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Abba Unplugged

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A brilliant new perspective. Half-Swedish journalist Karl French brings his inimitable and unique voice to the story of the legendary band which has sold over 400 million records worldwide. Here is the thrilling saga of ambition, kitsch, musical genius, bad hair and strange liaisons.
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published October 25th 2005 by Piatkus Books
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Amanda
Sep 17, 2012 added it
“This is a good read and not the sycophantic drivel one usually gets in pop biographies. It's really a review of the music (which, after all, is what's important) and quite informative for someone like myself who knows nothing about ABBA. Karl French writes well and with dry humour. One research flaw is found on page 17. French writes that Benny's song "Sunny Girl" has "strong echoes of the Searchers, especially "I'll Never Find Another You..." WRONG! "I'll Never Find Another You" is by The See ...more
Sarah Crawford
Jan 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
This is like the other ABBA books in that it contains a lot of information. It also has some photos in it, as do many other ABBA- related books.

What sets it apart from the other books about ABBA that I have read is that the author really seems to dislike, if not actively hate, ABBA. He refers to their 'fashion disasters.' He criticizes their teeth, their hairstyles, and Frieda’s fur coat, among other things.

He also must seem to be fixated on Agnetha's ass as often as he refers to that part of h
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