ABBA Live in Concert

Filmed 13 September - 15 November 1979
Location Canada, USA & Europe
Broadcast 21 July 1980 in Belgium on BRT (National Dutch language TV station)
2 November 1980 in Belgium on RTB (National French language TV station)
24 July 1980 in Germany on ARD (German-dubbed version)
6 July 1981 in France
10 September 1980 on Netherland 2, on Veronica, 9.05-9.35pm (repeated on 6 August 1981), Netherlands
31 December 1992 on TV4, Sweden
12 November 1980 on PBS (WNET) at 9pm (EST) and re-run a few times in 1981-1982
7 September 1980, 13 March 1981, 18 March 1981 on BBC1, UK
15 June 2008, VH1, UK
25 June 2007, Max, Australia (twice)
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Notes "Waterloo"
"Eagle"
"Take A Chance On Me"
"Voulez Vous"
"Chiquitita"
"I Have A Dream"
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"
"Knowing Me Knowing You"
"Summer Night City"
"Dancing Queen"
"Does Your Mother Know"
"Hole In Your Soul"

Do we know who this guy is?  We suspect that this guy might be a fan named Phillip Page who was a guest on a Finiish morning show called Ihana aamu (Wonderful Morning). Mr Page looked exactly like the guy in ABBA Live in Concert (only 25 years older!) and he mentioned that he saw ABBA live in concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York in 1980 (though he surely meant 1979).  Here he is in 1998 (right-hand side).

The official release of ABBA in Concert contained a never-before-released live (visual) performance of "Thank You For The Music"

It also included the version of "I Have A Dream" without the interruptions from the children which was used as a PROMO in 1979.

Also contained was  "The Way Old Friends Do" which was included in the US and Japanese broadcast of "ABBA in Concert". It was also shown in the 1980 programme "Words & Music". This is the full version with them coming on stage and Björn introducing the accordion as Benny's favourite instrument.  Note that is is not the performance included on the  "Super Trouper" album..
See the performance here

Watch Out For The various people in their entourage in the background (click on each name individually): Björn Skifs; Görel Johnsen (now Hanser); Bosse Norling; Stig Anderson; Tomas Ledin, John Spalding & Thomas Johansson; Benny's son Peter; drummer Ola Brunkert and Anders Eljas;
Benny's face looking at Frida's final outfit and then the filthy look he gives her as she she's practising her opera (which is the same piece she sang during the Olivia! jam session.)
Frida's face when Björn puts her arm around her in "Does Your Mother Know"
Frida kissing Lasse Wellander's hand during "Does Your Mother Know"
Benny in "Hole In Your Soul" - for the line "way down in your shoes" he points to his shoes!
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Credits TV broadcast information c/o Jos Heslemans, Dionne Kennedy, Ken Griffin c/o ABBAMAIL; and Jozsef
Thanks also to Gjelt de Graaf, Petri Kaasalainen, Petr Mlejnek and Yuri.
YouTube clip c/o