Sunday, 22 February 2009

Tros Kompas, 1985: Agnetha's hobbies (Eyes Of A Woman album review)

Agnetha Fältskog will not move to England, like the rumours will have you believe. The Swedish singer recently bought a farm near Stockholm. To breed horses: her biggest hobby. Another hobby is singing. Agnetha still does this with love and feeling. It can be heard on ‘Eyes Of A Woman’, her eighth solo album. Her eighth, because even before the singer started her successful career with ABBA, she already made six solo albums in the Swedish language. Two years ago, ‘Wrap Your Arms Around Me’ appeared, her first English-language longplay. ‘Eyes Of A Woman’, recorded under the productional supervision of Eric Stewart (ex-10CC), is the sequel and she surpassed her previous records with it. The album contains eleven songs in different styles, sung in a tasteful and relaxed manner. Out of these songs, ‘I Won’t Let You Go’, composed by herself and Eric Stewart, is already a hit. Other highlights are the joyous ‘One Way Love’, the pretty ‘Eyes Of A Woman’ and the sensitive songs ‘The Angels Cry’ and ‘I Won’t Be Leaving You’.

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