Early reactions to ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions

Published April 03, 2017

First of all, just a reminder to everyone waiting for the ebook version of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions: the delivery date is Thursday 6 April - or, to give that date another name, on the 43rd anniversary of ABBA's Eurovision Song Contest victory. Read more about the various ebook formats here

Secondly, tomorrow (Tuesday 4 April) I will be doing a series of interviews with regional BBC Radio stations, between 10am and 12pm. The schedule (subject to change) is available here.

Thirdly, after signing and shipping of pre-ordered copies completed last week, the book is now starting to reach readers, and the initial reactions have been very nice indeed. Thanks for all the kind words, I feel both happy and proud. Much of the praise belongs to my ace designer, Maria Nicholas, who put together a book that truly invites you to open it and immerse yourself in the text.

Some fan comments:

"I have just read the 1977 chapter. Love it. It's been great to learn more about One Man, One Woman and the lyrics for Hole In Your Soul. Your descriptions: wow. It's like I can hear them."

"I briefly had a look through the 1977 chapter as well but quickly decided to start at the very beginning. It's a great read so far."

"I'm totally engrossed! It really is a joy - I'm reading the essays first (just finished the one about recording the backing tracks), and they're just so informative."

"I had the first edition and it was a treasure trove. Have reached 1973 so far and the revised edition is even better than I had hoped for."

"This forensic, meticulously researched book is essential reading - not just for Abba fans but for anyone who loves pop."

"I'm loving the updated version of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions. It's like reading a brand new book about ABBA."

"I just wanted to say congratulations on the new book - I am completely engrossed as I never read the first edition - the detail is fantastic!"

"I feel like Moses taking hold of the Ten Commandments! My holy book has finally arrived - I need no other teachings or words of wisdom for at least the next 12 months!! It's all in this beautiful, beautiful volume of precious words."

"My oh my... I feel like when I first listened to the ARRIVAL Album (at the age of eight) when I read your book."

Feel inspired to order the book? It's still available here: abbathecompleterecordingsessions.com