ABBA LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA

ABBA LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA

THE COMPLETE ABBA CONCERT FROM NOVEMBER 10TH 1979 AT WEMBLEY ARENA

Produced by Ludvig Andersson

Catalogue number: 0602537716067

Released 29 September 2014 on 2 CD, limited edition 2 CD digibook, 3 LP and download
Australia: 26 September
USA: 30 September

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ABBA – LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA features the complete November 10th 1979 ABBA show, the set covers highlights throughout their career and contain a rare performance of Agnetha’s ‘I’m Still Alive’, unreleased on any album. It is now time to hear Abba at the peak of their live performance again on ABBA – LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA. The concert is available on a handsome 25-track double-CD set, and on a 180gm beautiful triple vinyl, produced by Ludvig Andersson.
Will be released 29th of September 2014.

Source: ABBA | The official website 

Historic ABBA Show Comes To CD, Vinyl, Digibook

ABBA’s famed concert at London’s Wembley Arena in November 1979 is coming to CD, a limited edition digibook and a 180-gram triple vinyl set, courtesy of Universal Music Catalogue.

The concert took place while the quartet, already long established as pop superstars, were touring their sixth studio album ‘Voulez-Vous,’ released seven months earlier, and the just-issued ‘Greatest Hits Vol. 2’ set. The tour had begun in September in Edmonton, Canada and would close in Dublin soon after the London visit, with a set list that featured countless ABBA hits and key album tracks.

The multi-format release is due in the UK on September 29. Click here to pre-order the digibook and vinyl editions, read more about the tour and the track listing, and to see the other great ABBA items in the uDiscover store.

Source: uDiscover

ABBA to Release Landmark Concert ABBA – LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA on September 30, 2014

Features the complete November 10th, 1979 ABBA show, including the never before released track ‘I’m Still Alive’

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--By the time ABBA played London’s Wembley Arena in November 1979, they had spent five years in the public spotlight – although it seems a short time now, they had lived several lives in that period. Comprising of writers Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and the incomparable vocals of Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, ABBA shot to international fame by winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton UK in 1974. From that moment on, they had moved through the glam’n’glitter of Arrival, the megastardom of ABBA - The Album and the gloss and embracing of disco of Voulez-Vous.

ABBA’s concerts in London at the end of the 70s – the decade that they helped to shape musically – quickly became the stuff of legend. For a group that toured only a handful of times, these shows were a pinnacle, coming near the end of their touring life. Backstage they would have admirers such as Ian Dury, Joe Strummer (‘Spanish Bombs’ from the Clash’s London Calling was said to be influenced by ABBA) and Jimmy Page dropping by to catch the hottest ticket in town. John Cleese was spotted in the auditorium.

The tour had opened in Edmonton, Canada in September 1979 and was to close in Dublin on November 15th. ABBA loved being in London (Frida wore an Arsenal FC shirt one night), fighting off winter chills to deliver some of the most exhilarating performances of their career. Coinciding with the release of their Greatest Hits Volume 2 album, this was high-octane ABBA, captured forever in the legendary pictures of the event with Frida and Agnetha appearing initially in Nordic outfits that referenced ‘blue-tinged mountains and glittering waters’ before all four emerged in their blue jumpsuits, singing as if their life depended upon it.

When ABBA took the stage, their experience and professionalism showed. Audiences and critics were astounded that ABBA could reproduce their studio sound live – and sometimes it swung even more. The backing musicians were Sweden’s best and most experienced. Although principally promoting their recent Voulez-Vous album, the set covered highlights throughout their career and contained a rare performance of Agnetha’s ‘I’m Still Alive,’ unreleased on any album. It is now time to hear ABBA at the peak of their live performance again on ABBA – LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA. The concert is available on a handsome 25-track double-CD set, and on a 180gm beautiful triple vinyl, produced by Ludvig Andersson.

ABBA – LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA is now available for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes.

Source: Business Wire 22 July 2014 

ABBA LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA 2CD

CD:

Disc 1:
1. Gammal fäbodpsalm
2. Voulez-Vous
3. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
4. As Good As New
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. Rock Me
7. Chiquitita)
8. Money, Money, Money
9. I Have A Dream
10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
11. SOS
12. Fernando

Disc 2:
1. The Name Of The Game
2. Eagle
3. Thank You For The Music
4. Why Did It Have To Be Me
5. Intermezzo no. 1
6. I’m Still Alive
7. Summer Night City
8. Take A Chance On Me
9. Does Your Mother Know
10. Hole In Your Soul
11. The Way Old Friends Do
12. Dancing Queen
13. Waterloo

Catalogue number: 0602537716067 (digibook)
0602537928644 (jewelcase)

ABBA LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA 3LP

LP:

Side 1:
1. Gammal fäbodpsalm
2. Voulez-Vous
3. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
4. As Good As New
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You

Side 2:
1. Rock Me
2. Chiquitita
3. Money, Money, Money
4. I Have A Dream

Side 3:
1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
2. SOS
3. Fernando

Side 4:
1. The Name Of The Game
2. Eagle
3. Thank You For The Music
4. Why Did It Have To Be Me

Side 5:
1. Intermezzo no. 1
2. I’m Still Alive
3. Summer Night City
4. Take A Chance On Me

Side 6:
1. Does Your Mother Know
2. Hole In Your Soul
3. The Way Old Friends Do
4. Dancing Queen
5. Waterloo

Catalogue number: 0602537716074

Download:

1. Gammal fäbodpsalm (1.44)
2. Voulez-Vous (4.11)
3. If It Wasn’t For The Nights (5.18)
4. As Good As New (3.26)
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You (4.31)
6. Rock Me (3.34)
7. Chiquitita (5.34)
8. Money, Money, Money (3.57)
9. I Have A Dream (6.51)
10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (5.34)
11. SOS (3.30)
12. Fernando (4.13)
1. The Name Of The Game (3.09)
2. Eagle (6.10)
3. Thank You For The Music (3.52)
4. Why Did It Have To Be Me (4.32)
5. Intermezzo no. 1 (4.06)
6. I’m Still Alive (4.29)
7. Summer Night City (5.28)
8. Take A Chance On Me (4.25)
9. Does Your Mother Know (3.58)
10. Hole In Your Soul (4.39)
11. The Way Old Friends Do (3.05)
12. Dancing Queen (5.52)
13. Waterloo (3.51)

Ola Brunkert, drums
Anders Eljas, keyboards
Rutger Gunnarsson, bass
Mats Ronander, guitar
Åke Sundqvist, percussion
Lasse Wellander, guitar
Backing vocals: Tomas Ledin, Birgitta Wollgård, Liza Öhman

Concert sound by Michael B. Tretow
Sound engineer: Claes af Geijerstam

This album produced by Ludvig Andersson
Mixed by Bernard Löhr at Mono Music Studio, Stockholm
Assistant engineering by Filip Lindholm

Cover photos by Anders Hanser
Front cover photo colorized by Isabelle Alsén.


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