1981-01-18 Backing tracks of 'Hovas
Vittne', 'Salute to Stig' ,'Tivedshambo' (instrumental).
1981-01-19 Backing tracks for Finn Kalvik 2nd album.
Backing vocals by Agnetha and Frida.
1981-01-20 Work on 'Hovas Vittne' and 'Tivedshambo'.
1981-01-24 Making of video of 'Hovas Vittne' in 74 'Waterloo'
Stig turns 50 with a huge party at his house in Djugarden and also the
release of the single 'Hovas Vittne' - 'Tivedshambo' today.
Surprise party at Stig's house on the morning of
the 25th, 1981
and Benny go to New York visiting several musicals on Broadway.
1981-02-02 Benny and Björn on 'Tonight's Show' on NBC.
They also meet people from the Atlantic label and Dick Cavett.
Press Release from Polar Music AB about promotional activities for the
Super Trouper LP
1981-02-10 Start songwriting sessions of what became later
'Slipping Through My Fingers', 'When All Is Said And Done' and 'Two For
The Price Of One'.
1981-02-12 Benny and Frida are divorcing.
1981-03-16 Backing tracks of 'When All Is Said And Done',
'Slipping Through My Fingers', 'Nationalsang', a working title of 'Anthem'
'Two For The Price Of One', and 'VM', a working
title of 'Fanfare'.
1981-03-17 Continuing of work on backing tracks of previous
1981-03-19 Last day of recording tracks of previous days.
1981-04-03 Recording violin overdubs for 'When All Is Said
1981-04-08 Percussion and horn overdubs for 'Two For
The Price Of One'.
1981-04-09 Mixing 'When All Is Said And Done'.
1981-04-10 Mixing 'Slipping Through My Fingers'.
1981-04-11 Mixing 'Two For The Price Of One'.
1981-04-12 Mixing 'When All Is Said And Done'.
1981-04-25 Concert rehearsals of
'Dick Cavett Meets ABBA' in the Europa Film Studio. Point your browser
for more info about this tv-special.
1981-04-26 Concert rehearsals of 'Dick Cavett Meets ABBA'
in Europa film studio & taping of songs.
1981-04-27 Press Release from Polar
Music AB Rehearsals and filming of interview part with 'Dick
Cavett' including 'Don't Fence Me In'.
Recording backing tracks for 'Dick Cavett Meets ABBA'.
1982-05-05 Mixing the live tracks of 'Dick Cavett Meets ABBA'
1982-05-18 Recording demos for new album.
1981-05-25 Backing tracks of
'I Am A Musician', a working title of 'I Am A Seeker', a working title
of 'I Am The Seeker' and 'Givin'
A Little Bit More'.
1981-05-26 Backing track of 'Another Morning Without You',
a working title of 'An Angel Walked Through My Room', a working title
of 'An Angel's Passing Through My Room', a working title of 'Like An Angel
Passing Through My Room' (version 1).
1981-05late Interview for Expressen:
the 'Opus 10' album is mentioned for the first time.
1981-06-03 Drum overdub for 'An Angel's Passing Through
My Room', a working title of 'Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
1981-06-05 Recording 5 different versions of 'Like An Angel
Passing Through My Room' (version 1).
1981-06-20 ABBA on holiday in Sweden from today until the
beginning of August.
1981-08-01 New song-writing sessions this month by Björn
1981-08-09 ABBA are interviewed on American television
live by satellite from the Polar Music Studios.
1981-08-29 Filming promotion clip 'When All Is Said And
Done' at the Filmbolaget studios in Solna and outdoor scenes on and
island of the Stockholm archipelago.
1981-09-01 Backing tracks of unknown track(s).
1981-09-02 Backing track of 'Head Over Heels'.
1981-09-03 Backing track of 'I Let The Music Speak'.
1981-09-04 Backing track of 'Underbar', a working title of
'Should I Laugh Or Cry'.
1981-09-09 Recording overdubs.
