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ABBA - Voyage

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by hollaa01, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. So week commencing the 18th? I shouldn't be looking out for this Friday?
  2. I’d say it means Friday 22 Oct. This Friday is this week, not next.
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  3. Is it a finished version of the 1978 demo? Has to be, right?
  4. I think it'll be a re-recording. They were going to tack it on to the end of the Voulez-Vous deluxe but changed their minds on it at the 11th hour "for unknown reasons", but knowing how picky B&B are, I bet they took the chance to re-do it from scratch.

    Would happily be wrong though.
  5. I’d say (and hope) a complete re-recording. Wouldn’t seem right to include any elements of a 1978 demo on an album otherwise recorded from 2017 to 2021.

    The original version was slated for inclusion in full on the 1994 “Thank You For The Music” boxset, plus the much later Voulez-Vous deluxe. Its exclusion was apparently because the existing recording proved “unmixable” and at the time there were no plans for ABBA to get back together and re-record it, so it only became part of the ABBA Undeleted medley.

    By all accounts, Benny and Björn always liked the song but it didn’t fit in with the disco feel of Voulez-Vous. Its inclusion now is because of their genuine affection for it, and presumably because Voyage has proved a more suitable home. I don’t think (as were my first thoughts) that it’s merely to make up the numbers. The fact it’s going to be a pre-release single would support that.

    Their feelings about Just A Notion are certainly a contrast with those for their other “Just” song (yes, that one). Great chorus but verses that don’t match it. Although we don’t have a professional recording, it’s hard to disagree. The verses of that song are very weak in my opinion, and too long.
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  6. Have the uploads of Just Like That been removed from YouTube?
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  7. It's weird B&B didn't like the verses on Just Like That but then re-wrote worse verses for the Gemini version.
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  8. Just a quick question - if you’ve not heard the original demo, how could you tell there are old vocals on the new version?
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2021
  9. Shaking and crying.
  10. Loving the snippets of info!
  11. Hoping for a physical release too.
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  12. Guys, is this forum public? I saw many other places posted the info I shared with the screencap of my post with my username in it. I had to delete my posts. If any of you are doing this please stop. I share the info here because i thought we’re a small safe music community but my posts were screenshot and posted out there. It’s not cool. I don’t think I can share news snippet of the next singles, videos… in this project anymore.
  13. Anyone can access and read these pages.
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  14. Totally appreciate the information and appreciate the position you’re in, but yeh…if you post stuff anywhere online, it will spread. It’s out there in the public domain.
  15. I'm very intrigued with the idea that Just A Notion uses 43 year old vocals, whilst every other song on the album uses recent vocals. I'm not opposed to it, but I'm very surprised by this choice.
  16. Annoyingly yes. You have to be a member to post and comment but anyone can read x
  17. I ugly laughed at this. Open this link in an incognito browser window and get mindblown.
  18. Screenshot-ing the post with username etc is going a bit far and not necessary, though even if it was a private forum it wouldn’t stop anyone passing the news on to interested parties.

    The news has now appeared on a release schedule for next Friday anyway.
  19. Don’t Shut Me Down - Song Of The Year?

    I do think!
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  20. Without a shadow of a doubt!
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