Lycka

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Lycka
Lycka album cover.JPG
Studio album by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
Released November 1970 / May 2006 (Re-released)
Genre Rock, folk rock
Label Polar music
Producer Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Bengt Bernhag
Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson chronology
Lycka
(1970)
Ring Ring
(1973)

Lycka is a 1970 album released by folk/rock duo Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, who later became the male half of ABBA. Most of the songs feature lead vocals by Björn. The songs show the influence of Brian Wilson, "Ticket to Ride"-era Beatles and traditional Swedish folk music.

Lycka was produced by Björn and Benny with Bengt Bernhag and engineered by Michael B. Tretow. Benny and Björn played on the tracks with two Swiss musicians, drummer John Counz and bassist Gus Horn. Sven-Olof Walldoff was responsible for the orchestral arrangements, and on the 2006 re-release a few bonus tracks were added, notably early recordings with the two-girl half of the future group ABBA on backing vocals, Anni-Frid Lyngstad who was engaged to Benny Andersson and Agnetha Fältskog who was married to Björn Ulvaeus. Three years later, Ring Ring became the first proper album release of what would become the most famous Swedish pop band ever (though the original album did not use ABBA as the main name of the group).

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lycka" Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus 3:05
2. "Nånting är på väg" Andersson, Ulvaeus 2:17
3. "Kära gamla sol" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 2:24
4. "Det där med kärlek" Andersson, Peter Himmelstrand, Ulvaeus 2:59
5. "Välkommen in i gänget" Andersson, Himmelstrand, Ulvaeus 3:08
6. "Lilla du, lilla vän" Andersson, Anders Fugelstad, Ulvaeus 2:48
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hej gamle man!" Andersson, Ulvaeus 3:20
2. "Liselott" Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Ulvaeus 2:55
3. "Kalles visa" Andersson, Himmelstrand, Ulvaeus 2:34
4. "Ge oss en chans" Andersson, Ulvaeus 3:38
5. "Livet går sin gång" Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus 3:50

Note - Björn and Benny's most recent hit "Tänk Om Jorden Vore Ung" was added to the start of Side A when the album was reissued in 1972.

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians

Production

2006 re-issue track listing[edit]

The 2006 re-release contained the following additional tracks:

  1. "She's My Kind of Girl" [Written for the Swedish movie Inga II: The Seduction Of Inga, 1971]
  2. "Inga Theme" [From the motion picture Inga II: The Seduction Of Inga, 1971]
  3. "Det Kan Ingen Doktor Hjälpa" ("It Can't Be Remedied by a Doctor") [with Agnetha Fältskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad backing vocals]
  4. "På Bröllop" [with Agnetha Fältskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad backing vocals]
  5. "Tänk Om Jorden Vore Ung" ("If Only We Had The Time") [with Agnetha Fältskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad backing vocals]
  6. "Träskofolket"
  7. "En Karusell" ("Merry-Go-Round") [with Agnetha Fältskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad backing vocals]
  8. "Att Finnas Till" [with Agnetha Fältskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad backing vocals]
  9. "Hey Musikant" (German version of "Hej Gamle Man!") [with Agnetha Fältskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad backing vocals]
  10. "Was Die Liebe Sagt" (German version of "Livet Går Sin Gång")
  11. "Love Has Its Ways"
  12. "Rock'n Roll Band" (Benny & Björn 1st version)
  13. "Merry Go Round" [Edit] [with Agnetha Fältskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad backing vocals]
  14. "To Live with You" (English demo version of "Lycka," recorded in 1975 and first released in 2006)

See also[edit]