(AUDIO) ABBA Medley from 1978 + remembering Terry Climer Oct 16, 2015 14:46:40 GMT shoshin and dizzymoe33 like this
Post by ABBAinter.net on Oct 16, 2015 14:46:40 GMT
When they participated to the Olivia TV Show back in 1978
ABBA did perform Dancing Queen and Fernando, and later, Take A Chance On Me.
The audio you can listen now is a remix done by me : i have merged the 3 tracks into a medley.
I hope you will enjoy the fantastic sound quality.
About the source for this great audio :
It was back in august 2011 : i received an e-mail from a certain Terry Climer.
He came from my website.
He told me he was sound-engineer and editor for the Olivia Newton-John TV Show when ABBA performed in her show in 1978.
Since i told him that i spent some years of my life in TV-production, we started a talk that lasted for weeks.
He told me he was at home, having time to explore and organizing his archives.
He had an original U-matic video tape containing the original stereo sound-mix he produced for the show
(this mix was finally not used for broadcast, since he was asked to produce a new mono mix for it).
He didn't knew if this tape was still intact and wanted to protect it from time alterations,
so he just hired the services from a laboratory to produce a digital transfer.
Two weeks later, he asked my adress... one week later, there was a treasure in my postal box :
a DVD including the digital master from the show.
I was extatic. What a gift ! (considering that it is known that the television archive for that show has been destroyed)
He told me that he wanted to thank me for the time i gave him and our talks :
that was a bit strange for me... because if there was someone who felt very honored, that was me !
Latter, i understood that this was more than a gift :
He died december 18 of the same year. I wasn't aware he had cancer.
Afterwards, i understood that he was looking back on his life and needed to speak.
I think about this from time to time
and i am very moved to know that this man wanted to share and give... knowing he was living his last days.
Terry Climer : a great Man, a gentle person.