My Colouring Book

My Colouring Book

by Agnetha FältskogAgnetha Fältskog


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With the musical Mama Mia selling tickets so strongly in 2005 that it seems destined for a Broadway run through at least 2009, it's easy to forget the existence of the singers who were ABBA. My Colouring Book was Agnetha Faltskog's new album for 2004, and it's distinctly in a pop vein, comprised of music that she's known throughout her life, starting with the Kander & Ebb title track. Even her rendition of Jackie DeShannon's "When You Walk in the Room," despite a heavy beat from Dan Stromkvist and some highly amplified guitar playing from Magnus Bengtsson, is very orchestra-heavy. Though the settings in no way parallel anything done by ABBA, Falktskog's voice retains the simple purity of tone and expression that she brought to the group's sound 30 years earlier, enough so that serious fans are likely to enjoy this CD, especially attributes such as her stripped-down rendition of "Fly Me to the Moon" and her covers of standards such as "Sealed With a Kiss" and "The End of the World." The sound is excellent and the playing is impeccable, in settings that range from an instrument or two right up to a full band and orchestra accompaniment.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Warner Bros Uk
UPC: 5050467312227
catalogNumber: 673122
Rank: 51653

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Agnetha Fältskog   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Johan Ahlin   French Horn
Linda Ulvaeus   Background Vocals
Lasse Wellander   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Anders Neglin   Castanets,Conductor,Harmonium,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,farfisa organ,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Orchestra Bells,Piano (Grand)
Mikael Marin   Viola
Anders Wiborg   Bass Trombone
Anna Wallgren   Cello
Sofia Tretow   Background Vocals
Johan Granström   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Leif Lindvall   Trumpet
Wojtek Goral   Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Baritone
Jörgen Stenberg   Percussion,Bass Drums
Urban Wiborg   Trombone
Patrik Lundström   Background Vocals
Dag Alin   Violin
Petter Axelsson   Viola
Christian Bergqvist   Violin,Soloist
Joakim Agnas   Trumpet
Karin Ohlsson   Violin
Monika Stanikowska   Violin
Joakim Wendel   Violin
Johan Lindström   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Omnichord,Vox Jaguar
Monica Jönsson   Cello
Britta Bergström   Background Vocals
Anna Rodell   Violin
Sarah Dawn Finer   Background Vocals
Christina Wirdegren Alin   Cello
Arne Stenlund   Viola
Magnus Bengtsson   Guitar,Mandoline

Technical Credits

Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Mike Batt   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Peter Callander   Composer
Pierre Delanoë   Composer
Agnetha Fältskog   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Creative Consultant
Carl Sigman   Composer
Peter Udell   Composer
Maurice John Vaughn   Composer
Anders Neglin   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Violin Arrangement
Fred Ebb   Composer
Gary Geld   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Arthur Kent   Composer
Carlos Rigual   Composer
A. Testa   Composer
Arthur Butler   Composer
Janne Hansson   Engineer
Bart Howard   Composer

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