Here you can find some impressions of my personal ABBA fandom. Just some bits and pieces I would like to collect here.
I got to know ABBA in 1975/1976 especially through the German Musikladen double LP The Very Best Of ABBA. The first ABBA album I bought on my own was Arrival and I stayed a fan even when there was no sign of a revival. After 1982 my biggest ABBA luck was to find an unknown version here and there.
Soundwise I rely on the CD versions from the 80s and/or the Deluxe albums.
However, I’m not a true collector. I don’t have hundreds of ABBA LPs and CDs or merchandise. I’ve never been a regular reader of the old pop magazines like Bravo, never collected all kinds of snippets in a scrapbook, Mamma Mia! is nothing ABBA for me and to my true disappointment I never made it to see ABBA live in concert. So this site also is an attempt to have some compensation for that...