ABBA created a brand of deliciously catchy pop music that made the Swedish group an international sensation, but they were a far cry from today's manufactured stars. Their musical development, spectacular visuals, and global reach changed pop music forever. ABBA Treasures offers an insightful narrative that explores each album in detail, the relationships between the band members, and how ABBA’s story continued as a result of the success of Mamma Mia!. New interviews with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA, as well as fellow musicians and ABBA collaborators, add depth to the analysis of ABBA’s impact on music and global pop culture.
Giving fans a uniquely hands-on experience, ABBA Treasures showcases 20 pieces of removable memorabilia, including reproductions of collectible stickers and trading cards, a backstage pass, tickets, the souvenir program from their 1979 world tour, and much more. With more than 150 colourful photos spanning the legendary group’s career, every page is a celebration of the kings and queens of the dance floor.
Elisabeth Vincentelli is the author of the book ABBA's "ABBA Gold," published in 2004. She is the chief drama critic at the New York Post, and previously worked at Time Out New York, first as the music editor and then as the arts & entertainment editor. Her music writing has appeared in the anthologies The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll and Best Music Writing of 2007, as well as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, Slate, and The Believer, among others.