33 1/3 Volume 7: Abba's Abba Gold

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Perhaps more than any other Greatest Hits compilation, Abba Gold has come to define a band's career on one disk.

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More than that, its release in 1992 heralded the critical rehabilitation of a group which had, since its demise a decade earlier, become little more than a memory of trashy costumes and cheesy tunes to many people. Here, Elisabeth Vincentelli charts the circumstances surrounding the birth of Abba Gold, looks at the impact it had on the music world, and tells the stories behind some of the greatest pop songs ever recorded. Thirty Three and a Third is a new series of short books about critically acclaimed and much-loved albums of the last 40 years. The authors provide fresh, original perspectives ñ often through their access to and relationships with the key figures involved in the recording of these albums. By turns obsessive, passionate, creative, and informed, the books in this series demonstrate many different ways of writing about music. What binds the series together, and what brings it to life, is that all of the authors ñ musicians, broadcasters, scholars, and writers ñ are huge fans of the album they have chosen. "33 1/3" is a series of short books about a wide variety of albums, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys. Launched in September 2003, the series now contains over 50 titles and is acclaimed and loved by fans, musicians and scholars alike. Keep up with 33 1/3 series news.

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Author Elisabeth Vincentelli
Publisher Continuum Books
Page Count 131pp
Publication Size 4.75 x 6.5
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date 2004
ISBN 978-0826415462

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