Saturday, September 30, 2006

Tack För En Underbar, Vanlig Dag

Tack För En Underbar, Vanlig Dag, Christian cartoon, Agnetha Fältskog, ABBA

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Cartoon in progress...
Inspired by an Agnetha ltskog song.
Agnetha is best known to English speaking audiences as 'the blond one' from ABBA. Most North Americans aren't familiar with the history of this multi-talented vocalist, songwriter and pianist, who was a sucessful recording artist in her own right in Sweden and Germany before worldwide fame with Benny, Bjorn, and Frida.
This song, translated as Thank You For a Wonderful, Ordinary Day, from Agnetha's 1976 solo album Elva Kvinnor i ett Hus (Eleven Women in a House) was meant as a sketch of a 'simple' faithfilled woman who thanked God for the most 'ordinary' blessings. From what I've read of Agnetha's own recollections the song (with lyrics by Bosse Carlgren) was intended only as a portrait of one of her eleven women and didn't necessarily reflect her own personal spiritual attitude, but I still think it's a great song in its own right and captures Faithmouses' attitude of obedience and gratitude quite well.
Too bad I don't have a recording of the song to post, but I'll continue to look around. Agnetha's version of Everything's Alright from the Swedish cast recording of Jesus Christ Superstar is crystal clear and very touching; perhaps I can find that was well. In the meantime, enjoy this youtube video of ABBA's I've Been Waiting For You.

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