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S.O.S - ABBA (Completed)

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Deuils
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    Published on 05 Oct 2022 / In Pop / '70s

    It's difficult for me not to wax poetical about this song. It is beautifully written, arranged, produced, and performed, and in my view is still one of the most perfect pop songs ever. Recorded for their eponymously titled 1975 album, ABBA released SOS as a single in June the same year where it rapidly climbed to No.1 in no fewer than 6 countries, and the song was the first in a line of 18 consecutive Top 10 hits for the band.
    When I first heard it on radio in the 70s, even my young, uninformed ears were stunned by the arrangement. Decades later, after years of classical training, performing, composing and teaching, I'm no less enamoured. It's a superb composition with as much care and thought given to the role of each instrument as those in a Baroque concerto. My favourite part was always the D minor to F major modulation passage using arpeggios played on several overdubbed MiniMoogs and pianos. The phased/compressed piano that introduces, closes, and carries the song was also significant ear-candy.
    Okay, I'll stop now!

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    Jaugb
    Jaugb 4 months ago

    Deuils and everyone, very nice cover from this lovely ABBA song, congrats.

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    Alexan273
    Alexan273 1 year ago

    Great guys! Most of all I liked the bass and the overall mixing, bravo!

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    Daniel Ramos (@dan00075)

    Thank you Alexan273! Much appreciated!

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    joeyman1
    joeyman1 1 year ago

    Wow what a great collab guys , very tight, great sound ,and top notch vocals AAA+ congratulation to you all .Awesome job .

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    tudan
    tudan 1 year ago

    Sounds fantastic guys, was a pleasure to play with you all on this one.

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    Deuils
    Deuils 1 year ago

    If there are no objections from all participants, I think we're ready to submit Complete on this one

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    Daniel Ramos (@dan00075)

    Sounds good to me, Matt. Thanks for organizing this one!

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    Deuils
    Deuils 1 year ago

    @Daniel Ramos (@dan00075): Thanks for playing on it!

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