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ABBA-THE ALBUMS presents

ABBA -RELATED ARTISTS!

A quick guide to artists who have worked with ABBA and other ABBA related artists. This was last updated in 2009.
Yes, On this page we feature short bios & short discographies of artists that have played with ABBA, as well some of the artists who have covered ABBA songs. See our
 TRIBUTE ALBUMS & COVER GROUPS page for the rest of the people who covered ABBA...For a CHART OF REGULAR "ABBA BAND" PLAYERS and the ABBA albums they have played on.

Abracadabra (Tribute)

Ainbusk and Josefin Nilsson(B&B)

Stig Anderson(ABBA)

Lena Andersson (ABBA)

LUDVIG ANDERSON(Benny)

Angeleyes(Tribute)

Arrival (tribute)

A*Teens (tribute)

Blancmange (cover)

Gunilla Backman(B&B)

Ola Brunkert (ABBA)

Cowboy Bengts (Benny)

Bjorn Again (tribute)

Bosse Carlgren (Agnetha)

Dan Daniell(frida)

Phillipe Elan (tribute)

Anders Eljas (B&B)

Anders Ekborg (B&B)

Florence(Benny)

Hans Fredriksson( Frida)

TED GARDESTAD( ABBA)

GEMINI -Anders and Karin Glenmark)- (ABBA)

Fillipa Giordano (Frida)

 Rutger Gunnarsson (ABBA)

Ola Hakansson (Agnetha)

HARPO (Frida)

 

MURRAY HEAD (B&B)

Ollie Holmqvist& Sweden All Stars(CoverS)

PETER JOBACK (B&B)

Finn Kalvik (ABBA)

Judy Kahn (B&B)

Tommy Korberg (B&B)

James Last (Tribute)

Tomas Ledin (ABBA)

Björn J:son Lindh (ABBA)

Per Lindvall(ABBA)

Jon Lord (Frida)

Ulf Lundell (Agnetha)

Kicki Moberg (Agnetha)

Per Myrberg (Benny)

Nashville Train(cover)

Munich Phiharmarnic(Tribute)

Nanne, One More Time, and Peter's Pop Squad (Benny)

Josefin Nilsson and Ainbusk(B&B)

Charlie Norman(Frida)

Nils Landgren(Benny)

Mike Oldfield (COVER)

Orsa Speleman & Kalle Moreaus (Benny)

Elaine Paige(B&B)

Louise Pitre (B&B)

Ra ta Ta (Frida)

The Real Group (Frida)

Sir Tim Rice(B&B)

Roxette (Frida)

Janne Schaffer (ABBA)

Helen Sjöholm(B&B)

Svenne and Lotta(B&B)

Björn SKIFS and BLUE SWEDE(B&B, FRida)

Steps (covers)

Michael B. Tretow(ABBA)

Triakel (Benny)

Annie Sofie von Otter (Benny)

LASSE WELLANDER (ABBA)

Westlife (covers)

Birgitta Wollgard & Salut (ABBA)

B&B means: Bjorn and /or Benny

 Acts that have worked with ABBA have also in many cases worked with ABBA solo entities.

In most cases Tribute acts have not worked directly with ABBA.

Some of other acts that have simply covered ABBA songs can

be found on our Tribute &Covers page.

CHART OF REGULAR "ABBA BAND" PLAYERS and the ABBA albums they have played on.

 

ABBACADABRA-

This is the British version of the ABBA cover band phenomena, you know it might have just been easier to bring back the BROTHERHOOD of MAN.

Albums -Abbasalute, Revival Flight One and Revival Flight Two.

Stig Anderson

ABBA's legendary manager and label owner. Stig was sometimes referred to as the fifth member of ABBA . He never played or sang on any of ABBA's officially released recordings. But ,Stig wrote or co-wrote the lyrics to many of ABBA's hits from 1972 through 1977, Stig speciality lyrically was coming up with catchy, simple song titles...

Stig was also known for his pre-ABBA career as a performer, songwriter, music publisher and label owner in the Swedish music business. After ABBA broke up-he seemed less happy-..He endowed Sweden's Polar Music prize. He died 12 September, 1997.

Stig's records are hard to find...You can find a couple of his tracks on these hard to find compilation albums.

Stig Anderson-Stig "Stikkan"Anderson -Swedish? Obscure Out of print LP 1974

This is quite a rare album that compiles ten of ABBA manager's own recordings , presumably mostly songs he did in the 1950's....it was supposedly issued on the Telstar label, not on Stig's own Polar label,.. It seems strange to think of Stig as a performer- but in any case, he also dabbled as a songwriter and a teacher before starting the Polar record label in 1964.. Stig had his greatest success prior to ABBA in translating foreign songs into Swedish.

A few of Stig's songs have made unto CD...but only on various Artist compilation albums.....

Track listing

DET BLIR INGET BRÖLLOP PÅ LÖRDAG (Anderson) (with BÖRJE CRONA ) 3.14
VALSEN OM FRANS-OSKAR (Anderson) 3.12
IENE MIENE MUTTE (Anderson- Vuick) 3.07
TRO LILLA HJÄRTA, TRO (Lopez-Wollgast)- (with BÖRJE CRONA ) 2.29
BABY-TWIST (Anderson-Twardy) (Stikkan WITH LILLIAN) 1962 2.25

DET ÄR KNAS PÅ VÅR NYA MAGISTER (Anderson) (Stig Anderson, Börje Crona
och Walle Söderlunds orkester ) 3.17
D'Ä INTE KLOKT VA' HAN ÄR SNÄLL (Anderson) 2.56
POLKAKYSSAR (Anderson- Winkler) 2.41
MIMI HAR EN DECKARE I SÄNGEN (Anderson-Gietz) 1962 2.52
VALSEN OM OSS (Anderson) (with BÖRJE CRONA) 2.45

Did you know that Stig's duet partner Borje Crona would later end up writing Swedish science fiction novels?

Various Artists -Polars Roliga Timme 1994 Hard to find Swedish CD

Full of cool rarities. Features one Agnetha track, the rare song-"Ljuva sextital ( Sweet Sixties)" a song supposedly recorded for Swedish radio in 1980 for tribute to Stig. This is the only B&B song other than the Swedish version of "SOS" that Agnetha recorded outside of ABBA. " Ljuva Sexital" was originally recorded in 1969 by Brita Borg. The album also includes Annifrid Lyngstad's "Tango i det gröna" , Björn Ulvaeus's "Fröken Fredriksson" and thirteen other songs. Some are tracks by people I have never heard of. You can also find two of ABBA mangers' Stig Anderson's hard to find recordings here on this album.

Frida- Tango i det gröna

Björn Fröken Fredriksson
Bernhard and Lindstedt- Oss fastrar emellan/
Nisses Suga-Håriga ben Various- Dagens bankrån
Agnetha Fältskog-Ljuva sextital
Rolf Bengtsson -Wit slafhandel/
Stikkan Andersson & Lillan -Baby Twist
Rolf Bengtsson -Dagen efter kvällen före/
Brita Borg-Det kan dom inte förklara
Stikkan Andersson & Bonnier-Ja, vi älskar dig ännu vår Barbro
Lindstedt & Ericks-Skjortbekymmer /
Borg and Bengtsson--Det är knas på vär nya magister
Casino-gänget -Då tar vi tagelskjortan på
Dahlström and others- Hål i gatan
Nisses Stuga-Risotto

Various Artists- Sommar, Sommar, Sommar 1994 Swedish CD Out of print

More tracks from the Polar vaults....The title track is by Stig and Kontorskören,,, it 's a contempory recording made by Stig and the "Polar office Chior". This album also has a rare solo 1983 track by Benny" Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer "and some Hootenanny tracks.

 

Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer - Benny Andersson
Sommar, Sommar, Sommar - Stikkan Andersson & Kontorskören
Sommarvind - Nifty`s Roadrunners
Sommaren Är Kort - Tomas Ledin
Afton På Solvik - Sverre Cornelius Lund
Till Sommarvind - Carl Anton
Vals I Furusund - Andrew Walter
Visa Vid Vindens Ängar - Mats Paulsson
Se Nu Tittar Lilla Solen In Igen - Ricke Löw Med Kör Och Orkester
Jag Tror På Sommaren - Charlie Norman
Calle Schewens Vals - Hootenanny Singers
Om Sommaren Sköna - Lena Andersson
Ett Stilla Regn - Ted Gärdestad
Sommarvisa För Magdalena - Mats Paulsson
I Min Lilla, Lilla Värld Av Blommor - Sven-Olof Walldoffs Kör & Orkester
Här Är Den Sköna Sommar - Hootenanny Singers
Barfota-Visan - Mats Paulsson
Så Skimrande Var Aldrig Havet - Herrgårdskvartetten

Various Artists-RÄKNA DE LYCKLIGA STUNDERNA BLOTT September 2003 Swedish CD

This EMI compilation CD is unusual in that features three recordings by ABBA manager -Stig Anderson...

STIG OLIN & BRITTA OLIN & MATS OLIN -PÅ SÖNDAG -2.55 
 POSTFLICKORNA -FIOLEN MIN -2.52 
ULLA SALLERT -WONDERFUL COPENHAGEN -2.17 
GUSTAF TORRESTAD -NÄR ALLA FYRAR BLINKA (CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER) -2.48 
 SICKAN CARLSSON -EN BLICK, EN KYSS, EN BLOMBUKETT -3.09 
GUSTAF TORRESTAD -RÄKNA DE LYCKLIGA STUNDERNA BLOTT -3.11 
 -BIBBI JOHNSON -BASIN STREET BLUES -2.01 
 -STIG HOLM -PIANO-SPIK-BOOGIE -2.28 
 -GUSTAF TORRESTAD -C'EST SI BON -3.04 
 -ULLA CHRISTENSON -FÖR UNG FÖR PARIS -2.44 
 -GUSTAF TORRESTAD -SÅNA SMÅ TING -3.11 
 -SICKAN CARLSSON -KLINGELING -2.34 
 -STIG OLIN -EN GÅNG JAG SEGLAR I HAMN -2.45 
 -ANNA-LISA ERICSON -SALTASTE BÖNAN I STAN -2.50 
 -CALLE REINHOLDZ -SJU SEKEL SCHOTTIS -3.06 
 -STIKKAN ANDERSON -DET BLIR INGET BRÖLLOP PÅ LÖRDAG -3.14 
 ULLA CHRISTENSON -DET SOM SKER DET SKER (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE) -3.04 
STIKKAN ANDERSON & BÖRJE CRONA -DET ÄR KNAS PÅ VÅR NYA MAGISTER -3.17 
SICKAN CARLSSON -FARBROR FELIX FÖRSTA VALS -2.48 
STIKKAN ANDERSON & BÖRJE CRONA -VALSEN OM 2.45


Various Artists-Text: Stikkan Anderson-May 2007 Swedish 2CD set
This is a Swedish collection, that is the first one to actually compile most of the important songs written or cowritten by ABBA manager/lyric writer Stig Anderson. This set  also includes a few of the songs he actually performed as an artist..This set , is released on Polar /Universal .

CD 1
1. Gröna små äpplen - Monica Zetterlund 1969
2. En sång en gång för längesen - Jan Malmsjö 1967
3. Sånt är livet - Anita Lindblom 68
4. Är det konstigt att man längtar bort nån gång - Lena Andersson 1971
5. Vill du låna en man - Frida 1975
6. Ring Ring (Swedish version) - ABBA 1973
7. Vackra sagor är så korta - Marianne Kock 1966
8. Leva livet - Lill-Babs 63
9. S.O.S - Agnetha Fältskog 75
10. Säj det med en sång - Lena Andersson 72
11. Nej jag ångrar ingenting - Anita Lindblom 61
12. Tusen och en natt - Lars Lönndahl 66
13. Måndag, måndag - Anna-Lena Löfgren 67
14. Dancing Queen - ABBA 76
15. Gröna granna sköna sanna sommar - Lill-Babs 63
16. Mamma är lik sin mamma - Siw Malmkvist 68
17. Mamma Mia - ABBA 75
18. Ljuva sextital - Brita Borg 69
19. Bang en boomerang - Svenne och Lotta 75
20. Du har en vän - Lill Lindfors 71
21. Lycka - Björn och Benny 70
22. Waterloo (English version) - ABBA 74
CD2
1. Är du kär i mej ännu, Klas-Göran? - Lill-Babs 59
2. Min greve av Luxemburg - Ann Louise Hansson 68
3. Kör långsamt - Family Four 68
4. Fernando - Frida 75
5. Raring - Björn Ulvaeus 68
6. Dröm är dröm och saga saga - Agnetha Fältskog 71
7. Hasta Mañana - Lena Andersson 74
8. En serenad till dej - Gunnar Wiklund 67
9. Gabrielle - Hootenanny Singers 65
10. Vi hänger me - Nacka Skoglund 58
11. Den skrattande polisen - Ove Flodin & Gnesta-Kalles Kapell 55
12. En dans på rosor - Anita Lindblom 71
13. Hallå Mary Lou - Carli Tornehave 61
14. Arrivederci Frans - Ann-Louise Hansson 68
15. Du borde köpa dej en tyrolerhatt - Östen Warnebring 69
16. Marianne - Hootenanny Singers 66
17. Baby-twist - Lillan och Stikkan Anderson 62
18. Tivedshambo - Stikkan Anderson och Ricke Löws orkester
19. Det blir inget bröllop på lördag på lördag - Stig Anderson, Börje
Crona och Walle Söderlunds orkester 54
20. Kära mor - Göingeflickorna 61
21. Grädde på moset - Harry Brandelius och Jerry Högstedts orkester 50

 



LUDVIG ANDERSSON and Ella Rouge

Ludvig is Benny Andersson's son with his ah...third wife- Mona Norklit-.Kudwig was born in January 1982.

Ludvig Andersson - SRO 2004 Swedish CD
I have not heard this album!!!! So I couldn't really tell you about it. It was not overly successful....I do know that Ludvig sings and play guitar.. After this he would get together with some mates in a band called Ella Rouge..

Before I fade away/ One touch/ Northern girl/ Deal with the devil/ 1968/ Crazy nights/ Neverending dance/ E/ Fallen man/ Stareyed boy/ Fear & loathing

 

Ella Rouge -Ella Rouge -October 2005 Swedish CD

Ella Rouge is Ludvig Andersson's band.  Ludvig is Benny Andersson's  youngest son who he had with his current wife, Mona Norklit. Ludvig's first album in 2004 was a solo album. With Ella Rouge,  Ludvig is lead singer/guitarist...He is also the lead songwriter for the group. The record is released on Ludvig's own label, but recently has had international distribution. The song "Eldorado High" became a bit of hit on the My Space's alternative music chart in 2006..

