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It would be great if they make another album but I don´t think they will.
Björn said maybe if there is a very very special song..Agnetha said maybe, a special occasion to a charity.
Agnetha used to say no before.
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When ABBA got a reward for being the best Swedish pop group of all time 2010 Agnetha and Frida was there to receive the award.
Frida said it took years for her to get over it, no more ABBA but most of all She and Benny weren´t a couple anymore.
Frida left Sweden when ABBA split up and haven´t lived her since.
But she made a soloalbum in Swedish in the middle of the 90ths maybe some songs were for Benny to listen to..

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I didn´t translate all of it

November 3rd!
So began the letter
I found the day before yesterday
Will it grow as I imagined
For a familiar nightmare
A despair encloses Me
Before she got what she wanted ...
October
so sudden and chilly
When frost just defeated overnight
Maybe it was the walk
By the sea
in relentless storm
As gathered me
Fortified me, nurtured me
But she got what she wanted.

I don´t know if she suspected something before Benny asked for divorce
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Four tired, empty eyes
A charged livingroom
Two silent tense mouths
infected
resigned call
the two closed doors
None of us know why
We freeze each other out
Two broken hearts cry
relation
So well disguised
Feels now hopelessly
and passed
Who will offend who tonight
Whose turn to shed tears
Who will offend who tonight
Whose turn to shed tears
Who is going to hurt who
In earlier years, when we have
Loved having real glow
Be genuine relationship
Now we live in a different bedroom

without heating
Without joy
Who will offend who tonight
Whose turn to shed tears
Who will offend who tonight
Whose turn to shed tears
Who is going to hurt who
How long before we bleed
Who is going to hurt who
How long before we bleed
Who will offend who tonight
Whose turn to shed tears
Who will offend who tonight
Whose turn to shed tears
Who will offend who tonight
Whose turn to shed tears
Who will offend who tonight
Whose turn to shed tears
Who is going to hurt who
To wish, to dare, to have
To live, to hope, to never die
To want, to be, to love
To hold that belief, that as a seed


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Love me forever
Don´t ever leave me

When Frida made this album she was married again to a prince.
She said she was satisfied what she had done and life just got better with years.
But then her daughter,Lise Lotte died in a caraccident.
Frida avoided journalists who wanted comments but Bennys oldest son,Peter, talked to them.

Both Benny and Frida had children before they met and Peter said they had been like a big family.
Fridas daughter had moved to the US but the year before she died she had visited Peter and his family

FRida was hit hard, she lost her daughter and the year after her prince died
 
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I went to a concert were we sang to ABBAsongs last week.
The stage is in enclosed area in a park and when I came to the park they were rehearsing and it felt really good to walk in the park and look at the flowers.
It´s this kind of concert but here the audience were perhaps 500
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It´s Nanne Grönwall who sings in the video , a song she wrote together with her husband Peter, Bennys son.
She was guest artist in the concert here and she was asked which ABBA song she thought was worst.
She said she liked them all but the man who talked said tell Benny it was good that they didn´t "put on the white sombrero" in a album.
I´m not sure but I think it was that man-he works for the radio- who said bad things about Michael so it makes me feel that song is terrific.
Children were allowed to come up to the stage and they used skipping ropes too as microphones.
For Mamma Mia all children could come up to the stage, there were some teens ,developmentally disabled,in front of the stage and Nanne went down to them and got them up to the scene.
It shows what a nice person she is.
And she said Benny was an amazing man.

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If it wasn´t for the nights
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So true, if it wasn´t for those sleepless nights

I´m not sure if this song has been released official yet.
It´s from ABBAs tour 1979.
Agnetha sings with Tomas Ledin -from the choir-I can´t hear the other members of ABBA.
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Benny Andersson and dream choir from his album 1987.

In the choir it´s some of the best female artists sweden had at that time, including Frida.
I don´t know if Benny asked Agnetha too, but she was working with an own album at that time.
Björn wrote the lyrics, so here we got ABB
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It´s one of 2 songs on the album otherwise it´s instrumental

Benny and some music from his classical album(there is one song on it , lyrics from Björn)

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Björn was out jogging when he got take a chance,take a chance in his head.It may be worthwhile to jog

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ABBAs studioengineer made something with Agnethas and Fridas voices so the singing became richer,but it sounds good when they sang live too.
Here is take a chance on me again,live this time
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It wasn´t unusual for Agnetha to play the piano, but in ABBA Benny usually took care of it.
Maybe this is the only performance with ABBA with Agnetha as a pianoplayer
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Nice video Treasure

Where were Michael and his brothers 9 january 1979?
Maybe they were touring , otherwise Michael could have sang together with ABBA, Bee Gees and many more
Enjoy a gift of song
 
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ABBA was inspired by Bee Gees when they recorded theiir album Voulez Vous and they recorded at least part of it in the same studio as Bee Gees had used earlier.Another connection to Gibbs was they were on Olivia Newton-Johns show and Andy Gibbs were there too.
All of the artists in a gift of songs didn´t give away the royalties of their song after all but ABBA did, half of it.
Chiquitita became a big hit for them and many years later it was included in the musical Mamma Mia and I read until 2007 Unicef had got 2,5 million$ from it.

