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ABBA for Orchestra / Carl Davis, Philharmonia Orch.

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> Dancing Queen (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Dancing Queen (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Voulez-Vous (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Voulez-Vous (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Super Trouper (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Super Trouper (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Money, Money, Money (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Money, Money, Money (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> The Winner Takes It All (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - The Winner Takes It All (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Chiquitita (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Chiquitita (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Mamma Mia (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Mamma Mia (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Fernando (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Fernando (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Lay All Your Love on Me (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Lay All Your Love on Me (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> I Have a Dream (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - I Have a Dream (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> One of Us (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - One of Us (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Thank You for the Music (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Thank You for the Music (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Honey, Honey (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Honey, Honey (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)
> Waterloo (arr. C. Davis for orchestra) - Waterloo (arr. C. Davis for orchestra)

Album Summary

>Anderson, Stig : Dancing Queen
>Lyngstad, Anni-Frid : Voulez-Vous
>Andersson, Benny : Super Trouper
>Anderson, Stig : Money, Money, Money
>Andersson, Benny : The Winner Takes It All
>Andersson, Benny : Gimme Gimme Gimme
>Anderson, Stig : Chiquitita
>Anderson, Stig : Mamma Mia
>Faltskog, Agnetha : I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
>Anderson, Stig : Fernando
>Faltskog, Agnetha : Lay All Your Love On Me
>Anderson, Stig : I Have a Dream
>Faltskog, Agnetha : One Of Us
>Andersson, Benny : Thank You for the Music
>Lyngstad, Anni-Frid : Honey, Honey
>Lyngstad, Anni-Frid : Waterloo
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Following their 1974 Eurovision Song Contest win, Abba went on to become one of the most popular groups of all time. Carl Davis saw the performance that night and admired their cleverness and sheer cheekiness. Forty years later, he decided to make an Abba for Orchestra CD having already successfully made and marketed a Beatles for Orchestra CD and a Bond for Orchestra CD. "...I thought it valid to create purely instrumental versions and reveal the great qualities of the songs..." - Carl Davis

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbey Road Studios (2013-09-10&2013-09-30&2013-).



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Works Details

>Anderson, Stig : Dancing Queen
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lyngstad, Anni-Frid : Voulez-Vous
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Andersson, Benny : Super Trouper
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anderson, Stig : Money, Money, Money
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Andersson, Benny : The Winner Takes It All
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Andersson, Benny : Gimme Gimme Gimme
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anderson, Stig : Chiquitita
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anderson, Stig : Mamma Mia
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Agnetha Fältskog (Singer/Songwriter) (1950 - ) : I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Stig Anderson (1931 - 1997), Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anderson, Stig : Fernando
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1970s

>Agnetha Fältskog (Singer/Songwriter) (1950 - ) : Lay All Your Love On Me
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anderson, Stig : I Have a Dream
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Agnetha Fältskog (Singer/Songwriter) (1950 - ) : One Of Us
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Andersson, Benny : Thank You for the Music
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lyngstad, Anni-Frid : Honey, Honey
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Stig Anderson (1931 - 1997), Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lyngstad, Anni-Frid : Waterloo
  • Performers: Dave Holmes (Guitar); Pete Callard (Guitar); Andy Vintner (Piano); Andy Pask (Double Bass); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Stig Anderson (1931 - 1997), Benny Andersson (1946 - ), Björn Ulvaeus (1945 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern