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Benny Andersson · Tim Rice · Björn Ulvaeus - Chess FLAC album


Performer: Benny Andersson
Genre: Electronic / Rock / Pop music / Stage and Screen
Title: Chess
Country: US
Released: 1984
Style: Pop Rock, Musical, Ballad, Synth-pop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1145 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1504 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1302 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 347
Other Formats: XM MP1 WMA DXD AA MPC MOD

However, the male half (Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus) managed to make something that caught my attention. This concept album about an international chess tournament has a great combination of catchy pop tunes ("One Night in Bangkok", "The Deal", "Nobody's Side") and beautiful orchestral work ("Chess", "You and I", "Anthem"). Never before has chess sounded so exciting. Reply Notify me Helpful.

Mountain Duet by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson Lyrics. Originally released as a concept album by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus with lyrics by Tim Rice, and later famously adapted into a stage musical, Chess tells the story of two chess champions from both sides of the Cold War fighting over the manager of one who has fallen in love with the other.

Chess was the concept album written by Tim Rice and composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and it was something you might have expected from the lyricist who brought you Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita and the musical team that wrote the songs and made up the male half of ABBA. That is to say, it had a meaty scenario and lots of catchy, eclectic pop music. But unlike Rice's earlier concept albums, this one was not based on an existing story to provide the lyricist with a plot. Instead, he drew upon existing .

Altri album di Benny Andersson, Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus. All Albums of Benny Andersson, Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus .

He co-produced the film Mamma Mia! with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson. Björn Kristian Ulvaeus was born in Gothenburg on 25 April 1945. In 1951, he moved with his family to Västervik, Kalmar County.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Merano 6:59
A2 The Russian And Molokov / Where I Want To Be 6:19
A3 Opening Ceremony 9:18
A4 Quartet (A Model Of Decorum And Tranquillity) 2:17
B1 The American And Florence / Nobody's Side 5:25
B2 Chess 5:44
B3 Mountain Duet 4:42
B4 Florence Quits 2:52
B5 Embassy Lament
Vocals [Sung By] – Alan Byers, Leslie Fyson, Peter Bambo*, Vernon Midgley
1:30
B6 Anthem 3:05
C1 Bangkok / One Night In Bangkok
Flute [Bangkok] – Björn J:son LindhVocals [Chorus On 'One Night In Bangkok' Sung By] – Anders Glenmark
5:00
C2 Heaven Help My Heart 3:29
C3 Argument 1:51
C4 I Know Him So Well 4:15
C5 The Deal (No Deal) 3:54
C6 Pity The Child 5:31
D1 Endgame 10:46
D2 Epilogue: You And I / The Story Of Chess 10:24

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Polar Music International AB
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – 3 Knights Ltd
  • Copyright (c) – 3 Knights Ltd
  • Published By – Union Songs AB
  • Recorded At – Polar Studios
  • Mixed At – Polar Studios
  • Recorded At – CTS Studios
  • Recorded At – Olympic Studios
  • Recorded At – Roundhouse Studios
  • Printed By – SIB-Tryck AB, Norsborg
  • Lacquer Cut At – Toolex Alpha

Credits

  • Arranged By – Anders Eljas, Benny Andersson
  • Backing Vocals – Anders Glenmark, Karin Glenmark
  • Backing Vocals [Additional] – Liza Öhman
  • Bass – Rutger Gunnarsson
  • Chorus Master [Choirmaster, The Ambrosian Singers] – John McCarthy
  • Copyist – Keith Roberts
  • Design – Dewynters Ltd. London*
  • Drums, Percussion – Per Lindvall
  • Engineer [Assistant At CTS] – Dick Lucy, Henry Edwards , Tim Pennington
  • Engineer [Assistant At Olympic] – John Kind, Keith Grant, Toby Alington
  • Engineer [Assistant At Roundhouse] – Neil Hutchinson
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Michael B. Tretow
  • Guitar – Lasse Wellander
  • Keyboards, Synthesizer – Anders Eljas, Benny Andersson
  • Liner Notes – W. R. Hartston*
  • Liner Notes [Authors' Note] – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice
  • Management – Görel Hanser, Judy Craymer
  • Orchestrated By, Conductor – Anders Eljas
  • Performer – Barbara Dickson, Björn Skifs, Denis Quilley, Elaine Paige, Murray Head, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra*, Tommy Körberg
  • Photography By – Anders Hanser
  • Plated By – BA*
  • Producer – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice

Notes

Gatefold sleeve. Includes 20 page 12" booklet with synopsis in English, French and German as well as full English lyrics.

Digitally recorded and mixed at Polar Music Studios, Stockholm.
Additional recordings at CTS Studios, Olympic Studios and Roundhouse Studios, London.

Not all tracks' durations are listed separately.

A Three Knights Production.

℗ © 1984 3 Knights Ltd

Copyright Administered by Union Songs AB

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: n©b
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout scratched): BA-Tα X POLYX-L2-600-1/3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout scratched): BA-Tα POLYX-L2-600/2 Ⅲ ✰ T.X. 841022
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout scratched): BA-Tα POLYX-L2-600-3 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout scratched): BA-Tα POLYX-L2-600/4 Ⅱ T.X. 841011 ✰

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CPK2-5340 Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus - Chess ‎(2xCass, Album) Polar CPK2-5340 US 1984
DL PL 619/20 Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus - Chess ‎(2xLP, Album) RCA DL PL 619/20 South Africa 1984
PD70500 Benny Andersson · Tim Rice · Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson · Tim Rice · Björn Ulvaeus - Chess ‎(2xCD, Album, RP, Fat + Box) RCA PD70500 Germany Unknown
PD70500 Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus - Chess ‎(2xCD, Album + Box) RCA PD70500 UK & Europe 1984
POLYXC 2-600 Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus - Chess ‎(2xCass, Album + Box) Polar POLYXC 2-600 Scandinavia 1984

Jothris
Groundbreaking and arguably amongst the best music ever written for a stage musical. The show's staging itself might have been a troubled affair but this is a strong body of work. The recent Polar CD reissue is a poor remaster of the original version and the DVD stuff probably of most interest to fans but worth owning if you are. Vinyl is your best bet for audio but the original CD is the best for CD listeners. Regarded as 'quiet' by modern standards there is much more dynamic to the transfer than the new remaster. You should also dig out the Danish production cast recording of Chess. It's in English, studio recorded and very engaging.

Phain
I'm gonna be honest and say that I'm not a fan of ABBA. I find their songs to be uninteresting and think there's better '70's pop music out there. However, the male half (Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus) managed to make something that caught my attention. This concept album about an international chess tournament has a great combination of catchy pop tunes ("One Night in Bangkok", "The Deal", "Nobody's Side") and beautiful orchestral work ("Chess", "You and I", "Anthem"). Never before has chess sounded so exciting.