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ABBA RELATED CHRISTMAS ALBUMS...

ABBA never recorded any Christmas music themselves , though there are bootlegs out there somewhere that have a Christmas song (Nu er det jul igen ) sung on West German radio Show along with various TV show or radio Christmas greetings as well as few of the songs that recorded by members of the group as part of other acts.

TO GET official ABBA CHRISTMAS MUSIC you actually have to delve into ABBA's Swedish solo careers...All four ABBA members recorded Christmas music in their solo careers.

The Hep Stars -Jul Med Hep Stars Late 1967 Swedish Lp

Christmas with the Hep Stars( Benny's pre ABBA day job) Festive, no doubt.
Haven't seen this one,it's somewhat rare.
This is being reissued on CD for Christmas 2001.It has been reissued with a new track listing that includes a couple of previously unreleased tracks as well as the omision of 3 of the original album's tracks
( "Nu Är Det Jul Igen", "Johanssons Boogie-Woogie Vals" and "Hej Tomtegubbar" ). The CD opens with "Christmas On My Mind" a fairly good song that's on the HEP STARS 1964-69 Cd. This album also includes , "Nu tandas tusen juleljus" and a humourous version of "Jingle Bells".

The Swedish Christmas standard "Nu Tandas tusen julejus" would be later done by Björn's Hootenanny Singers (in 1972) and Agnetha & Linda Fältskog (in 1980) It is the only song I believe to have been recorded by three different ABBA solo acts.

Track listing for 2001 CD resissue.
 1. Christmas On My Mind
2. Pojken Som Jultomten Glömde
3. White Christmas
4. Alla Sover Utom Jag
5. Jingle Bells
6. Christmas Today
7. Good King Wencelas (previously unreleased)
 8. The Boy That Old Santa Forgot
9. Det Strålar En Stjärna (previously unreleased)
10. Gläns Över Sjö Och Strand
11. Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus
12. Stilla Natt
13. Dotter Sion

Various Artists-När Juldagsmorgon Glimmar Late 1972 Swedish Lp

Polar's 1972 Christmas music album had two tracks each by by Annifrid Lyngstad, Lena Anderson,Svenne Hudlund, trumpeter Arne Lambert, Sonja Stjernqvist and the Hootenanny Singers .The title of the album translates to "When Christmas Morning Is Shining".

The Hootz do versions of "Gå Sion, din Konung att möta" and "Nu Tandas Tusen Juleljus".Frida does "Nar det lider mot jul( When Christmas Is Coming") and "Glans over sjo och strand". All of the tracks were recorded in 1972.

The original Lp (which has a wintery picture of a church on the cover ) is no longer available,
but this album was reissued in tandem with Agnetha and L inda's Christmas album on the 1994 Polar CD -JULENS MUSIK.

THIS is a really enjoyable Christmas album. Highlights include Lena Andersson's version's of "Silent Night",and Svenne Hedlund's version of "Dotter Sion, frojda Dig" which has some fantastic church organ on it (by Benny perhaps?).

This album was produced by Stig, Benny and Bjorn.The reissue JULENS MUSIK is the closest thing we have to an ABBA Christmas album. (ABBA never recorded any Christmas music).

 

I am not sure what is on the original cover of this album I have one cover which has a wintery picture of a church and antother cover that looks like a kids drawing.

 Stilla Natt - Lena Andersson
Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus - Hootenanny Singers
När Det Lider Mot Jul - Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Dotter Sion, Fröjda Dig- Svenne Hedlund
O Du Saliga - Sonja Stjernqvist
Gläns Över Sjö Och Strand - Anni-Frid Lyngstad
När Juldagsmorgon Glimmar - Svenne Hedlund
Bereden Väg För Herran - Arne Lamberth
Hosianna - Sonja Stjernqvist
Gå Sion, Din Konung Att Möta- Hootenanny Singers
Härlig Är Jorden - Lena Andersson
Var Hälsad Sköna Morgonstund - Arne Lamberth

Agnetha and Linda - NU TANDAS TUSEN JULEJUS LAte 1981 Swedish CD.

This album was actually recorded in late 1980, but held back for release till Fall 1981 The title track is a Swedish Christmas standard,
which means in English "-A thousand Candles Are being lit". Agnetha, Linda and a bunch of children recorded this Swedish language Christmas album. Michael B .Tretow engineered-note how he speeds up the children's voices on occasion. Some of the ABBA band play on this album. The main drawback of the album is that Agnetha only sings some of the time.

Though this album is considerably more listenable then Aggie's later album with her son, Christian, it remains a non-essential album. The best thing about the album is the cover. It quite literally portrays Agnetha and her daughter surrounded by good percentage of the 1000 candles that are referred to in the title. Agnetha looks like a Angel. This CD was released by Polar in 1987. The original album came out while ABBA still existed.

This album was re- issued in tandem
with a 1972 Polar Christmas LP on a Swedish
CD called JULENS MUSIK. listed below .But you can still get it separately.

