Dick Cavett Meets ABBA
Promotional photo after interview
Original languageEnglish
German
Production
Production locationsSVT Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Release
Original release12 September 1981 (1981-09-12)

Dick Cavett Meets ABBA is a 1981 television special featuring the Swedish pop group being interviewed by the American television personality Dick Cavett. ABBA also took to the stage, performing nine songs in a so-called "mini-concert".[1] A one-off broadcast filmed and produced by Sveriges Television (SVT) in Stockholm, Sweden and presented as "Dick Cavett Meets ABBA".[2]

Rehearsals took place during the end of April; while Cavett's interview with the four members was conducted on 27 April. The live performances were recorded on 28–29 April 1981.[3][4]

"On and On and On"
"On and On and On"

The show consisted of a casual interview and a short concert, where the band performed nine songs, including two from the forthcoming album The Visitors.[5]

This was ABBA's last concert.[4]

Six of the nine songs performed on the show have been officially released:

The following songs and videos from this performance appear on DVD 2 of the compilation album The Complete Studio Recordings.:[6]

The following songs appeared on ABBA Live:[7]

The following songs appeared on the Thank You for the Music box set:[8]

References

  1. ^ "In Focus: When All Is Said And Done – The Lost Hit Single". ABBA. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  2. ^ Palm, Carl Magnus (28 October 2009). Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of ABBA. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857120571.
  3. ^ "Dick Cavett Meets ABBA". ABBA on TV. Sara Russell (née Barnes). 2 July 2008. Archived from the original on 8 April 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
  4. ^ a b Ward, Daniel (13 March 2017). Agnetha Fältskog: The Girl with the Golden Hair. Fonthill Media.
  5. ^ Tobler, John (2012). Abba - Uncensored on the Record. Coda Books Ltd. ISBN 9781908538239.
  6. ^ Eder, Bruce. "The Complete Studio Recordings - ABBA | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  7. ^ Sheridan, Simon (27 April 2012). The Complete Abba. Titan Books. ISBN 9781781164983.
  8. ^ Ruhlman, William. "Thank You for the Music [Box] - ABBA | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 July 2019.