ABBA Let The Music Speak Christopher Patrick


Published: December 2008


399 pages


ABBA Let The Music Speak  by  Christopher Patrick

ABBA Let The Music Speak by Christopher Patrick
December 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 399 pages | ISBN: | 3.70 Mb

More than 30 years after the stunning 1974 Eurovision Song Contest debut of the Swedish musical supergroup, ABBAs music remains a benchmark which continues to enthral millions of fans around the world both on stage and screen as well as on vinyl and disc.In this equally stunning tour de force, Australian cellist and arranger Chris Patrick has combined his life-long passion for ABBA with his professional musical career skills to create this guide to ABBAs soundscape the vocal and keyboard genius of Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Frida, and the precision audio engineering of Michael B Tretow and his team of arrangers which continues to defy truly successful emulation to this day.With his lively and engaging writing style, Chris takes the reader on a personally-guided tour to quote Foreword writer and ABBA biographer Carl Magnus Palm over the hills of joyful exuberance, through the valleys of melancholy and along the stretched-out roads of craftsmanship where their music was created.But the musically illiterate among us need not worry Chris pulls out all the stops in his professional skills case and encourages the lay reader along with much simpler note numbering and sol-fa examples of ABBAs genius ...

and if you understood where Julie Andrews was going when she sang Lets start at the very beginning ... then you will be quite at ease in the pages of this book as well.A comprehensive Glossary of musical terms used, a Selected Discography of the essential ABBA albums, and a detailed Index complete the book, but before we get to the end, there is almost another book-within-the-book first The world of ABBA timeline!Writing for a market which includes ABBA fans today who may not even have been born when Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Frida were at their height, Chris has provided a fascinating snapshot of the 1960s, 70s and 80s of what in the world was happening at the time.

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