Mamma Mia (2008) (Original Soundtrack) CD
Mamma Mia (2008) (Original Soundtrack)CD
ersonnel: Christine Baranski, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McDowall, Dominic Cooper, Stellan Skarsgrd, Pierce Brosnan, Ashley Lilley, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep (vocals); Kalle Moraeus (guitar, bouzouki, violin); Lasse Wellander (guitar, bouzouki); Rutger Gunnarsson (bouzouki); Jan Bengtson (flute, baritone saxophone, piccolo trumpet); Pr Grebacken (recorder, clarinet, saxophone); Leif Lindvall (trumpet); Benny Andersson (piano, keyboards); Per Lindvall (drums); Jrgen Stenberg (percussion).&Audio Mixers: Bernard Lhr; Benny Andersson.Liner Note Author: Martin Lowe.Recording information: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, Angel Studios, London, Eng; Atlantis studio, Stockholm, Sweden; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Mono Music Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.Photographer: Peter Mountain.Arranger: Benny Andersson.After more than nine years (and counting) of continuous stage performances, the musical Mamma Mia!, featuring songs from the ABBA catalog awkwardly stitched into a romantic comedy plot, was adapted for the big screen by the same producer/director/writer team that had taken it to the theater. (That would be Judy Craymer, Phyllida Lloyd, and Catherine Johnson, respectively.) Like its counterpart, it pleased moviegoersbut not critics, and thankfully the film itself is not the primary subject of this consideration. The soundtrack album simply consists of 18 ABBA songs sung by the stars of the movie, most of whom are not professional singers. The instrumental portions ofthe music are remarkably similar to the original ABBA recordings, which is not surprising given that ABBA member Benny Andersson, who produced this album, reunited the original studio musicians to re-create their parts. Their playing (his, in particular)
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Mamma Mia (2008) (Original Soundtrack)