1. That's Me With The Gun 2. Holly Golightly 3. Jekyll N Hyde 4. Manhattan 5. Weary 6. The L.A. Dogs 7. Eldorado High 8. Into The Light 9. Light The Fuse 82's 10. Gender Jared 11. Famous Jack

LENA ANDERSSON

Swedish blond backing vocalist on some of ABBA's tours, she was solo singing artist who sang for the Polar Music label, in the 1970's. All four ABBA did backing vocals on some of her records. Despite her name she is unrelated to either Benny Andersson or Stig Anderson.

She can be heard singing quite beautifully on Polars' Christmas album -Julens Musik..A compilation of her work came out in mid 2003. Lena is conservative Christian and is unpopular with the some of ABBA's gay fans for her homophobic views.

Lena Andersson -Lena 1971 ,15 , Polar POLS 227, Out of print Swedish LP

This was the first album by the blond Polar label singer. The album title refers to her age at the time the album was recorded. This album includes the Anderson-Anderson-Ulvaeus song -"Language of Love" .

Lena Andersson -Lena 1971, Polar POLS 232, 1 Out of print Swedish LP

This was the second album by the blond Polar label singer. Stig and Bjorn coproduced it and all four ABBA members sing backing vocals on it. Strangely none of the songs on the album were written by B&B , though some of her other albums and singles include B&B songs.

Lena Andersson -KAWAISONAKO/ Lena Andersson First , King SR 806, 1 Out of print Japanese LP

This was a Japanese only release for Lena, that was perhaps inspired by Bjorn & Benny's sucess with the song "She's My Kind of Girl" .The LP includes "the B&B tracks -"Cecelia" and "Better To Have Loved".

Lena Andersson -12 nya Visor ,Polar POLS 237, 1972 Out of print Swedish LP

In 1972 Lena Andersson released a LP "12 nya visor" (12 new songs)  produced by Björn, Benny and Stikkan. The album contained two Björn and Benny songs: "En visa om arton svanar" (A song about 18 swans) and "Barn" (Children). The album was recorded in London and arranged by Arthur Greenslade

LENA ANDERSSON Musik vi minns ("Music We Remember") , Universal 038 539-2, JUNE 2003 SWEDISH CD

The CD, featuring original recordings from 1971-1977 contains
several tracks written and or produced by by Andersson-Ulvaeus
notably   (SÄJ DET MED EN SÅNG) ", "The Language of Love" . She did the original German covers of Hasta Manana " and "Fernando" ). Also included are the harder to find Andersson-Ulvaeus songs "Barn' ("Children") and "En visa om arton svanar" ("A Song About Eighteen Swans") -which were written especially for Lena by Björn and Benny together with other lyricists, these two songs have never available on CD before, The CD contains 20 tracks, and includes liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm.

TRACK FOR LENA compilation...

Säg det med en sång
Hasta mañana
Sol, vind och vatten
Är det konstigt att man längtar bort nån gång
Tom, Tom käre vän
Language Of Love
Barn
Jag kommer
Du har en vän
Det bästa som finns

 Nu ser jag allting klart
Natt mot morgon
Visa i citruslunden
Himlasprång
I Paris en natt
Flickan och pastorn
En visa om arton svanar
What Did You Learn In School Today
Om du nånsin kommer fram till Samarkand
Hej du glada sommar

Angeleyes

An ABBA tribute band of whom I know so very little about....Oh so sorry!

Angeleyes-ABBAdance Late 1999 European CD

This CD is a dançe orientated record by the cover band -"Angeleyes".There was controversy over this release when Benny discovered that the record label who put this out were flagrantly using the ABBA logo on the cover. (oh the horror of it !) . So the copies were withdrawn, sorta, maybe , perhaps..

Arrival

Arrival is the Swedish version of the ABBA cover band phenomena.

Arrival-First Flight- A tribute to ABBA 1998

This album has the most interesting track selection of any of the ABBA tribute albums
Arrival has chosen to cover some ABBA album
tracks here,they have recorded a rare 1976 B&B song never recorded by ABBA (Funky Feet), have recorded a non-B&B composition ( All My tomorrows) and most interestingly have done a full length version of "Just A Notion". This album was produced by ABBA bassist , Rutger Gunnarson.

Track listing:
What About Livingstone/ Just A Notion/
All My Tomorrows/ That's Me/Kisses Of Fire/ Watch Out/ I've Been Waiting For You/
He Is Your Brother/Funky Feet /Money x3
Hey Hey Helen/Eagle/ Waterloo/
 

A*Teens

A*TEENS-THE ABBA GENERATION 1999 Available on CD in many markets

A*Teens are as the name suggest a group of Swedish teens, 2 girls, 2 boys who on their first album have covered ABBA songs. They have been hugely successful in Sweden and have had success
elsewhere. They have been generally well
received by ABBA fans who have heard them. Their ABBA covers probably sound the freshest of any act that has tried to cover ABBA,

The group was originally called ABBA TEENS.Their name was changed to A*Teens when Benny Andersson reneged on a agreement to let the group use the ABBA TEENS name. Geez, A *Teens is a better name anyway!
Their single of "Mamma Mia" was Sweden's biggest hit of 1999. However it did not do as well in the U.K. Surprisingly, the A-Teens have done fairly well in the U.S.A. Their first album features entirely ABBA covers.

A*TEENS- TEEN SPIRIT 2000 Available on CD

The A-Teens moved away from simply being a ABBA cover band into original material on this their second album. A logical move carried out relatively well by the A*Teens' ever changing producers.This was released in 2001 in the USA and the album actually went Gold, the first album of new ABBA related material to go Goldin America in a long time..

A *TEENS -POP 'TIL YOU DROP 2002 AMERICAN CD?

Strangley, this album came out primarily in America only,

A TEENS -NEW ARRIVAL European CD

Shades of ACE OF BASE- The A*Teens have done a revision of Pop 'Til You Drop for The European markert. The singles from this album are "Floorfiller" and "A Perfect Match" The album actually features a cover version of "One night in Bangkok". In late 2005 the word came that the A-Teens have broken up...

Gunilla Backman

Gunilla Backman- Nära mig -October 18 2006 -Swedish CD
 
New album in Swedish that includes "
Vinnaren Tar Allt "a Swedish version of  "The Winner Takes It all" Gunilla Backman was Donna in the Swedish version of Mamma Mia! She also appeared on the Danish cast album of Chess making her the only person to appear in cast albums for both Chess, and Mamma Mia. The album  includes a duet with Peter Jöback. The album is produced by Anders Neglin..

1. En Enkel Tid
2. Den Rätte För Mig
3. Bara Du
4. Sången Vi Spelade
5. Med Ögon Känsliga För Grönt
6. Var Han Min ?
7. Utan Ett Ord
8. Pappa, Kan Du Höra ?
9. Vara Vid Liv
10. Du Får Mig I Blom
11. Kanske Kärlek Är Allt
12. Vinnaren Tar Allt
13. Avskedsblues

Daniel Balavoine

.Daniel was a French singer. Frida stuck up quite a friendship with Balavoine in 1983. He work as a songwriter and backing vocalist on her Shine album. He died in 1986 in accident. He released numerous solo albums, one of which actually features his work with Frida.

Daniel Balavoine-Balavoine Sans Frontieres,Universal, Barclay 983 343-6, French 2CD set Late 2005

This set includes Frida 's hard to find duet with the late Daniel Balavoine called "Belle" and " Dieu que c'est beau" which has backing vocals by Frida..."Belle" is from "ABBA-Cadabra". The song is not available on any Frida albums...Frida stuck quite a friendship with Balavoine in 1983. All the other songs are in French...

CD : 1
1. Sos D'un Terrien En Détresse
2. Vivre Ou Survivre
3. Mon Fils Ma Bataille
4. Aimer Est Plus Fort Que D'Etre Aimé
5. Le Chanteur
6. Quand On Arrive En Ville
7. Banlieue Nord
8. Dieu Que C'est Beau    4:05
9. Je Ne Suis Pas Un Héros
10. L'aziza
11. Pour La Femme Veuve Qui S'eveille
12. Tous Les Cris, Les Sos
13. Sauver L'amour
14. Lucie
15. Lipstick Polychrome
16. Vendeurs De Larmes


CD : 2
1. Les Oiseaux (1cre Partie)
2. Les Oiseaux (2cre Partie)
3. Lady Marlcne 
4. La Vie Ne M'apprend Rien 
5. Tu Me Plais Beaucoup 
6. Petite Angcle 
7. Me Laisse Pas M'en Aller 
8. Vidéo "Série Noire"
9. De Vous A Elle En Passant Par Moi
10. Frappe Avec La Tzte
11. Soulcve-Moi
12. Partir Avant Les Miens 
13. Un Autre Monde 
14. Belle (Bonus Track)    3:12
15. L'aziza (Remix 86) (Bonus Track) 
16. Sauver L'amour (Remix 86) (Bonus Track)

 

BLANCMANGE

This British Synthpop act recorded a ABBA cover during the dark days of the early post ABBA period, they never worked with ABBA.

Blancmange-Mange Tout British CD 1984

This album includes one of the more influential covers of an ABBA song. BLancmange had a British hit with their cover of 1982 ABBA Track -" The Day before you came".The song is more easily available on Blancmange 1990 hits collection called Second HeLPings.

Don't tell me/Game above my Head/Blind Vision/Time became the Tide
That's Love that it is/Murder/See the Train/All Things are nice
My Baby/The Day before you came

Blancmange- Second Helpings - The best of Blancmange British CD 1990

This London CD includes Blancmange's hit cover versions of ABBA's 1982 single-"The Day Before You Came".

God's Kitchen/I've seen the Word/Feel me
Living on the Ceiling/Waves/Game above my Head
Blind Vision/That's Love, that it is/Don't tell me
The Day before you came

Ola Brunkert

In the 1970's Ola was ABBA's main drummer who like Rutger Gunnarson and
Lasse Wellander was yet another brown- haired Swede.
For some reason towards the end of ABBA's career he was phased out ias
primary ABBA session Drummer in favor of Per Lindvall. Ola didn't played
on any of B&B's post ABBA solo work.
An accidental run-in with some glass in his apartment in Majorca, Spain led
his unexpected death in March 2008. The freak nature of the accident
helped make Ola's death become notable worldwide news, and oddly
enough for the first time, non-hardcore fans knew who ABBA's drummer
was.

Cowboy Bengts

Benny released a kids record by these folks on his Mono label..

Bjorn Again

Björn Again, were formed in Australia in 1988.
They were the first internationally successful ABBA cover band. They have been phenomenally successful on stage despite their use of phony Swedish accents and derisive if funny stage names. Their albums are forgettable, but they have at least tried to record some non-ABBA material.

Bosse Carlgren

Worked with Agnetha during her 1970's Swedish solo career.

Dan Daniell

FRIDA/DAN DANIELL -I HAVE A DREAM German fanclub single December 2003

Frida funning around again-! God darnit! The CD features a new version of " I have A dream"sung by Dan and Frida.. The CD Also has two other tracks. One of the tracks is German /Swedish language track called "Lieber Gott" written which is written by by G. Jacobs/ D. Livrano/ C. Stadler)"Lieber Gott" is a hymn and spoken word recording which features Dan and Frida both singing and talking.... The third track is called
"Wenn ich dann gehen muss" (I am not sure if that one features Frida on it.)
This is limited edition benefit single , sales of which are are being organised through the German Fan Club /website known as ABBA Remember, It was later released as part of Dan Daniell full length CD

Dan Daniell - Liebe ist ...,BM Records BM363-03-022 ,January 2004 German CD

Well here is the full length album with Frida's two duets with Dan Daniell.

Liebe ist..../ Un Amie/ I Have A Dream*/ Benedictus/ Männertreu/ Geblendet Vom Licht/ Babylon/ Vater Unser/ Meine Seele Brennt/ Lieber Gott*/ Bye Bye/ Matterhorn

Barbara Dickson

The legendary Barbara Dickson, is a Brish singer and originator of the part of Svetlana on the original concept album of CHESS. She did not appear in the London or Broad way versions,.but eventually appeared in an Australian version in the part of Florence..

Barbara Dickson -Gold Late 1985 Uk LP and CD

Includes her duet from CHESS and her cover of ABBA 1981 track -THE VISiTORS.This album reached #11 on the Brisiths charts....

1. I Know Him So Well - duet with Elaine Paige
2. Missing You
3. Another Good Day For Goodbye
4. Touch Touch
5. Anyone Who Had A Heart
6. A Day In The Life
7. You send Me
8. What Is Love
9. Rivals
10. Soldiers
11. Rising Water
12. Taking The Next Train Home
13. If You're Right

Anders Ekborg 

Actor/singer who starred in Kristina Fran Duvemala (as Oskar)and Chess Pa Svenska (as Freddie Trumper).

Anders Ekborg - Äkta vara 2006 CD+DVD November 10, 2006  Swedish CD/CVD
New album by star of Kristina and Chess Pa Svenska that features a new song by B&B  called " Han som vunnit allt" The video components contains a brief appearence by Benny Andersson..

The albums' title translates in English to "The real thing". ....
 
1. Två
2. Tåget
3. När man vågar älska
4. Vinden i min själ
5. För dig
6. Vackra utan själ
7. Det var nästan som jag visste
8. Änglarna vill ha det så
9. Han som vunnit allt
10. Det borde vara jag
11. Intill

 

Phillipe Elan

Phillpe Elan -Toujors August 2000 French CD...

Interestingly this CD includes versions of eight songs originally sung by Frida.

Conte de'été (Lugna vatten)/ Muriel (Lycka)/ Donne-moi ton amour (Ålska mig alltid)/ Toujours, Si Jamais/ Accorde-moi ma peine (You know what I mean)/ Envoyez les clowns (send in the clowns),/La fuite,/Dernière danse (sista valsen med dig)/ La voix de Frida (Like an angel passing through my room)/Tu es là, Perdu sur Mars (Life on mars)/Berceuse

Anders Eljas

The youthful looking Anders has been Benny's main arranger since the end of ABBA. He worked
on ABBA 's world tours, but his main importance has been as a Conductor/ Arranger on CHESS and KRISTINA.

Mio min Mio (1987) ...( Land of Faraway, The ) Swedish film

Original Soundtrack album for MIO MIN MIO" Swedish release 1987
Performed by THE SOVIET FILM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Composed and arranged by Anders Eljas except a few of the tracks which were written by Benny.
". Most of the tracks are written by Benny''s orchester/conductor Anders Eljas This is yet another very hard to find ABBA related record release,this album features Bjorn and Benny's compostion -'Mio Min Mio". except a few of the tracks which were written or cowritten by Benny.Most of the tracks are written by Benny''s orchester/conductor Anders Eljas. It was big hit in Sweden...You can also get the song in it's English version on the hard to find Gemini CD.

