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I created this blog to help share ABBA information with other fans and to show off my new collection items :)

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Please note: Collection item photos are from my own personal collection. These are not stock photos. If you wish to use any of my photos elsewhere, please have the courtesy to ask first - Thank you :)

Friday, 14 September 2012

New ABBA Collection Item - Australian T-Shirt

The latest addition to my collection - another fabulous Australian Reg Grundy T-Shirt.
This is a slight variation on the other LOIS one I have - having yellow sleeves & trim .. my other one is blue.
Just love these !
 

 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Deluxe Edition Of The ABBA Album Released In November

Australian Bandstand Special included on the DVD !!!
 
 
 
Hot on the heels of the well-received Deluxe Edition of The Visitors, November 2012 will see another release in the ABBA Deluxe Edition series. This time the 1975 album simply entitled ABBA, featuring classic hits such as ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘SOS’ and ‘I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do’, will receive the Deluxe treatment.
The first disc in this 2-disc package is a CD, which features the original album plus three bonus tracks, all of which have been remastered especially for this release. The second disc is a DVD, featuring 60 minutes of previously unreleased television performances, including the complete 1976 television special ABBA In Australia – the export version of the famous The Best Of ABBA special, which had higher viewer ratings than the moon landing in Australia. 6 of the 12 songs in the special are performances of tracks from the ABBA album. In addition, there are three songs from the 1975 television special Made In Sweden – For Export, along with two fab performances from the BBC archives: ‘SOS’ on Seaside Special, first broadcast in 1975, and ‘Mamma Mia’ on Top Of The Pops (1976). To round off the DVD there are two vintage television commercials, one for the Australian hits album The Best Of ABBA (along with the other albums released by ABBA in Australia up to that point) and the other for ABBA’s Greatest Hits album.
The package also includes a 24-page booklet featuring an extensive essay on the making of the album, for which ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus have contributed fresh insights and stories.
Don’t miss out on this Deluxe Edition of ABBA – featuring the hits that made Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Frida household names all over the world!

ABBA – DELUXE EDITION
DISC 01: CD

1. Mamma Mia
2. Hey, Hey Helen
3. Tropical Loveland
4. SOS
5. Man In The Middle
6. Bang-A-Boomerang
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. Rock Me
9. Intermezzo no 1
10. I’ve Been Waiting For You
11. So Long
Bonus Tracks:
12. Crazy World
13. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton – On Top Of Old Smokey – Midnight Special
14. Mamma Mia (Spanish Version)

DISC 02: DVD:
1. ABBA In Australia (Television Special)
Mamma Mia
Hasta Mañana
Ring Ring
Tropical Loveland
Waterloo
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Rock me
Dancing Queen
Honey, Honey
Fernando
So Long
SOS
2. Made In Sweden – For Export (SVT)
Mamma Mia
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
So Long
3. SOS (Seaside Special, BBC)
4. Mamma Mia (Top Of The Pops, BBC)
5. The Best Of ABBA, TV Commercial
6. Greatest Hits, TV Commercial
7. International Sleeve Gallery

Thursday, 6 September 2012

MADAME TUSSAUDS TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE POP GROUP ABBA

6th September 2012 – Madame Tussauds is creating one of the world’s most successful music acts, ABBA, to be unveiled at the London attraction this autumn.
Famous for their catchy lyrics and bold costumes, the four band members – Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Anni-Frid – will add a colourful dimension to the attraction as they take up a short term residency in the Music Zone before making their way to Madame Tussauds' attractions around the world.
ABBA will be captured in the iconic style from their 1975 video for ‘SOS’. Agnetha and Anni-Frid will be wearing replicas of the popular yellow and blue feline themed outfits teamed with pristine white knee-high leather boots. Benny and Björn will wear outrageous white seventies outfits encrusted with diamantes and sequins, finished off with flares and platform boots. 
 
 
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ABBA Documentary Filming

As most would know, there is a documentary in production here in Australia about ABBA fans etc called 'Bang A Boomerang'.
And as some may know, I am in this documentary.
On 4th September I had a house full of film crew and a photographer for the final part of my involvement and here are a few pics from the day.
My Mum and husband are also featured :)
What an amazing experience this has been !
It should go to air on Australian ABC1 in February 2013.
 




 

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Frida's Personal Items At Auction

Stockholms Auktionsverk has the great pleasure this autumn of auctioning a large collection of high-class clothing and accessories from the wardrobe of Frida, one of the members of ABBA.

As one of the world’s best known and hugely popular pop groups, neither ABBA nor Anni-Frid Lyngstad Reuss/Frida needs any further introduction. Despite the fact that ABBA broke up in 1983, public fascination with the group and its members has not diminished and we anticipate great interest in this special department. This auction offers a selection of attractive items of exceptionally high quality.

Since starting in autumn 2009, Fashion & Lifestyle has been a big success. Here you can find clothes and accessories from every period of the 20th century and right up to the present day.

“Each season we notice more and more that the modern woman attaches great importance to expressing her personality through her own distinctive dress style – and there is nothing better than finding it at Stockholms Auktionsverk’s Fashion and Lifestyle auction,” says specialist Beata af Donner.

In addition to Frida’s Collection there is the usual range of beautiful creations, handbags, suitcases and jewellery from leading French fashion houses such as Balmain, Dior, Chanel, Pucci, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, YSL etc.
Fashion & Lifestyle with Frida’s Collection at Stockholms Auktionsverk
Viewing 7-10 September
Auction 11 September at 4 pm
Nybrogatan 32, Stockholm

To see the items available, click this link:

http://auktionsverket.com/auction/special/2012-09-11/

CHANEL, Paris, a jacket, covered with ornamental plots in gold, label CHANEL BOUTIQUE, size 40 according to label, measurements: bust 92 cm, waist 82 cm, hip 98 cm, shoulder/arm 11/57 cm, shoulder to shoulder 37 cm; length back 50 cm
PROVENANCE: Anni-Frid Lyngstad Reuss/Frida
HISTORY: Worn at the concert at The Royal Castle in Stockholm August 14 1992 with Marie Fredriksson
Estimate
SEK 20 000-22 000
2 450-2 700