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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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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
Lasse Wellander ... Self (as Lars Wellander)
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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[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

Hole In Your Soul
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad,
and Björn Ulvaeus
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Pure Brilliance
13 March 2007 | by uniqueabbaSee all my reviews

ABBA were never known as a live act. In fact in their hey day, they were accused of being a hit machine. This nowadays is rejected, the ins and outs of each ABBA song is now well documented to have been a very complicated derivation of a song from its early stages to its completed form.

ABBA In Concert is ABBA at their best, recently released on DVD the show flows through their gruelling US tour. A small insight into the group's day to day lives is included, but mainly the music is concentrated on.

I recently watched Madonna's Confessions on the Dancefloor Show on TV, now also out on DVD, this show by Madonna had undertaken many hours of editing, overdubbing and to be frank was a fraud. She did not sound anything like this in reality, she was taken into the studio and redid many of the vocals.

This in ABBA's In Concert DVD is evidently not done, the group is shown performing live as live was intended, with absolutely no overdubs and a true live sound. The difference between a Madonna "live" concert and an ABBA Live concert is massive, Madonna defrauded the viewer, ABBA played it live as true professionals, and I respect ABBA for having shown the world that they were TRUE artists and not frauds like many of the stars of today with all their fake voice enhancements.

Long live ABBA, they will be remembered for far longer than a Madonna or anything produced in today's throw away music world.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1980 (Sweden) See more »

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