Track listing...

 MIO OVERTYR    
(Anders Eljas)
DRAKFLYGNINGEN  
(Anders Eljas)
HEMMA VÄNTAR TANT EDLA... 
(Anders Eljas)
BOSSE RYMMER 
(Anders Eljas)
RESAN TILL LANDET I FJÄRRAN 
(Anders Eljas & Benny Andersson) 
HERDENS FLÖJT #1  
( Benny Andersson) 
KATOS VIND 
(Anders Eljas)
MORGONLJUSETS BRO   
(Anders Eljas)
LANDET UTANFÖR  
(Anders Eljas)
MIRJAMIS TILLFÅNGATAS    
(Anders Eljas)
 

 JATKEN PÅ MIO OCH JUM-JUM 
(Anders Eljas)
HERDENS FLÖJT #2  
( Benny Andersson) 

SVÄRDET   
(Anders Eljas)
MOT RIDDAR KATO  
(Anders Eljas)

TILLFÅNGATANA HOS KATO 
(Anders Eljas)
MOT FÄGELSEHÅLAN 
(Anders Eljas)
SVÄRDET TILLBAKA 
(Anders Eljas)
SISTA STRIDEN
(Anders Eljas)
ÅRTERFÖRENINGEN  
(Anders Eljas & Benny Andersson) 
MIO MIN MIO (Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson)   performed by Gemini

FLORENCE

Florence-FEEL Mid 2006 Swedish CD

An album produced by Benny Andersson and released on Mono records.

The group is a female trio that takes it name from the  CHESS character, Florence Vassey. The girls in the group sung in the Swedish version of Mamma Mia and in the chorus of the movie version. Florence,is  a trio featuring Benny Andersson's daughter-in-law Lisa Östberg and her friends Anna Granath and Sara Jangfeldt. The group had also sung together as part of something called the THE BAND project also in 2004.

Both Benny and Ludvig Andersson play on this CD.. The album does not include any new Benny Andersson songs.


Track listing: Give me the part/Noel v/s Art/Verklig/Vintertid/For Iris/Feel/Sakta
/Stjärnor och himlar/Kvar/Misfit /Mauritius

HANS FREDICKSSON

Frida's son through her first marriage. He worked with Frida on her Shine album and recorded a song written by Frida called "I Don't Wanna Be Alone" on his album with his group F/X .This info sourced from Frida guru Grant Whittingham.

TED GARDESTAD (February 18, 1956 - June 22, 1997)

The late, great Swedish singer/songwriter Ted Gärdestad recorded a
number of albums for Polar in the 1970's .Ted continued as a recording
artist until his recent death. His song "Gonna Make You my Angel " was
one of the first B&B non- ABBA productions to be released outside of
Sweden. Players from ABBA's band played on his rccords. Ted had a voice
similar to Todd Rundgren. He seemed to be a lot more talented then the
later B&B protege, Tomas Ledin. Ted's brother, Kenneth Gärdestadis a
lyricist who worked with Ted , Agnetha and others.

He died in 1997 , since then numerous compilations albums have been released, many of his albums are in print in Sweden. In February 2005 a
music with Ted's songs in premieried in Stockholm...

.
Ted Gärdestad-Undringar 1972 Swedish CD (Released CD August 1991)


Ted's first album .Agnetha and Frida sang backing vocals, Bjorn and
Benny sing and play on this album , and produced the album, but most of
Ted's songs were written by Ted and brother Ken.Janne Schaffer, Mike Watson, Ola Brunkert, &
Lena Andersson, also play on it...so practically it's an ABBA album.

Track listing: Hemma, Sommarlangtan, Jag Vill Ha En Egen Mane, Rackar
Jag Till, Ett Stilla Regn, Nar Du Kommer, Snurra Du Min Varld, Sa Mycket
Battre, Hela Varlden Runt, I Drom Och Fantasi & Beat It Girl.
Ted Gärdestad-Ted 1973 Swedish CD (Released CD August 1991)


Produced by Benny, Björn & Ted Gardestad.Agnetha and Frida sang backing
vocals, Benny plays piano. Bjorn plays mandolin, and banjo. , Janne Schaffer, Ola Brunkert, Roger Palm, Mike Watson, Rutger Gunnarsson, Sven-Olof Walldoff, Lena Andersson, Agneta Faltskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad also play or sing on this album.

Track listing:Jag Ska Fanga En Angel, Sol Vind Och Vatten, Skolsang,
Kaliforniens Guld, Come Give Me Love, Ramanagaram, Oh Vilken Harlig Da,
Kom i Min Fantasi, Universum, Gitarren Och Jag & Stenansiktet.


Ted Gärdestad--Upptag 1974 Swedish CD(Released CD August 1991)


Produced by Benny, Ted Gärdestad& Björn. Agnetha and Frida sang backing
vocals, Bjorn plays guitar, Benny plays piano.

Track listing:Silver, Oppna Din Himmel, Viking, Buffalo Bill, Love
Comes, Eiffeltornet, Goliat Fran Gat, Cant Stop The Train, Fantomen &
Regnbagen.

Janne Schaffer, Mike Watson, Ola Brunkert, &
Lena Andersson, also play on it...so practically it's an ABBA album.


Ted Gärdestad--Franska Kort 1976 Swedish CD (Released CD August 1991)
Produced by Benny, Ted Gardestad, Michael Tretow & Björn. Frida sings
backing vocals B&B play on it. Janne Schaffer,
Lasse Wellander, , Rutger Gunnarsson, Mike Watson, Rolf Alex, Ola Brunkert, Roger Palm, Malando Gassama, Jan Kling, Ulf Andersson, Lena Andersson,
, and Anders Glenmark, all play on it.

Track listing:Angela, Franska Kort, Helt Nara Dig, Humbuggie-Woogie,
Betlehem, Chapeau-Claque, Magical Girl, Kejsarens Klader, Ring Ding
Dingeling Dae, Nar Showen Ar Slut & Kloversnoa.


Ted Gärdestad- Blue Virgin Isles 1978 Swedish and international release LP


No ABBA involvement, but this one was released internationally and features American session players.

Track listing: Satellit (Swedish version), 505 To Casablanca, Blue
Virgin Isles, Love-Youre Makin All The Fools, Baby Blue Eyes, Wanna
Live-Got To Give, Take Me Back To Hollywood, Back In The Business,
Puddle Of Pain, Love Lies Free & Just For The Money & Satellite (English
version).

 

Ted Gärdestad -I'd Rather Write A Symphony, Polydor 1981 Swedish LP

Features ABBA related musicians -Janne
Schaffer, Per Lindvall, Mike Watson, Bjorn J:son Lindh,
, Ulf Andersson, , Tomas Ledin, and Liza Ohman

Track listing: Mindblower, Dont Treat Me This Way, You Got Me Dancing,
How Do You Wanna Make Love, The Reason, Let The Sun Shine Through, Its
You, Love Light, Slingan & Down At The Zoo.


Ted Gärdestad-Stormvarning 1981 Swedish LP (CD issued 1991)
ABBA's involvement died down on Ted later albums. On this album, Benny
produced one song, and Frida sang on that song.The song is called " Låt Kärleken Slå Rot, the synths are very much like those found on the Super Trouper" album"

Ted Gärdestad -21 songs from Gärdestad, Polar released 1993
Track listing : Jag Vill Ha En Egen Mane, Nar Du Kommer, Snurra Du Min
Varld, Jag Ska Fanga En Angel, Sol Vind Och Vatten, Skolsang,
Kaliforniens Guld, Oh Vilken Harlig Dag, Kom I Min Fantasi, Gitarren Och
Jag, Silver, Buffalo Bill, Eiffeltornet, Fantomen, Angela, Franska Kort,
Chapeau-Claque, Kloversnoa, Satellit, Lat Karleken Sla Rot & Lat Solen
Varma Dig.


Ted Gärdestad - Kalendarium, Polar, 1972-93 released 1993

The best of album released before his comeback album .
Track listing : Jag Vill Ha En Egen Mana, Helena, Snurra Du Min Varld,
Jag Ska Fanga En Angel, Sol Vind Och Vatten, Eiffeltornet, Buffalo Bill,
Angela, Chapeau-Claque, Kloversnoa, RockinNReelin, Himlen Er Oskyldigt
Bla, Lat Solen Varma Dig, Satellit, Lat Karleken Sla Rot & For Karlekens
Skull.

Ted Gärdestad -Antligen Pa Vag, Polar November 16, 1994

His comeback album. features ABBA related musiicians Janne Schaffer,
Svante Henryson, Per Lindvall, Peter Ljung, and Gladys Del Pilar,

Track listing Ge En Sol, Hon Ar Kvinnan, Om Du Ville Ha Mig, Lyckliga
Dagar, Hoppets Eld, Tid Faller Hart, Antligen Pa Vag, I Min Radio, Natt
Efter Natt, Jag Bygger Ett Torn, Champagnegatan, Ruva Min Sjal, Karleken
Ar Storst & I Den Stora Sorgens Famn.

Ted Gärdestad -Solregn, Universal, 2001 Swedish CD

A Box set with a big collection of Gardestad songs.
Track listing CD 1 / SOMMAR: I'd rather write a symphony (radio
edit), Ge en sol, Sol vind och vatten, Äntligen på väg, Sommarlängtan,
Ett stilla regn, I dröm och fantasi, Lyckliga dagar, Oh vilken härlig
da, Chapeau claque, Låt kärleken slå rot, Helt nära dej, Angela, Baby
blue eyes, Kaliforniens guld, Klöversnoa, Helena, Down at the zoo, Hubba
hubba zoot zoot & Regnbågen. CD 2 / SKUGGOR: Nobody loves you now, I den
stora sorgens famn, Don't treat me this way, Betlehem, Natt efter natt,
I min radio, Can't stop the train, Wanna live - Got to give, Tid faller
hart, Puddle of pain, The reason, När showen är slut, Ruva min själ,
Kejsarens kläder, Champagnegatan & Öppna din himmel. CD 3 / LÄTTA MOLN:
Just for the money, När du kommer, Jag ska fånga en ängel, Hon är
kvinnan, Franska kort, Räcker jag till, Så mycket bättre, Back in the
business, Love lies free, Love you're makin' all the fools, Take me back
to Hollywood, 505 to Casablanca, You got me dancing, darling it's you,
Magical girl, Rockin'n'reelin', Buffalo Bill & Fantomen. CD 4 / MELLAN
HIMMEL OCH JORD: Jag vill ha en egen måne, Gitarren och jag, För
kärlekens skull, Jag bytter ett torn, Snurra du min värld, Himlen är
oskyldigt blå, Universum, Satellit, Eiffeltornet, Stormvarning,
Humbuggie-woogie, Kom i min fantasi, Come give me love, Låt solen värma
dig, Hoppets eld, Jag vill ha en egen måne (instrumental) & I'd rather
write a symphony (lång version).

Ted Gärdestad -Droppar Af Solregn, Universal May 28, 2001 Swedish CD

One CD abridgement of the Solregn box.
Track lisiting : Id Rather Write A Symphony, Sol Vind Och Vatten, Jag
Vill Ha En Egen Mane, Jag Ska Fanga En Angel, Oh Vilken Harlig Da,
Eiffeltornet, Snurra Du Min Varld, Angela, Satellit, RockinNReelin, Ge
En Sol, Come Give Me Love, Lat Karleken Sla Rot, Lyckliga Dagar, Nar
Showen Er Slut, Chapeau-Claque, Buffalo Bill, Himlen Er Oskyldigt Bla,
The Reason & For Karlekens Skull.

Ted Gärdestad -15 Klassiker, Universal May 31, 2002

A best of compilation.
Track listing : Sol Vind Och Vatten, Jag Vill Ha Min Egen Mane, Jag
Skall Fanga En Angel, Eiffeltornet, Snurra Du Min Varld, Satellit,
RockinNReelin, Lat Karleken Sla Rot, Nar Showet Ar Slut, Chapeau-Claque,
Kaliforniens Guld, Kom I Min Fantasi, Kloversnoa, Nar Du Kommer &
Franska Kort.

Ted Gärdestad - Sol, Vind Och Vatten, Universal May 28, 2004

A double CD collection of Ted Gardestad songs
Traclk listing : CD1: Oh Villen Harlig Da, Jag Vill Ha Min Egen Mane,
Jag Ska Fanga En Angel, Sol Vind Och Vatten, Sa Mycket Battre, Snurra Du
Min Varld, Kaliforniens Guld, Come Give Me Love, Kom I Min Fantasi,
Oppna Din Himmel, Viking, Eiffeltornet, Cant Stop The Train, Angela,
RockinNReelin, Franska Kort, Helt Nara Dej, Bethlehem, Chapeau-Claque &
Nar Showet Er Slut. CD": Satellit, Lat Karleken Sla Rot, Himlen Er
Oskyldigt Bla, For Karlekens Skull, Lat Solen Varma Dig, Love Youre
MakinAll The Fools, Kloversnoa, Magical Girl, Kejsarens Klader, Baby
Blue Eyes, Stormvarning, The Reason, Darling Its You, Ge En Sol, Hon Ar
Kvinnan, Lyckliga Dagar, Antligen Pa Vag, Jag Bygger Ett Torn, I Den
Stora Sorgens Famn & Nobody Loves You Now.

Ted Gärdestad -18 Ballader, Universal, May 30, 2005
A collection of Ted' more softer numbers.

Track listing : Gitarren Och Jag, Ge En Sol, Sommarlangtan, Oh Vilken
Harlig Da, Hon Ar Kvinnan, I Drom Och Fantasi, Kejsarens Klader, Oppna
Din Himmel, For Karlekens Skull, Hoppets Eld, Lyckliga Dagar, Jag Byggar
Et Torn, Himlen Er Oskyldigt Bla, Universum, Come Give Me Love, Ett
Stilla Regn, Helt Nara Dej & Angela.

Ted Gärdestad -For Karlekens Skull, Universal, June 13, 2007

Another Ted best of set....

