Abba didn't 'sound very good' live, says singer Agnetha

Singer Agnetha Faltskog also regrets the band's lack of choreography during live shows

Abba didn't 'sound very good' live, says singer Agnetha

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ABBA's Agnetha Faltskog has claimed she doesn't think the band "sounded very good" live during their '70s heyday.

Faltskog was co-lead singer with Frida Lyngstad in the legendary Swedish band from their formation in 1972 until their split in 1982. During their decade-long run, the band notched up nine UK Number One singles and sold a massive 370 million records worldwide.

However, Faltskog has now revealed she was never a fan of playing hits such as 'Dancing Queen' and 'The Winner Takes It All' onstage. "Performing live is not my favourite. I am more of a recording person; I prefer to be private," she told the Daily Mail. "I didn't mind doing videos, even if they came very close with the camera. I can take that, but walking onstage in concert and singing live, that is a bit difficult. And I don't think we sounded or looked very good."

Clarifying her comments, Faltskog explained that she wasn't unhappy with the band's infamously glitzy stage outfits – but rather their lack of choreography. The singer added: "It was nice to look how we looked, but we had no professional dance help. We did it on feelings, so when we had our concerts it was different every night. Frida and I didn't talk beforehand about what we were going to do."

This Monday (May 13), Faltskog will release her first album of original material since 1987. Simply titled 'A', it features the singer's recent single 'When You Really Loved Someone' and a duet with Take That singer Gary Barlow titled 'I Should've Followed You Home'.


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