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ABBA Voyage

It’s been a while since we made music together. Almost 40 years, actually. We took a break in the spring of 1982 and now we’ve decided it’s time to end it. They say it’s foolhardy to wait more than 40 years between albums, so we’ve recorded a follow-up to “The Visitors”. To tell the truth,…

IN FOCUS: In The Studio – how the classic ABBA songs were born

  ABBA’s many classic hits were the result of intuitive creativity. Fragments of tunes “The studio work was the best part of it all: to shape the songs and try to interpret them in your own way.” Those were the words of ABBA’s Agnetha Fältskog, as she looked back on the decade-long series of pop…

New Years message from Frida 2021

    “Dear all, a little greeting from me now when we go into a new year with hopes of a recovery in the world from the awful pandemic that has affected us all in so many different ways. Covid 19 is a challenge, and has forced us to approach our lives in a way…

Message from Frida!

  November 2020

IN FOCUS: Honey, Honey – a blueprint for pop excitement

  Racy lyrics and a tight and slick arrangement combine to create a catchy ABBA classic.   Almost in Eurovision Perhaps the most famous event in ABBA history is their victory in the Eurovision Song Contest on April 6, 1974. In front of hundreds of millions of television viewers, they performed ‘Waterloo’ and achieved a…

Happy New Year / Felicidad

Polar Music is delighted to announce this years version of Happy New Year, strictly limited, numbered, translucent blue vinyl 7″-inch edition in exclusive packaging.   Happy New Year 2021, release December 4.   This December we celebrate “Happy New Year”, a stand-out cut from ABBA’s Super Trouper album that soundtracked the festive season and far…

In Focus: Money, Money, Money – some kind of tension

We look back on one of ABBA’s biggest singles, where they showed that you could let yourself be inspired by all sorts of musical influences – and still come out with a major hit.   Number one in six countries “It’s my favourite. Of all the things we’ve done, that one is the best ever.”…

ABBA’s Super Trouper reissue including remastering out October 30th.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Super Trouper,’ ABBA’s seventh much-loved studio album, Polar Music is delighted to release a suite of products on October 30th. 2LP Abbey Road half-speed master of ‘Super Trouper’ A singles boxset on coloured vinyl   Three 7″ picture discs of the singles from the album – “The Winner Takes…

ABBA’s studio albums for the first time on coloured vinyl.

 ABBA: The Studio Albums, due for release on July 24th. Nearly 40 years since the release of their last album, we are celebrating ABBA’s entire studio discography with an 8LP box set that features each of their groundbreaking records for the first time on coloured vinyl, and with replica LP artwork. Across eight studio albums…

In Focus: Our Last Summer

  – the indefinable magic of a vocal performance As ABBA’s Super Trouper celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2020, we explore the history of ‘Our Last Summer’, a nostalgic look back on a summer romance – one of the outstanding tracks on the album. A feel for rhythm and timing How do you infuse one…

In Focus: Polar Music – the story of ABBA’s record label

In the 21st Century, Polar Music is mainly regarded as ABBA’s record label. But the record company has a long history, stretching back a decade before the group conquered the world – and with a strong ABBA connection from the start. Under one umbrella Back in the early 1960s, future ABBA manager Stig Anderson was…

In Focus: SHINE at 35

On 11 September 1984, Frida released her second English-language solo album. Entitled Shine, and now celebrating its 35th Anniversary, it continued the daring exploration of cutting-edge 1980s sounds begun on her previous album, the Phil Collins-helmed Something’s Going On. On this new album, her producer was Steve Lillywhite; as an engineer and producer, he had…

In Focus: Does Your Mother Know – the anatomy of a hit single

They could do it What is the mark of a great hit single? That’s a question many songwriters across the globe would dearly love to have answered. One characteristic could be that it sounds natural and effortless, as if, the moment the song was born, its songwriters knew exactly how they wanted it to sound…

Voulez-Vous reissue including remastering out June 14th!

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, ABBA’s Voulez-Vous will be reissued as a multi-format release on June 14th! The album that saw the band say goodbye to the decade they dominated with style, Voulez-Vous was their fifth consecutive No.1 in Sweden, a chart-topper around Europe and a US Top 20 album. Powered by classic singles, including the title track and ‘Chiquitita’, Voulez-Vous was…

In Focus: Voulez-Vous – an album of magical hooks

Voulez-Vous, ABBA’s sixth album, served up a compelling mix of disco beats, heartfelt ballads, and instantly classic hits. Join us as we explore the making of a long-player that was destined to top the charts in more than 10 countries. The Hamlet challenge When ABBA began recording sessions for their sixth album on March 13,…

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