Track listing : Jag Vill Ha En Egen Måne, Snurra Du Min Värld, Räcker
Jag Till, I Dröm Och Fantasi, Så Mycket Bättre, Helena, Jag Ska Fånga En
Ängel, Sol Vind Och Vatten, Oh Vilken Härlig Da', Come Give Me Love, Kom
I Min Fantasi, Kaliforniens Guld, Universum, Öppna Din Himmel, Buffalo
Bill, Goliat Från Gat, Viking, Can't Stop The Train, Eiffeltornet,
Rockin' 'n' Reelin, Angela, Franska Kort, Chapeau-claque, Kejsarens
Kläder, När Showen Är Slut, Magical Girl, Satellit, Love You're
Makin' All The Fools, Back In The Business, Just For The Money, Puddle
Of Pain, Love Lies Free, You Got Me Dancing, Reason, Darling It's You,
Låt Kärleken Slå Rot, Stormvarning, Låt Solen Värma Dig, För
Kärlekens Skull, Himlen Är Oskyldigt Blå, Ge En Sol, Lyckliga Dagar,
Hon Är Kvinnan, Hoppets Eld, Champagnegatan, Natt Efter Natt, Kärleken
Är Störst, I Den Stora Sorgens Namn , I'd Rather Write A Symphony &
Nobody Loves You

 

GEMINI (Anders and Karin Glenmark)

Gemini featuring sibling Swedes Karin & Anders Glenmark recorded two albums in 1985 and 1987 with B&B. Karin and Anders have also have worked on Benny's Solo albums, CHESS,Agnetha's solo albums , Frida solo albums and were stars of the B&B tribute concerts. Anders and Karin also have solo careers. In both 2005 and 2006 they toured as duo again though not using the Gemini name....

Gemini-Gemini 1985 Released internationally on CD ,but out of print- Cowritten and Co-Produced by Andersson and Ulvaeus

Gemini were the sister/brother duo of Karin & Anders Glenmark. The Glenmarks were part of the same family that owned the Glen Studio in Stockholm where ABBA recorded on a few occasions in the 1970's

Anders & Karin (along with Liza Ohlman) were the main backing vocalists for the original CHESS album, but also have had solo careers in Sweden.This album was the first new project B&B worked on following the completion of the Chess album. Benny and the ABBA band provide the musical backing and B&B coproduced with Anders Glenmark. Michael Tretow only engineered two of the songs here. Producing and writing song for a duo with one male and one female singer was probably not the best move for B&B at this point,in their careers. People really expected a lot more from B&B. Gemini was like making a record with just half of ABBA- and thus was bound to suffer from the comparision.

Gemini have a more soulful sound than ABBA due primarily to Anders Glenmark's passionate singing. Karin Glenmark is a bit more icy of a singer but she has the more unique voice of the two. On the first listen, some of the songs here sound like bad 80's pop but after a few listens the trademark ABBA style hooks start to sink in. Even the songs that Anders Glenmark wrote the music for start to sound like B&B songs after awhile.
This album has the something of dark, serious tone that ABBA had on the THE VISITORS except that some of the lyrics are not as good, Björn has written relatively banal lyrics for some of the songs. Ingela Forsman (who wrote the lyrics for two of Anders' three songs) does no better. (Ingela has also written lyrics for Agenetha Faltskog).

There are at least three or four very good B&B songs here. The legendary partially released ABBA song ,"Just Like That' made it's official debut here on this album and was released as a (failed) single internationally .The version of JLT here is in a minor key and has some additional lyrics that are not on the unreleased ABBA version. JLT certainly seems better constructed here than in the ABBA version." Have Mercy" has a intriguing lyric about a fallen leader and some subtle but catchy hooks in it's chorus. This song really suits Gemini well, ABBA couldn't have pulled the pseudo -gospel aspects of this song off.

"Slowly" is done in a duet in a more interesting but less straight forward version than the version done by Frida a year earlier on her SHINE album. "Another You, Another Me" (which ABBA lyric does that remind you off?) has Karin Glenmark singing in very high voice. It's yet another Björn lyric about a broken relationship.The two remaining B&B songs "Slow Emotion" & "Two Much Love is Wasted "are quite listenable but have boring lyrics. "The Middle of Nowhere" is the most memorable of the three songs written by Anders Glenmark.

This album did not do well commercially and remains out of print, even in Sweden, (the only major post ABBA B&B project to be totally out ofprint). It's failure to suceed commercially on a international level meant that
most of the subsequent projects by B&B would not be released outside of Sweden.

I found this album to be ridiculously hard to find. l. Fortunately , You can now get most of the tracks on this album on the 2005 Gemini compilation CD.

Track Listing: Slowly/Too Much Love Is Wasted/ Slow Emotion/ Just Like That/Falling/ Have Mercy/Live On The Love/ In The Middle Of Nowhere/Another You, Another Me

Gemini-Geminism 1987 Available on Swedish CD Cowritten and Coproduced by Andersson-Ulvaeus

The second duet album by Karin Glenmark and her bearded brother -Anders. The formula was the same as on their 1985 album Anders and Karin sing, Benny and the ABBA band play,and Björn and Benny write and produce a majority of the songs (leaving the remainder for Anders) . The main differences between this album and the first Gemini album is that the songs on this album are a little lighter, less soulfful and and the lyrics have more of that early ABBA simplicity to them( which means that some of the songs dont appear to be about anything!)

Nevertheless, a few of songs are depressing or at least less than peppy.This album has the English version of Gemini's big Swedish hit "Mio Min Mio". In English it's called " Mio My Mio". It was featured in a Swedish movie. A soundtrack album (not easily obtainable) was made for the film featuring instrumental music by Anders Eljas as well the Swedish version of "Mio Min Mio." Karin Glenmark reprised "Mio Min Mio" on
"Fran Waterloo till Duvmala".

The other songs are listenable, thoughI didn't care for "I am a Bitch When I
See Red" which has Karin using hertough voice which is wretched and unconvincing compared
to her more elegant "ballad voice"."Nearly There" sounds like a rip-off of
a Chess melody. For some, reason,Anders Glenmark sounds like Prince
on "Wild About the Girl".

Overall, this is only a fair album. The great synthesizer hooks are there, the singing is OK, but the some of the songs are kind of empty.

Search out the first (harder to find) Gemini album before you look for this one. . 

You can also get most of the tracks on this album on the recent Gemini compilation.

 

Tracks:T.L.C./Beat The Heat/Mio My Mio/Ghost Town/I Am The Universe/Sniffin' Out The Snakes/ I'm A Bitch When I See Red/ There's No Way To Fool A Heart/ Wild About That Girl/ Nearly There

Gemini - Det bästa med Karin och Anders Glenmark  Swedish CD OCTOBER 2005
In English the title reads Gemini - The Best Of Karin And Anders Glenmark", but you knew that...
This is the oft-promised Gemini collection that compiles work from their  two 1980s albums, both of which were coproduced by Bjorn, Benny and Anders Glenmark..Rumours had been that this collection would have bonus tracks, and those rumours were correct...There are five tracks not found on the two original albums, as well as the Swedish version of "Mio My Mio".

Tracks on new release
1. TLC (1987)
2. Mio min Mio(1987)
3. Sniffin' Out The Snakes (1987)
4. When I Close My Eyes ( unreleased recording Song by Andersson/Ulvaeus)
5. Den som sa det var det (new Swedish version of 'Too Much Love Is Wasted')
6. Live On The Love (1985)
7. Just Like That (1985)
8. Copy Love (remixed version of a track featured on the Another Me, Another you 12" single, previously unavailable on CD)
9. Slowly (1985)
10. Beat The Heat (1987)
11. Another You, Another Me 1985)
12. Too Much Love Is Wasted 1985)
13. Falling (1985)
14. I Am The Universe( 1987)
15. There's No Way To Fool A Heart (1987)
16. I'm A Bitch When I See Red (1987)
17. Have Mercy (1985)

Bonus tracks:
18. Kall som is (1984, performed by Karin and Anders in the Swedish heats for the Eurovision Song Contest)
19. Flyga fri (the B-side of the 'Kall som is' single)

Some OTHER ALBUMS BY ANDERS OR KARIN GLENMARK

 

The Glenmarks-The Glenmarks 1972 Swedish LP
The Glenmarks-Glenmarks II 1973 Swedish LP
The Glenmarks-Jul A La Carte 1974 Swedish LP
The Glenmarks -Glenmarks tvÅ sidor 1975 Swedish LP
Anders Glenmark Känslor' 1973 Swedish LP
Anders Glenmark Anders Glenmark!-1975 Swedish LP
Anders Glenmark Express' 1977 Swedish LP
Anders Glenmark Det är mitt liv - det är jag'-1981 Swedish LP
Karin Glenmark-Mitt innersta rum-1984 Swedish LP
Anders Glenmark- Här går en man- 1988 Swedish CD
Anders Glenmark Jag finns här för dig- 1990 Swedish CD
Anders Glenmark -99- Swedish CD
Anders Glenmark -'Boogie i mitt huvud -1993 Swedish CD
GES (Anders Glenmark with Thomas 'Orup' Eriksson - Niklas Strömstedt) GES 1995 Swedish CD

Karin Glenmark-Karin Glenmark-1996 Swedish CD
Anders GlenmarkGlenmark (1997) -Swedish CD
Anders Glenmark-Alla dessa bilder'--2002 Swedish CD
GES (Anders with Strömstedt and Eriksson) Den Andra Skivan- The Second Album 2003 Swedish CD

Fillipa Giordano

Fillippa Giordano -Il Rosso Armore Deluxe Japanese only release 2002

Frida made her first new recording in six years here.
She sings a duet with 28 year old Italian opera singer Filippa Giordano .
Frida joins Filippa in doing "La Bacarolle" from the opera "The Tales of Hoffman" by Offenbach.
The song is released merely as bonus recording on a obscure Japanese release-so Frida obviosuly is just trying to have fun, and not make too many waves. Annoyingly this means yet again, a new Frida recording is released that is not easy to obtain..

Be careful not to buy the earlier non deluxe edition of this album-it does not have Frida's duet included.

HARPO

Male Swedish? singer who recorded a duet with Frida, called MOVIESTAR, which was a sizaable jit in Sweden, and also a hit elsewhere/// 

Harpo - Klassiker CD 200?

Track listing- Moviestar (ENGLISH VERSION) Motorcycle Mama, In The Zum-Zum-Zummernight, Television, Honolulu, Smile, Happy Birthday, Sayonara, Horoscope, Rock'n'Roll Clown, Teddy Love, Beautiful Christmas, Moviestar (Swedish version)

Ola Hakansson

Dueted with Agnetha on her 1985' single-"The way You Are".

MURRAY HEAD

Murray Head, known for his role as the American in Chess also played Judas in the original concept album of JESUS CHRIST
SUPERSTAR
, He also has appeared as a movie actor and has released solo records.(see
Chess)

Rutger Gunnarsson

ABBA and B&B's loyal bassist played on more ABBA & ABBA solo songs than any other ABBA sidemen. Indeed he has probably played on ,more ABBA related records than anybody but Benny Andersson. He appears on each ABBA album, but was often spelled by British bassist , Mike Watson. Rutger, a skilled arranger, also did some string arrangements for ABBA...He played on Chess, Kristina, ,Mamma Mia (Swedish version).

Rutger hasn't done much in the way of actual solo work,most notably he recorded the rare b&b novelty song "Svea Svea"and has has worked in other bands (Nashville Train) , worked with Lasse Wellander, and done production and arranging work most notably with Celene Dion.Rutger generally has had a mustache, and shorter hair than ABBA's guitarists.

OLLIE HOLMQVIST and Sweden ALL STARS.

A tribute album featuring swedish musicians including some ABBA sidemen.

Olle Holmqvist (Sweden All Stars) - ABBA The Music 1999
This was
Released also under the moniker P,I.A(Play It Again),...I havent heard this album though I do know that among the all-stars are ABBA band members Rutgaer Gunnersson,Per Lindvall & Lasse Wellander

Track listing : Thank You For The Music, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Hasta Mañana, Fernando, Rock Me, I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, Voulez Vous, I Wonder, Money Money Money, Chiquitita, Bang-a-boomerang, Medley (So long - Ring Ring - Waterloo)

PETER JOBACK

Swedish singer/actor who played Robert in Kristina fran Duvemala, Peter has also released Swedish solo records. Among the songs he has recorded is a new Swedish version of "Pity The Child' with lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus. What follows are most of his albums...

Peter Jöback - Personliga Väl

This CD includes "pity The Child" in Swedish, and Peter's version of "Du Maste Finna

Track lisitng -Nu eller adrig, Led hans väg, Varför Gud ?, En sång om oss, Spindelkvinnans kyss, De t måste finnas bättre liv än det här/På väg, Ut mot ett hav, Jag vill inte ha nåt regn på min parad, Nåt fint som pågår/Varje dag som går, Vem ser ett barn, Ett hörn av himlen

Peter Joback-Only When I breathe September 2000 Swedish CD

New CD by the breakout star of Kristina Fran Duvemala. Features the single "Higher" , No participation by any former members of ABBA. And ,yes people do breathe most of the time!

PETER JOBACK - I Feel Good And I'm Worth It -Swedish CD Early 2002

Another new album from one of the stars of B&B's Kristina Fran Duvemala. Ths songs are in English.

Track listing: She's like a butterfly/ Sinner,/HeLP somebody,/Freeway /My fatal love /Crying on the dance floor/This is the year/ Heal,/Northern guy/Time to get tacky/ Undress me/ I'm gonna do Peter' Joback- Jag Kommer Hem Igen Till Jul Winter 2002

This is Peter's Christmas Album.

Peter Joback-Det Här Är Platsen

Peter Joback performs with the Göteborgs Symfoniker

Peter Joback-Storybook

An album of mostly American standards from the 1950's and 1960's.

Finn Kalvik

Norwegian singer/guitarist bonr in 1947.
ABBA members worked on his solo
output recorded at Polar Studios in 1979-1982.Benny produced a couple of his albums.


Finn Kalvik- KOM UT KOM FRAM 1979 Swedish LP
Released on Polar and produced by Benny Andersson

Side 1:
1. Kom ut kom fram
2. Skogens sang
3. Alle som blir igjen
4. Alene
5. Månekveld

Side 2:
1. På flukt
2. Lilla vackra Anna
3. Senit
4. Min elskede kom hjem i går
5. Tatt av vinden


Finn Kalvik- Natt Og Dag, Polar 1981 Swedish LP
Produced by Benny Andersson. This album includes Kalvik's failed 1981 Norwegian entry to Eurovsion song contest called " Aldri i livet"


Side 1:
1. Aldri i livet
2. Refrenger
3. Velkommen - farvel
4. I jomfruens tegn
5. Fredløs

Side 2:
1. Natt og dag
2. Frostroser
3. Livet og leken
4. Alvedans
5. Brente broer

Finn Kalvik-"Tenn dine vakre øyne" , Polar 1982 Swedish LP rereleased on CD June 2005

This album was produced by Rutger Gunnasson . It does include an appearance on mandolin on track by the Three Boys (Bjorn Ulvaeus, Lasse Wellander, and Ruget Gunnarsson.)


