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‘I by no means thought that I might ever sing once more. However listening to the primary three songs, I simply could not say no!’

With these phrases, considered one of well-liked music’s most recognisable, celebrated names of the previous forty years – Agnetha Fältskog – indicators her return to the highlight.

The siren songstress from ABBA returns with a brand new album ‘A’, due for launch on Might 14th and preceded by a curtain-raising monitor, ‘When You Actually Cherished Somebody’.

Agnetha has been working with famend, Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Jorgen Elofsson – who has been answerable for hits by Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson amongst others – and acclaimed producer/arranger Peter Nordahl.

The album options 10 tracks, together with ‘I Ought to’ve Adopted You Dwelling’ – a duet with Gary Barlow – and ‘I Maintain Them On The Ground Beside My Mattress’, considered one of Agnetha’s first co-writes in a few years.

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  • May 16, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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    56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Worth the Wait, May 14, 2013
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    E. Golden (Richmond, VA USA) –

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    I have been an ABBA fan since 1974. My senior year of high school and I must admit I am a bit nostalgic. I still listen to ABBA on a limited basis and enjoy the high energy of the majority of their songs. This album from Agnetha Faltskog is very good but for very different reasons. It displays many of the same characteristics of some of her very early solo work. For the most part the music is not high energy …. it is very nostalgic and even in some cases melancholy . This is not a bad thing but shows a maturing process that seems more appropriate now than It did while she was doing some of the same type of songs in her teens and early 20s. They strike a cord with me but I like many will miss the upbeat high energy of ABBA sound. We get a high amount of the feelings of life that has kind of run it’s natural course of past loves the disappointments that occur as we get past our teen and early years and remember the things that have formed who we are today from the past. The positive little things and the negatives that we seem to dwell on.

    The second song on the album …. When You Really Loved Someone… is a good case in point and serves what appears to be the first individual release of the album. It is a beautiful song that displays the characteristics of lost love that I mentioned in the previous paragraph. A really good and hard felt song that pulls the heartstrings of anyone that has experienced the events and feelings expressed in the lyrics. There is usually one person in our past that really seems we never get over.

    My favorite song is Back On Your Radio. This song dispays the second most energy on the album and at the same time seems to be a song that could have been written in the 1970s. Like i said earlier, I like the older type songs and styles and the fact that this song seems to be a throwback to that time strikes a chord with me that I find the most attractive song on the album.

    The seventh title is Dance Your Pain Away. This in the most energetic cut on the CD and displays a decidedly disco flavor that is hard not to like. Indeed the more I listen to it the more impressed I am. Hard not to get involved with this selection and the slightly repetitious disco beat.

    I must also mention I Should’ve Followed You Home. This song is a duet with Gary Barlow. A well done song with traces of almost a theatrical number from a musical.

    I recommend buying the CD and getting the little lyric insert that comes with the CD. listen to the CD…. read the lyrics and listen to the CD again to develop a true appreciation for the lyrics in addition to the music

    Over all this is a worthy “comeback” album that is far better than Agnetha Falkskog”s last release of covers … My Colouring Book. Her voice is great. She does not sound like she has lost anything in her voice even though time has marched on. Agnetha has good reason to be proud of this album. I am certainly happy I bought it.

  • May 16, 2018 at 7:19 pm
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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    Agnetha’s album ‘A’ is flying high!, May 27, 2013
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    Jeffrey A (FL) –

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    Agnetha’s album ‘A’ is making a great showing on the European & Aussie Album Charts!

    The current (05/27/13) peak position on the Album Charts is:

    Number 2 in Sweden, Denmark & Switzerland

    Number 3 in Norway, Australia & Germany

    Number 5 in Scotland

    Number 6 in the UK & Belgium

    In North America the chart position is a bit more southward … the album is at Number 138 on the Canadian Albums Chart and number 186 on the US Billboard 200.

    (It should do better though with the U.S. single release of the disco style track ‘Dance Your Pain Away’)

    According to Agnetha Fältskog’s official website, ‘Dance Your Pain Away’ will be released in the U.S as a digital only single and feature two brand new mixes by Smash Mode. This energetic disco track can gain popularity as a club hit, propelling the album higher on the North American Album Charts 🙂

    As both an Agnetha and an ABBA fan, I say ‘Thank you for the music, for giving it to me’ …

    A great comeback album Agnetha … thanks for singing a new song Chiquitita!

    Jeffrey A. (Jeff)

  • May 16, 2018 at 8:08 pm
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    “A” ABBA matured, a beautiful tribute to her history and her stand alone awesome talent., January 10, 2014
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    Being an ABBA fan all my life but never having had the chance to meet them or go see a concert, I treasure all things ABBA my entire life. Wish they would do a reunion tour and they should for each of the members have unbelievable talents on there own and magical when in the ensemble called ABBA. That all being said, I heard a few of the tracks of this ablum and immediately knew it was a must for me. I purchased the Deluxe edition Imported, which was pricey but so so worth it. The Deluxe edition has a dvd included of Agnetha and ABBA and her life and career, have not watched it yet but excited to. The DVD is a great mixture and not one track is skipped or disliked. She really packs a life long WOW in this album and her voice is still as lovely and gifted, if not more so then when she began so long ago, Love you Agnetha. I highly recommend this ablum for yourself as a reward or as a gift to a fan who loves ABBA, you will not be sorry. Worth every penny. Bring the highest price I have ever paid for an album, I sincerely do not regret a penny. Her duet with Gary Barlow is amazing, and you WILL catch a glimpse of ABBA in there. If this would be her swan song album, she has done herself so proud. Thank you dear Agnetha for always choosing the higher ground with clean lyric and a raw talented voice that still sounds so good today as it did when you were but a young lady, you are a beautiful woman, and grandma now, and you ROCK. Love, Dennis in Pa.

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