By John Curran
John Curran unearths the secrets and techniques of the world’s greatestmystery author in Agatha Christie: homicide within the Making, the attention-grabbing stick to as much as Agatha Christie’s SecretNotebooks that includes moreinsight into Christie’s alluring lifestyles tale and a brand new providence ofChristie’s unpublished work—including letters, archival papers, and a keenly incisive research of Christie’s final, unfinished novel.For readers new to Christie’s mysteries and for life-long enthusiasts of Hercule Poirot, omit Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence, eitherfrom vintage Christie novels like homicide at the Orient exhibit or fromthe renowned Masterpiece Theater diversifications, “Curran’s discoveries will shapehow Christie is read.” (Independent on Sunday).
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Polar POS 1187. LP release: 'Waterloo'. Polar POLS 252. A: 'Waterloo (Swedish version)'; 'Sitting In The Palmtree'; 'King Kong Song'; 'Hasta Mañana'; 'My Mama Said'; 'Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)'. B: 'Honey, Honey'; 'Watch Out'; 'What About Livingstone'; 'Gonna Sing You My Lovesong'; 'Suzy-Hang-Around'; 'Waterloo (English Version)'. Simultaneous releases of the Swedish and English 'Waterloo' singles, and of the album, a stronger effort than 'Ring Ring', but according to Björn, still with too many weak moments to be completely satisfactory in hindsight.
21st October Glen Studio. Recording 'Didn't I' (working title of 'Baby', a working title of 'Rock Me'). Drum overdubs by Roger Palm. 22nd October Glen Studio. Mixing 'So Long'; 'I've Been Waiting For You'. 23rd October Glen Studio. 1'). A tenor saxophone overdub arranged by Björn J:son Lindh, and played by Ulf Andersson, for 'Man In The Middle', and strings and horns overdubs for 'Crazy World' and Intermezzo No. 1', also arranged by Björn J:son Lindh and played by Gunnar Gunrup, Gösta Nilsson (trumpets), Gunnar Michols, Claes Nilsson, Bertil Orsin, Harry Teike, Snorri Thorvaldsson (violins), Lars Arvinder, Nils Heie (violas), Hans-Goran Eketorp, Erik Dybeck (cellos).
There to help them with the pronunciation was Claude-Michel Schönberg, who together with lyricist Alain Boublil (writer of the French 'Waterloo' lyrics) would go on to compose the successful musical Les Miserables. Although at least Björn and Benny were not really fond of doing these "European" versions of their own songs, they simply regarded it as something that had to be done. "When everything is going at full speed like it did after the Eurovision thing, and you do four photo sessions and four interviews and TV shows one day, it might as well be a recording in French the following day," says Benny.