Finn Kalvik - The English Polar Recordings DUTCH CD


THIS IS A FOUR TRACK DISC MADE AVAILABLE BY THE ABBA FAN CLUB. This is a compilation of English language versions of songs that Finn had recorded betwwen 1979- 1981 the original versions of at least three of these songs are in Swedish.. British singer/songwriter Ralph McTell wrote the lyrics to three of the songs. Benny produced three of the tracks and ABBA members appear on the recordings..

Track listing :Here In My Heart (Aldrig i livet)/ On The Run(Pa flukt)/Wake Up To Love ( Kom ut, kom fram/ The Last Of The Vikings (Mot ukjente farvann-det siste viking)

Finn Kalvik- Imellom to Evigheter 2000 Scandinavian CD

The song "Trostevise" is new a version of a Benny Andersson instrumental composition from the NOVEMBER 1989 album this time with lyrics and singing.. .

1. Imellom to evigheter
2. Tillbake til meg selv
3. Kjærlighet er enøyd
4. Trøstevise
5. Langsomt brenner lyset ned
6. Kom sett deg ned
7. To skritt fram
8. Sjøl om jeg kanskje såra deg iblant
9. Tusen og en natt
10. Bare månen

Judy Kahn

Judy Kuhn, best known for her work as Cosette in Les Miserables and in the Disney cartoon, POCAHANTUS, provided
an emotionally genuine performance as Florence Vassey in the very short running Broadway version of CHESS. She has put out a solo album or two.

Tommy Korberg (pronounced Chor-Berg)

Mr. Korberg played the Russian on three CHESS albums. He also sang on one song each on two of Benny's solo albums. He also can be found on the B&B tribute album. Tommy Korborg has an extensive catalog of solo albums all recorded in Sweden. He has worked with rock bands & big bands. He starred in the Swedish version of Les Miserables He has released a number of albums, among the easiest to obtain would be collection called HITS and a recent two CD Best of Set called Gränslös/Det bästa 1967-2003 whose tracks are listed below...

 1. Den första gång jag såg dig
2. Släpp fångarne loss
3. Judy min vän
4. Som en bro över mörka vatten
5. Himlen är oskyldigt blå
6. Drömmen om Elin
7. Ack Värmeland du sköna
8. Jag kom inte hit för att jag tror
9. Sol på jorden
10. Sök dig till bergen
11. Stad i ljus
12. Jag vill ha dig här
13. Brinn
14. Sometimes
15. The winner takes it all
16. Where do we begin
17. Likgiltigheten är en form
18. Nature boy

19.Anthem


20. Somebody's taken Maria away
21. Min barndom
22. Nu har jag fått den jag vill ha
23. Familjelycka
24. Led hans väg
25. Vid Molins fontän
26. Konsten att vara vacker
27. Can't buy me love
28. En valsmelodi
29. Min vind är din
30. Ravaillac
31. Såsom jorden väntar (fäbodpsalm från Mora)
32. Tankar
33. Fattig bonddräng
34. Luffarvisan
35. Trubbel
36. Kärlek ingen ville ha
37. Han har ihop det med min fru
38. Gamla älskares sång
39. I mitt hjärtas land (Anthem in Swedish)

Nils Landgren & Funk Unit -Funky ABBA March 2004 Swedish CD

ABBA and the word funky- I just dont know....but it kinda works. This album by Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren, and his Funk Unit was coproduced /and coproformed by John Coltranes' son Magnum Coltrane Price. Nils Landgren is known to ABBA fans for his work playing on the "Voulez-Vous' album..Some of the singing on the album is done by female guest vocalists..

The Funk unit includes Henrik Janson who played with Gemini and ABBA drummer Per Lindvall plays on one track.

The album is sort of a jazz/funk fusion-and it works surprisingly well-it's rare to hear covers that bring out the high quality of ABBA songs. This works because it doesnt' sound at all like ABBA. But still I'm not sure I'd recommend unless you are open to jazz or are open to rap/funk...

This album features Benny Andersson playing piano on one track-a version of "When All is Said and Done. which features vocalist Viktoria Tolstoy. This is a good track-put that on a Benny compilation album, please! The track is similiar to the Annie Sofie Otter version of "Like an Angel Passing Through My Room" which Benny also guested on piano for..Both songs are stripped down versions of tracks orginally sung by Frida on THE VISITORS.... .

A British reader ,Mike Auber, gives this quick review-"The funky arrangements go
together quite well with tracks like "Name Of The Game", "Gimme Gimme
Gimme" and "Voulez-Vous".  But even if you don't like jazz trombone or
rapping, Benny's unaccompanied piano/vocal version of "When All Is Said
And Done" melts the heart".

Track listing:Money, Money, Money /Knowing Me, Knowing You/Voulez-Vous
Thank You For The Music / Super Trouper /Summer Night City /Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
The Name Of The Game/ Dancing Queen /Take A Chance on me/ SOS/When All Is Said and Done

James Last

James Last - James Last Plays ABBA October 2001 German CD

A new CD with orchestral versions of ABBA songs by German bandleader

James Last (who actually appeared on TV with ABBA in the 1970's.)

Track listing:

Dancing Queen/ Gimmex3/,The Winner Takes it all/Money Money Money The Name of Game ,SOS,Lay All your Love on Me ,MMM,Knowing ME Knowing YOU Super Trouper/One of us/,Take a chance on Me/,Fernando/Waterloo

Tomas Ledin

Swedish Singer/ Songwriter .Tomas Ledin was a bit of ABBA/Stig protege. He went along as the male background singer on ABBA's 1979 tour-in which he performed the track, "NOT BAD AT ALL:. His ten second solo spot on "Summer Night City' in the ABBA in Concert DVD is actually kind of cool." He actually wrote a few (ok) songs that appeared on the early 1980's solo albums by both Agnetha &Frida. Tomas Ledin ending up marrying Stig Anderson's daughter Marie, and also ended up owning Polar Studios' which sadly was shut down in 2004 due to high rent.. Tomas' early albums included , Captured, and Looking for a Good Time .

His recent albums include Djävulen o ängeln, Festen Har Börjata, Med Vidöppna Fönster and Ett Samlingsalbum 1990

TOMAS LEDIN-HUMAN TOUCH 1982 Sweden and some other territories

This particular album is notable for including his melodramatic duet with Agnetha Faltskog-called "Never Again" which was a big Swedish hit.

This album was also released under a different title in Sweden...That duet can be found on a couple of Aggie's compilations.".This album originated on the Polar Label..
 
Track listing For Human Touch

I Love You
I've Got Something
Never Again (with Agnetha Faltskog)
She's In Love With My Best Friend
Listen To Your Heart
Loving You Is Like Chasing A Dream
Keep It Up
Taken By Surprise
Love Me Like You Used To
In The Middle Of Nowhere

Björn J:son Lindh

Björn played on the ABBA album (1975) and
he played the flute on "One Night in Bangkok". Björn has an extensive solo career, most notably his Spirits of Europa albums done with Stephen Scefa and work he has done Janne Schaffer.

Per Lindvall

Blond Drummer on most of ABBA's 1980's work, as well as on Chess and other B&B's projects. He recorded one album (White on Blue) with a Swedish group. called ..Crossfade, (not be be conused with the American post grunge group also called Crossfade). Per has also worked Aha, Lasse Wellander and with Michael Ruff..

Jon Lord - Beyond The Notes September 2004 Internationally released CD

Includes one sung by Frida!!The Sun Will Shine Again

Miles Away, De Produndis, One From The Meadow, Cologne Again, I'll Send You A Postcard, The Sun Will Shine Again (sung by FRIDA), A Smile When I Shook His Hand, November Calls, The Telemann Experiment, Music For Miriam

The late Jon Lord is keyboardist best known for his work with the British rock band Deep Purple during two stints. There is also a video release of the same name that shows Frida singing this song.

ULF LUNDELL-

Ulf Lundell - Nådens År 1978 reissued on CD recently
(Album originally from 1978 -  incl. 2 bonus tracks)
Nådens år, Snön faller och vi med den (incl. Agnetha !), Höga hästar, Natten har sitt sätt, Den lille landstrykaren, Kärlekens hundar, Warum all this black stuff ?, Prärien igen, Sonjas vals, Kitsch, Vit flagg, Tisdag morgon, Ack blake, käre blace

Kicki Moberg

Kicki Moberg-Kicki Moberg 1981 out of print LP

This Polar release features two songs cowritten by Agnetha Faltskog. " Men Natten ar Var"   and " Har ar Mitt Lin " a Swedish version of the unreleased ABBA song-"I'm Still Alive".

Per Myrberg

Per Myrberg -'Sommernatt -Swedish CD June 2003

This album features Benny Andersson and his orchestra on two of the tracks and Benny helped with producing the record. The arrangements on the album are by Martin Östergren. The songs are Swedish folks songs by Evert Taube. Per Myrberg sang in CHESS PA SVENSKA. The album has received mixed reviews.  

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra -ABBA Classic 1992 Released on CD

There has been more than one attempt to do instrumental versions of ABBA songs. This orchestral version-appears to have actually approved by Stig. This is too lively to be Muzak but it's not exactly classical music either.

This has a black cover similar actually to the one used for ABBA gold.
Atlantic actually released this in America
during the dark times of 1992 when most ABBA CD's were out of print in the US.

Nashville Train

Nashville Train -Play ABBA OUR WAY circa 1977 Swedish LP

This album features 11 ABBA covers, and Nashville Train's version of "Please Change Your Mind". a rare country tune writtten by B&B to open ABBA-THE MOVIE. Nashville Train features Rutger Gunnarsson and Roger Palm both members of ABBA's studio band as well as Hasse Rose & Lasse Westmann. Lasse sings most of the lead vocals.

  Ring, Ring   
Why Did It Have To Be Me   
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do  
People Need Love   
Honey, Honey   
I've Been Waiting For You
 Please Change Your Mind   
Hasta Mañana   
Fernando    Another Town, Another Train   
I Am Just A Girl   
Waterloo   

 

Nanne, One More Time, and Peter's Pop Squad

Benny's son Peter Gronvall and Peter's wife Nanne were the main members of the Swedish recording act ,One More Time.The group mainly recorded in
Swedish . They also recorded previously under the names -Sound of Music(1986-1988), and Peter's Pop Squad(1989-1990) Recently , Nanne has also recorded
on her own. I dont beleive that Benny Andersson played on their records....

Albums by include-Sound of Music, Sound of Music II, One More Time, Den Vilda and Living in A Dream.

Nanne - Cirkus Home Sapiens 1999 Swedish CD

Track listing :Vem som helst, Nanne sommarvisa, Avundsjuk, Madonnan, Till dej, Viskaren, Cirkus homo sapiens, Martyr, Det skulle varit jag, Själar av blod, Viktiga små ord

Nanne's -Alla Mina Ansikten April 2001 Swedish CD

Swedish artist ,Nanne is Benny's son's Peter wife ,this is her latest studio album. The title means All My Faces.

Track listing-När Mannen Kom Till Jorden (When the man came to Earth/E.T På Riktigt (E.T. for real)
/ Skam (Shame)/ Jag Har Inte Tid (I haven't got the time)
/ Hatar, Älskar (Hating, loving)/ På En Gammal Sur Och Rutten Eka (On an old, sour and rutten rowboat)
/. Fördomar ( Prejudices)/ Alla Mina Ansikten (All my faces)
/Svarta Änkan (Black widow)/. En Ärlig Chans (An honest chance)
/ Men/En HjäLPande Person (A heLPing person)

Nanne - 20 År Med Nanne 1985-2005, April 13, 2005 Swedish CD

 A collection of 20 years of work by Benny's Daughter-in law.. from all four acts she has been part of...Peter Gronvall plays on many of the songs

Håll om mig, Jag sträcker mig mot himlen, Svarta änkan, Vem som helst, Avundsjuk, Om du var min, Nannes sommarvisa, Fördomar, Viktiga små ord, Jag har inte tid, Evig kärlek, Men-Nanne solo

Den vilda ,Highland The doLPhin Kvarnen , Råttfångar'n - One More Time,

A life to live - Peter's Pop Squad,
Alexandra - Love me or leave me - Eldorado - One more lonely night - Sound of Music

 

Josefin Nilsson and Ainbusk

Josefin Nilsson -an attractive, high pitched , Swedish singer, recorded her 1993 debut album with Björn and Benny. She recently appeared in the Swedish version of Chess. She also continues as a member of the Swedish group- Ainbusk ,who have also worked with Benny.

Josefin Nilsson- Shapes 1993 Produced by Benny Andersson Available on Swedish CD but also released internationally

This is the closest we get to a ABBA album in the 1990's. Benny wrote the songs for the album with Björn and produced the record. This is a pop record, there are no excursions into accordion music, birdsong, or the works of Vilhem Moberg! This is the solo debut album of Swedish singerJosefin Nilsson , who is also a member of the
Swedish singing group called Ainbusk.Her singing voice is generally high ,she sounds sort of like restrained Bjork. Although Josefin has not recorded another solo album with Benny she did work for Benny on the Chess Pa Svenska project.

Benny and Björn interrupted their work on their musical,
Kristina to write the songs for this album. Like the two 1980's albums by Gemini this is a pop/rock record. Unlike the two Gemini albums, all the songs here were written by Benny and Björn. Indeed, this was the first original album since ABBA's THE VISITORS to have all the songs bear the Andersson-Ulvaeus credit. Thus, this album is more cohesive sounding album than either of the Gemini albums. SHAPES has some of rhythmic sensibiltites of the second Gemini album. SHAPES occasionally sounds like Gemini because Gemini's Anders Glenmark is the primary background vocalist.

What's left of the ABBA band-Benny, Per Lindvall, Lasse Wallender and ever faithful Rutger Gunnarson play on SHAPES, (but there is no sign of Björn's voice or guitar). This is a surprisingly percussive album fortwo old fat guys to have put together.
Benny even has started to use a synthbass on some of the tracks (leaving poor Rutger
out in the cold). The lyrics are hit or miss-occasionally good, occasionally only so-so.

The album opens strongly with the energetic & rhythmic "Surprise, Surprise". There are some
great grooves to be found on "Midnight Dancer"and "Now You See Him , Now You don't"
which also, has some highl yoriginal backing vocals (some of which done are by Ainbusk) "Midnight Dancer " has an annoying but memorable electric organ riff. Josefin saves a stupid song "I Leave it to Love" with a over-the top vocal performance, it's interesting how she sings the later verses
progressively deeper and richer.The boys have also come up with some good ballads for Jo to sing, especially the evocative "Where the Whales I have ceased to sing" and "The film I'd like to see". "Film" closes the album somewhat bombastically
but the lyric is surprisingly tender.

