This lovely but sad performance wouldn't in itself pass my disorienting test, cos it's 1982 and both marriages are over, so no wonder they aren't in their old positions. But when Agnetha sings the final 'for giving it to me', there's something very affectionate about what she does when she holds the note on 'it'; thanking Benny for the music.
...there's something very affectionate about what she does when she holds the note on 'it'; thanking Benny for the music.
Sweet and sad. Like that last week in high school before graduation. Is that from the famed last televised performance?
I've heard it said that the end of the Under Attack video, where they walk off into the distance and the camera fades into the image of a red light, is an allusion to the end of the group also (actually, the top comment on the youtube video below says that). If anything, this video is a bit disorienting in that after the breakups, they actually do walk out as couples...sort of.
A disorienting video, and one well worth watching for a number of other reasons. It's November 1982 and the four members are on a flying visit to the UK. Granted that Benny and Frida aren't best of friends (as the uncomfortable Late Late Breakfast Show appearance on the same day sadly demonstrated). But it's still weird to see an unaccompanied Benny and Agnetha offered for interview here.
Watch out for Benny awkwardly explaining that he wants to try something different (musical theatre), but indicating that this would still be within the group (Agnetha and Frida as leads in Chess?). There are several other intriguing comments, especially given the late late stage in their ABBA career.
It's a bit disorienting in the SNC video when A & F are walking purposefully along together and then Frida rather than Agnetha breaks away to join Björn (or should I say, Björn rather than Benny is joined by Frida)