Abba's Abba Gold




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33 1/3 Books

Music Genres:

Pop Music


Europe, Sweden

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Abba's Abba Gold

Elisabeth Vincentelli

Elisabeth Vincentelli is music editor of Time Out New York. She has also written for the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, and Entertainment Weekly among many other publications. She grew up in France and has loved Abba since watching them triumph at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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  • DOI:
  • ISBN:
    978-0-8264-1546-2 (paperback)

    978-1-5013-9668-7 (online)

    978-1-4411-6789-7 (epdf)

    978-1-4411-8255-5 (epub)
  • Date of Publication:
  • Published Online:
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
  • Printer/Publisher:
    Bloomsbury Academic
  • Series Title:
    33 1/3
  • Edition:
    First edition
Abba's Abba Gold
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Perhaps more than any other Greatest Hits compilation, Abba Gold has come to define a band’s career on one disk. More than that, itsrelease in 1992 heralded the critical rehabilitation of a group which had, since its demise a decade earlier, become little more than amemory of trashy costumes and cheesy tunes to many people. Here, Elisabeth Vincentelli charts the circumstances surrounding the birth of Abba Gold, looks at the impact it had on the music world, and tells the stories behind some of the greatest pop songs ever recorded.