This album was not particularly successful internationally , or even in Sweden,Josefin has not recorded another solo album with Benny she did work for Benny on the Chess Pa Svenska project.Still this CD is a must- have for fans of the songwriting of Andersson-Ulvaeus.

. 1.Surprise, Surprise2. Heaven and Hell3. We Won't Be Going No Anywhere 4. Where The Whales Have Ceased To Sing 5. High Hopes and Heartaches 6. Midnight Dancer7. Leave It to Love8. When I Watch You In Your Sleep 9. Now You See Him, Now You Don't 10. The Film I'd Like To See

Ainbusk Singers -FRAN NAR TILL FJARRAN 1993 Available on Swedish CD. Produced by Benny Andersson

Benny Andersson first saw Ainbusk ,a Swedish the singing/ theatrical quartet in the late 1980's. By 1993 Benny would produce this CD and cowrite three of the songs with Marie Nilson. Ainbusk's resident comedian and pianist. (Björn had no involvement!). The three songs Benny cowrote are "Drommarnas Golv", "Alska Mej " and "Jag mötte Lassie". "Lassie" was a Swedish hit. And yes, "Lassie is a song about a dog! The title of the album means "From Here to Faraway".

All four of the ladies of Ainbusk members sing: most notably Josefin Nilsson, who would record her solo debut ,SHAPES, album under Benny's direction.
Josefin shows off her vocal chops on "Lover Man", and "Alska Mej".The other three members names are Birgitta Jakobsson, Marie Nilsson and Annelie Roswall.
The CD booklet has some interesting photos of the ladies dressed up in strange costumes.
This album was drawn primarily from one of Ainbusk's highly theatrical Swedish stage shows-"Ainbusk jubileumsshow". (Ainbusk's jubilee show).
.Apparently, some of the songs date from a couple years before. "Lassie' was released as a very successful single in October 1990, and "Alska Mej" (Love Me) was released as a single in April 1991.Although most of the songs are in Swedish this is a very entertaining album, even the songs not written by Benny are worthwhile, largely due to Ainbusk's innate charm.
This album was released on Benny's Mono label. Björn and the ABBA band have no involvement on this album.

Ainbusk-Forsta Utgan 1998 Swedish CD

The later albums ,dont really feature Benny or Björn's involvement and thus are of less
interest to ABBA fans. The group dropped had dropped the word -Singers" from their name by
the this point.

Ainbusk-Ainbusk 1999 Swedish CD

The later albums ,dont really feature Benny or Björn's involvement and thus are of less
interest to ABBA fans. The group dropped had dropped the word -Singers" from their name by
the this point.Two versions of this album were released ,one
with and one with out the group pictured on the cover, the second version includes extra tracks.For this album , Josefin Nilsson combined with Marie Nilsson to write much of the music.The later pressing has new version of Benny's and Marie Nilsson's song "Alska Mej".

Ainbusk -Stolt 2000 Swedish CD

A CD release on EMI/. Features covers and songs by the group. The title means "Proud".

Ainbusk - I Midvintertid - En Jul På Gotland LAte 2001 Swedish CD

Josefin Nilsson and Ainbusk returned in 2001 with this Christmas album. It includes a version of "Hemma", from B&B's KRISTINA FRAN DUVEMALA.

Track listing:Det sista vi har kvar/ Stilla nat/Jul jul strålande jul/En julsaga/I juletidens timma,/Var hälsad sköna morgonstund,/Under stjärnan,/Förevigt nu,/Härlig är jorden/ Godnattvalsen/ Gläns över sjö och strand,/Bach juloratorium/ Hemma

Ainbusk-Skynda Attt Alska 2002 CD

There most recent CD released on Stockholm Records. The title means "Hurry Up and Love".Features covers and songs by the group.

Ainbusk - En Samling 2003 Swedish CD
A collection of some AInbusk best songs including the songs Benny Cowrote with them-
Lassie*, Älska mej*,

contains: Min Gud, On du nånsin börjar tveka, Lassie*, Älska mej*, För evigt nu, Stolt att vara kvinna, Kom så far vi härifrån, Säg vad kärlek är, Honung och salt, Varje steg du tar, Gunatt, Under stjärnan, Fält av guld, Till dej, Som när pojkar vågar gråta, Jag har gått inunder stjärnorna, Allt gott

Charlie Norman

Frida sang with pianist Charlie Norman's band to help pay the bills during the the late
1960's. Frida didn't sing on any of his albums.

Sadly, Charlie died in 2005...But people do die, even Charlie..

Lou Merloni

Journeyman utilility infielder who formerly played for the Boston Red Sox, he never played with ABBA. He hails from Framingham, Mass. Like Sam Horn and Bernie Carbo he is a living legend....Still he does not rise to the level of a Dave Roberts, who could....

Mike Oldfield

British keyboardist, and one of the earliest international artists to cover an ABBA song.

Mike Oldfield-QE2 1980 British CD 

Mike was famous for his classic instrumental albums -Tubular Bells I, II, and III.On this album he recorded a fairly good cover of the title track from ABBA 's Arrival album. Mike even had a picture of him taken in a helic/opter.

Taurus /Sheba /Conflict /Arrival /Wonderful Land /Mirage /QE2 /Celt   / Molly  

 

Elaine Paige

The legendary ,Elaine Paige (the original star of the London versions of CHESS, CATS, and EVITA) has put out around a dozen solo albums mostly in a theatrical style, she also can be found on many cast albums.

One of her albums was called the Queen Album and it featured Queen covers. Their were rumours in the early 2000's that B&B had supposedly wrote new duet for her Barbara Dickson to sing on a upcoming album, but it doesn't seemed to have panned out.

 
Elaine Paige -Essential Broadway Masters October 2006 British CD
 
Includes, for the first time on record, Elaine's version of "Someone Else's Story" from CHESS. The song had not been part o the original West End version of CHESS. Also included are some other show tunes... According to Ice the site this version of "Someone Else Story " is not very good.


1. Where Is Love
2. Edelweiss
3. Hopelessly Devoted To You
4. You Must Love Me
5. Bring Him Home
6. Something's Coming
7. If I Loved You
8. All I Ask Of You
9. Someone Else's Story
10. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair
11. Aquarius
12. Surrrender
13. Broadway Baby

 

Louise Pitre

Louise Pitre - All Of My Life Has Led To This October 19, 2001 American CD

Not easily available, this CD features the orginal star of the Broadway version of MAMMA MIA. Some of the songs are sung in French- includng a rare French version of "The Winner takes it All" based on the Mirelle version.

Track listing All of my life has led to this/ An affair to remember/ Y'a rien a voir/ Rock-a-bye your baby with a dixie melody/a quiet thing/Slipping through my fingers/ The winner takes it all/A notre tour, /Dark is the night (c'est fini)/ To love again,/Le ciel est blue/ If I ruled the world/ Limelight/ Love Letter/ B

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Orsa Spelemän, Kalle Moreaus

Benny's folksy violin playing friends. Benny has played with them in public and worked with on their albums, and they have played on his solo albums.. The group features Leif Goras, Nicke Gothe and family members Kalle, Olle, & Perra Moraeus, the group also been has incorporated into the BAO...

Orsa Spelmän-Orsa Spelmän 1988 Swedish CD

This was the second album released on Benny's Mono label in May 1988. The album recorded at Polar and was produced by Benny Andersson and features him playing on accordion and synthesizer. Most of the songs are written by the band. This album was recorded at Polar by engineer Bernard Lohr.

Tracks lisitng-Lilla Cilla, Norsk Export, Drömpolska, Kyrkpolskan, Falkmarschen, Gawell-polskan, Lindgrens Tivoli, Kickis Brudvals, Brudmarsch till Per och Anna, Michola-polskan, Bälter Svens paradpolkett, Görels polska, Kvesjo/valsen, "Leckans" 40 års-polska, Visa från Venjan

Kalle Moreaus -1991 Available on Swedish CD Features Björn and Benny

This is the first solo album by Kalle Moreaus,the leading member of Orsa Spelman.. On this album Kalle sings a bit more than he does with Orsa Spelman, and the song lineup is not strictly violin/accordion songs. (For example there is a Swedish version of Chuck Berrys "Maybelline". Of the the violin songs my favorite is "Schottis fran Lima".

This album is of interest to B&B fans because it has the new B&B Swedish language song "Beatrice' which Benny and Björn both play on. It is sung by Kalle. It's a good song. It was released as a single in April 1991.

This seems to be the first documentated appearence by Björn playing a instrument on record since the breakup of ABBA. Björn plays a 12 string guitar on "Beatrice'.
Benny plays on a total of three songs.if you like Benny 's work with Orsa
Spelman this is worth getting ,but otherwise it's not worth it for the one song.

This album was produced ,but not engineered ,by Michael B.Tretow.It was recorded at Polar Studios.

Orsa Spelmän-Odra -January 1998

Odra is second album released by Orsa Spelmän, was also released on Mono in January 1998. Surprsingly. it took 10 years for this followup album to come out.,...this one was also produced by Benny.

1 New Dehli 2 Orrängsvalsen 3 Uraipa
4 Brudmarsch till Olle och Birgitta 5 Scottish schottis 6 Bodakölla
7 Annas visa 8 Golfswingen 9 Perras vårlåt 10 Hillgitt'n
11 Indusbacken 12 Puttes hyllningspolska 13 Skänklåt
14 Olles Anna 15 Stjuls på Källhagen 16 Koppången

Kalle Moreaus & Bengan Jansson-Live in Köttsjön 2001-2001 Swedish CD

This CD was not issued by Mono...It has a few covers of Benny Andersson songs, as well as Kalle's version "O sole Mio" a song he also does with the Bao....

Benny Andersson is not involved with this recording..

Kalle Moreaus & Hej Lalle1 May 2003 Swedish CD

Another album by Kalle Moreaus...Benny Andersson is also not involved with this recording..I am not involved with it, and neither is my cat...

Orsa Spelmän- Orsa Orsa nästa 2006 Swedish CD

Their new album, though I dont think Benny is involved on this one...

1. Mor´kullor
2. Västerdarlingen
3. Bluespolska
4. Följ med i tåget
5. Ragge
6. Brudmarsch till Anna och Marcus
7. Punsch på verandan
8. Kickens 70-årspolska
9. Karins konfirmationslåt
10. Jiddisch schottis
11. Buss på´n
12. Molomsvalsen
13. Hämäläisen ja Moraeuksen Häämarssi
14. Julfemman

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Ra ta Ta

RATATA-Kollection October 2002 Swedish CD

This greatest hits collection includes Frida duet with group RATATA on "Sa lange Vi Har Haran".the song was originally released in 1987.

 

The Real Group

REAL GROUP- Varför Får Man Inte Bara Vara Som Man Är? Swedish CD (1994)

Frida's acapella duet version of "Dancing Queen " does a great a cappella version with THE REAL GROUP . The rest of the tracks are by The Real Group. The track can not be found on any Frida albums.

The Real Group -Allt det bästa" October 2001 Swedish CD

This is a "Best of" compilation of tracks by this Swedish vocal group. .It includes Frida's 1990's duet with them on "Dancing Queen".

SIR TIM RICE

Clever witty, sometimes sardonic English lyricist best known for his work with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat.. Also known for his work writing lyrics on Disney animated films such as THE LION KING . He worked with Bjorn and Benny as the primary lyricist of CHESS. There are two or three compilations on CD of Rice's work...

Roxette

The Swedish duo Roxette was one of the most successful acts of the late 1980's.
Though Roxette never worked directly with ABBA, Per Gessle and Marie Frederickson have both worked with Frida. Roxette had more Number One & Top five records on the American singles charts than ABBA . ABBA however had a longer career with more hit singles in total on the American charts....

Albums include Have A nice Day, Room Service, Look Sharp, Tourism, Crash! Boom! Bang! Joyride .Pearls of Passion and Don't Bore Us Get to the Chorus : Roxette's Greatest Hits

Janne Schaffer

Blond long haired Swede, a non singing guitarist /composer. Janne was ABBA's first lead guitarist and most respected musician. Janne's pursuit of a solo career meant that Lasse Wallender would be ABBA's main lead guitarist from 1977 on. Janne continued to play on some ABBA sessions ,but did not play on ABBA 's 1977 or 1979 world tours.

He has worked in a number of bands notably the Electric Banana Band ,as well as working as a sideman with artists like Bob Marley, Ted gardestad, Johhny Nash and Björn J:son Lindh....

Janne's albums are on primarily in a Jazz vein. Remarkably, a few of albums were released on the CBS label in America. .I never seem to remember how to spell his last name...sorry Janne...

His Albums include-Janne Schaffer, 1973, Andra, 1974, Katharis 1975 , Earmeal, 1977...many others....

For A more complete Listing of Janne's albums visit our  Janne Schaffer SOLO CAREER discography

He is also featured on this album

Various Artists -"Osannolikt svenskt" September 2001 Swedish CD

This is a CD celebrating the 75th anniversary of a Swedish song publisher group. It features one ABBA song and some tracks by ABBA related artists such as Peter Joback doing a Swedish version of Roxette's "Crash! Boom! Bang! ", The album's title - Osannolikt svenst means (Unusually Swedish).

Track listing:

1. Ring Ring -(Ale Mollers Polska Allstars)
2 Heden- (Magnus from Barbados)
3 Regntunga skyar -(Robyn & KMHs jazzorkester)
4 Harda Bud- (Carle Tornehave & Urban Turban)
5 Det ordnar sig alltid -(Povel Ramel & Meja)
6 Oppna din himmel -(Jennifer Brown)
7 Crash! Boom! Banf!- (Peter Joback)
8 Viggen -(Richie M)
9 De sista ljuva aren -(Sven- Bertil Taube)
10 Sommarkort -(Excellence)
11 Har kommer natten -(Patrik Isaksson, Joey Tempest & Anders Glenmark)
12 Bilder av Dom vi var -(Freddie Wadling & Broderna Jormin)
13 Alla sager att jag ser sa ledsen ut -(Louise Hoffsten & Anders Widmark)
14 Balladen om den tysta staden -(Rikard Wolff)
15 Det tanker jag ofta pa -(Alice Babs, Janne Schaffer & Bjorn J:son Lindh)
16 Torsten pa Skorsten -(KMHs jazzorkester)
17 Fran Djursholm till Danvikstull -(Lasse Lonndahl)
18 Ulla min Ulla -(Janne Schaffer, Dregen, Jojje Wadenius & R Gustavsson)

Helen Sjöholm

Helen's starred in the B&B musical Kristina Fran Duvemala and has worked with Benny on his two Benny Andersson Orkerster albums as well as Chess Pa Svenska, and Fran Waterloo to Duvemala/

Helen Sjöholm - Visor May 21, 2002 Swedish CD

Finally more than six years after Helen's emergence in the B&B musical Kristina Fran Duvemala comes Her first solo album. All the songs are in Swedish. Benny Andersson plays accordion on this album.

