Post by chelseacharger on Dec 2, 2015 19:24:08 GMT
One of the episodes of 'Lite Grand I Orat' from 1981. I think there were three or four shows in total. Apart from Frida and Clabbe, there were a number of other ABBA related performers including Rutger Gunnarsson and Lasse Wellander. Frida features at 0:52 ('Let's Get This Show On Road'), 15:40, 24:53 (Beatles Medley), 38:50 (Falling about on roller skates) and 48:40 (Aquarius).
Those last two clips look so fresh and sharp - thanks for sharing them. The Charlie Norman performances show how superb she is in a live setting - her engagement with the material is so much more palpable than when she lip synchs. And some of those notes were amazing. Tackling Bacharach and David is no picnic. The Lite Grand I Orat clip is fun (if dated). What a great sport she is! I can't imagine many international superstars stepping back to do backing vocals for the guests. And that roller skating scene must have made SVT's legal and financial people sweat. Imagine if she had injured herself doing that physical slapstick comedy?
These clips make me yearn for a new career-spanning box set and DVD.
The Lite Grand I Orat clip is fun (if dated). What a great sport she is!
Interesting that both of the times that Frida hit the 'got' in Got To Get You Into My Life, she stuck her finger in her ear to make sure she was in tune. Agnetha often needed to do this live but I've never seen it from Frida before. She was switching to head voice for it, which is also interesting because, as the Charlie Norman clip shows, a decade earlier she would have belted that note. Same lovely voice though.
Also, they have hired a genuine Rickenbacker guitar to make the 'Beatles' look more authentic (albeit that it should really have been an f hole export model ). It isn't plugged in and 'John Lennon' is only pretending to be able to play it. But later Lasse Wellander commits the riffcrime of playing the Daytripper intro on a distorted Strat, when the perfect instrument for the job is on a stand behind him, reduced to the status of a prop for the night