ABBA in Concert

Filmed: Thursday 13 September - Thursday 15 November 1979

Location: Canada, USA & Europe

Shown in: Worldwide

Additional information

This TV special follows ABBA on their 1979 North American and European Tour with concert footage filmed in London and travelling and behind-the-scenes footage filmed across the US.

Songs performed (not in the same order as their nightly set-list on tour):

  1. Waterloo
  2. Eagle
  3. Take A Chance On Me
  4. Voulez Vous
  5. Chiquitita
  6. I Have A Dream
  7. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  8. Knowing Me Knowing You"
  9. Summer Night City
  10. Dancing Queen
  11. Does Your Mother Know
  12. Hole In Your Soul

The official DVD release of ABBA in Concert contained the following bonus tracks:

  1. The Way Old Friends Do - previously unreleased on DVD which was included in the US and Japanese broadcast of ABBA in Concert. It was also shown in the 1980 programme Words and Music. This is the full version with them coming on stage and Björn introducing the accordion as Benny's favourite instrument. Note that is is not the performance released on either the Super Trouper album or the ABBA Live CD.
  2. I Have A Dream - unedited live version - the one used as a PROMO in 1979
  3. Thank You For The Music - previously unreleased and never broadcast 

Does anyone know who this guy is? We suspect that this guy might be a fan named Phillip Page who was a guest on a Finiish morning show called Ihana aamu (Wonderful Morning). Mr Page looked exactly like the guy in ABBA in Concert (only 25 years older!) and he mentioned that he saw ABBA live in concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York in 1980 (though he surely meant 1979). 

 

Broadcast information:
Monday 21 July 1980, BRT, Belgium (National Dutch language TV station)
Thursday 24 July 1980, ARD, Germany (German-dubbed version)
Wednesday 7 September 1980, BBC1, UK (concert only)
Wednesday 10 September 1980, Netherland 2, Veronica, 21:00-21:35, The Netherlands
Sunday 2 November 1980, BRT, Belgium (National Dutch language TV station)
Wednesday 12 November 1980, PBS (WNET) at 21:00 (EST) , USA (and re-run a few times in 1981-1982)
Friday 13 March 1981, BBC1, UK (full programme)
Wednesday 18 March 1981, BBC1, UK
Monday 6 July 1981 in France
Thursday 6 August 1981, Netherland 2, Veronica, 21:00-21:35, The Netherlands
Thursday 31 December 1992 on TV4, Sweden
Monday 25 June 2007, Max, Australia (twice)
Sunday 15 June 2008, VH1, UK

 

 

 

TV broadcast information c/o Jos Heslemans, Dionne Kennedy, Ken Griffin c/o ABBAMAIL (no longer online); Jozsef and Carl Magnus Palm. Thanks also to Gjelt de Graaf, Petri Kaasalainen, Petr Mlejnek and Yuri.
YouTube clip c/o Bengt Lundström

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