ABBA: four letters; four unique talents. Collectively, Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad are known for creating some of the most vital pop music in the world; individually, however, they were just as creative. Their solo albums may sometimes remain best-kept secrets for ABBA's long-term fans, but, taken together, they see the four individual members explore a range of styles.
The low-key, Swedish-language Lycka might be credited to Björn and Benny, but Agnetha and Anni-Frid also lent their vocal talents to the hit single "Hej, gamle man!" ("Hey, Old Man!"). Topping the Swedish Svensktoppen chart for 15 weeks in 1970, the song holds a special place in history, as it marks the first time that all four ABBA members sang together on record. With Beatles and Beach Boys influences, the songs here mainly feature lead vocals by Ulvaeus, and were co-produced by the pair with Bengt Bernhag. Orchestral arrangements were by Sven-Olof Walldoff.
Pressed on 180g vinyl with original artwork and accompanying download, this reissue is essential for all fans of ABBA's music.