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 :)

Saturday, 28 March 2015

ABBA The Complete Recording Sessions Revised And Expanded - A Reality !!

It's true !

The new revised and expanded edition of ABBA The Complete Recording Sessions book will now be a reality !

The crowd funding campaign reached 100% yesterday and it still has 12 days to go !

How exciting !!

Remember that this is a now or never deal - if you do not pre-order the hard copy before the campaign ends, you will miss out. This book will not be available in bookstores !

So order your copy right now:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/abba-the-complete-recording-sessions/x/6563392

A little message from Carl:

"This person would like to thank everyone who's contributed, spread the word and wished him well over the past few months. Your enthusiasm and generosity of spirit have given him the opportunity to create a vastly improved version of the book he first published 21 years ago (at which time the attached video still was shot). So THANK YOU!"

















Wasn't he cute ? And so young ! :D






















https://www.facebook.com/carlmagnus.palm.3?fref=nf&pnref=story

Monday, 9 March 2015

ABBA The Complete Recording Sessions - Project Update

My book on ABBA's recording history, ABBA: The Complete Recording Sessions, will be published in a completely revised, updated and expanded edition. Originally published in 1994, this new edition will feature more details on exactly how ABBA wrote and recorded their music, including classic hits such as ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and ‘The Winner Takes It All’.
I've been authorised by ABBA’s record company, Polar Music International/ Universal Music, and ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson to listen to more unreleased music, alternate takes, and alternate mixes. The scope of the book has also been expanded to feature a lot more information about ABBA and their music: how it was packaged, received by the critics, and much more.
Please note: The book will only be published if it is successfully funded through this Indiegogo campaign.

You can pre-order the revised, updated and expanded edition of ABBA: The Complete Recording Sessions in two different formats:
1. Printed hardcover format shipped to your address anywhere in the world
2. ebook (electronic book) format supported by Sony Reader, Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and most other readers and devices.
When you pre-order, your contribution will be immediately withdrawn from your credit card or PayPal account. If the campaign does not reach its goal, you will automatically receive a refund.
You can contribute as many times as you like and choose as many perks as you like. If you’d like to contribute on behalf of a friend, or several friends, this option is also now available.

Check out all the details for the project and the Crowdfunding details here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/abba-the-complete-recording-sessions/x/6563392

Order your chosen version - maybe both - now !!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

New ABBA Life Size Figures At The Museum

Our NEW ATTRACTION in all of its glory!

Four life-size replicas of ABBA members Frida, Agnetha, Björn and Benny in silicon, dressed in their legendary stage clothes from the late ‘70s. Work on the figures has been ongoing for just over a year, headed by talented make-up artist and artist Göran Lundström at Effektstudion in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm.

The members of ABBA themselves have been intricately involved in the production of their replicas, with detailed measurements... taken on all four, in order to come as close as possible to the way they looked back then.

The amazing figures is a must see in real life!



Tuesday, 3 March 2015

ABBA Live In Sydney 38 Years Ago Today !

On 3rd March 1977, my family and I were sitting outside the R.A.S Showground in Sydney, waiting for the roller doors to open so we could run like crazy for seats.

At 8.30pm, ABBA ran out on to the stage in Sydney for their first Australian Concert.

The most exciting time of my life !

And no, we were not bothered by the rain :)





 



















Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bjorn Again At Trundle ABBA Festival 2015

Trundle ABBA Festival

2 - 3 May 2015

Trundle NSW - Australia

What a great weekend it is going to be - people coming from everywhere to converge on a tiny Aussie Town for a fabulous ABBA weekend !!

Book your tickets here - only $30 and that covers all entertainment and activities including the Bjorn Again concert !

http://www.trundleabbafestival.com/

The best and probably only available accommodation for miles around will be Tent-Town - set up on the Showground in Trundle.

Each tent can accommodate 3 people. Tents come equipped with extra large camp beds, carpet on the floor & lights. Just bring your pillow & doona !

Showers & toilets under the Grandstand, plus an undercover area with tea & coffeeavailable  24 hours. And best of all, $5.00 bacon & egg rolls for brekky !

Book your tent here:

http://www.tent-town.com.au/trundle-abba-festival-2015/

What else could you need ?

Oh, that's right - plenty of ABBA !!

Don't miss it !!!

Join the fun - check out all the details here and add your name to the event:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/332510913524768/673915542717635/?ref=notif&notif_t=group_activity#!/events/1614234592129114/?source=1

Where is Trundle you ask ?

Trundle is located in the Central West of New South Wales.

It is approximately 1030 kilometres from the Gold Coast (me) and 420 kilometres west of Sydney,

https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=trundle+nsw&bav=on.2,or.&bvm=bv.87269000,d.dGc&biw=1242&bih=913&dpr=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ei=QArzVMr_COWvmAWQroF4&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&output=classic&dg=brw