Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Just Like That (Jakaranda Version)

And now for a personal premiere: Just Like That...sung by Jakaranda! This is a mixture of ABBA's 'NaNaNa' version and Gemini's version. Many thanks to the person who sent it to me; I love it!

Monday, 12 May 2008

Just Like That (Elaine Paige's Version)

Here is Just Like That...reggae-style! This is Elaine Page's demo version from the recording sessions for the Chess musical. It has a rather bouncy feel to it in the choruses - not too far from ABBA's "One Of Us", actually!

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Slowly (Gemini & Timbiriche Versions)

Here is Gemini's version of Slowly, the song originally written for ABBA (unconfirmed)/Frida's solo album 'Shine'. It is the only version of the song to be produced by the composers - Benny and Björn themselves.

In 1994, the song was covered by Mexican band Timbiriche, this time sung in Spanish. The title is 'Muriendo Lento'.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Another Morning Without You

Another Morning Without You was a demo version of what was to become Like An Angel Passing Through My Room. The person making annoying noises is apparently one of the drummers in the studio. (Sorry!)

This recording has previously been reported as 'fake', but to any skilled listener it most certainly is not. If you listen carefully, you can just about make out Angetha and Frida's vocals in various points of the song (most notably, Frida singing 'Without you' towards the end).

Jerry Williams/Svenne & Lotta Sing Rarities

Here's Jerry Williams's version of the unreleased ABBA song Rikky Rock 'N' Roller (using the original full-length lyrics):

Also, here's Svenne & Lotta's version of the unrecorded and unreleased ABBA song Funky Feet, which was thought too similar to Dancing Queen. They are singing over the original unused ABBA backing track:

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Just Like That (Saxophone Version/Final Mix)

This is a slideshow I put together yesterday (complete with lyrics!) for the final mix of Just Like That. The saxophone overdubs were courtesy of Raphael Ravenscroft, and were recorded in late May 1982. The song was mixed on 2nd June 1982 by Michael B. Tretow, and digitally remastered in 1997. ...And almost 26 years since it all began, still remains unreleased!