Highest contributing countries for ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions pre-orders - where are you in the list?

Published March 23, 2015

The following was posted earlier today on the official Facebook page for the revised and updated edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions.


Have you secured your copy of the updated and enhanced edition of Carl Magnus Palm’s definitive book on ABBA's recording history? If not, don't wait – visit igg.me/at/abbatcrs today. The book will only be published if the campaign goal is met by April 8, so there's no time like the present!

Confirming the endurance of ABBA’s international appeal, pre-orders have come in from around the world for this important project. From Chile to Slovenia and Israel to Morocco, fans from ...36 different countries have pledged their support. With less than 3 weeks to go before the campaign draws to a close, we thought you might like to see some of the statistics behind the contributions to date.

Highest contributing countries (so far!)

Ever the devoted ABBA market, the United Kingdom tops the list of contributing countries by a giant margin, while Germany proves it is firmly ABBA territory by securing the #2 spot. The United States and the Netherlands are waging an interesting battle for 3rd place; although Holland has a higher number of individual contributors, America leads in the amount of money pledged—but only by a few hundred euros, so anything can happen between now and April 8.

Australia, the country where ABBA surpassed the Beatles in popularity in the 1970s, nicely rounds out the top five. Of note, Ireland has just made the top ten, knocking Canada down to #11—but Canada trails by less than 120 euros, so watch this space for updates!

Here's the breakdown for the top ten countries:

Country / Amount / Contributions
United Kingdom / €16,117 / 147
Germany / €9,240 / 80
United States / €6,870 / 48
Netherlands / €6,546 / 56
Australia / €5,954 / 48
Belgium / €2,194 / 18
Sweden / €1,824 / 16
Switzerland / €1,616 / 12
France / €1,060 / 9
Ireland / €1,045 / 9

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So far, UK residents have been the most eager to pre-order a copy of the revised and expanded edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions.