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mailman - 17.10.2006, 16:58
Is it someone here who can tell me....
Was it some kind of TV documentary from the
english musical ABBAcadabra?
Maybe someone can tell us more about this
Maybe YOU was there?
jacko10 - 17.10.2006, 19:29
We didn't end up having an English Musical at all. it all relied on whether the French Musical would go alright, we had Three to Four singles released, I remember I brought two which were:
A side Time (Music was from Arrival) with Frida. B side I am the Seeker
Second Single was Like an Image Passing By Eliane Piage Music was from (My Love My Life) with the B side Being When Dreamers Close their Eyes. Music was from (Like an Angel Passing through My room)
It was Nice the Original Music was used in the Concept, and gave the Music a new Meaning.
I now have all these Tracks On mp3
mailman - 18.10.2006, 10:59
Here are some more facts about the musical ABBAcadabra.
Great to see you here Jacko10. Let me hear from you again.
I Hope you still have my email :?
1.It`s Another world,
2. Battle Of The Brooms,
3. I Am The Seeker.
(Released as a single B-side)
4. I Can Pull Some Strings,
5. Going, Going, Going,
6. Making Magic,
7. When Dreamers Close Their Eyes
(Released as a single B-side)
8. Be Longing
1. Back Home Now
2. Carabosse Supershow
3. Think Of Something Fast
(Released as a single A-side)
5. Like An Image Passing Bye
(Released as a single A-Side)
6. Thank You For The Magic
Miss Williams/Carabosse - Elaine Paige
Linda - Jenna Russell
Peter - Nigel Harmann/Richard Hagon
John - Dexter Fletcher
Cinderella - Finola Hughes
Alladin - Michael Praed
Pinocchio - Sylvester McCoy
Beast - B.A. Robertson
Fred - Phil Daniels
Joe Crow - Claud Paul Henry
Z Beak - Stewart Avon Arnold
Supercrow - Geoff David
F Crow - Linda Mae Brewer
Sleeping Beauty - Jayne Leigh Collins
jacko10 - 18.10.2006, 17:55
there was a french Lp going around I know that much
shame I would like to hear these songs!
j-a-n - 20.10.2006, 19:35
I have the LP of the french version. but it´s a fairy tale and mostly sung by children.
I always thought there way a stage musical in London with the english version of it.
jacko10 - 20.10.2006, 19:44
At the time of production, I read it was being staged in France, with the possibity of it being brought to the uk, however some singles where released here, but no show to my knowledge
Morten - 22.10.2006, 16:47
A little more info on the ABBAcadabra concept album (France)
ABBAcadabra - Musical, France :
TV show & concept album released in 1983 (Produced by Alain Boublil). ABBAcadabra was not staged in France.
Fabienne Thibeault (Blanche neige)
Frida : Anni-Frid Lyngstad (La Belle)
Daniel Balavoine (le (Petit) Prince)
Plastic Bertrand (Pinocchio)
Catherine Ferry (Alice)
Daniel Beaufixe (Aladin)
Marie Framboise (Cendrillon)
Marie-France Roussel (Carabosse)
Maurice Barrier (Barbe Bleu)
Stéphane & les enfants d’Asières (Les Super 4)
Bjorn Ulvaeus (music)
Benny Andersson (music)
Stig Andersson (music)
Alain Boublil (book & lyrics)
Daniel Boublil (book & lyrics)
LP : WEA (France) (1983)
CD : BMG France (1994)
Track list :
Track listing side A
QU'EST-CE QUE J'VAIS FAIRE PLUS TARD (When I Kissed The Teacher)
DÉLIVRÉS (The Visitors)
ABBACADABRA (Take A Chance On Me) Catherine Ferry
MON NEZ MON NEZ (Money, Money, Money) Plastic Bertrand
TÊTE D'ALLUMETTE (Super Trouper)
IMAGINE-MOI [I Wonder (Departure)]
Track listing side B
CARABOSSE SUPER SHOW (Dancing Queen)
PAREILS ET MÊMES (I Let The Music Speak)
L'ENFANT DO (Fernando) Stéphane
LACHEZ MES CASSETTES (I`m A Marionette)
BELLE BELLE (Arrival) Frida & Daniel Balavoine
ENVOYEZ LE GÉNÉRIQUE (Thank You For The Music)
Cd contains 2 bonus tracks : (Both bonus tracks are from 1984, ’Gare au loup’ only released as a 7” single by Stephane & Abbacadabra. ’La planéte amour’ (also released as 7” single) from the 2nd album (lp) ABBAcadabra : La fusse de NOE – WEA 1984)
Gare au loup (Waterloo)
La planète amour (Lay all your love on me)
Belle (Arrival) Frida & Daniel Balavoine B/W C'est fini (Daniel Balavoine) (Barcley 1983)
L’efant do (Fernando) Stephane B/W ABBACADABRA (take a chance on me) Cathérine Ferry
et les enfants d'Asnières (WEA 1983)
Mon nez Mon nez (Money Money Money) Plastic bertrand B/W (?) Wea
ABBAcadabra is supposingly also to have been staged / recorded in 1984 (?) both in Holland and Portugal, with songs in Dutch and Portuguese. I am not sure about those only seen one site who referes to these 2 productions.
Morten - Denmark
Bobbysbrother - 22.10.2006, 20:56
Here they are some related clips from that ABBACADABRA:
Délivré > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aT1uv-AaWg
L'enfant do > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou5oW6hMluQ
Belle > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rXbdhOy44o
Carabosse super show > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3GKyVJbmiE
Sorry guys but I find this bimbo-soup in ABBA sauce really TERRIBLE!! Argh!! And Plastic Bertrand as Pinocchio is far too much for me...double argh: ARRRGH! ARRRGH!!! :shock: :shock:
jacko10 - 22.10.2006, 21:07
It was good to be able to see it after all the years of wondering what it was all about
I will check it out properly when its queiter tonight , you tube seems to be very busy and keeps stopping
Bobbysbrother - 22.10.2006, 21:29
Morten - 22.10.2006, 22:26
Adding a bit more info (of what I could find) :
England : Abbacadabra London production opened at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre on December 8. 1983.
produced by Cameron Macintosh. Directed by:Peter James.
Book & Lyrics by : David Wood, Don Black, Mike Batt, and Björn Ulvæus
(Music by Björn Ulvæus & Benny Andersson)
Elaine Paige : Carabosse
Michael Praed : Aladdin
B.A. Robertson :The Beast
Sylvester McCoy : Pinocchio
Finola Hughes : Cinderella
Jenna Russell : Linda
Stage songs :
It`s Another World (Take A Chance On Me)
Battle Of The Brooms (Money, Money, Money)
I Am The Seeker
I Can Pull Some Strings (The Piper)
Going Going Gone (On And On And On)
Making Magic (Super Trouper)
When Dreamers Close Their Eyes (Like An Angel Passing Through My Room)
Belonging (I Let The Music Speak)
Back Home Now (Fernando)
Carabosse Supershow (Dancing Queen)
Think Of Something Fast (I`m A Marionette)
Like An Image Passing By (My Love, My Life)
Thank You For The Magic (Thank You For The Music)
No album was released, 2 singles 7” were released :
’Time’ Frida & B.A.Robertson B/W ’I am the seeker’ B.A.Robertson - Polar 1983
’ Like An Image Passing By ’ Elaine Paige B/W ’ When Dreamers Close Their Eyes’ Finola Hughes - Polar 1984
These singles were also released on other record labels like : WEA, rkm (vogue), RCA Victor ect.
The song ’I am the seeker’ written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvæus. The song ’Like an image passing by’ new lyrics to the song ’My love, My life’ written by Björn Ulvæus.
