Från ABBA till Mamma Mia!

(From ABBA To Mamma Mia!)

Anders Hanser, Carl Magnus Palm; Förord av Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid

Under 1970-talet var ABBA världens mest säljande popgrupp. Seden de vunnit Eurovision Song Contest 1974, gjorde deras musik sitt segertåg över världen. ABBA toppade listorna i praktiskt taget jordens all länder med en lång rad av sina i dag klassiska melodier.

De senaste åren har ABBA fått uppleva en närmast ofattbar revival. Gruppen är i dag mer popuär än någonsin. Samlings-CD:n ABBA Gold har sått i fler exemplar än någon av gruppens tidigare album, och musiken Mamma Mia! - some är baserad på ABBA-låter - spelar för utsålda hus.

Från ABBA till Mamma Mia! innehåller nära 600 bilder som har tagits av fotografen Anders Hanser under mer än två decennier. Som personlig vän till ABBA har han kunnat f¡lja dem på mycket nära håll och på ett sätt som gör hand hilder helt unika. När andra fotografer har bilderna på när ABBA after en konsert kliver in i limousinen - så har Hanser bilderna inifrån samma bil... Många av fotografierna i denna bok har aldrig tidigare publicerats. För första gången i en ABBA-bok har bilderan dessutom genomgående placerats i sina rätta sammerhang.

Den initerade testen i Från ABBA till Mamma Mia! har skrivats av Carl Magnus Palm, en av de främsta auktoriteterna på ämmet ABBA. Han sätter gruppens historia i ett nytt ljus och tecknar i boken ett fullständigt och mycket levande porträtt av gruppen och dess medlemmar: från deras degar som 1970-talets största popfenomen, genom deras olika soloskivor, nusikalen Chess under 1980-talet, och from till våra dagars succéer med Kristina från Duvemåla, B&B och Mamma Mia!

Flera av de nyckelpersoner som har arbetet med ABBA genom åren har dessutom blivet intervjuade inför boken - t.ex. ljudteknikern Michael B. Tretow, videoregissören Lasse Hallström, omslagsdesignern Rune Söderqvist, kläddesignern Owe Sandström och arrangören Anders Eljas.

Från ABBA till Mamma Mia! r ett enastående tidsdokument över en av Sveriges största internationella fromgånger all kategorier - ABBA och de enskilda medlemmarma Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson och Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

Förord av huvudpersonerna själva - Agnetha, Björn, Benny och Anni-Frid.

First published Sweden November 1999.

Från ABBA till Mamma Mia!


From ABBA To Mamma Mia! - The Official Book

Anders Hanser, Carl Magnus Palm; foreword by Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid

Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid were the biggest global pop phenomenon of the 1970s. Their 1974 Eurovision win led to an unbroken string of hits around the world, and in recent years their music has enjoyed an unparalled revival with the bestselling compilation ABBA Gold and the phenomenal success of the musical Mamma Mia! – based on ABBA’s songs.

Despite their global fame and the continuing fascination with all things ABBA, since their split the group have never given their blessing to an official book – until now.

From ABBA To Mamma Mia! features more than 500 photographs taken by Anders Hanser, a close friend of the band who has had unprecedented access over more than twenty years. Where other books have only been able to portray the public face of ABBA, this book is a snapshot of life with ABBA behind closed doors: relaxing in a private jet between US shows, departing from Wembley Arena by limo surrounded by fans, and backstage at the video shoot fro ‘Super Trouper’.

The authoritative text is by Carl Magnus Palm, recognised as one of the world’s foremost ABBA historians, who has worked closely with the group and interviewed many of their entourage, including costume designers, sound engineers and video directors. He paints a complete and vivid portrait of the world within ABBA’s inner circle of friends and colleagues.

Official, definitive and essential, and with a foreword by the four band members themselves, From ABBA To Mamma Mia! is every fan’s dream book.

First published UK August 2000.
Also published USA October 2000.

From ABBA To Mamma Mia! The Official Book


ABBA -『マンマ・ミーア!』への道 (Mamma Mia!-e no michi)

(ABBA - The Path to Mamma Mia!)

Anders Hanser, Carl Magnus Palm

Japanese edition

ABBA -『マンマ・ミーア!』への道


From ABBA to Mamma Mia!

Anders Hanser, Carl Magnus Palm; foreword by Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid

In the 1970s no group sold more records than ABBA. After they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid swept to international fame, topping the charts with an unbroken string of hits that have become classics. In recent years ABBA have enjoyed an unparalleled revival and the group is now more popular than ever before. The compilation ABBA Gold has sold millions of copies worldwide, and the phenomenal success of the musical and the movie Mamma Mia! – based on ABBA songs – has brought the group's music to a whole new audience.

This official book features more than 500 photographs taken by photographer Anders Hanser, a close friend of the band who had unprecedented access over more than twenty years. Many of the photographs have never been published before, making this a unique celebration of ABBA's remarkable career.

The authoritative text is written by Carl Magnus Palm, recognized as one of the world's foremost ABBA historians, who had unrivalled access to the group and members of their entourage including costume designers, sound engineers and video directors. He gives a new perspective on the world of ABBA and presents a complete and vivid portrait of the group and its members: from their days as the biggest pop music phenomenon of the 1970s, through the solo albums and musical projects of the 1980s, to the success of Mamma Mia!

Authorised, definitive and essential, and with a foreword by the four band members themselves, From ABBA to Mamma Mia! is every fan's dream book.

This is the revised second edition of this legendary ABBA book.

Published Sweden February 2010.

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