ABBA to re-release ‘Live At Wembley Arena’ on vinyl
By Classic Pop | February 6, 2020
The album was produced by Ludvig Andersson, and includes the complete concert as recorded on 10 November 1979 – the last of a six-night run at the famous venue…
Inspired songwriters Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and the incomparable vocals of Agneth Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad shot to fame by winning the Eurovision Song Content in Brighton in 1974. From that glittering victory, they moved through the glam Arrival, the megastardom of ABBA – The Album and the disco of Voulez-Vous.
ABBA’s concerts in London at the end of the 70s quickly became infamous. For a group that had toured only a handful of times, these shows were a pinnacle, coming near the end of their touring career. Backstage they were visited by admirers Ian Dury, Joe Strummer (Spanish Bombs from the Clash’s London Calling was said to be influenced by ABBA), Jimmy Page and John Cleese.
Although the set was designed to primarily to promote their recent Voulez-Vous release, they also covered highlights throughout their career, as well as a rare performance of Agnetha’s I’m Still Alive, which went unreleased on any album. Now this peak live performance is returning to vinyl, available on 180g triple vinyl and half-speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.
ABBA – Live At Wembley Arena will be available on 13 March. Click here to order your copy now.