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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2013
  • Release Date: 13 May 2013
  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Universal International Music B.V., Under exclusive license from Tripple A HB
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  • Total Length: 38:27
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  • ASIN: B00COQUXAA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (806 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,466 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. R. Partridge on 15 May 2013
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As a lifelong ABBA & Agnetha fan i was bound to enjoy this album, and i do (i do, i do, i do , i do). I would just like to say however that buyers should not expect an ABBA sounding album because it isn't that. It's 100% Europop easy listening. Think more The Carpenters when considering purchasing this album.
I admit on first hearing i found it a little bland, though quite pleasant. Though after a few listens it has grown on me, and have found that the tunes have become cemented in my head that they come to mind throughout the day when i am not even listening to them. Agnetha's voice remains sweet & still sparkles the way they used to years ago, though some of the umph from the ABBA years have given way to more warmth and tenderness. Her voice still touches parts of me that no other voice can find.
The overall production of the whole album is strong. Apart from the classic 70's feel disco pounder of 'Dance Your Pain Away', the album is mainly mid tempo & ballads. One criticism that applies to a few songs, would be the lyrics in places are a bit lacking & could have used an english lyricist to proof read as you can tell that the writers are not natural English speakers in places. If i am honest this album would have got 5 stars from me if it had not been for some of the lyrics!!!
The album is a grower, but overall is a collection of richly produced, tender, easy listening ballads sung by a singer who will always rank as a legend amongst female singers.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By C. P. K. on 18 May 2013
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Nice to see her back, and with a knock out album. I am old enough to have all of Agnetha's albums, from date of release, I can say that this one does not disappoint. Her albums have kept a high price, so get them while you can. Just watch her back catalogue start selling, and the prices start rising, as the young (well younger than me) start appreciating her solo career.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Cloudberry on 23 May 2013
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OK, let's get this straight. It is wonderful to have Agnetha back in the limelight, but she has not been pushed too hard by Messrs Elofsson & Nordah. This is very easy listening by her standards and in no way ground-breaking; but her voice still has the WOW factor and, for someone of her years (she is 63) she looks fantastic, too, almost regal judging by the photographs in the booklet.

However, a singing icon like her returning to the musical fold should not mean automatic five star reviews from everyone. I think this is perhaps a 3-star album, but I've given four, simply because she has such a fantastic voice which is a joy to listen to. The three best songs, in my opinion, are "I Should Have Followed You Home", the "duet" with Gary Barlow, which was, I understand, created without them recording together in the studio, together with "Dance Your Pain Away", the disco track, and the single "When You Really Love Someone".

Apart from the first and last tracks, which I find quite weak, the other five tracks are pleasantly good. The producers have done a reasonable job in bringing out Agnetha voice, which is unmistakable and pretty wonderful, but she has not been stretched in any way, shape or form. The use of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is a good idea and works, but make no mistake, the albums released in the eighties "Wrap Your Arms Around Me", "Eyes Of A Woman" and "I Stand Alone" are all better than this. Better than those three is her 2004 release, "My Colouring Book", a collection of covers of 60's songs and all pretty sensational. In fact, when I read she was going back into the studio, I was hoping for another set of covers. The reason? She can sing just about any kind of pop song.
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166 of 177 people found the following review helpful By J. J. Mayhew on 13 May 2013
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This is a triumphant return by the girl with the golden hair - ABBA's legendary blonde diva. Her unforgettable voice is in pristine condition, maturity giving it even more colours, expression and subtleties than in her ABBA days, yet still - astonishingly - as fresh and clear as Nordic spring water, and often heart stoppingly beautiful.

Few other singers in the history of pop can match her particular ability to deliver a poignant lyric in such a memorable and touching way; a unique mixture of vulnerability, innocence, yearning, and sexiness. Her disarming Swedish accent - so familiar from her ABBA recordings - only heightens the appeal. Agnetha can make any song immediately hers; it is an instantly recognisable voice and in technical terms, her breathing, pitch, phrasing and diction in this "torchy" repertoire are all unparalleled in modern pop music. Forget Kylie, Madonna and co.; this is the real deal - she is, simply, a living legend.

Jorgen Oleffson's bespoke songs, with contributions by, amongst others, Carole Bayer-Sager and Gary Barlow, are by and large worthy of her talents, presented in sweeping and sophisticated arrangements. There is nothing to alarm ABBA fans here, just a good mix of timeless ballads, disco numbers and nostalgic pop.

The two early singles, The One Who Loves You Now, and When You Really Love Someone, are far from the best things on the album, albeit delivered with heartfelt conviction. I Was A Flower might have sounded sentimental in less skilful hands, but here become a painful anthem to the loss of innocence, genuinely moving. The retro Dance Your Pain Away sounds like the disco love-child of Voulez-Vous, and Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, capturing exactly the swirling hedonistic atmosphere of the late 70s.
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