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Thursday, 19 December 2013

ABBA Backstage Stories Book Update - By Ingmarie Halling

March 2014 will see the publication of ABBA - The Backstage Stories. The book was instigated by Ingmarie Halling, ABBA's Make-up and Wardrobe Supervisor during their tours in 1977, 1979 and 1980 (i.e. all their tours outside the Nordic countries, except the 1974 tour of Germany and Austria).
Centred around Ingmarie's memories from the tours, and featuring previously unseen pictures from those tours, the parallel thread in the book is the other aspects of ABBA's visual presentation: the album sleeves, the costumes, and the videos. These texts were written by me. It all adds up to a book about the people who helped ABBA present themselves to their audience, and the tales they have to tell about their work - in other words, the backstage stories.
The book has plenty of commentary input from Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Frida, each of whom has also contributed a foreword.
At the time of writing, publishing deals are in place for Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and the English-speaking countries.
In the UK and in other English-speaking countries the book will be published by Carlton under the title ABBA - The Treasures, with a completely different cover, although the contents are the same. Carlton have also sublicensed the book to UK retailer Sevenoaks Sound & Vision, who will publish the book with their own cover and under yet another title: ABBA - The Backstage Story. However, Bonnier Fakta in Sweden will also publish a number of English-language copies of the book. These will feature the same design and title as the Swedish edition.
In Denmark the title of the book is ABBA bag scenen, which translates as ABBA Backstage.
In Germany the title of the book is ABBA Backstage.


Carl Magnus Palm's site link above has links for pre-ordering all versions.





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