Sweden: ABBA's Agnetha to release My very best

by Stella Floras 72 views

Agnetha Faeltskog, one quarter of the legendary ABBA, will be releasing a collection album on 8 October 2008. The album carries the title My very best and it is a 2CD set with the best solo recordings of the artist. Another 5CD compilation album, which contains all her 5 first solo albums went also on sale on 26 September 2008.

The perfect sensation for Agnetha Faeltskog and Abba fans has been oficially confirmed: A new 2 CD box with the best solo recordings of Agnetha is soon going to be available for purchase. This album contains some 34 best solo recordings , plus Agnetha's personal favourite Abba song The winner takes it all. The track list has been decided by the artist herself together with Sony BMG and it includes also her Swedisch solo version of the ABBA hit SOS.

Another compilation CD, Agnetha Faeltskog -Original Album Classics was released two weeks ahead of My very best. This is a package of 5 CDs with her first 5 solo albums from the period of 1967-1975, all in Swedish.

Despite the fact that Agnetha has been a very important part of ABBA, probably the most glamorous and no doubt the most famous band in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, she managed to build up a solo career even during the ABBA period. It may be that her solo career has never reached an international massive success, but it was quite rich and successful, especially in her home country, Sweden, in the Benelux countries and in South Africa. Agnetha had her first hit listing in Sweden as early as in 1968 with the song Jag var sae kaer and this success was followed by a long list of well known hits. She has recorded about 11 solo albums between 1969 and 2004, among which are three international recordings in the 80's with some very well known producers. Her last solo album with the title My colouring book enjoyed huge success in Sweden and hit the top of the swedish charts. Agnetha has also done the songwriting for many of her solo tracks and she has produced a big part of her solo recordings.

The two new releases of Agnetha give an overview of her talent and her wide solo career and they also pay a tribute to one of Sweden´s most sucessful artists of all time.

An article by Nikolas Psomas.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

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