Moving into 1977

Published January 28, 2016

Hello, ABBA fans! Here's a little status report on my progress with the revised and expanded edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions. While my proof readers grapple with the 1976 chapter, I've just started getting to grips with 1977. That was the year when recordings were made during ABBA's concert tour of Europe and Australia, followed by sessions for ABBA - The Album.

Lots of interesting stories to be told about the songs and recordings this year, and as I've gone back to my research from the time of the original edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions, I've discovered information that somehow never made it into the book. I seem to recall that I didn't quite know how to handle those facts - not because they were "sensitive", but because I couldn't make them fit into the format of the book properly. Well, I'm older and wiser now, so those details will make it in this time. This, of course, applies to all of the chapters in the book.

As I've just started writing about 1977, one of the many exciting things for me is that I'm not yet aware of all the new stories and insights that will emerge, for many of those stories only reveal themselves during the writing process. I'm really looking forward to seeing the story take shape as ABBA's music evolves during this fascinating year.

If you haven't pre-ordered your copy of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions yet, I urge you to do so here: You will not be disappointed, and every single pre-order helps make this book even better. Your support matters!


Recording session for ABBA - The Album at Marcus Music Studio.