Sold out: ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions

Published January 26, 2020

The hardcover edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions (Revised and Expanded Edition) is now sold out. I don't know if or when I'm going to reprint, but this edition with the dust cover etc. is gone forever. The ebook will remain available for the foreseeable future.

Depending on how you count, you could say that 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions - at least the start of my journey, as 1990 was the year I began collecting information about ABBA in the hope that I would write a recording sessions book one day. Most of the work on the first edition of the book was conducted in 1993, and ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions was published in 1994.

In 2007 I began tentative work on a revised edition, but it wasn't until 2014 that I was finally in a place where I could take the plunge and start exploring the possibilities of self-publishing the new edition, and financing it through crowdfunding. The first crowdfunding campaign was launched in January 2015 - it failed, but a second attempt two months later was successful, and I could finally get to work on the book (the picture here shows me listening to archive recordings in May 2015). ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions (Revised and Expanded Edition) was eventually published in March 2017. And now, the last hardcover copy has been sold.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the initial crowdfunding campaign and to everyone who has bought the book since then, whether it was the hardcover edition or the ebook. I know I've written this many times before over the past few years, but it's worth repeating: I quite literally couldn't have done it without you. The support and the enthusiasm were truly inspiring for me.

My only goal was to produce a book that would please those who were interested in the details of how ABBA wrote and recorded their music. I had not expected the overwhelmingly positive reaction from reviewers, Björn's very nice comment about the book in an interview, and then the Best Popular Music Discography award from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.

To sum up: I am so pleased with how this project turned out. Everything has gone beyond my wildest expectations.

Now back to work on ABBA On Record, which will be published in 2021.

Thanks for reading!




The unreleased-track-listening and the book that was the result.