Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Here are all the ABBA hits with an orchestral twist! The RPO, conductor Matthew Freeman and West End soloists Mary Carewe and Ria Jones perform arrangements of pop classics. ABBAphonic was performed live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011, with the same soloists before touring Russia. This release coincides with the 40 year anniversary of ABBA winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the song ‘Waterloo’. Following their victory they released eight studio albums, with 380 million album sales worldwide.
Personnel: Ria Jones (vocals); May Carew (vocals).
Recording information: Angel Studios (04/22/2010/04/23/2010).
Arranger: Matthew Freeman.