The book Frida Beyond ABBA chronologically details the musical output of Anni-Frid Lyngstad, during her professional and non-professional career as a solo artist from the mid-fifties to the present. From her stage debut in 1956, her first semi-professional recordings at the age of thirteen, leading up to the success with ABBA and the international solo-career that followed after, the book details musicians, studios, venues, songs and background information.
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 are revealed in the book for the first time.
Though the book is 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illustrations – in the shape of single and album sleeves, vintage ads, newspaper and magazine clippings and previously unpublished photos from both professional agencies and private collections of former colleagues of Frida – are included as well. The illustrations have been carefully selected so that most of them 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 Netherlands with a respectable reputation. It is printed with a matte hardcover, 269 x 213 mm, clothbound; both cover and insides are printed in full color, and the inside pages are on high-quality semi-gloss stock.
Frida Beyond ABBA is out now!