Frida Something's Going On
Mojo (Publisher): 3 stars out of 5 - "Heady commingling of the Abba brunette and the bald one from Genesis..."
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- Released: May 2, 2005
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Universal I.S.
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1193 stars out of 5 - "Heady commingling of the Abba brunette and the bald one from Genesis..."
- 1.Tell Me It's Over
- 2.I See Red
- 3.I Got Something
- 5.To Turn The Stone
- 6.I Know There's Something Going On
- 8.Baby Don't You Cry No More
- 9.Way You Do
- 10.You Know What I Mean
- 11.Here We'll Stay
- 12.I Know There's Something Going On (Single Edit)
- 13.Here We'll Stay (Solo Version)
Personnel: Frida (vocals); Daryl Stuermer (guitar); Martyn Ford Orchestra (strings); Skaila Kanga (harp); Peter Robinson (keyboard); Mo Foster (bass); Phil Collins (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Phoenix Horns: Don Myrick (saxophone); Michael Harris, Rahmlee Michael Davis (trumpet); Louis Satterfield (trombone).
Recorded at Polar Music Studios, Stockholm, Sweden.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using 24-bit technology.
This version of Frida's, Phil Collins produced, SOMETHING'S GOING ON includes two extra bonus tracks.
Fans of ABBA's sugary-sweet pop songs will no doubt be surprised by Something's Going On, the remarkably hard-edged 1982 solo album by ABBA vocalist Anni-Frida Lyngstad, better known simply as Frida. Produced by Phil Collins, Something's Going On includes a wide range of material, including songs written by Bryan Ferry ("The Way You Do"), Stephen Bishop ("Tell Me It's Over"), and Gerry Rafferty ("I See Red"), and even includes a Dorothy Parker poem set to music ("Thernody"). Something's Going On boasts impressive guitar work by Daryl Stuermer, who has toured with Genesis as well as appeared on several Collins solo albums. Collins' drum work is also outstanding, particularly on the hard-hitting hit single "I Know There's Something Going On." Frida herself shows an unexpected emotional range given ABBA's two-dimensional pop gloss. Sure, she still chirps and tweets like a bird, but the diversity of the material and the freedom of recording solo obviously allows her to enter different musical territory. Frida escapes the creative limitations of being a member of one of the world's most popular groups on this solid and often riveting album. ~ William Cooper
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