Glad I was able to tempt you here, Philipp! I know you like to have your username in uppercase, so, for info, you can set your display name as that if you want to.
It's still not confirmed, but ABBA Intermezzo has a source (or leak) in Universal that's said the 1977 Australian tour will be released on CD next year. Not sure if it's anywhere on this forum about it.
Anyone on here have any other info? It's apparently quite a reliable source but I've still not seen anything else about it other than what someone reported on the other forum.
It's wonderful to be able to see these pictures, many of which are new to me. Thank God for the internet in that respect.
I would like a book and of course a CD of this period in ABBA's history. I am crossing my fingers that it happens sooner rather than later. It's strange that it hasn't happened already considering that this was such a high point in the group's career.
But I found in an website while on tour that the 1977 royal Albert hall concerts where recorded. But I will love to see footage from them concerts
One of them was recorded, for reasons unknown. Carl Magnus Palm did report that the tapes had recently been rediscovered and that he had presumably heard them. There are rumours of a live album of the 1977 tour being released next year.
From CMP's Facebook post, 5 Feb 2016:
"When wrong turns into right"
• Why were ABBA recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in 1977?
I've mentioned a number of times how I've long been itching to revise and update ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions, and how good it feels to finally be able to do that. The main reason, of course, is to help us all know and understand more about how ABBA wrote and recorded their music, through listening to unreleased alternate mixes and so on. But almost as important is the opportunity to correct the errors and misconceptions of the original edition.
I was reminded of this the other day as I was revising the section about the recording made of one of ABBA's Royal Albert Hall concerts in February 1977. As far as I've been able to ascertain, no filming was made at this venue for inclusion in what was to become ABBA - The Movie, as stated in the original edition of the book (I don't quite remember where that information came from), since it had long since been decided to film ABBA's concerts in Australia in March. Nor, it seems, was the 24-track-recording made to serve as a soundtrack to such a film - it wasn't even commissioned by Polar but by... Furthermore, the recording as such was produced by... And the reason for the making the recording was probably... Well, those details, along with other corrected stories and innumerable brand new insights into ABBA's songs and recordings, will be revealed in the revised and updated edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions.
Such good memories, I didn't get to see them, but I remember how exciting it was that they were here, the photo of Agnetha with her hand behind her ear when people in the Audience were singing back at them. Their 1977 tour costumes are one of my favourites.