1981-09-12 ABBA in Bournemouth, England for the CBS sales
conference. Among the several people ABBA met was Jaap Eggermont,
the maker of the popular 'Stars On 45' singles.
songwriting sessions by Björn & Benny start today.
'ABBA - The Movie' premieres in Moscow. 'I've Been Waiting For You' and
the 'ABBA's kinky velvet bed' scene at the hotelroom is cut from the film.
ABBA - The Movie screens in Sovjet cinemas until February 1982.
- 'The Movie' premieres in Moscou U.S.S.R.
Recording 'Opus 10' and 'Anthem' (Instrumental song)
1981-10-01 Mixing 'I Let The Music Speak'.
1981-10-02 Mixing 'Should I Laugh Or Cry' and 'Head Over
1981-10-15 Backing track of '15:e Oktober-Laten, a working
title of 'Peasants', a working title of 'Soldiers'.
1981-10-21 Backing track of 'Nummer 1', a working title of
'Mi Amore', a working title of 'One Of Us'.
1981-10-22 Backing track of 'Den Första', a working
title of 'The Visitors (Cracking Up)'.
1981-10-23 Backing track 'Twinkle, Twinkle', a working title
of 'Like An Angel Passing Through My Room', No. 2.
1981-10-29 Tape copying 'When All Is Said And Done' to 32
track tape for more overdubs.
1981-11-02 Mixing 'I Let The Music Speak' and 'When All Is
Said And Done'. ABBA are handed silver Bravo-Otto 80 awards by this
Germany magazine. Frida shows up with her punky hairdo and Björn
and Benny have a beard. Frida and Agnetha appear on British daytime programme
'Razzmatazz' (ITV). They talk about how they spend Christmas in Sweden.
Mixing 'One Of Us'.
1981-11-04 Mixing 'The Visitors'.
1981-11-07 Mixing 'Soldiers'.
1981-11-08 Recording 'Like An Angel Passing Through My Room'
No. 3, a working title of 'Like An Angel Passing Through My Room.
1981-11-10 Mixing 'Like An Angel Passing Through My Room'.
1981-11-11 Mixing 'Like An Angel Passing Through My Room'.
The girls receive an award for 'Super Trouper' being best produced and
recorded Swedish album. The boys are too busy working on The Visitors.
'Head Over Heels' and 'One of Us'.
1981-11-13 Mixing 'One Of Us', 'Like An Angel Passing through
My Room', 'When all is said an done' and 'Two For The Price Of One'.
1981-11-14 Mixing 'Soldiers'.
1981-11...... Fotoshoot LP cover 'The
Visitors' and single cover of 'One Of Us' in a museum in Stockholm.
pose before Benny arrived at the set
promotion clip of 'One Of Us' at Lasse Hallström's
vocals for 'No Hay A Quien Culpar'
and 'Se Me Esta Escapando'.
1981-11-25 ABBA give a press conference in Stockholm to annouce
the release of 'The Visitors'.
1981-11late. Mies Bouwman (Dutch female
tv-host) has interview with Frida and Agnetha in Stockholm about 'The
Visitors' and the near future.
girls interviewed for Dutch television
Filming videos of 'No Hay A Quien Culpar' and 'Se Me Esta Escapando',
including scenes for the One Of Us video with the foursome together.
LP 'The Visitors' in Sweden.
ABBA receive the Ampex Golden Reel award for the 'Super Trouper' album
at the Polar Music Studios.
1981-12.......For the promotion of
the 'Visitors' album in Latin-America, an Argentinian fllmcrew comes over
to Stockholm to do a special on ABBA 'La Casa Indiscreta'.
ABBA on 'La Casa
1981-12-07 Release single 'One Of Us', 'Should I Laugh Or
Official press release from Polar Music AB about the promotion of 'The
LP 'The Visitors'
1981-12-15 First meeting with Tim Rice and other people from
the musical business in a restaurant somewhere in Stockholm.
will be spend with family and friends.
1981-12...... Bjorn has short
phonecall with Dutch DJ Jan Rietman about the divorces.