Rare photographs in ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions

Published November 24, 2016

Exciting times in the long-running story of the revised and expanded edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions, as my ace designer, Maria Nicholas in New York City, is hard at work turning my manuscript into an actual book. I'm more than happy with what I've seen so far, and I think you will like it too.

This book is about the text, first and foremost: the information about the making of ABBA's music is the priority, so there will not be an abundance of photographs. However, there will be photos here and there throughout the book, and also illustrations in the shape of record sleeves, vintage ads, and rare newspaper cuttings. Of course, there will also be plenty of original recording sheets: many of these were in the original edition of the book, but several have not been published before. Also, in the 1994 edition, those sheets were reproduced in quite small sizes, but they will be larger and more legible in this book.

I'm well aware that many ABBA fans are keenly interested in previously unpublished photographs, so I'm pleased to report that I have unearthed rare pictures from two different recording sessions. I got wind of the first batch of pictures through a friend. The guy who took them had almost forgotten that he had them, and they've never been published anywhere - a handful of pictures from this recording session have been cleared for publication in the book.

I have known about the second batch of recording session photos for quite a long time. As far as I'm aware, they have never been published - certainly not all of them - and at this point I can say with 90 % certainty that a selection of them will be included in ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions.

New and long-forgotten stories about ABBA's music plus previously unpublished photographs - sounds like the dedicated ABBA fan's dream book! 

Pre-orders of signed copies of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions are still accepted. If you want your name listed in the book as a supporter of the project, please pre-order no later than 1 December 2016 (if you've already pre-ordered, your name will be listed automatically; you don't have to do anything else).

Pre-order here: abbathecompleterecordingsessions.com