Sunday, 7 December 2008

Hitkrant, 1982: ABBA busier than ever!

You mustn’t think that an artist or group can take a holiday, whenever they’ve released a new album. There’s so much work to do, because to start with, an album like that needs to be promoted: interviews, radio and television performances and things like that, because that’s all part of the package, and that goes for world famous artists like ABBA as well. And at the moment, ABBA is busier than ever.

Obviously, there’s Anni-Frid who’s in the ABBA studios in Stockholm at the moment, up to her ears in the recordings for her solo album, produced by Phil Collins. Therefore, she’ll have no time to occupy herself with ABBA in the coming months. But Benny and Björn are doing that all the more: to them, the latest album ‘The Visitors’ is old already. That’s why they are working hard on writing new songs for the group.

New projects to spare: a musical is still being considered and although ABBA has stated before that world tours are getting far too exhausting, Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida clearly realize that as a group you’ll have to show yourselves to the fans every now and then. So that’s a subject that’s being considered and talked about as well in Sweden.
For the time being, Agnetha hasn’t much to do; after her personal problems after her divorce from Björn, she has found some peace again and the situation surrounding her is starting to stabilize again. In any case, she’s making use of this period in between two albums to regain her senses.

The people that are exclaiming that ABBA is about to come to an end are wrong for the time being. Okay, the group will not be able to last forever, but for now the fans still need ABBA. And vice versa!

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