ABBA ‎– Live At Wembley Arena (Vinyl)


Recorded during ABBA's hugely successful world tour of 1979-1980, Live at Wembley Arena features the Swedish pop group performing in concert at London's Wembley Arena in November, 1979. Coming on the heels of the group's sixth studio album, 1979's Voulez-Vous, the tour was a sensation as the notoriously studio-bound four-piece had never before embarked on such an extensive live tour. Culled from ABBA's four-night stand at the storied London venue, Live at Wembley Arena features 25 of the group's songs including such well-known cuts as “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Waterloo,” and “Dancing Queen.” Also showcased are such less-appreciated numbers as “If It Wasn't for the Nights,” “Why Did It Have to Be Me,” and “Summer Night City.” Also included is the previously unreleased song, “I'm Still Alive.” While ABBA were primarily known for crafting their infectious, pristinely produced pop in the studio, they were also a superb live outfit who could reproduce their multi-voiced harmonies on-stage with enthusiastic precision. Add to that the attention to detail with which the group's backing ensemble re-created their complex, layered arrangements and you have a supremely listenable, anthology-like concert experience. Which isn't to say that ABBA played robotic by-the-numbers versions of their songs. On the contrary, these are rollicking, exuberant performances that reveal a band not only indebted to their fans, but clearly just as passionate about performing their songs as they are about recording them.

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Polar Records ‎– 00602537716074 3 × Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, 180 Gram

Side 1.

1. Gammal Fäbodpsalm

2. Voulez-Vous

3. If It Wasn’t For The Nights

4. As Good As New

5. Knowing Me, Knowing You

Side 2.

1. Rock Me

2. Chiquitita

3. Money, Money, Money

4. I Have A Dream

Side 3.

1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

2. SOS

3. Fernando

Side 4.

1. The Name Of The Game

2. Eagle

3. Thank You For The Music

4. Why Did It Have To Be Me

Side 5.

1. Intermezzo No. 1

2. I’m Still Alive

3. Summer Night City

4. Take A Chance On Me

Side 6.

1. Does Your Mother Know

2. Hole In Your Soul

3. The Way Old Friends Do

4. Dancing Queen

5. Waterloo

Art Direction – Fredrik Hurtig
Backing Vocals – Birgitta Wollgård, Liza Öhman, Tomas Ledin
Coordinator [Project] – Mia Segolsson
Engineer [Assistant] – Filip Lindholm
Engineer [Concert Sound] – Michael B. Tretow
Engineer [Sound Engineer] – Claes af Geijerstam
Liner Notes – Jan Gradvall
Mastered By – Björn Engelmann
Mixed By – Bernard Löhr
Musician, Bass – Rutger Gunnarsson
Musician, Drums – Ola Brunkert
Musician, Guitar – Lasse Wellander, Mats Ronander
Musician, Keyboards – Anders Eljas
Musician, Percussion – Åke Sundqvist
Photography By [Cover Photos] – Anders Hanser
Photography By [Front Cover Photo Colorized By] – Isabelle Alsén
Photography By [Other Photos] – Anders Hanser, Torbjörn Calvero
Producer [This Album] – Ludvig Andersson

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Cover Condition

New, Sealed

LP Condition

New, Sealed