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Headphone surprises

published June 25, 2015

The attached picture is of Agnetha, but it could just as easily have been me on so many occasions over the past few weeks, as I've been listening to tapes for the revised and expanded edition of my book ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions.

Today I concluded my journey through the alternate mixes from the ABBA - The Album sessions. The Swedish holiday season starts about now, meaning that getting access to the tapes will be a bit hit-and-miss for the next month or so. I'm taking this as an opportunity to get some writing done, analysing the recording information I've amassed so far, and trying to make sense of it all - and, not least, finding a way to describe it all so that the reader will get an idea of all the fascinating ABBA recording secrets I've uncovered.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: If you love ABBA's music, you're going to enjoy this book so much. This is not me being conceited - OK, perhaps just a little - but simply a fact. The music is the core essence of ABBA, and this book is going to be full of it.

Pre-order your copy here.

There are probably few similarities between myself and Agnetha, but at different times we've both been knocked out by what we've been hearing in our headphones.