Bright Lights Dark Shadows is the definitive biography of Abba, the world's greatest pop band whose hit musical Mamma Mia! has become the most successful stage show and UK film of all time. This new edition of the best-selling Abba book has been substantially updated and revised to include details Mamma Mia's extraordinary success and the ongoing lives of Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Foltskog, their music and their personal lives. It has also been substantially revised throughout.
' - compelling and incredibly detailed - essential reading for anyone wondering what the pop world looked like in the 1970s - 'Mojo ' - achieves the difficult feat of capturing the multiple layers of Abba - with a deftness unusual in a rock biography.' Sunday Times
Stockholm based writer Carl Magnus Palm is recognised as the world's foremost Abba historian. His earlier books include Abba: The Complete Recording Sessions, which was based on extensive interviews with all four Abba members, From Abba to Mamma Mia!, a collaboration with Anders Hanser, photographer and close friend of Abba. Palm was involved in putting together the Abba CD box set Thank You For the Music and has also contributed liner notes to several Abba related CDs most notably the remastered version of the compilation album Abba Gold and the re-issue of Abba's original albums.