Chapter excerpts from ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions

Published January 26, 2015

With two days until the crowdfunding campaign for the revised, updated and expanded edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions is launched, I thought it was high time that y'all had the chance to read a few excerpts from the book. Excerpts from the 1973 and 1974 chapters are available below.

Before you start downloading and reading, please read the following:

• I've only written four chapters so far: 1966-1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974. That's why there are no excerpts from ABBA's later years.

• The chapters I have written are only finished in the sense that they have a beginning, a middle and an end. The book is evolving organically, so as new information surfaces, and I talk to more people, receive answers to questions - and so on! - the text will change. In fact, there is a good example of that in the 1974 excerpt: when this was written, the BBC Radio One Waterloo jingle hadn't yet surfaced, so that's why it isn't mentioned in my text.

• Similarly, the design and layout is in no way finished. My designer, Maria Nicholas, has put together these excerpts in order to show the general direction we're heading in. For instance, the pictures you see here are, in many cases, just preliminary images, and will be replaced by other images as work on the design progresses.

• The content in the excerpts is not necessarily chronologically arranged: it has mainly been chosen to show you selected features in the new edition.

• The pdf files have been programmed so as to open as two-page spreads. If they don't, please download the files to your computer and open them straight from there. Then you should be able to view them as two-page spreads.

Click on the links below to download each pdf file (requires Acrobat Reader). Happy reading!

Excerpt from 1973 chapter

Excerpt from 1974 chapter

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One of the new pages in the updated edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions.