Happy New Year

Filmed: Thursday 27 November 1980

Location: SVT Studios, Stockholm, Sweden

Broadcast: Wednesday 31 December 1980

Release status: Released on Super Trouper Deluxe Edition

Duration: 4 minutes

Shown in: Sweden

Additional information

This clip is apparently shown every New Year's Eve in Sweden at midnight.

Recorded at same time as Show Express for later broadcast (you can recognise the background and their hair is the same - plus only Frida and Agnetha have changed outfits, but Benny and Björn have not).

Here they perform Happy New Year which was also shown on Sur Son 31 the same night (together with a recorded skit and New Year message for French fans).

ABBA wore the pink/purple/lilac/burgundy silk suits they had first in the Happy New Year and Felicidad PROMOs; also worn for Stars and that Björn had worn for Aplauso.

Release information:
This performance has been released on the CD/DVD Super Trouper Deluxe Edition.

Archive data from Swedish Media Database:
Tablåinnehåll Året rings in från Ås kyrka på Öland. Harry Martinson läser sin egen dikt, "sommarpsalm"
00:10:41-00:15:12 Happy new year.
Tablåinnehåll Abba sjunger in 1981
År/datum 1980-12-31
Utgivning Stockholm : SVT, TV1
Utgivningsland Sverige
Originalsystem VCR
Leverantör SVT
Digital Betacam TVK99-0830
Antal enheter 1
Arkivnummer TVK99-0830
MPEG-1 ZS_svt_svt1_1981-01-01
Filbeskrivning 1,5 Mbit/s, MPEG-1 layer 2, 48 kHz, 128 kbit/s
Arkivnummer ZS_svt_svt1_1981-01-01

Thanks to Jozsef, Aileen Schafer, Jan Bach and Jos Heselmans for information.
Extra information also from ABBA Magazine No.32.
YouTube link c/o Fafner888

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