ABBA

ABBA

The trademark ABBA sound consists of two main ingredients: keyboard-based wall-of-sound arrangements, and the soprano and mezzosoprano voices of Agnetha and Frida respectively. As Benny has pointed out, the records would have sounded completely different if the lead vocalists had been any others than Agnetha and Frida.

A strong melody was of course always at the core of ABBA's recordings. Experimentation with effects, often courtesy of their sound engineer Michael Tretow, added to the overall impression of state-of-the-art production values.... more