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Monday, June 8, 2009

Agnetha Fältskog: Selected songs in Swedish

"The most exciting place to discover talent is in yourself."  -- Ashleigh Brilliant
 

This quick post is entirely 'owed' to and based upon some knowledgeable postings in the 'abba4ever' forum. It's a brief "nod" here to a few, standout Swedish-language songs from Agnetha Fältskog. Most are pre-ABBA (or early-ABBA period). (I.e., 1969-1975; a generally happy time of life for the singer per her biography, "As I Am".)

I am learning, but admit to know very little about Swedish music output from the prolific recording star.
So here a couple of forum links (open in new windows) for more selections from fan/experts:

http://www.iphpbb.com/board/ftopic-30652567nx61610-8827.html

http://www.iphpbb.com/board/ftopic-30652567nx61610-8825.html

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And here are a few YouTube links (presently available) for some early Agnetha songs in Swedish. I chose uptempo ones as my current favorites. (Thank you to YT video posters/creators.) Note: Ms. Fältskog's recent compilation "My Very Best" contains 18 of her top Swedish-language songs. 

The sweet- and bright-voiced singer sounds good in any language. Actually, these samples are many of the best that are linked via this entire blog/effort. (Not surprisingly, the singer (often) seems a bit more comfortable singing in her native language.) In modern vernacular; an "awesome" voice (in her own way): (Headphones are best; watch the volume on some....)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCsHt15ib9E&fmt=18


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwqKl2yJuWI&fmt=18

(A sadder one, but Agnetha's "la-la's"-- heavenly:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5T5TaQCCV8  

Many, many excellent efforts to choose from. Agnetha-composed, from 1971: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxtXEAyW0bI   

Another wonderfully-sung (Agnetha-composed) beauty from "Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus" (1975): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGKM8L5s5gI   


As a bonus, an angelic slower song from 1973: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiQkfs6WMRQ&fmt=18

The sweet, Swedish  version of the hit "S.O.S": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxHIz-eg5UQ&fmt=18

Can't find a sweeter voice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG4zeI-yPeg&fmt=18

Agnetha's on piano in this beautiful song (composed by her as well:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdf75BZwAv4&fmt=18


Worthwhile bonus for fans: A link to one fan/expert's comprehensive Agnetha solo song list, with comments:
 (link) http://www.iphpbb.com/board/ftopic-30652567nx61610-9932.html

Note: This post is backdated to better fit in the order of entries here. Updated, 2011.

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