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Bright Lights, Dark Shadows By Carl Magnus Palm

Bright Lights, Dark Shadows by Carl Magnus Palm

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This biography covers aspects of ABBA's lives and careers, the period before the group came together, the success story of the '70s, marriage and divorces, their ups and downs and their careers after the group.

Bright Lights, Dark Shadows Summary

Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of "Abba" by Carl Magnus Palm

Eighteen years after they last performed together, ABBA remain one of the world's biggest selling groups with one of the strongest catalogues in the history of popular music. As a group ABBA were active between 1972 - 1982 and broke sales records during that period. This biography offers a thorough, warts-and-all account, covering all aspects of the ABBA members' lives and careers: the period before the group came together, the amazing success story fo the Seventies, their marriage and divorces, the ups and downs of their empire and their careers after the group. The bulk of the book focuses on the ABBA years, but as the story of the group and its members develop, the book takes a look at the group's musical development, offering a critique of the group's songs in terms of European tradition. Similarly the ABBA story can be related in the context of Swedish history and culture.

Bright Lights, Dark Shadows Reviews

'Another fine addition to the canon of music biographies...Palm's biography is extremely thorough and dipped deeply in a pond of melancholy. A powerful, moving read.' THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2002

About Carl Magnus Palm

Stockholm based Carl Magnus Palm is recognised as the world's foremost ABBA historian. His earlier books include ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions and from ABBA to Mamma Mia! He was involved in putting together the ABBA CD box set Thank You For the Music and has written liner notes to several ABBA related CDs most notably ABBA Gold and More ABBA Gold.

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Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of "Abba" by Carl Magnus Palm
Used - Very Good
Omnibus Press
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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