December 05, 2005

At Least We Have Ikea

They were the butt of so many stupid Hebrew school jokes, but I admit to having had some fun with them. It wasn't until my college years that Dancing Queen got to interesting, but I do have some good memories associated with it.

I have heard that Mamma Mia is pretty good.
"LONDON, England (Reuters) -- The latest ABBA compilation to hit the record stores will be its final record release, a former member of the Swedish group predicted, but fans' dream of seeing the pop quartet get back together would never come true.

Bjorn Ulvaeus said on Monday that ABBA had no intention of following in the footsteps of other famous bands that have regrouped in recent years.

"We believe that what we did then was pretty good," he told Reuters in a telephone interview during a trip to England.

"But after, we felt that the energy was running out towards the end of the 1970s, we decided, why should we do a Rolling Stones or a Queen?" he said.

"ABBA was the highlight of mine and (fellow ABBA member) Benny Andersson's creativity, and most groups actually only have seven or 10 years of creativity. Some of them go on anyway."

Asked whether the new box set of ABBA's complete studio recordings, featuring nine CDs and two DVDs, would be ABBA's last commercial offering, he replied: "Absolutely ... If you ask me, yes."

He said that the collection had primarily been the idea of record company Universal Music rather than the group, but it was what the fans wanted.

"I like the fact that everything is now out there and released, because we haven't been able to do much for the fans over the last few years," he said.

The creators of classic tracks like "Super Trouper", "The Winner Takes It All" and "Waterloo" have sold in excess of 100 million albums worldwide, many of them compilations released after the band split in the early 1980s."

4 comments:

MC Aryeh said...

Somehow, I don't think this is the last compilation we will see from ABBA...

elvira black said...

Well, so far they've squeezed a Broadway musical out of it.

Z said...

I love ABBA, particularly especially because I absolutely adored "Muriel's Wedding." I mean, who couldn't?

Jack's Shack said...

MCaryeh,

Not as long as the record companies want to keep making money.

Elvira,

True. I have been told that it is pretty good.

Z,

Never saw it so I cannot comment.