Label: Polar - 549 974-2 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation, Misprint, Remastered • Country: Europe • Genre: Pop • Style: Europop, Disco
Number one, number one March was an important month in ABBA history, marked by at least two pivotal events for the Swedish foursome. The first happened on March 4, when the group arrived in Sydney for their very first visit to Australia.
For the past six months their popularity in that part of the world had grown to incredible proportions. When ABBA left the country Oj, Jelena - Mate Bulić* - Kako Mi Je, Tako Mi Je days later, on March 13, they had been subject to innumerable interviews and also appeared on television a number of times, including a famous television special that attracted a record-breaking number of viewers.
The second event occurred a further ten days later, when they entered the recording studio to start work on perhaps their most celebrated studio album: Arrival. Now, finally, the four members had the time to concentrate exclusively on ABBA and recording brand new music. Although in the book Mamma Mia!
She turned in a bravura performance, colouring her tones with her very own brand of restrained regret and resolved determination to see the crisis through.
One suspects that even at this relatively early stage in the game, with only about half of the songs for the album recorded, ABBA must have sensed that this was to be one of the highlights of the completed LP. Indeed, to this day it remains a favourite for the group members.
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