Rare and unreleased ABBA tracks..
The Music of Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus
FRIDA-RARE DUETS and unreleased recordings
AGNETHA, HOOTENANY SINGERS , HEP STARS, RELATED Artists, ABBA on TV.....
Unlike most of the other pages on this site-the page deals just with songs and not with actual albums.
It's a not 100% complete, but it tells you most of what you need to know about hard to find ABBA and ABBA solo stuff...
A list of ABBA's Rare and unreleased tracks..
ABBA'S body of work includes a number of rarities.. A few of the tracks are songs that were released only
in Sweden , some were recorded for private use. A few are a important live recordings that never have been officially released,
some are songs that simply have never been released..
ABBA didn't actually leave a lot of extra songs "in the can" when recording their albums. Bjorn and Benny
never wrote no more than 17 possible songs during the preparation of an album. For most of the their albums there appear to
be only a handful of extra tracks,many of which have appeared either as b-sides or were unearthed in 1994 the ABBA box set.
What follows is a list of the best known rare and unreleased songs.. Not included are any of the (mostly b-sides) bonus
songs found on any of the eight 2002 remastered studio albums, or songs that have never been bootlegged..
Early Rarities 1970-1974
California Here We Come (TV performance by Festfolk, 1970)
Cecelia (Unreleased track)1972
En Karusell (Swedish version of-Merry Go Round) 1972
Att Finnas Till 1972 (Bjorn and Benny)
Go Round 1972
Ah Vilka Tider b-side to Ring Ring (Swedish vers.)
Ring Ring (German Version)
Wer Im Wartesaal Der Liebe Steht (Another Town, Another Train-German version)
Waterloo French version 1974
Ring Ring (various alternate mixes) 1973, 1974
ABBA's early singles included a handful of Swedish, German, and French versions of
songs that were also released in English, as well two Bjorn vocals that were only released in Swedish...There was also a rare
greetings to Folk park record (not listed) which doesn't include any new material on it...
Outakes from ABBA's 1975 album
Rikki Rock and Roller 1974
Here Comes Rubie Jamie1974
These early songs we have heard on the box set in truncated versions...
To live With You
recorded around 1975 as a English language version of B&B''s "Lycka"
Outakes from Arrival sessions
Fernando 1975 (swedish demo version)
heard on the boxset
"Dancing Queen" alternate lyric-
This version of "Dancing Queen" has a couple of lines not heard on the original
version..It was filmed for a TV special in 1975. It was first seen on a Swedish
TV special about Stig Anderson called Mr. Trendsetter. The clip can be seen on the "The Winner Takes it All" and Super Troupers DVD's .
Monsieur Monsieur (unreleased) 1976
The early version (and a very interesting version )of My Life, My Love...
The "National" commercial 1976
A new version of "Fernando' that had lyrics trying to sell appliances for an Australian firm
called "National". Probably, the only major use of ABBA music in a commercial.
This was written by Bjorn and Benny for the Arrival sessions but never actually recorded
by ABBA, the song was instead given to Svenne and Lotta.
Live outakes 1977
The original live version of Girl With the Golden Hair including..four songs and incidental dialogue and music
(unreleased) These versions are significantly different than the final studio versions....
a. Thank You For The Music
b. I wonder
c. I'm A Marionette
d. Get On the Carousel (unreleased)
I am An A (unreleased) 1977
Swedish Polka (unreleased) 1977
Flexi Mix of
four live tracks 1977
I wonder (live b-side ) 1977
Live tracks from 1977 tour, most of which were ignored when it came to compiling ABBA's
live album..."I am an A"and "Get on A carousel", are two completely new songs rejected for release by B&B....Both of which
are worthy of being released.
Outakes from THE ALBUM
Take A chance on me (instrumental version)
heard on the boxset
Outakes from Voulez-Vous sessions
Hamlet 111 1978
Just a Notion 1978
Dream world 1978
Free As A bumble Bee 1978
Crying Over You
Once again, more songs heard only heard on the box set in truncated versions...The
Chiquitita Story (Arms of Rosalita) (unreleased) 1978
This mix was put together for use on the box set by Micke Tretow to show the ABBA recording
process on the song Chiquitita but this idea was rejected by B&B, You can hear a snippet of
this track in the THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Video...
Chiquitita (Live at Unicef) 1979
lip sync with live clapping...
Sång till Görel (private release) 1979
Privately released 12 inch single given in June 1979 as a tribute to Polar Vp Ms. Gorel Hanser,
and a very good record,worthy of release. the single had no b-side. This track has never released publicly.
Under My sun (unreleased)1979
Infectious memorable but unfinished song recorded during rehearsels for the 1979
world tour. It was an alternate version of "Rubber Ball Man'
Rubber Ball Man 1979
This is the more finished ,but still truncated box set version , and the great melody is
shot down by some pretty stupid lyrics.
