fully digital economy, if only to make life harder for thieves.

    'If there were no cash, what would they do?' says Ulvaeus, 66.

    Read more...

     


     

    INTERMEZZO 65 OUT NOW!

    - All of the latest news and ABBA/ABBA-related releases

    - An A3 size poster featuring an alternate shot of ABBA during their “The Visitors” album photo session

    -An interview with Carl Magnus Palm

    - A full report on the preview, press premiere and public premiere of Kristina från Duvemåla in Finland, including special fan reports and photos

    - An interview with Anne Wood, Mamma Mia! Australia’s original Donna, about her new CD of ABBA  cover versions

    - Part 4 of the series “ABBA in Spain” featuring a complete Spanish discography

    - An interview with Chris Norman about his work with Agnetha on the album “Wrap Your Arms Around Me”

    - The last instalment of a special feature on Super Trouper, this time about posters of that era

     

    Join ABBA Intermezzo now!

     

     


     

     

     Ring Ring - The story of the abba sound

     

     


     

     

    Arlanda takes down the Benny Andersson - ABBA plate in the arrivals hall.

     

    In connection to the argument about Slussen the musican and composer Benny Andersson declared that he doesn’t wanted he’s portrait to represent Stockholm on the Arlanda airport. DN called the communication manager of Arlanda, Jan Lindqvist, to hear what happened to the portrait. 

     

    So the portrait has been removed? 

    Yes, Benny Andersson contacted us and we removed it. After 21 years of discussions the local government of Stockholm has, as I understand it, in a democratic way made this decision about Slussen and Benny then no longer wanted to greet visitors welcome to the region and Sweden at an airport in Sigtuna. We respect it, of course, no one should be forced to have their portrait there against their will.  

    What will you now replace Abba with in the arriving hall? 

    So far we just have a genre picture, I think it’s a archipelago motif. We have agreements with everyone involved and it will take a couple of months to get a new one. We want to have people there who feels representative for the region, preferable artists and sportsmen. But we avoid politicians just because the person should be able to represent everyone, independent of opinion. We thought it was very nice to have Benny and Abba.  

     

     


     

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