About My Blog

I created this blog to help share ABBA information with other fans and to show off my new collection items :)

Be sure to check out my website for a whole lot more ABBA !

www.abbafanatic.com


Please note: Collection item photos are from my own personal collection. These are not stock photos. If you wish to use any of my photos elsewhere, please have the courtesy to ask first - Thank you :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New ABBA Collection Items - Bags, Posters, Mugs, Cassettes And More !



Well it's been a little while since I've done a post showing new items added to my collection, so I thought it was time for a little update.

A bit of a mixed bag of items here - and after going through my images to see what is new, it appears I have been quite busy - but as I said, it has been quite a while since I added new items - and I have a feeling there may be more items I've missed here :)

Australian School Bag - mega rare black and white bag in fabulous condition:



Reg Grundy Logo Necklace - New Zealand 1976 - mega rare - much larger than the standard Reg Grundy Australian necklaces measuring 5cm x 3cm in gold plate:



Finally ! The German jigsaw puzzle - I have waited a long time for this beauty. And the box is quite a bit larger than any other puzzle in my collection - love this ! Showing the UK puzzle on the right for size comparison:



And I am so excited to have added a boxed set of mugs to my collection - I have waited so long for this - never thought I would get one:



Another elusive find - Greatest Hit's Vol. 2 Reel To Reel tape:




Unofficial Lyrics Posters - I love these - very creative and good quality. Size of each is 84cm x 29cm. Just need the rest of the songs now :)



Tote Bag - Europe 1970's:



Various Cassettes:




8 Track Tapes:



Various CD's:




Various Posters:










Reader's Digest Set - LP, CD, Cassette:





Various magazines:







Song Books:

Pure ABBA Gold Box Set Song Books - UK



ABBA LIVE Songbook - USA


Postcards:

Fan Club

Fan Club

Romania
Romania


British Rail - Keep Your Station Tidy Poster & Magnet - new Retro Re-issue:



ABBA The Museum items:

Arrival 40th Anniversary T-shirt

Arrival 40th Anniversary Badge Set

The Albums Postcard Set



Limited Edition Lithograph Box Set

Second Lithograph in the box set

I am sure there is more - but I'll save them for another post !







Sunday, July 3, 2016

Frida To Record With Arturo Sandoval ??? ABBA Fans Get Ready !



Word on the street is that Spanish artist Arturo Sandoval will be recording songs with a few well known artists - including our very own Frida !

Frida is seen above in a studio with Arturo Sandoval and Gregg Field.

Arturo also mentions a new project involving Frida on his facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/TuryArturoSandoval?fref=ts

"2 nights ago Placido Domingo, last night David Bisbal and today Anni-Frid from ABBA, recording for my next project!!!! I feel so blessed!!!!!" - Arturo Sandoval

The image of Frida with Arturo and Gregg Field appeared courtesy of Arturo :)

Keep checking here for updates about this project !

Go Frida !!

Read more about Arturo here:

Arturo On Wikipedia

http://arturosandoval.com/

Interview with Arturo - he mentions a new duets album and Frida :)

http://en.romania-muzical.ro/articole/art.htm?g=2&c=18&a=1414641






Friday, June 24, 2016

ABBA - RCA Records Australia Radio Interview 1976



Great radio interview from 1976 with RCA's State Manager, Terry Gray, talking about producing ABBA records. Interview takes place inside the RCA record factory during the production of 'Arrival' and 'Money Money Money'.

Lots of interesting information - and quite a delight knowing they were pressing ABBA albums at the time.

Great piece of history and a nice trip down memory lane :)

Just press Play and enjoy !







Read all about the album 'Arrival' here:
  

" only the second album in the nation’s history to sell more than a million copies."

And of course 'The Best Of ABBA' was the first :)