Now over to the environment
Annifrid was one of the ambassadors for the natural step in the 90s
I remember she scared the program leader when Frida showed her a vermicompost.

Frida sang this beautiful song written by Julian Lennon
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Deep breaths or even a flower
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I have posted Dancing Queen earlier and you can see the clothes Frida and Agnetha was wearing in their Wembleyconcerts 1979 in some other videos I posted..
Here you can see Madonna was inspired by ABBA
http://youtu.be/NQ01MGlEZ8U

http://youtu.be/EDwb9jOVRtU
From 0.33 you can hear the ABBAsound from Gimme Gimme

She did ask for permission to use it.


Was it just a dream, everything we did, everything we had?

 

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ABBA wanted to do something for the fans when they did their concert tour 1977.I think it´s funny, they were 4 persons who knew each other
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If you think the chorus sounds familiar, Björn and Benny used the melody in their musical chess

I can add Björn when Björn sang craziest woman I met about Agnetha, he was doing it with love.
They were still married and expected their second child.
 
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This is the first song recorded where Frida, Björn, Benny and Agnetha sang together,before they became ABBA

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ABBA used to lip sync when they made performaces for tv etc
So what, it doesn´t make Agnetha and Frida less greater singer or Bennys and Björns songs less good.
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Frida is shopping and Björn is tired..
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Are you sure you wanna hear more
What if I ain't worth the while
Not the style you'd be lookin' for
If I'm sweet tonight
Things look different in the morning light
I'm jealous and I'm proud
If you hurt my feelings I'll cry out loud
I'm Carrie not-the-kind-of-girl-you'd-marry
That's me

Are you sure you wanna hear more
Would I be the one you seek
Mild and meek like the girl next door
Don't you realise
I may be an angel in disguise
It's lonely to be free
But I'm not a man's toy, I'll never be
I'm Carrie not-the-kind-of-girl-you'd-marry
That's me

I don't believe in fairy-tales
Sweet nothings in my ear
But I do believe in sympathy
That's me, you see

Are you sure you wanna hear more
Won't you have a drink with me
Just to see you're not really sore
I can't help my ways
I'm just not the girl to hide my face
I'm Carrie not-the-kind-of-girl-you'd-marry
That's me

There's a special love
Like an eagle flying with a dove
I'll find it in the end
If I keep on searchin', but until then
I'm Carrie not-the-kind-of-girl-you'd-marry
That's me
 

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Sometimes when I'm mad
There's a part of me that seems to be a little sad
Sometimes when I scream
There's a voice in me that says, "You shouldn't be so mean"
Oh no, oh no
Part of me is acting while the other stands beside
Yes, I am to myself what Jekyll must have been to Hyde

We're like sun and rainy weather
Sometimes we're a hit together
Me and I
Gloomy moods and inspiration
We're a funny combination
Me and I
I don't think I'm different or in any way unique
Think about yourself for a minute
And you'll find the answer in it
Everyone's a freak

Sometimes I have toyed
With ideas that I got from good old Dr Freud
Nothing new of course
It may seem to you I try to break through open doors
Oh no, oh no
I just wanna say a lot of that applies to me
'Cause it's an explanation to my split identity

We're like sun and rainy weather
Sometimes we're a hit together
Me and I
Gloomy moods and inspiration
We're a funny combination
Me and I
I don't think I'm different or in any way unique
Think about yourself for a minute
And you'll find the answer in it
Everyone's a freak

Me and I

We're like sun and rainy weather
Sometimes we're a hit together
Me and I
Gloomy moods and inspiration
We're a funny combination
Me and I
I don't think I'm different or in any way unique
Think about yourself for a minute
And you'll find the answer in it
Everyone's a freak

We're like sun and rainy weather
Sometimes we're a hit together
Me and I
Gloomy moods and inspiration
We're a funny combination
Me and I

Part of me says I should do some household work but the other part says later..me and I
 

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Still not official released. this version is fanmade
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I read that Björn and Benny aren´t satisfied with lyrics and arrangement

When The Waves Roll Out To Sea

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