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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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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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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...

—Polar Studios (Sweden)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Since opening in downtown Stockholm in 1978, Polar Studios have played an important part in the development of both Swedish and international music.Originally created for and owned by ABBA, Polar Studios are renowned for being the first...

Abba

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...In becoming the most significant Swedish music export, ABBA transformed the pop and disco landscape across the globe. In 1966, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, both veterans of multiple bands, began writing songs while simultaneously...

Stockholm

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 750,000 (2001); metropolitan area – 1,823,000 (2001) Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, located between Mälaren (Lake Mälar) and the Baltic Sea. It is the most populous...

Sweden

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 8,975,670 (2003) Sweden is in the north of Europe, occupying the eastern half of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The country borders Norway to the east and Finland to the northwest, and has an extensive coastline...

Easy Listening

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...‘Easy listening’ refers to a range of accessible, highly polished music that celebrates professionalism and populism. First heard as background music on North American radio in the 1940s, it evolved into a genre for marketing LP albums...