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Gold: The Ultimate Abba Show at Her Majesty's Theatre - Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 29 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
Happy Day Records presents 'Gold: The Ultimate Abba Show' came to Adelaide for one night only on March 20th 2015.

After touring around Australia in 2014, Gold is back by popular demand with a whole new show celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the release of the 1975 self-titled album ABBA.

The tour featured a tribute to the stars of the Swedish band Abba including Benny, Bjorn, Agnetha (Kathleen Maloney) and Anni-Frid (Kirsten Elliott). This new show celebrates the single 'Mamma Mia, a single that rocketed to the top of the Australian singles charts, where it remained for ten straight weeks.

Abba Album 1975
Gold celebrate by singing the well known hits of 'Mamma Mia', 'S.O.S', 'I Do, I Do, I Do', 'Rock Me' and the less well known hits 'Bang-a-Boomarang', 'I've been waiting for you', 'Man in the Middle' and 'So Long. This album is worth celebrating after it originally sold eleven times platinum.

The first half of the show featured 'Voulez Vous' and 'I Do, I Do, I Do'; the girls took to the audience with the microphone and let specially selected fans sing the lyrics to the song. It was great to watch everyone sing along and. The audience featured children as young as 7 years old, up to life-long Abba fans in their 80's.

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Everyone knew the words because Abba is something we pass down generation to generation. Throughout the second half there was a lot of songs that weren't as popular and fans were beginning to realise that they were probably only going to hear the tracks from the album 'Abba' - they were wrong. This show is a tribute to all the best Abba songs that had the audience grooving along.

They presented a beautiful acoustic version of 'Fernando' and 'Chiquitita'; while the boys played the guitar as the ladies sang, the audience swayed to the music. Agnetha took to the stage for her solo, where she asked the audience to listen carefully to words as she sang 'The Winner Takes it All'. It was a moment where you sat back and realised what you were witnessing. Her voice really did the song justice.

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As the show continued more favourite hits arose including 'Super Trooper', 'Gimme Gimme Gimme', 'Does your Mamma know' and 'Money, Money, Money'. Mamma Mia was presented with the dance moves, with one facing the front and one to the side before they switched. This is expected and was done well.

The show came to a close and audience yelled 'We Want Abba'. They returned to the stage with 'Waterloo' and 'Dancing Queen' - the crowd leapt to their feet and danced the night to a close. It was great way to spend a Friday night and all who attended left in a great mood. This tribute band is an inspiration to Abba itself.
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Why? Abba Tribute Band
When: March 20th at 8pm
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre
Cost: Adult $60, Groups of 10 $55
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