Rock Case Studies - ABBA
Abba's was an extraordinary journey through the pages of rock history - it took them from throwaway Eurovision turn to highly respected pop icon. Their story has everything: beautiful girls with incredible voices, love, marriages, break ups, divorces, not to mention some of the most memorable outfitls ever seen on a stage.
This indispensable twin DVD and book set provides fans of the band with a perfect career retrospective; it looks beyond the glitz and the glamour to get to the heart of what made ABBA so special. We hear from John Tobler and Jeff Rose, two publicists for the band who give unique insights into what it was like to work and socialise with the one of the hottest properties the pop industry had ever seen.
Rod Leissle, the founder of Bjorn Again - the world's most successful tribute group - pays tribute to the bands superb stagecraft, while respected session musician Les Davidson analyses the songs and lyrics of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaues.
But no retrospective would be complete without the songs and the programme features superb footage of the band in action performing their greatest tunes, including rare film taken from US Television's Dick Cavett Show.
The 48 Page full colour book features in-depth Interviews with Rod Leissle, record producer Pip Williams, music journalist Hugh Fielder and Anni-Frid Lyngstad herself.
The DVD features highlights from: Waterloo · Mamma Mia · Knowing Me, Knowing You · Dancing Queen · Thank You For The Music · The Winner Takes It All... and more.
English audio with subtitles in French, German.
Released on DVD 11 June 2007.
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