 Nej se dat snöar/ Bjällerklang/ Nu tändas tusen juleljus/ Två små röda luvor/ Nu står jul vid snöig port/ Jag såg mamma kyssa tomten/ När juldagsmorgen glimmar/ Potpurri/ Mej mitt vinterland/ Så mitt lyser stjärnan/ Mössens julafton/ När det lider mot jul

VARIOUS ARTISTS-Polarator Late 1988 Promotional Lp

This is was hard to find red Lp issued by Stig. Polar label , which had previously released Christmas tracks on it. it is is a rarity..It was issued by a Swedish furniture? company called Polartor. It has ABBA's "Happy New Year' and a couple of the ABBA girls solo tracks....

Various Artists -Julens Musik Late 1994 Swedish CD (officially referred to as STIKKAN ANDERSON VALJER POLARSPARLOR-JULENS MUSIK

This CD released by Polar couples Agnetha & Linda's NU TANDAS
TUSEN JULEJUS 1980 Christmas album with Polar's 1972 Christmas LP called NAR JULDAGSMORGAN GLIMMAR which has Christmas songs by various Polar artists.
The second part of the CD is far better.

Polar's 1972 Christmas music album had tracks by Annifrid Lyngstad, Lena Anderson,Svenne Hudlund,Arne Lambert,Sonja Stjernqvist and the Hootenanny Singers .The Hootz do "Gå Sion, din Konung att möta" and "Nu Tandas Tusen Juleljus" . The songs Frida does here are "Nar Det Lider Mot" and "Glans Over Sjo Och Strand" The original Lp is no longer available, NAR JULDAGSMORGAN GLIMMAR is easily better part of the JULENS MUSIK collection.
JULENS MUSIK is the closest thing we have to an ABBA Christmas album. (ABBA never recorded any Christmas music).

 

 TRACK LISTING-JULENS MUSIK

Nej se dat snöar/Bjällerklang/ Nu tändas tusen juleljus/ Två små röda luvor/ Nu står jul vid snöig port/ Jag såg mamma kyssa tomten/ När juldagsmorgen glimmar/ Potpurri/ Mej mitt vinterland/ Så mitt lyser stjärnan/ Mössens julafton/ När det lider mot jul-AGNETHA & LINDA

Stilla Natt - Lena Andersson
Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus - Hootenanny Singers
När Det Lider Mot Jul - Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Dotter Sion, Fröjda Dig- Svenne Hedlund
O Du Saliga - Sonja Stjernqvist
Gläns Över Sjö Och Strand - Anni-Frid Lyngstad
När Juldagsmorgon Glimmar - Svenne Hedlund
Bereden Väg För Herran - Arne Lamberth
Hosianna - Sonja Stjernqvist
Gå Sion, Din Konung Att Möta- Hootenanny Singers
Härlig Är Jorden - Lena Andersson
Var Hälsad Sköna Morgonstund - Arne Lamberth


Nanne-Kul I Jul single -December 1997.

Benny Andersson's daughter-in-law, Nanne made this wonderful un Christams record with the help of ABBA engineer, Michael B. Tretow in 1997, it was going to lead to a whole Christmas album , but that idea never reached fruition.

 

Various Artists -Ljuva svenska jul Swedish CD November 2004

 

This is a Swedish compilation of Christmas tracks... it includes two songs found on Julens Musik..(Frida's När Det Lider Mot Jul and Agnetha & Linda's När Juldagsmorgon Glimmar ) Agnetha & Linda Probably , Of more interest are most recent Christmas songs by various ABBA friends-Ainbusk, Tommy Korborg, Peter Joback and the Real Group..

 Ljuva svenska jul track listing

Gläns Över Sjö Och Strand - Carola
Jul, Jul Strålande Jul - Peter Jöback
Stilla Natt - Sissel Kyrkjebö
O Helga Natt - Tommy Körberg & Oslo Gospel Choir
Nu Står Jul Vid Snöig Port
Önska Dig En Stilla Natt - Bo Kaspers Orkester
En Julsaga - Ainbusk
Tomten Kommer Snart - Jerry Williams
Hej Mitt Vinterland - Magnus Johansson
Ser Du Stjärnan I Det Blå - Christer Sjögren
Jag Drömmer Om En Jul Hemma - Charlotte Nilsson
När En Stjärna Faller - Magnus Carlsson
Låt Mig Få Tända Ett Ljus - Siv Pettersson
I Vår Vackra Vintervärld - Joybells & Sten Nilsson
Ding Dong Hör I Höjd - Sofia Källgren
Gammal Fäbodpsalm - Lars Roos
När Det Lider Mot Jul - Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus - Mikael Samuelsson
Det Är En Ros Utsprungen - The Real Group
När Juldagsmorgon Glimmar - Agnetha & Linda

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, whatever the Season, and remember Jesus is a really cool guy, who just might help you out of jam!!! Except on Tuesdays, that's his day off..

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