Saturday, November 01, 2014

"Thank you for the music" / A visit to the site of the famed Polar Studios in Stockholm

2014.11.01-IMG_2663So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me
- "Thank You for the Music" - ABBA

Polar Studios was the home base for ABBA. Located at Sankt Eriksgatan 58-60 on Kungsholmen in Stockholm, Sweden, Polar Studios was founded by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA in 1977.

Many others used the studio, most notably Led Zeppelin (for their last album, In Through the Outdoor), Genesis (Duke), and Roxette (various albums). I had to drop by the location (as part of my musical tours!) and took that albums mentioned above (plus ABBA of course) along on the iPod. The studio moved to a new location in 2004.

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