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Bright Lights Dark Shadows: The Definitive Biography of ABBA [2024 edition]

published June 06, 2024

Updated 15 July, 2024.

I'm pleased to announce that I have just submitted the manuscript for a revised and updated edition of my biography Bright Lights Dark Shadows – The Definitive Biography Of ABBA, for publication in September 2024 (for this new edition, the publisher, Omnibus Press, decided to change the book's subtitle). Incredibly, since the book was first published in 2001, commissioned and edited by Chris Charlesworth, it has never been out of print. After a number of updates had been added to the book as it was reprinted, it was thoroughly revised in 2014 by myself and Chris.

The forthcoming edition brings the story bang up to date with the events over the past decade, including the Voyage album and digital avatar show, ending with the Royal Order of Vasa ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on 31 May 2024. I have also gone through the book from start to finish, correcting errors and misconceptions and adding new information that has come to light since 2014. It's safe to say that if you have only read the original 2001 edition, there are plenty of new stories, anecdotes and details for you to discover in the book.

The 2024 edition of Bright Lights Dark Shadows is scheduled for publication on 19 September. This page will be updated with more details about the contents.

Pre-order links will be added to the ORDER FROM menu as soon as they become available.

As for signed copies, I don't know if I will be able to provide that, but I am looking at a solution for it.

More info about the book on the page for the 2014 edition.

Bright Lights Dark Shadows – The Definitive Biography Of ABBA. Revised and updated edition published by Omnibus Press, September 19, 2024. English language. Paperback. ISBN: 9781915841476.

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