Track listing: Allt under himmelens fäste, Horgalåten, Man borde inte sova, Vid vassen av den krökta ström, Här är gudagott att vara, Koppången, Lustvin dansar en gavott med de fem sinnena, Då väntar jag vid vägarna, Ombytlighet - vår tids gudinna, Vindarna sucka, Tusen tankar, Du som har mitt hela hjärta, Varning, Som en eld, Vårvindar friska

Helen Sjöholm & Anders Widmark Genom Varje Andetag- October 22, 2003 Swedish CD Genom Varje Andetag

Track Listing: Sylvesters resa, Jag älskar dig, Jag har bara ögonblick, Sakta stiger solen, Genom varje andetag, Det finns något mer, Mozart och dammsugaren, Morgondans, Fastän du sover, Kärlekssång, Luffarsång, Säg mig för vems skull

 

Svenne and Lotta

Long dark haired Swede ,Svenne Hedlund and his wife, the American, Charlotte Hedlund were members of Benny's group Hep stars . Charlotte is a short African-American singer who had sang briefly with an American pop/soul group called the Sherry's . Lotta (as she was known in Swedish) didn't join the Hep stars till 1968.

After the Hep stars broke up (in 1969) S&L worked as a duo. They worked with B&B on the Swedish folkpark circuit. S&L recorded albums in the 1970's for Polar, they recorded a number of B&B songs including a few not released by ABBA.They still perform today, although not always together. Below are some of their albums:

Svenne & Lotta-Oldies but Goodies 1973 Swedish LP out of print

This was their First LP with Polar Records, among the oldies were"Be My Baby' and Do You Want To Dance". The album was produced by Bjorn and Benny and Svenne and B&B play on it.

Svenne & Lotta 2 1975 Swedish LP Out of print

This was S&L's followup Album it featured "Bang-A-Boomerang" which was originally going to be only their song, but ABBA ended up having to use their own version as well. Two other B&B songs were included "Roly -Poly Girl" -A English version of "Kara Gamla Sol' and Dance (while the music still goes on)    B&B just produced the songs they wrote on this one. This album included more 1960's oldies as well.

Bang En Boomerang (3:02)When You Walk Into The Room (2:50)
Tell Laura I Love Her (3:03)Oh Juicy (3:37)It's My Party (3:42)Roly-Poly Girl (Kära Gamla Sol) (2:37)Dance (While The Music Still Goes On) (3:19)Chapel Of Love (3:05)Dream Lover (2:36)
Changes (3:34)Bang-A-Boomerang (3:02)Glad All Over

Svenne & Lotta-Letters 1976 Swedish LP out of print

Includes B&B's disco song -"Funky Feet" and English version of B&B"s 1971 song-Tänk Om Jorden Vore Ung which here is called "If We only Had the Time"

Hep Stars & Svenne and Lotta-Fran Cadillac to Rolls Royce 1991 Available on Swedish CD

I think I'd rather go from Waterloo to Duvemala.
This CD includes some Hep Stars tracks along with Svenne and Lotta recordings. This set doesn't do either group justice. This CD does at least include Svenne & Lotta's Swedish version of "Bang-A-Bommerang' which uses the same backing track as ABBA's. This also has S&L's Swedish version of "Dance (While Music Goes On). Annoyingly the handful of other non- ABBA B&B songs Svenne & Lotta recorded such as "Funky Feet" and" If We Only had the Time" are not to be found here. Instead ,we get Svenne & Lotta's later 1980's work such as the absymal "Rolls Royce".

Svenne & Lotta - Tio Gyllene År 1973-1983 Swedish CD Early 2002

Finally, a fairly good compilation of the work of Svenne & Lotta.

Svenne & Lotta were the lead singers in Benny's 1960's band -The Hep Stars. Svenne & Lotta continuedto work on and off with Benny during the early 1970's and were signed to ABBA's label- Polar music. Svenne And Lotta recorded some songs written for them ,as well as some oldies covers and a few B&B songs. They recorded the first Swedish versions of ABBA songs-Bang A Boomerang, "Dance (while the Music Goes On)" and "He Is Your Brother". One of the more interesting recordings here is the B&B disco track "Funky Feet" which was attempted but never recorded by ABBA. Although there a few interesting tracks Svenne& Lotta are a uneven act-and best heard as members of the Hep Stars.

Track listing -Bang A- Boomerang/När dagen försvinner/Dance (While the music still goes on), Chapel of love/, Sandy/ Breakin' up is hard to do/ All I have to do is dream/ It's a real good feeling/Du ger mig liv,/Take good care of my baby/ He is your brother,/Broken hearts/ Om jag fick leva om mitt liv/ Precious to me/ Only you/Where were you/Can't stop myself from loving you/ If it's love/ Makin' love/Funky feet

 

STEPS

Boy/Girl Group that has been compared to ABBA . They covered ABBA songs on the ABBAMANIA album. Last time I heard they had broken up, and stepped elsewhere....

 

Björn SKIFS and BLUE SWEDE

Björn SKIFS didn't actually play on any ABBA records.Björn and his band Blue Swede had the very first top 40 hit by a Swedish artist in America, a #1 cover version of "Hooked on a Feeling". (This record proceeded ABBA's "Waterloo' by a few weeks) . Björn sang a duet with Frida called "Med Vaerann'. Björn sang the part of The Arbiter on the Chess album and he played a trumpet on one song on Benny's "Klinga Mina Klockor" album. Björn has been a solo act for many years.

Björn Skifs - Bästa Swedish CD Year unknown

This is one place to find Bjorn Skifs duet -with Frida called "Med Veraan". Although I see "Hooked On A feeling" on here I am not sure if it is the original recording,,,
Track listing ; Out of the blue/ Half-breed/ Dr. Rock'n'roll,/Don't be fooled by the name/Flashback, I didn't sing/La booga rooga, Do you wanna dance /Firefly/Now and then/Hooked on a feeling/ Michelangelo (med så svara då)/ I mörkret med dej/En joker i leken/ Med varann/Vi bygger oss en båt/Det regnar det regnar/ Ni som kan r/Så'nt händer män'skor varje dag/ Till en poet, Krama dej

Blue Swede-.The Golden Classics of Blue Swede International CD 1998?

These are actual recordings by Blue Swede, all in English ,this CD includes both of their American hits...

Hooked on a Feeling/ Pinewood Rally /Silly Milly
Lonely Sunday Afternoon /Gotta Have Your Love Destiny    
Something's Burning /Working in the Coal Mine /Never My Love    
(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me/ Hush/I'm Alive
 

Michael B. Tretow

Michael B. Tretow was ABBA's engineer on all their albums-he also has worked with
each of the ABBA members outside of ABBA.
He has actually had a on and off music career since the mid-1960's.

Michael B. Tretow -LET'S BOOGIE 1976 (Released on CD January 1999)

Long belated rerelease of this humourous album
by ABBA engineer and resident comedian,
This album is famous for featuring all of the
members of ABBA and their band in the roles
of sideman to the incredibly silly -Michael B. Tretow.

The albums' title implies that this is a disco album but it's not-it's an album of humourous songs inspired by singers like the Coasters. Agnetha, Björn , Benny and the Abba band play on this album and Agnetha, Frida and Karin Glenmark sing backing vocals, it's a very funny album.

The album's main flaw is that Micke is not a great singer , or rather he sings too much.

This would have been a much more listenable album if Micke had Agnetha & Frida, hell, even Björn sing lead on a few of the songs. Until it's recent and much belated release on CD , this album had been one of the rarer ABBA collectibles..

Hey Micke, What's the B stand for anyway??? ((Addendum-somebody wrote in to inform me that the B. stands for Bo.)

 
This was originally released on LP in 1976 in Scandanavia and Britain.

Lets Boogie / Paper Dolls / Robot Man / Bottom Coming Up / Brief Intermission / Moonbeams / I Can See What You Mean / That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles / Sandwich / Hesitating Hanna / Brief Intermisson /  Keep Your Hands to Yourself / Doc McGurgles etc. /  Buy Buy Buy /  He Can´t Sing/

Caramba-Caramba 1981 Swedish LP

This is another novelty Michael Tretow related album, this album has no ABBA involement though Caramba features Ted Gardestad prominetly....The hit here was Hubba Hubba Zoot Zooot

ABBA-The Tribute April 1999 Various Artists ABBA-A tribute The 25th Anniversary Celebration 1999 American CD

. This is a compilation put together by ABBA fan Jeffrey de Hart. .
It was released on the Relativity label. Released in Mid-1999 around the 25th Anniversary of ABBA's victory at the Eurovision song contest.
A ABBA tribute album. The artists here include Frida & the Real Group, Erasure, Go West, Bananarama, Mike Love (of the Beach Boys), Information Soceity and others.My favorite tracks here (other than Frida of course) are Evan Dando's minimalist version of "Knowing me, Knowing You" and Peter Cetera's duet with Country singer Ronna Reeves on SOS. (Peter produced Agnetha's I Stand Alone album). Peter comes up with a interesting opening to start the song.

Two tracks are of the most interest to ABBA
fans- firstly , Michael Tretow and his daughter do
a clever version of "Honey Honey' which features small bit of 13 ABBA songs thrown in
and secondly, Frida's acappella collorabation with Sweden's The Real Group on "Dancing Queen". This tracks marks the first release of new solo material by Frida on American soil since "Something's Going On". Of course, this track isn't really new it was released in 1994. It's a great jazzzy version of "Dancing Queen." This CD might have have been a good place to include U2's live concert performance of"Dancing Queen" with B&B . But that track is never going to see the light of day.

Michael B. Tretow -Greatest Hits 2000 Swedish CD?

ABBA engineer Michael B. Tretow has had a lengthy if sporadic Swedish music market solo career. This collection covers it all and includes
a few tracks from his 1976 LET'S BOOGIE album.
LET'S BOOGIE was recorded with ABBA,the
ABBA band and ABBA friends. LET'S BOOGIE
was all in English but most of this is in Swedish.

Track listing:
Hubba hubba zoot zoot/ Tutti Frutti/ Zoltan zulls julhälsning/ Spotnjik/ Sovjetisk modevisning/ Tomtens sommarsång/ Det var bättre förr/, Kortvisa nr. 1/Den makalösa manicken/ Elitgymnasten/ Visste ni? /Höns!/ Apans sång Jinglemaskinens klagan/ GnälLPipan/ Kom ihäg, Trolle e bäst/ Russin/ Grävslok/Brief intermission no.1/ Moonbeams / Children of the night/ Familjen schedblad/ Telefånen /Visste ni?/ Japansk moped!/ Motorsågsmazurka/ Program-jingle/ Jag är kär/ Eldorado americana/ Dr. Gerhards liniment/I läskedrycksaffären/Åby folket park -59, Kvalitetsauktionen/ Walter Lügens,/TV 1 signature

Triakel featuring Emma Hardelin

Triakel- Vintervisor med Triakel January 2001 Swedish CD

Benny Andersson cowrote and produced the dark sounding millenium hymn called " Innan Gryningen" in late 1999 but it didn't make it onto a long-playing recording until the release of this studio album by Emma Hardelin and Triakel.

The rest of the album features songs by Swedish songwriters such as Evert Taube and Dan Andersson.

 

Annie Sofie von Otter

Anne Sofie Von Otter Meets Elvis Costello-For The Stars Early 2001 CD released worldwide

The album is produced by Elvis Costello and features him occasionally singing . Elvis even cowrote or wrote eight of the songs. Most of the lead vocals are done by Ms. Otter a renowned Swedish opera mezzo-soprano. This album includes a cover of ABBA's "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room". Benny Andersson was actually invited to play some great piano/synclavier on that track and accordion on "Broken Bicycles/Junk". Benny is even pictured twice in the liner notes. In general , The album is listenable, tasteful, but perhaps a trifle boring. It has been a commercial success.

Track listing FOR THE STARS( with Songwriter)

1.. No Wonder (Elvis Costello)
2. Baby Plays Around (O' Riordon/Costello)
3. Go Leave (Kate McGarrigle)
4. Rope (Fleshquartet/Costello)
5. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Brian Wilson & Tony Asher)
6. Broken Bicycles(Tom Waits) / Junk (Paul McCartney)
7. The Other Woman (Jesse Mae Robinson)
8. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room (Andersson/Ulvaeus)
9. Green Song (Henryson/ Costello)
10. April After All (Ron Sexsmith)
11. You Still Believe In Me (Wilson/Asher)
12. I Want To Vanish (Costello)
13. For No One (Lennon/McCartney)
14. Shamed Into Love (Costello/Blades)
15. Just A Curio (Flesh Quartet/Costello)
16. This House Is Empty Now (Bacharach/Costello)
17. Take It With Me (Waits/Brennan)
18. For The Stars (Costello)

Anne Sofie von Otter,The Art of Anne Sofie Von Otter  German 2CD set- July 2002

A best of set of sorts of Anne Sofie's performances includes a couple of songs from FOR THE STARS including the ABBA cover Like An Angel Passing Through My Room. Various conductors and orchestras are featured on the opera trackSaw this album on one of the European Amazon sites.


Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. L'Amour est un oiseau rebelle from "Carmen" - Bizet
2. Les Tringles des sistres tintaient from "Carmen" - Bizet
3. Non so più from "Le nozze di Figaro" - Mozart
4. Voi che sapete from "Le nozze di Figaro" - Mozart
5. Ah, guarda, sorella from "Così fan tutte" - Mozart
6. Smanie implaicibili from "Così fan tutte" - Mozart
7. Soave sia il vento from "Così fan tutte" - Mozart
8. Parto, ma tu ben mio from "La clemenza di Tito" - Mozart
9. Dopo notte, atra e funesta from "Ariodante" - Handel
10. V'accendano le tede from "Agrippina" - Handel
11. Cease, ruler of the day, to rise from "Hercules" - Handel
12. Qui sedes ad dextram Patris from "Mass in B minor" - Bach
13. Buss und Reu from "St Matthew Passion" - Bach
14. Haec est Regina virginum - Handel
15. Oh solitude! - Purcell
16. Oh rest in the Lord, wait patiently for Him from "Elijah" - Mendelssohn
17. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion from "Messiah" - Handel
18. Laudamus te from "Mass in C minor" - Mozart
Disc: 2
1. Ave Maria - Schubert
2. An Silvia - Schubert
3. Rheinlegendchen from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" - Mahler
4. Lullaby - Brahms
5. Belle Nuit, o nuit d'amour from "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" - Offenbach
6. Ging heut' morgen übers Feld from "Songs of a Wayfarer" - Mahler
7. Le Roi de Thulé from "La Damnation de Faust" - Berlioz
8. Du Ring an meinem Finger from "Frauenliebe und -Leben" - Schumann
9. D'Amour l'ardente flamme from "La Damnation de Faust" - Berlioz
10. Une poupée yeux d'émail from "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" - Offenbach
11. Ved Fjaetle-Bekken from "Haugtussa" - Grieg
12. Mina - Meyerbeer
13. L'Anneau d'argent - Chaminade
14. Je Voudrais... - Chaminade
15. Marietta's Lied from "Die tote Stadt" - Korngold
16. Come Away, Death from "Songs of the Clown" - Korngold
17. The Sprig of Thyme from "13 Folksongs" - Grainger
18. Visa från Lappland from "Hjärterovet" - Hahn
19. One Life to Live - Weill
20. Like an angel passing through my room - Andersson & Ulvaeus
21. For the Stars - Elvis Costello
22. Stille Nacht - Gruber
23. The Christmas Song - Torme & Wells

 

 

Annie Sofie Von Otter-I Let The Music Speak, Deutsche Grammophone DG
477 9701 , International CD August 20, 2006
Sofie's new CD covers the full spectrum of the Benny Andersson/Bjorn
Ulvaeus songbook from early ABBA through Chess, Kristina and finally to
the BAO. This album includes three new English lyrics of songs
originally recorded in Swedish. Two of these songs ("Walk with You
Mama, and Butterlfy Wings " )are Bjorn's first new released English
language lyrics in a long time.

The third new English translation is a transltion of "Efter Regnet"
called as one would expect "after the Rain" ,the new lyric is by the
original lyrist Mats Norklit.

Benny Andersson is pictured in the liner notes and he looks like a old
man, and he manages to plays piano on two tracks -"Walk With You,
Mama"and " After the Rain". Benny's friends -Anders Eljas (piano,
arrangements) and Kalle Moreaus (banjo) also play on the CD. The
recordings were actually made in September 2004 at the the Atlantis
Studios (the studio often used by ABBA that was formerly known as
Metronome studios. .) The album was produced by George Wadenius , who
also plays on most of the tracks. The release was delayed partly
because Anne's busy schedule as operatic singer did not allow proper
time to promote the album in 2005.

As fascinating as the selection of songs is. I am not sure that Anne's
voice is ideal for some of these songs.... Still "Walk With You, Mama"
works as do a few other tracks. Benny is pictured in the liner notes
and he looks like a old man....

ABBA fans are starting to call Anne "Sofie the otter" .They named a
new otter pup at the Stockholm aquarium after her, the other one they
called Bjorn!


The Day Before You Came (ABBA)
I Let The Music Speak (ABBA)
When All Is Said And Done (ABBA)
Walk With You, Mama (vocal version of "Stockholm at Night")
The Winner Takes It All (ABBA)
Butterfly Wings (the English version debut of BAO's Lätt Som En Sommarfjäril)
Heaven HeLP My Heart (from Chess)
Ljusa Kvällar Om Våren (from Kristina från Duvemåla)
I Am Just A Girl (ABBA)
Ut Mot Ett Hav (from Kristina from Duvemåla)
After the Rain (English version debut of Benny's Efter Regnet) 

Money, Money, Money (uncredited hidden track) (ABBA)

Mike Watson

A short British bass player.who somehow ended up in living and working Sweden.. He was ABBA's backup bass player when Rutger Gunnarsson was not used..(Sort of like Doug Mirabelli) .He played on five of ABBA's studio albums. He is also known for having portrayed Napoleon on the cover of the WATERLOO album... Mike has recorded on his own, and done other session work...Along with Malando Gassama (the Gambian percussionist) he is the only one of ABBA's regular session band to not hail from Sweden..


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LASSE WELLANDER and Mats Ronander...

Lasse Wellander, a thin-dark haired Swede. ABBA's main lead guitarist in their later career, He also worked owith Agnetha, on CHESS, Gemini and the Shapes album...He released a album with Mats Ronander in 1978.
Lasse has put out at least four solo albums in Sweden . .Recently he recorded a a solo guitar version of "Anthem "from Chess. Like Janne Schaffer, I have problems remembering how to spell his name....It's W-E-L-L-A like Pella windows!!!!!

Lasse Wellander-Electrocuted 1976 Swedish LP

An album on released on Sonet records. Lasse sings on this album, Ola Brunkert plays drums and Claes af Geijerstam, ABBA's tour sound engineer also plays guitar....

  Sida A
      1. Nessie's boogie
      2. Hunk o' funk
      3. Lingonskogen
      4. Knutstorp sparkling
      5. City hall blues (Örjanslåten)
 
               Sida B
      1. Hotel 167
      2. Gemini
      3. Player guitar
      4. Kristin
      5. Overnight in Neaples

Wellander & Ronader-Wellander & Ronander 1978 Swedish LP

An album on released on Polar records . Ronader sings I believe, Mats Ronander played guitar on the 1979 ABBA tour but didn't play on ABBA records other than ABBA LIVE. Mats also released a number of solo albums on the Polar label and appears on the 1992 Polar Tribute to ABBA CD.

 

Lasse Wellander-Full Hand Late 1985 Swedish LP

Lasse's solo album came out right after his work on CHESS, it was released on a label other Polar...Includes one song cowritten by Roxette's Per Gessle. The song is called "Hav Utan Hamn" Per Lindvall and Rutger Gunnarsson play on this album. this album reached #36 on the Swedish charts.

Side A
1. Till Bergslagen
2. Mot Cassiopeia
3. Full hand
4. Hav utan hamn
5. Livet leker
6. Dyningar
7. Pastoralsvit op.19, Romance
 
               Side B
1. Chess
2. Finska pinnen
3. Ge och ta
4. Lugna gatan
5. Vargavinter
6. Till Andreas och Ludvig

Lasse Wellander-Tweed  Early 1987 Swedish LP/ CD?

ABBA's sidemen Per Lindvall (drums and Rutger Gunnarsson (bass) plays on this album. This album reached #36 on the Swedish charts. For some reason, (perhaps it's just on the CD version only) there are a few tracks on this album that can also be found on the FULL HAND

1. Tweed
2. Paradmarsch/Gary Owen
3. 50º kvar till sommaren
4. Spel och dobbel
5. Längs Vintergatan
6. Sommarsång
7. Dixie
8. Fritt fall
9. Humbug-bug
10. Tigeröga
11. Barockt
12. Till Bergslagen
13. Full hand
14. Pastoralsvit op.19, Romance------

 Lasse Wellander-Poker Face 1990 Swedish LP

Per Lindvall and rutger Gunnarsson plays on this. one too.

1. Poker-face
      2. Gently
      3. A-minor affair
      4. Apache
      5. Utopia
      6. Hall of the mountain king/
          I bergakungens sal
      7. Mill Street blues
      8. Cowberry woods
      9. Outsider

Lasse Wellander--FRÅN RICKFORS TILL
PETERSON-BERGER 1992 Swedish LP

  1. Anthem
      2. Boeves psalm
      3. Barkbrödslåten
      4. Tröstevisa
      5. Ta mig till havet
      6. Fiendens fiende
      7. Vingar
      8. Stormskärsmaja
      9. Intåg i sommarhagen
    10. En vintersaga
    11. Utskärgård
    12. Trubbel

Various artists - Svenska Instrumental Musik Swedish CD

Includes tracks by ABBA lead guitarists Janne Schaffer and Lasse Wellander.

Track listing : Janne Schaffer - Norrland/ Åsa Jinder - Mälarö Kyrka/Staffan Scheja & Björn J:son Lindh - Lake District,/ RaLPh Lundsten - Den himmelska fridens ängd/ Lasse Wellander - Anthem /Calle Ljungström - Prelude/Dana Dragomir  - Chiquitita/Johan Stengård - Ack värmeland du sköna,/Björn J:son Lindh & Janne Schaffer - Brusa högre lilla å/ Leif Strand - Juli (slumrande stingslighet)/RaLPh Lundsten - Sommarlängtan/ Robert Wells - Där björkarna susa/ Roine Stolt - Gammal fäbodpsalm/ Göran Söllscher - Cavatina,/Lars Roos - Chess/ Björn J:son Lindh - Sommarpsalm/ Robert Wells - Sommar på Gottskar/ Åsa Jinder - Du gamla, du fria/

WESTLIFE

Irish Boy Band who brought a cover of ABBA's "I Have A Dream" to number one on the British charts in 1999. The song is available on the ABBAMANIA album.

They released a Greatest Hits album called UNBREAKABLE which also includes "I have A dream".

1. Swear It Again
2. If I Let You Go
3. Flying Without Wings
4. I Have A Dream
5. Fool Again
6. Against All Odds (with Mariah Carey)
7. My Love
8. What Makes A Man
9. Uptown Girl
10. Queen Of My Heart
11. World Of Our Own
12. Bop Bop Baby
13. When You're Looking Like That (Single Remix)
14. Unbreakable
15. Written In The Stars
16. How Does It Feel
17. Tonight
18. Love Takes Two
19. Miss You Nights

Birgitta Wollgard & Salut

Birgitta recorded for Polar in 1970's and did
B&B approved Swedish versions of a few ABBA's
songs notably "Mamma Mia" and "Merry Go round".
Birgitta was also a background singer on ABBA'S on some of ABBA concert tours. There does no appear to a compilation of er work availbe.

Birgitta Wollgard & Salut-Dance Dance Dance , Polar POLS 247 Out of print1973 Swedish LP

Her debut album. released on the Polar label...Salut was Birgitta's band -they were buinch of guys dressed in bad 1970's polyester suits...

Birgitta Wollgard & Salut-Birgitta Wollgard & Salut, Polar POLS 275, 1975 Swedish LP

This album featured five B&B songs including Swedish versions of" I do I do I do"OM OCH OM OCH OM IGEN AND "Merry Go round". (En Karusell) "En Sondag i Maj"was originally a unreleased B&B recording with the name of "Den Stora Karleen".."Att Finnas Till "was a released B&B song.

OM OCH OM OCH OM IGEN
HEJ HEJ DU RAR 
LOVER PLEASE   
HONOLULU VÄNTAR PÅ MEJ   
JAG TAR HAND OM DEJ
NATTEN LÅNG 

EN KARUSELL   
STICK IVÄG   
ATT FINNAS TILL   
EN LÅT HAR FASTNAT I SKALLEN 
GRATTIS PÅ VÅR EGEN STORA DAG   
EN SÖNDAG I MAJ   

Birgitta Wollgard & Salut "KURRAGÖMMALEK" 1977 Swedish LP

Includes the Swedish version of "Why did it Have To Be Me", and a cover of B&B's " Tänk Om Jorden Vore Ung  ".

Birgitta Wollgard STÄLLD MOT VÄGGEN , Polar POLS 290, 1978 Swedish LP

By now, Birgie got rid of the guys in scary polyester outfits who would hang out with her on her record covers...This includes the Swedish version of "Please Change Your Mind" -the country song that shows up toward the beginning of ABBA-the Movie. Her final album for Polar Records..

CHART OF MUSICIANS WHO PLAYED ON ABBA ALBUMS

 LEAD SINGERS ON THE ORIGINAL ABBA ALBUMS
 lead singer/album  Ring Ring  Waterloo  ABBA

 Greatest

Hits 1

 Arrival  The Album

 Voulez

Vous

 Spanish

album

 Super Trouper

 The

Visitors

 1982

tracks

ABBA

LIVE

 box set
 Agnetha Faltskog  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x
 Frida Lyngstad  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x
 Björn Ulvaeus  x  x  x  x  x  spoken-voice  x      x    x  x
 Benny Andersson    x                     x
  THE REGULAR ABBA BAND
 
Musicians / ALBUM

 Ring

Ring

Waterloo ABBA  Arrival  The Album

 Voulez-

Vous

 Greatest

Hits 2

Super

Trouper

 The

Visitors

 1982  LIVE

80's

Agnetha

or Frida solo

Chess&

Gemini

 Benny Andersson-

Backing vocals, Keyboards etc (marimba,synthesizer,accordion, clavinet, mellotron, organ)

 x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x    x
Björn Ulvaeus -Vocals,guitar etc.(mandolin,banjo)  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x    
 Rutger Gunnarsson-Bass  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x
 Mike Watson-Bass  x    x      x  x  x          
 Janne Schaffer-Guitar  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x    x      
 Lasse Wellander-Guitar      x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x
 Ola Brunkert-Drums  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x        
 Roger Palm-drums  x    x  x  x    x            
 Per Lindvall-drums                x  x  x  x  x  x
 Malando Gassama-percussion    x    x  x  x          x    
 Ake Sundqvist-percussion                  x  x      
 Rutger Gunnarsson-String arrangments        x  x  x  x  x        x  
 Anders eljas-arrangments,keys            x          x    x

 S.O.Walldorf

-arrangements

 x  x  x  x      x            

 Lars Carlsson -

horns

       x  x  x  x  x          
 LESS REGULAR PLAYERS
 

 paul harris piano -voulez-vous

Finn Sjoberg -guitar -ABBA ,live ,gh2

anders glenmark Arrival, CHESS, Girls solo

ish ledesma guitar -voulez-vous

george terry guitar -voulez-vous

 

arnold paseiro bass-voulez-vous

joe galdo drum -voulez-vous

rolf alex voulez-vous

Per Sahlberg-Bass- waterloo

Christer Eklund-Sax -Waterloo

 

Ulf andersson -sax-abba, live

Bruno Glenmark- trumpet -abba

halldor palsson sax -voulez-vous,gh 2

johan stengard - sax -voulez-vous

 

raphael ravenscroft - sax on 1982 tracks

nils landgren -trombone-voulez-vous

 Björn J:son Lindh -Horn & string arrgnements ABBA, chess

anders dahl -sting arrangements- arrival

kajtek wojciechowski-sax gh2 super trouper, af solo

janne kling horns or flutes-super trouper, the visitors

christer danielsson trombone -greatest hits2

 

Jan risberg -oboe -voulez-vous

international school of stockholm choir --voulez-vous

wojciech ernest horns-live

lena andersson backing vocals- live

lena-maria gardenas backing vocals-live

 

maritza horn backing vocals vocals-live Agnetha solo

mats ronader guitar live

tomas ledin backing vocals live, AF solo

lisa ohman backing vocals vocals-live, Chess

birgitta wollgard backing vocals- live

 

lena ericsson backing vocals live

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