|VHS: Virgin Video Music Biography VVD 252; 19??|
ABBA, the biggest name of the 70's, had a remarkable run of chart topping hits from 1974 to 1981 which has ensured them a place in pop history. The group's uncanny ability to create melodic masterpieces has only been battered by the Beatles, while their early mastery of the promotional video form was unequalled during their years as the most popular group in the world. The ABBA video biography collects together the video clips which brought Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid from local celebrity to international stardom, while also reflecting the destructive effect which public stardom can exert on private relationships. ABBA remain the only fact from a country where English is not the native tongue to have dominated the world of popular music, and their appeal to all age groups of every nationality is all the more unique because of the language barrier. While it seems unlikely that another non-English speaking act will ever approach ABBA's achievements, the ABBA video biography preserves their magic for future generations.
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