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  1. Illuminati

    ABBA thread

    I always wondered what kind of effect it is. I guess it's something like a vocoder which creates that "metallic" (?) sound. It's a very powerful opener. Talking about openers... I have to mention the majestic "Eagle". I mean, what a glorious piece of music. At the early stages of becoming a fan, I only had the GOLD and MORE GOLD compilations. Later on, I bought their original albums on vinyl. Can you imagine my reaction when I first listened to the full version of "Eagle"? Of course the MORE GOLD version is even marked as an "edit" on the back cover, but I didn't pay attention to that. The short version omits one of the best parts of the song, that solo is LIFE. The next surprise was the uncut version of "The Name Of The Game" where another full verse magically appeared.
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    ABBA thread

    Right now I'm listening to "The Visitors". It's such an atmospheric and unique record which is perfect for this time of the year. So many great songs on one album. I think the title track is one of their most overlooked works. Such a haunting production from the arrangement to the melody and vocal production. I get shivers every time I listen to it. "Two For The Price Of One" often gets ridiculed, but in the context of the album it works. It's a pretty dark and moody record overall, so it's "the small relief in between" for me.
  3. Illuminati

    ABBA thread

    Criminal. Such a gem! I think I read somewhere that B&B always thought that the verses and chorus sound like two different songs and don't flow too well. Shouldn't have stopped them from releasing it as bonus track in recent years though. The harmonies are heavenly.
  4. Illuminati

    ABBA thread

    Jazzy Jan, I'm SHOCKED you just recently discovered this great song. 😄 On the other hand I'm pretty jealous as well, because it must feel great to listen to a "brand new" ABBA recording as a longtime fan. 🙂 Love this one so much.
  5. Illuminati

    ABBA thread

    Both great songs, right? I think Happy Hawaii is an early version released as a B-side. It's interesting how some of ABBAs melodies can be found in demos or early takes of their other recordings, e.g. Under Attack / Just Like That / When The Waves Roll Out To Sea (not really ABBA, I know) or Does Your Mother Know and Dream World.
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    FIRST AID KIT - love this band so much

    Guess what's the name of their upcoming tour? It's called "Rebel Heart Tour" 😎
  7. Illuminati

    ABBA thread

    This is soooo exciting, ABBA is my favourite band of all time!!!
  8. That crane footage is amazing. Makes me think about all the breathtaking spider cam footage that must exist of the Sydney RHT recording.
  9. Hello everyone, the acoustic version of WTG was one of my personal highlights of the Rebel Heart Tour. Could someone tell me which fan recording has the best audio quality? I'm still sad this wasn't part of the final release, so I hope to find the best version possible. ;)
  10. Illuminati

    Drowned World Tour appreciation thread!

    What a magnificent tour, I love it so much. Visually and sonically stunning. Btw I actually like her hair on the DVD. It looks weird at first, but once it gets messed up a few songs in, it looks cool. I think it fits the Cowgirl section really well, even better than the straight hair on a lot of pictures in this thread.
  11. Amazing thread! Someone talked about Vogue during RHT being a new prerecorded vocal. I think it's just the original vocal pitched down which makes it sound like it's not even her singing it. It's especially noticeable on the final release.
  12. Illuminati

    Tom Petty has died at 66

    So sad! RIP Tom!
  13. Illuminati

    Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray

    Btw do you think Trolldonna let them print background visuals for Nicki and Kiley on the first page of the booklet on purpose? I mean...when you think about it...you really can't hear them.
  14. I love the beginning of Body Shop when she messes up her cue because she can't stop chatting.