Posts Tagged ‘Let The Music Speak’

ABBAWORLD opens in Melbourne

18 June, 2010

ABBAWORLD The Official Interactive Exhibition was declared open last night by none other than Agnetha and Benny, by video from Stockholm. See their video greeting here.

Members of the Official International ABBA Fan Club were treated to a special preview on Wednesday night, with the official gala opening on Thursday night.

Everyone at both events seemed to really enjoy the experience, taking part in the interactive activities and marvelling at the memorabilia on display. In a nod to the location there is a selection of original Australian ABBA merchandise from 1976 and 1977, and a board of stories from Australian ABBA fans.

Also in a special coup Australian writer Christopher Patrick’s book Let The Music Speak – an armchair guide to  the musical soundscape of the Swedish supergroup is on sale in the gift shop, the only book aside from Björn Ulvaues’s The Little White Piano authorised for sale at ABBAWORLD by the ABBA members themselves. But if you can’t get to ABBAWORLD to buy it you can order it from Christopher’s website.

ABBAWORLD opens to the public at Federation Square, Melbourne on Saturday June 19th. The exhibition is schedule to run until October 31 2010. See a report on the opening here. Go to the ABBAWORLD website for more information.

ABBA World on YouTube and Twitter

25 April, 2009

The ABBA World network has grown two new features today.

ABBA World now has a YouTube channel featuring ABBA and related videos.

ABBA World is also on Twitter, so you can follow all the latest updates.

Visit the YouTube channel right now for an all new video, when Christopher Patrick, author of the book ABBA Let The Music Speak, appeared on Australia’s Morning Show this week.

Let The Music Speak book launch

17 December, 2008

ABBA Let The Music SpeakLast night I was thrilled to attend the launch party for Christopher Patrick’s new book ABBA Let The Music Speak in Brisbane.  

 

 

Judith Durham launching ABBA Let The Music SpeakThe book was officially launched by Judith Durham of legendary Australian group The Seekers. Judith has also endorsed the book, describing it as “quite literally awesome… a wonderful exposé.”   

 

Chris signing the bookChris happily signed copies of the book that people bought. Many of the people at the party bought at least one copy – some bought two or three!  

 

 

Judith signs my CDJudith was also gracious enough to talk to people and sign copies of the book or other items. I was thrilled to get the chance to chat with her. I grew up with The Seekers’ music and saw several of their reunion concerts in the 1990s and early 2000s.   

 

Roxy and TrudyIt was also great for me to see old friends Chris and Matti, and to meet new friends Trudy, Roxy, Sue and Darren. It was fun to share this special night with other ABBA fans.

 

A couple of years ago Chris asked me to look over his manuscript. Since then I’ve been looking forward to the day that the book would be out in the world, when others would be able to read Chris’s masterwork. I’m so happy that it’s now available, people around the world have already received it and will be reading it. 

If you enjoy ABBA’s music, and you want to know more than facts about recording sessions and lyrical inspirations, you will want to read this book.

ABBA Let The Music Speak is now available from Chris’s website or the ABBA Fan Club Shop. Judith’s full review of the book can also be read on Chris’s site. For the latest news on the book, see Chris’s blog. Get in quick to order one of the first 100 numbered and signed copies from Chris’s website.

Let the music speak – a new book

8 October, 2008

ABBA Let The Music SpeakABBA Let The Music Speak – An armchair guide to the musical soundscape of the Swedish supergroup is an exciting new book by Australian musician and ABBA fan Christopher Patrick.

Let The Music Speak is a unique guide to ABBA’s music from a musician’s point-of-view. In the book Chris disects both the songs’ melodies and the arrangements of the recordings. Though the book is heavy in musical terms, it’s written in an easy-to-read style that anyone without a musical eduction will be able to understand.

I’ve been lucky enough to read the book in draft. It’s been a long time coming, and I’m glad that soon it’s going to be out in the world and people will finally be able to read it. I have to say that if you love ABBA’s music, you’ll want to read this book. It should be available from November 2008.

More information about Let The Music Speak including ordering details will soon be posted to www.christopherpatrick.com.au.

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