Eyes of a Woman

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Eyes of a Woman
Studio album by Agnetha Fältskog
Released March 1985
Recorded October - November 1984
Polar Music Studios, Stockholm
Genre Pop
Length 61:31
Label Polar Music
Producer Eric Stewart
Agnetha Fältskog chronology
Wrap Your Arms Around Me
(1983)
Eyes of a Woman
(1985)
Kom följ med i vår karusell
(1987)

Eyes of a Woman is the second English-language solo album by Swedish singer and former ABBA member Agnetha Fältskog, and her eighth album overall. It was released in March 1985 and was produced by Eric Stewart (of 10cc fame).

Overview[edit]

The album was recorded in the Polar Music Studios in Stockholm. Sessions began in early October 1984 and lasted until the end of November. Two of the songs recorded, "Turn the World Around" and "You're There", were not included on the initial album, but were released as B-sides. "You're There" and "I Won't Let You Go" were composed by Faltskog herself with lyrics by Eric Stewart.

The tracks "One Way Love" and "I Won't Let You Go" were released as singles throughout Europe. Agnetha also performed "One Way Love" at the Montreux Music Festival in 1985. Eyes of a Woman became Fältskog's second album to reach the UK Top 40, reaching No.38. In Sweden, the album peaked at No. 2. It also reached the Top 20 in Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium.

During the photo sessions for the sleeve of the album, Agnetha posed at the terrace of Drottningholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish royal family, in Stockholm.

Long time ABBA fan Elvis Costello submitted a track "Shatter Proof" for inclusion on the album, however Faltskog decided against recording it.[1] Other notable songwriters who contributed to the album included Jeff Lynne, Justin Hayward as well as Eric Stewart himself.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "One Way Love" (Jeff Lynne) – 3:56
  2. "Eyes of a Woman" (Paris Edvinson, Marianne Flynner) – 3:56
  3. "Just One Heart" (Paul Muggleton, Robert Noble) – 3:43
  4. "I Won't Let You Go" (Agnetha Fältskog, Eric Stewart) – 3:39
  5. "The Angels Cry" (Justin Hayward) – 4:22
  6. "Click Track" (Jan Ince, Phil Palmer) – 2:52

Side Two

  1. "We Should Be Together" (Jay Gruska, Tom Keane) – 3:57
  2. "I Won't Be Leaving You" (Eric Stewart) – 5:32
  3. "Save Me (Why Don't Ya)" (Eric Stewart) – 4:37
  4. "I Keep Turning Off Lights" (China Burton) – 3:37
  5. "We Move as One" (John Wetton, Geoffrey Downes) – 4:04

2005 Remastered Bonus Tracks:

  1. "You're There" (Agnetha Fältskog, Eric Stewart) – 3:29
  2. "Turn the World Around" (Randy Edelman)– 4:15
  3. "I Won't Let You Go" (Extended Version) (Agnetha Fältskog, Eric Stewart) – 6:02
  4. "The Way You Are" (with Ola Håkansson) (Tim Norrel, Ola Håkansson, Alexander Bard) – 3:45
  5. "Fly Like the Eagle" (with Ola Håkansson) (Tim Norrel, Ola Håkansson, Alexander Bard) – 3:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oldham, A, Calder, T & Irvin, C: "ABBA: The Name of the Game", page 209. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1995