The MagazineOur magazine (32 pages, many in colour, A5) will not only keep you up to date with all the latest news, but it will give even the most devoted fans new insights, thanks to exclusive interviews with the people that worked with ABBA back in the days, stories about records and memorabilia for both beginners and advanced collectors, a Q&A section and specials about different events in the careers of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Frida. This is also the place to look for competitions where you can win things that are autographed by all four members, get tickets to shows, get the latest Fan Club Shop catalogue and much more. We have our own photographers, access to a big archive of unpublished photos (every magazine includes an A4 poster) and, besides the stories by our own staff members, we are always welcoming entries from our readers. Every now and then, there is a special gift with the magazine, like the sought-after CDs that Polar made for us. We are proud to say that several of the people in the inner circle around ABBA have asked for a subscription and, of course, the ABBA members themselves get their own copies.
The magazine is published four times a year, very occasionally with extra newsletters in between. The magazine is published in English. A translation in French is available on request.
Magazine 149 is published on the 1st December
This issue continues to celebrate ABBA's return with details of the wonderful new album Voyage, including a report on the Webinar event we held to mark its launch. We look forward to ABBA's new Christmas single, Little Things, whilst also looking back at the four members' first vinyl releases during the '60s. We reflect upon 1981, the year that ABBA's previous studio album, The Visitors, was released, while Calle Åstrand, the man behind The Last Video, tells us what it was like to work on the project that introduced us to those cute ABBA dolls. The usual colour poster and competition features are included – and we conclude our celebration of the Fan Club's 35th anniversary with a look at our meetings with Björn who, like the other ABBA members, has kindly given us a personal message.
Here are the links which are mentioned in the news section and at other places in the magazine.
- Voyage - new album details
- Little Things – new single released 3rd December with new video
- BAO's One Man, One Woman – new single released 10th December
- Pippi På Cirkus – rehearsals begin
- Mamma Mia! – new UK tour for 2022
INTERVIEWS, REPORTS & REVIEWS
- Our 35th anniversary - meetings with Björn
- Voyage - Fan Club Webinar report
- Voyage – Björn reflects on the songs
- Voyage – fans react to new album
- Lyrics – Little Things, ABBA's Christmas song
- Dutch Collectors' cards - memorabilia
- 1981 – the year of The Visitors
- Calle Åstrand talks to us – making of The Last Video
A sample copy of the Official International ABBA Fan Club magazine can be ordered through our 'Buy a sample issue' page