The book Frida Beyond ABBA is the result of five years of intensive work, brought about through research in various archives, new interviews and support of ABBA historian Carl Magnus Palm, author of books such as ABBA – The Complete Recording Sessions. Throughout the course of the research, over 25 extensive interviews have been conducted with people who worked closely with Frida during different stages of her career, many talking about their collaboration with the singer for the first time. Furthermore, permission was granted to listen to a large number of unreleased recordings, from both private and archive collections, which have never been heard by the general public. All the new insights, provided by the research, interviews and recordings will be revealed in the book for the first time.
Though the book will be mainly text based, plenty of illustrations – in the shape of single and album sleeves, vintage ads, newspaper and magazine clippings and previously unpublished photos from both professional agencies and private collections of former colleagues of Frida – will be included as well. The illustrations have been carefully selected so that most of them will have relevance for the subject matter of the book: Frida’s work as a professional artist.
In order to ensure the quality of the book, it will be professionally designed by Grant Robinson and printed by an experienced book printer in the UK with a respectable reputation. It will be printed with a hardcover, 269 x 213 mm, clothbound with dust jacket; both cover and insides will be printed in full color, and the inside pages will be on high-quality matte paper stock.
Frida Beyond ABBA is scheduled to be published in the autumn if 2021.