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Monday, May 18, 2009

Bosse Carlgren and Michael Tretow

I've learned much researching and creating this blog in a relatively short period, and I hope occasional readers will enjoy what's been published. But I know that I haven't come close to the complete story of ABBA and singer Agnetha Fältskog. (Pronounced [aŋˈneːta].) That's OK: A primary focus for the blog became listening to and examining Agnetha's special voice, and also her post-ABBA solo albums.
Thus; not being an expert, I'll defer to others who are. No effort about Ms. Fältskog's music career would be complete without some mention of lyricist Bosse Carlgren and technical "wizard", a/k/a producer/audio engineer, Michael Tretow.

For those interested, an excellent interview with Bosse Carlgren was conducted in 1998 by American Jeffrey de Hart. It tells much about working with Agnetha, writing lyrics, Michael Tretow's important role, and much more.

Here is a link to that interview, functioning as of 12/09. Please right-click for a new window, and come back when done. Thank you.  Link: http://www.carlgrens.info/htmlfiles/lyricsfiles/jefffey4th.htm 

Old image (1966) from Google/LIFE archives:" Singer/actress Barbra Streisand at 6 a.m., covered w. her silver fox fur coat as she listens intently to the playback of her recordings of an album of French songs in the control booth of a recording studio."

Note: This post is backdated to better conform with the order of entries here. It's creation date is December, 2009. 

Link to my full blog: http://star4abba.blogspot.com/  

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