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PledgeMusic selected to launch ABBA photo book

New collector's edition gets the collective thumbs up from the famous Swedes...

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 16 Sep 2013



Having recently teamed up with Gemma Hayes for her forthcoming album, PledgeMusic have scored quite the coup after being chosen by one Europe’s leading photographic publishing houses - Max Ström Publishing - to handle the international launch of the Super Trouper collector’s edition of ABBA - The Official Photo Book, available from March 2014.

The book represents the first authorised photographic biography of ABBA and comes with the blessing of the hugely successful Swedish band and a foreword written by Björn, Benny, Frida and Agnetha.

“I am thrilled with all of these pictures, some of which I am seeing now for the very first time," says Anni-Frid 'Frida' Synni Lyngstad. "The book provides a real trip down memory lane.”

The Super Trouper collector’s edition of ABBA – The Official Photo Book has a limited print-run of 5,000 copies, each individually numbered and signed by the authors: award-winning picture editor Bengt Wanselius and leading Swedish writer Petter Karlsson. The 460-page collector's edition features more than 600 pictures (100 of which are previously unseen), 40 bonus pages of images (not available in the main consumer version), and is delivered in a presentation box.

This will also contain a section with all the names of the dedicated fans who made the limited edition possible by ordering the book before December 15. Fans who pre-order the book will also gain access to private ‘Pledgers only’ updates from the making of the book. The collector’s edition also features a DVD with a specially produced documentary on ABBA in pictures, and is included with a numbered print which is a rare alternative shot from the cover session for the Super Trouper album printed on high-quality photographic paper.

Pre-orders can be placed at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/abba.

“We are honoured that Max Ström has chosen PledgeMusic’s technology and platform to deliver this unique tribute to one of the world’s most iconic bands," says PledgeMusic Managing Director Malcolm Dunbar. "ABBA - The Official Photo Book has the endorsement of all four members and this way of delivering it will give fans an unparalleled insight into the career of the one of the world’s most respected and successful bands.”

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