WE ALL LOVE ABBA (ENG.VERSION)
Following on from his well-received book 'Let’s Talk About ABBA', Stany Van Wymeersch now turns the spotlight on how musicians and other creatives from a surprising array of genres have been inspired to draw from ABBA’s mesmerizing musical canon.
The artists’ narratives, from Suzi Quatro to James Last and from Pete Waterman right through to the Sex Pistols, firmly illustrate that ABBA, and their music, have clearly left an indelible fingerprint on the music-making of a wide and diverse range of firmly established and respected musical artists. Some even went so far as to integrate or recraft ABBA’s music to sculpt their own unique projects.
Whilst the fascinatingly open and frank interviews of We All Love ABBA tackle the ABBA phenomenon in a highly refreshing and global pop culture kind of way, the selected photographs of ABBA and their peers, by renowned lensmen such as Brad Elterman, Govert de Roos and Aad Spanjaard, secure an enjoyable visual trip that starts in the ‘70s and ends in 2016.
The icing on the cake are three unique letters written to ABBA, a photo story featuring Michiel Gunning (pop journalist/ABBA expert) and Dutch girl group Luv’, and finally, a CD-single by Belgian artist Embracingfranki that features a recording at ABBA’s legendary Polar Studios.
Pete Waterman (Stock/Aitken/Waterman), Suzi Quatro, Giorgio Moroder,
Andy Scott (Sweet), Neil Sedaka, James Last, Connie Francis, Andy Bell (Erasure), Liz Mitchell
(Boney M.), Terry Uttley (Smokie), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Hazell Dean, Conchita Wurst,
Carl Magnus Palm (ABBA biographer), Judy Craymer (creator/producer Mamma Mia), Judy McLane (Broadway star), Rod Stephen (Björn Again), Per Herrey (Herrey’s),Brian May (Queen), girl group Luv',Daan and Embracingfranki.
We All Love ABBA
by Stany Van Wymeersch
Published by Stany Van Wymeersch©2016
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