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ABBA in Concert (1980)

ABBA's 1979 tour of North America and Europe, with emphasis on performances at Wembley Arena, London.

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Urban Lasson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Benny Andersson ... Self
Agnetha Fältskog ... Self
Anni-Frid Lyngstad ... Self
Björn Ulvaeus ... Self
Tomas Ledin ... Self
Birgitta Wollgård Birgitta Wollgård ... Self
Liza Öhman Liza Öhman ... Self
Ola Brunkert Ola Brunkert ... Self
Anders Eljas ... Self
Rutger Gunnarsson Rutger Gunnarsson ... Self
Mats Ronander ... Self
Åke Sundqvist Åke Sundqvist ... Self
Lars Wellander Lars Wellander ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
ABBA ... Themselves
Phillip Page Phillip Page ... Self - enthusiastic Interviewee in New York

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A film showing the Swedish pop group ABBA's tour of North America and Europe in 1979. The majority of the film is devoted to the concert at Wembley Arena in London but we also have footage from certain US concerts plus backstage and between-concerts scenes. Written by grantss

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Documentary | Music

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Quotes

[Frida and Agnetha are en route in the car; to the driver]
Frida: Is it far to go? It is? Good.
[Settles down in the seat and pretends to fall asleep. Agnetha starts laughing; soon Frida is too]
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Soundtracks

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad,
and Björn Ulvaeus
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Fabba Abba!
8 December 2006 | by jamiecostelo58See all my reviews

Abba only toured twice in their extremely successful career, and ABBA in Concert followed their 1979 tour of the United States and Europe.

Kicking off with the group performing their breakthrough song Waterloo, we are then transported to America, where they are seen relaxing and preparing for their shows. The camera then suddenly transports us to the Wembley Arena in London, and a wonderful live concert to a crowd of around 45,000 fans! There were many critics to any live show Abba conducted, but they sure do shine at Wembley, and definitely seemed to be enjoying it (Frida particularly)! Great shots of the group in performance also.

It was a shame that we did not see Abba actually perform in the US, where they were sadly not as successful as elsewhere in the world, but did have their fans.

Unsurprising that the concert included the terrific Dancing Queen, and the sheer excitement of the crowd certainly sealed their popularity as one of the biggest groups in the world, even if, ironically, 1979 was the year that, despite this massive world tour, was the only year between 1976 and 1980 in which Abba had no UK #1s or U.S. Top 15 hits! Nevertheless, it's hard to believe the group split up so long ago now, as this film makes you believe that you can still go and see them live!

ABBA in Concert is a definite must for any Abba fan, with terrific, polished performances that showcased the group as a perfectly great live band as well as a studio group.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1980 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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4:3
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