Morten - Denmark
Morten - 22.10.2006, 22:29
You can find more info here, and plus some relevant links : ABBAcadabra musical - Links:
Wikipedia France :
Link : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbacadabra_(com%C3%A9die_musicale)
Daniel Balavoine site :
Link : http://www.dbalavoine.com/participations/comedies-musicales/abba
Plastic Bertrand (Official site) :
Link : http://www.plasticbertrand.com
Page dedicated to ABBAcadabra (French and English)
Link : http://philippe.benabes.free.fr/abbacadabra
ABBA on TV
Link : http://www.abbaontv.com
Link : http://www.davidwood.org.uk
Link : http://www.mikebatt.com/newsletterarchive2.cfm
Finola Hughes :
Link : http://www.finolahughes.com
Link : http://www.barobertson.com
Morten - Denmark
Maxi-saxi - 23.10.2006, 04:03
A couple of the songs were quite good I enjoyed thw one Elaine Paige sung
Like Am Image Passing By, Very Nice
abbascots - 24.10.2006, 02:04
Thankyou Morten for all this information i love Belle and Time Regards johnsteven :)
ABBAFANUSA - 24.10.2006, 05:07
Andrea you are AWESOME!! Thank you for posting these links! I never knew any videos existed for all these songs. I first got the LP back in 1984 and I always loved it. A few months ago I finally managed to get the CD. It's so great to put faces with all the voices.
jacko10 - 25.10.2006, 01:04
thankyou for all your hard work
really appreciate it
a lost piece of abba related work shame really
its seems very hard to find it anywhere
mailman - 25.10.2006, 14:08
Thanks so much to
Morten and Bobbysbrother who
had give us much great links and
information about the musical.
Ok....I am a little bit agree of Bobbysbrother :?
when he comment the musical with the words
little Bimbo soup, but still...without the musical
no single like "Time" from "our" great lady FRIDA
mailman - 22.11.2007, 00:47
Here are some fun from my designer studio
mailman - 25.11.2007, 00:11
Finola Hughes in ABBAcadabra
Anonymous - 25.11.2007, 07:54
mailman wrote: Finola Hughes in ABBAcadabra
:shock: I never knew Finola Hughes was involved in anything ABBA-related.
ABBAFANUSA - 08.03.2009, 21:50
This is such an old thread, but ABBF Fan Club is now selling the Dutch version on CD. I have just ordered one. I've only heard a couple of songs from it. I LOVE the French version. It will be nice to have both of these on CD!
TK - 12.03.2009, 13:36
I wonder how long it will take for someone to get permission to revive this musical? I thought the Elaine Paige single "Like An Image Passing By" was really lovely - the acoustic intrumentation and slightly lower key suited the melody quite well.
Visitor1982 - 12.03.2009, 16:07
TK wrote: I wonder how long it will take for someone to get permission to revive this musical? I thought the Elaine Paige single "Like An Image Passing By" was really lovely - the acoustic intrumentation and slightly lower key suited the melody quite well.
Not as long as Mamma Mia! is around... Macintosh who is also behind Mamma Mia! was also behind this ABBACADABRA project and I doubt B&B would want to stage this again.
PolarStar - 12.03.2009, 21:48
There was an English production of the show (which Frida and Stig attended).
Here's a pic of the official pin badge as sold at the theatre. My scanner not working so my web cam is the only way I can show it at the moment. Darren
ABBAFANUSA - 13.03.2009, 07:38
That's cool Darren! I would have loved to have seen either the French or English production. There are many clips on YouTube from the French one, maybe someday it can be released on DVD.
Charles - 06.04.2009, 21:31
To Morten: "I am the seeker" has been co-written by Don Black and Mike Batt and is not a mere Benny & Björn song. I just checked my 7" vinyl "Time" single with "I am..." on its b-side. I like "I am..." a lot and wonder who actually wrote which parts of the song (both music & lyrics). I know some Mike Batt songs and the song sounds a little like a Mike Batt song, but maybe that's only because of the arrangement. The song takes off with a nice and very remarkable strings section and that's more or less a typically Mike Batt feature.
Visitor1982 - 07.04.2009, 00:16
The lyrics were co-written with the other two. The music is just B&B ( actually more Benny than Björn).
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