The basic facts of the revised and expanded ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions

Published February 18, 2016

Work is ongoing on the revised and expanded edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions. Today, for instance, I will be talking to a musician who did a fair amount of work with ABBA, but whom I've never interviewed before. Very excited about that!

For those who are unfamiliar with the project, and for those who may only have a dim view of it, here's a brief summary of what it's all about.

Q: What is ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions?

A: It's a book originally published in 1994, detailing the songwriting and recording work of ABBA. The revised and expanded edition will reveal much more about ABBA's songs.

Q: Is there really anything more to add?

A: Oh yes! I have already listened to plenty of unreleased recordings and alternate mixes that I wasn't able to hear when the first book was written. I hope to hear more as work on the book progresses. So there will be many new revelations about ABBA's music when the book is published. Learn more about what I've heard so far by clicking here.

Q: Those are the new facts to be gleaned from the tapes, but what else is there to add?

A: I'm doing new interviews, as well as researching books, radio and TV interviews, along with an indefinite number of vintage magazine and newspaper articles so as to dig up new and long-forgotten facts about ABBA's music. It will be a completely new book, re-written from the ground up. Trust me - there's a LOT more to be said.

Q: When will the book be published?

A: I hope to publish in November 2016, but there is a chance publication will be postponed: my main priority is to make the book as good as it needs to be, and that takes time. The new edition got off the ground thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign which ended in April 2015. However, it's still possible to pre-order the book, and this is encouraged: every pre-order helps make the book better, and each pre-ordered copy will be signed with a personal dedication by the author. Pre-order here:

Thanks for reading!


ABBA at Polar Music Studio in 1978.