I'm Still alive (unreleased)
Gammal Fabodpsalm (unreleased)1979
Hole In You Soul
Summer Night City Live 1979
Live tracks from the 1979 tour, I'm Still Alive was actually a new song written by
Agnetha, and Bjorn....Gammal Fabodpsalm is a instumental.
Burning My Bridges 1980
box set track
ON AND ON AND ON 1980 Version with additional lyrics
this version was only heard on the promo clip for this song,it can be heard on the 2005 box
Nationalsång (unreleased) 1980
The early totally instrumental version of "Anthem" from Chess..
Tiveds Hambo (instrumental version)1981
This two sided record was privately issued in January 1981 This was a tribute record
for Stig this time, not as good as "Sang to Gorel" but still listenable. There was also a tribute record done for Stig's wife
to Gudrun ,but that is not that interesting...Of course, I am sure Gudrun was quite happy to have it....
Giving A little Bit More 1981
box set track sung by Bjorn....
Fanfare for Ice hockey World Championship '81
A short instrumental fanfare that was released only privately,but also was used as the
instrumental prelude to Dick Cavett meets ABBA special.
Don't Fence Me In (impromptu singing)
Seen on the interview portion of the Dick Cavett meets ABBA special.
Just like that LA la version(1982J
The holy grail of unreleased ABBA records., simply because it's a good record that lies tragically
Just like That (sax version)(released in truncated box set version))
You Owe Me
One 1982 (on box set)
I am The City 1982 (available on More ABBA gold)
The three of the six `1982 tracks that have not made onto one of the remasters . All great
records of course.
Every good man 1983 (unreleased)(CHESS Demo featuring Agnetha)
Not really ABBA, this is a unreleased Chess demo, the only one to feature one of the girls,
this is the early version of "Heaven Help My heart" .Sadly, It's hard to imagine this recording ever being released officially
because the lyrics are not just filler lyrics....
Tiveds Hambo 1986 (unreleased)Swedish TV recording.
The last time A,B,B, F sang professionally together was on Tv tribute to Stig.
It was a ragged unrehearsed version of an old Stig song.....Touching really....
The Music of Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus outside of ABBA!
This list includes most of the key songs written or produced by Bjorn and or Benny
outside of ABBA many of which are available,some of which of are not ...
1. Isn't it easy to Say-Hep Stars 1966
2. No Time-Hootenanny singers 1966
3. Mrs. O grady-Hootenanny
4. Flower in My Garden -Hep Stars 1968
5. Ljuva Sexital-Brita Borg
6. Peter Pan-Frida 1969
7. Fangans Marknad -Anna-Lena
8. Speleman -Hep Stars 1969
9. Precis Som All Andra -Hep Stars 1969
Theme B&B 1969
11. Liselotte B&B 1970
12. Hej Gamle Man B&B 1970
13. Ge oss En Chans B& B 1970
Min Egan Stad-Frida 1971
15. Det Kan Ingen Doktor Hjalpa B&B 1971
16. Pa Brollop B&B
17. Traskfolket B&B 1971
18. Tank Om Jorden Vore ung B&B 1971
19. Valkommen till Varlden-Lilli Babs 1971
20. Love Has It's Ways B&B 1972
21. Ture Sventon-Kulle
22. Sag Det Med En Sang-Lena andersson 1972
23.Funky feet -Svenne and Lotta 1976
24.Bravo Tu as Gagne(french
vers of TWTIA) by-Mirelle Mathiue 1980
25. Den Blomsterittid Nu Kommer -Benny 1983
26. I am the Seeker-B.A.Robertson 1983
27. Slowly -Frida 1984
29. Nobody's Side-Elaine Paige 1984
30. One Night in Bangkok-Murray
31. I Know Him So well-Paige & Dickson 1984
32. Anthem-Tommy Korberg 1984
Just Like That -Gemini 1985
34. Have Mercy-Gemini 1987
35.Another You, Another Me- Gemini 1987
Fodelsdagsvals till mona-Benny Andersson 1987
37. Efter Regnet-Benny Andersson (featuring Korberg & K.Glenmark) 1987
38. Klinga Mina Klockor-Benny Andersson (and friends) 1987
39. T.L.C-Gemini 1987
40. Mio Min Mio (Swedish single)-Gemini
41. Someone's Else Story-Judy Kuhn 1988
42. The Conducator-Benny Andersson (featuring Tommy Korborg) 1989
Novell # 1 -Benny Andersson 1989
44. Stockholm by Night-Benny Andersson 1989
45. Up till Kamp-Tommy Korborg
46. Beatrice- Kalle Moreaus
47. Lassie-Ainbusk 1992
48.Surprise,Surpise - Josefine Nillson 1993
49. Now You See it Now You dont-Josefin
50. Where the Whales have Ceased to Sing-Josefin Nilsson1993
51. VENNERMANS SÅNG/DUO JAG Mono single release 1994
52. Sunday in Battery Park-Orignal Cast Kristina
Guldet Blev Sand-Peter joback (from Kristina) 1996
54. Du Maste Finnas -Helen Sjoholm (live version from B&B concerts)
55. Innan Gryningen-Emma Hardelin 1999
56.Vår Sista Dans (with Helen Sjöholm)
57.Du är min man (vocals - Helen Sjöholm)
Records in Red are hard to find or out of print.
