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Abba: Bright Lights Dark Shadows (updated edition) by Carl Magnus Palm

By Carl Magnus Palm

"This re-creation of the best-selling ABBA publication has been up to date to incorporate information of Mamma Mia!'s remarkable good fortune and the continued lives of Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog, their track and their own lives. It has additionally been considerably revised throughout.

As generations of recent lovers notice ABBA's undying song, Frida, Agnetha, Benny and Björn stay quite shadowy, secretive figures. Their marriages, own break-ups and superficial biographical information are good known...but who precisely are ABBA?

How did Norwegian orphan Anni-Frid turn into a real-life princess?
How did folksy Benny and Björn turn into a global pop strength to rival Lennon & McCartney?
What occurred to blonde Agnetha who smiled much yet by no means relatively seemed happy?
And what number billions have Abba been provided to reform?

World popular ABBA specialist Carl Magnus Palm's acute figuring out of the tradition of his local Sweden deals a special perception into the crowd, and their occasionally darkish own stories.

Bright lighting fixtures darkish Shadows: the genuine tale of ABBA is the final word account of the increase and fall of a mythical staff and a biography of infrequent notion.

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These are all fairly subjective and sometimes irrational responses to music, but these things move us. They make us tap our feet, turn up the stereo, drive a little too fast, nod our head, and so on. Music simply moves us. These are the sentiments and the triggers, often unexplained, which make us become musicians, producers, or simply music lovers. This fascination raises all kinds of questions which we’ll not attempt to address here now, only that to be able to switch this on and off can assist you as a producer.

After all, this is the reason we’re all in this, because we love music. So what are we talking about? It can be difficult to form a professional detached opinion of a piece of music you grew up with, or feel is somewhat second nature to you as a member of the music buying public. Your reason for enjoying this piece is because it was something special to you at the time, perhaps even employing a hairbrush as a microphone! You were perhaps not a music professional then. In any case, the music would be something you appreciate for its art, its style, and simply to enjoy.

Suffice it to say, the role is not all a bed of roses. There will be times when despair and frustration are normal. Difficult artists can become hard to manage in the studio and the sensitive flux that holds the productive environment together can be shattered in one less considered comment. Producers never cease to amaze us in that they learn to transcend many of these issues. Some producers we have interviewed for this book are some of the most humble people we know, yet are also at the same time quite opinionated about musical direction.

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