ABBA Treasures

A Celebration of the Ultimate Pop Group
with removable memorabilia

Elisabeth Vincentelli

ABBA created a brand of deliciously catchy pop music that made the Swedish group an international sensation, but they were a far cry from today s manufactured stars. Their musical development, spectacular visuals, and global reach changed pop music forever. ABBA Treasures offers an insightful narrative that explores each album in detail, the relationships between the band members, and how ABBA s story continued as a result of the success of Mamma Mia!. New interviews with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA, as well as fellow musicians and ABBA collaborators, add depth to the analysis of ABBA s impact on music and global pop culture.

Giving fans a uniquely hands-on experience, ABBA Treasures showcases 20 pieces of removable memorabilia, including reproductions of collectible stickers and trading cards, a backstage pass, tickets, the souvenir program from their 1979 world tour, and much more. With more than 150 colourful photos spanning the legendary group s career, every page is a celebration of the kings and queens of the dance floor.


Elisabeth Vincentelli is the author of the book ABBA s ABBA Gold, published in 2004. She is the chief drama critic at the New York Post, and previously worked at Time Out New York, first as the music editor and then as the arts & entertainment editor. Her music writing has appeared in the anthologies The Rolling Stone Encyclopaedia of Rock & Roll and Best Music Writing of 2007, as well as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, Slate, and The Believer, among others.

First published 1 November 2010.

ABBA Treasures


Los tesoros de ABBA

Fotografías y recuerdos de los reyes del pop

(The treasures of ABBA: Photographs and memories of the kings of pop)

Elisabeth Vincentelli

El estilo pegadizo y la estética rompedora de ABBA le permitieron cruzar las fronteras de su Suecia natal, saltar a la fama en todo el mundo y convertirse en un referente de la música y la cultura pop. Los tesoros de ABBA relata la trayectoria musical de este grupo, analizando exhaustivamente cada álbum, las relaciones entre los miembros del cuarteto y la repercusión del éxito de Mamma mia! en sus vidas y sus carreras. Una obra muy personal que incluye también entrevistas inéditas a Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson y a otros músicos y colaboradores del grupo, así como veinte documentos extraíbles, entre los que destacan reproducciones de pegatinas y cromos coleccionables, un pase de backstage, entradas, el programa de la gira mundial de 1979 y muchos otros «tesoros». Ilustrado con más de 150 fotografías a color, este libro constituye un homenaje único a los reyes del pop.

First published October 2010.

Los tesoros de ABBA


ABBA Treasures

En interaktive hyldest til den ultimate popgruppe
med udtagelige memorabilia

(An interactive celebration of the ultimate pop group with removable memorabilia)

Elisabeth Vincentelli

Danish edition. Includes CD Mamma Mia! Songs from the ABBA Musical

First published Denmark 10 November 2010.

ABBA Treasures


ABBA L'album-souvenir d'un groupe mythique

Elisabeth Vincentelli

"Waterloo", " Mamma Mia !", "Dancing Queen", "Money, Money, Money"...Qui ne connait pas les tubes génialement rythmés d'ABBA, ce quattuor suédois qui, depuis sa victoire à l'Eurovision de 1973, n'a cessé de susciter l'engouement à l'échelle mondiale ?Cet album-souvenir est une immersion ludique et totale dans l'univers "seventies" d’ABBA : secrets de leurs liens affectifs, souvenirs des tournées triomphales, images, facsimilés... Des dizaines de documents manipulables viennent agrémenter le passionnant récit de ce fulgurant succès.Un must pour les fans!

Elisabeth Vincentelli, rédactrice en chef des rubriques théâtre et musique du New York Post, collabore régulièrement à de nombreuses autres publications ( Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Village Voice, etc.) en écrivant des articles relatifs au paysage musical. Elle est l'auteur de Abba Gold, sur le groupe ABBA, paru en 2004 (Continuum Books)

First published France 12 May 2011.

ABBA L'album-souvenir d'un groupe mythique

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