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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Abba - The Day Before You Came

'The Day Before You Came' is a song recorded and released by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was originally released in October 1982, as the first new song from ABBA's double compilation album The Singles: The First Ten Years. It is historic as being the final ABBA recording ever, although it wasn't their final song to be actually released.

'The Day Before You Came' was digitally recorded and mixed on August 20, 1982, with the working title of "Den Lidande Fågeln" (The Suffering Bird). Apart from Fältskog's lead vocal and an vocal line of Lyngstad mixed with the instrumental, the only instruments featured on the song were Andersson's synthesizer and drum machine, Ulvaeus' acoustic guitar and a snare drum by Åke Sundqvist.

According to Michael Tretow, ABBA's longtime sound engineer, this was the last ABBA song ever recorded. He further went on to state that Agnetha performed the lead without the lights on and said that mood had become sad and everybody in the studio knew that 'this was the end'.

The single was officially released on October 18, 1982 with another new song, 'Cassandra', as the B-side. By this time, ABBA were experiencing a slow decline in UK single sales. Accordingly, the single peaked at number 32 there.

ABBA's recording however, hit the top 5 in Belgium, Finland, West Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. It also reached number 5 on the Adult Contemporary chart in Canada.

The song was promoted by a music video clip filmed on September 21, 1982, and directed by the team of Kjell Sundvall and Kjell-Åke Andersson, breaking ABBA's eight year directing relationship with Lasse Hallström. The video featured Swedish actor Jonas Bergström as Fältskog's love interest.

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Single Version
Cassandra - B-Side


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