2. FRIDA-RARE DUETS and unreleased recordings
Frida has recorded over a dozen released duets with various artists, was as well may unreleased
recordings -a collection of these tracks would be welcome if perhaps, unlikely....
Many of these are duets she has recorded with other acts can be found on albums by those acts.
Some of the rare singles tracks can only be found on those singles many of which were only released in Sweden.
Frida's also has a number of unreleased recordings are mainly drawn from TV appearances. The
Essential Stockholm video has
a version of Frida doing the Supremes
song "Baby Love" with the Charlie Norman
Frida also made a series of TV specials from the Grand Hotel in Stockholm in 1982 which included many songs not available
elsewhere. Many of these songs can found on a CD issued by ABBAMAIL called TELEVISION. TELEVISION also has her very first
appearance on Swedish TV doing "En Ledig Dag" in 1967. Frida also sang some duets in concert with
Marie Frederickson that
haven't been released. There at least one track was known to have been left off the SOMETHING's GOING ON album -"Shot Down
Frida duet with Ratata (" Sa lange Vi Har Haran") is available
on Ratata's album called Mellan Dröm Och Verklighet (1987) -as well as on the Swedish complimaton album called Duetter.
a Capella duet version of "Dancing Queen " done with THE REAL GROUP is available on Varför Får Man Inte Bara Vara Som Man
Är? (1994) as well the recent American ABBA tribute album called ABBA-A tribute THE 25th Anniversary Celebration. The list
below does not include any of her work with other ABBA members or as part of ABBA.
THE RELEASE OF FRIDA's new video collection FRIDA -THE DVD 1967-2005
provides video documentation of some of the songs listed below as well a number of other filmed rarities
Nu Vissla I Ett Slag (Whistle While You Work) Not a duet but a quite rare track, not available on Cd ...
Med Varann (vocals with Björn Skifs) 1974
Moviestar( Harpo) backing vocals
Strip (Adam ant) backing vocals
Here We'll stay (solo version) non lp single 1982
Here Well stay duet with Phil Collins 1982
Belle (duet with Daniel Balavoine) 1982
Time (duet with B.A. Robertson) 1983
That's Tough ( B-side) not a duet but a non album bside 1984
Sa lange Vi Har Haran (with Ra Ta Ta ) 1987
AS Long AS I have You (with Ra Ta Ta ) 1987
Anglamark (with Artister for Miljo:Frida Lyngstad / Marie Fredriksson / Håkan Hagegård and Tomas
Saltwater- not a duet but a non-album B-side single 1992
Tango i det gröna -not a duet 1990
Dancing Queen -(with The Real Group)1994
Alla mina bästa år (duet with Marie Fredriksson) 1996
"La Bacarolle" Fillippa Giodano opera duet 2002
I have A dream with Dan Danille=I have A dream 2003
"The Sun Will Shine" Solo vocal on Jon Lord album 2004
AGNETHA FALTSKOG SOLO
Most of Agnetha's B-sides have been released on to CD somewhere, especially with the release of
the recent remasters. Her long hard to find Spanish versions, and b-sides such as "P&B" were compiled on the 2005 remasters.
Agnetha's version of " Ljuva Sexital"that is found on Polar Roliga
Timme CD " is no longer available...Her many interesting videos are hard to find...
THE HOOTENANNY SINGERS
A lot of the Hootz original albums are not in print, let alone the rare a& b-sides, ep tracks or foreign language tracks.
Still, I can't see that there too many interesting rarities to be seeking out..It was would nice to have greater availabilty
of some of the songs Bjorn's wrote with the Hootz..
The HEP STARS
All of the tracks on their singles have been compiled onto CD-and most of their 1960's stuff is on Cd, with the exception
of their It's Been a Long Long Time which seems to be out of print. Most
of the post- 1969 Hep stars stuff is out of print...
WHOMEVER ELSE-RELATED ARTISTS and Tributes
There are literally hundreds of hard to find records in this category, not that you would really want
to hunt most of of this stuff down...Among the most interesting are the 1950's work of Stig Anderson, the soundtrack to the
ABBACADABRA French TV special and the various Swedish language covers of ABBA songs..
..HAPPY SEARCHING....Montief's handy guide to ABBA the Albums
ABBA on TV
A number of interesting unreleased ABBA, ABBA solo and ABBA related performances have been only seen on TV.... You
Tube has many vintage tv video clips. The ABBA on TV website has screen captures of most ABBA, solo and ABBA related