Books related to ABBA’s live performances and used as sources for this site.
- ABBA. The Complete Recording Sessions by Carl Magnus Palm
Century 22 Limited, Pinewood Studios, 1994 (out of print) | hardcover, 128 pages
(see republished edition 2017)
Information about all recording sessions, including some bits about live performances and releases.
- As I Am. ABBA Before & Beyond by Agnetha Fältskog with Brita Åhman
Virgin Publishing, 1997 (out of print) | hardcover, 160 pages
Agnetha telling about her career, including several comments on concerts and touring.
- ABBA. Fotografien 1974-1980 by Wolfgang Heilemann
Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, 2004 | hardcover, 512 pages
(republished in 2011, 200 pages, smaller size)
This book by one of ABBA's main photographers includes pictures of the tours 1974 and 1977
(German concerts) and 1979 (Edmonton and Los Angeles). Includes several alternate shots to
those used for Heilemann’s first ABBA book ABBA. Eine Karriere in Bildern (which is out of print).
- ABBA. The Complete Guide To Their Music by Carl Magnus Palm
Omnibus Press, 2005 | paperback, 126 pages
Short reviews of all published songs, provides some information about the released live tracks.
This book is for the more basic fan or can be used for quickly looking up some basic information.
- ABBA. Licht und Schatten by Carl Magnus Palm
Bosworth Edition, 2005 | paperback, 638 pages
German version of Bright Lights, Dark Shadows.
- ABBA Une légende nordique by Jean-Marie Potiez
Édition Didier Carpentier, 2010 | paperback, 160 pages
Pictures and trivia telling the ABBA story in French, similiar in design to The Scrapbook, with
different pictures though.
- ABBA in America by Leif Schulman & Charles Hammarsten
Premium Publishing, 2010 | hardcover, 160 pages
Reworked version of the Swedish book Succée på världs-scenen (1979). It's the only real tour book
about ABBA, including many pictures and a diary with lots of details and anecdotes around the North American part of the tour 1979. An extra chapter was added with pictures of the Japan tour 1980.
Also available in Swedish.
- ABBA Treasures by Elisabeth Vicentelli
Omnibus Press, 2010 | hardcover in box, 172 pages
Features some reprinted tour memorabilia and some notes on the Sydney concerts,
apart from that not much regarding the tours.
- Bright Lights, Dark Shadows by Carl Magnus Palm
Omnibus Press, 2014 | paperback, 600 pages
Main ABBA biography, updated edition
- ABBA. Die ganze Geschichte in 600 Bildern by Petter Karlsson & others
Stern Verlag, 2014 | hardcover, 400 pages
Features many tour pictures and also some comments on them by the ABBA members.
Original title: ABBA. The Official Photo Book (various titles for several language editions),
- ABBA The Backstage Stories by Ingmarie Halling & Carl Magnus Palm
Heel Verlag, 2014 (German edition) | hardcover in box, 80 pages
ABBA The Treasures
Carlton Books, 2014 (English edition) | hardcover, 80 pages
Includes facsimile items and personal memories from the ABBA members.
This book was published in various languages with different titles and covers.
Republished in 2018 with the gimmicks of the original version printed on normal book pages.
- ABBA. The Complete Recording Sessions. Revised and expanded edition by Carl Magnus Palm
self-published, 2017 | hardcover / ebook, 448 pages
Features updated and new information about all recording sessions, including some bits about live performances and releases, additional chapters about accompanying facts and people.
- BRAVO Legenden Vol. 10
Bravo-Archiv, 2018 | DVD (data disc)
Includes scans of all ABBA-related articles, short news and posters from the German magazine
Bravo and also the Mini-Bravo published between 1974 and 1986 (including the complete lifesize Starschnitt poster, also the Musik Joker Special (poster mag with 12 posters) posters & portraits
from Pop, Popfoto, Rocky, Super-Poster. Scans are in high resolution, but due to the printing
quality of the time don’t expect them to be crystal-clear
Not every article is breathtaking or even correct of course and there aren’t any unknown pictures. You also can find most of the content online. It’s an archive disc for collectors or those like me who weren’t a Bravo reader, don’t collect the originals or just want to have it all in one place for quick access without spending the time and money for getting them in often bad condition.