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Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus - Chess download mp3 album

Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus - Chess download mp3 album
Performer:
Album:
Chess
Style:
Modern Classical, Synth-pop, Musical
Released:
1984
Country:
Scandinavia
FLAC vers. size:
1447 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1646 mb
WMA vers. size:
1279 mb
Other formats
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Rating:
4.5 ★
Votes:
757

Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a book by Richard Nelson based on an idea by Rice. The story involves a politically driven, Cold War–era chess tournament between two grandmasters from America and the USSR and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other.

However, the male half (Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus) managed to make something that caught my attention. This concept album about an international chess tournament has a great combination of catchy pop tunes ("One Night in Bangkok", "The Deal", "Nobody's Side") and beautiful orchestral work ("Chess", "You and I", "Anthem"). Never before has chess sounded so exciting.

Produced by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Tim Rice. What do the album's liner notes say about the song? The first game of the contest begins with an atmosphere of mutual loathing hanging over the proceedings as the two players make their moves. Tension builds as much offboard as on with both men resorting to underhand tactics to distract or enrage the other. Chess Benny Andersson. 2. The Russian and Molokov/Where I Want to Be. 3. Opening Ceremony. 4. Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility). 5. The American and Florence/Nobody’s Side.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Merano 6:59
A2 The Russian And Molokov/Where I Want To Be 6:19
A3 Opening Ceremony 9:18
A4 Quartet (A Model Of Decorum And Tranquility) 2:17
B1 The American And Florence/Nobody's Side 5:25
B2 Chess 5:44
B3 Mountain Duet 4:42
B4 Florence Quits 2:52
B5 Embassy Lament
Vocals – Alan Byers, Leslie Fyson, Peter Bambo*, Vernon Midgley
4:31
B6 Anthem
C1 Bangkok/One Night In Bangkok
Flute – Björn J:Son LindhVocals [Chorus, One Night In Bangkok] – Anders Glenmark
5:00
C2 Heaven Help My Heart 3:29
C3 Argument 6:02
C4 I Know Him So Well
C5 The Deal (No Deal) 9:21
C6 Pity The Child
D1 Endgame 10:46
D2 Epilogue: You And I/The Story Of Chess 10:24

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – 3 Knights Ltd
  • Copyright (c) – 3 Knights Ltd
  • Published By – Union Songs AB

Credits

  • Arranged By, Keyboards, Synthesizer – Anders Eljas, Benny Andersson
  • Backing Vocals – Anders Glenmark, Karin Glenmark
  • Backing Vocals [Additional] – Liza Öhman
  • Bass – Rutger Gunnarsson
  • Choir – The Ambrosian Singers
  • Drums, Percussion – Per Lindvall
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Michael B. Tretow
  • Guitar – Lasse Wellander
  • Orchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*
  • Orchestrated By, Conductor – Anders Eljas
  • Producer, Liner Notes – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice
  • Text By – W.R. Hartston*
  • Vocals – Barbara Dickson, Björn Skifs, Denis Quilley, Elaine Paige, Murray Head, Tommy Körberg

Notes

Gatefold sleeve. Comes with printed inner sleeves and a 20-page printed booklet including lyrics and script.

Printed in W. Germany

Not all tracks' durations are listed separately, for example the duration of track B5 is that of B5 and B6 together

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 035627 050015
  • Barcode (Scanned): 035627050015
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DM B-8396 A-1/5-87 CⅡ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DM B-8396 B-1/5-87 CⅡ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): DM B-8397 A-1/5-87 CⅡ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): DM B-8397 B-1/5-87 CⅡ
  • Label Code: LC 0316
  • Rights Society: BIEM GEMA
  • Price Code: D: DX
  • Price Code: F: 2RC 250
  • Price Code: UK: VV

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POLYXL 2-600 Benny Andersson · Tim Rice · Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson · Tim Rice · Björn Ulvaeus - Chess ‎(2xLP, Album) Polar POLYXL 2-600 Scandinavia 1984
CPK2-5340 Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus - Chess ‎(2xCass, Album) Polar CPK2-5340 US 1984
DL PL 619/20 Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus - Chess ‎(2xLP, Album) RCA DL PL 619/20 South Africa 1984
PD70500 Benny Andersson · Tim Rice · Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson · Tim Rice · Björn Ulvaeus - Chess ‎(2xCD, Album, RP, Fat + Box) RCA PD70500 Germany Unknown
PD70500 Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Björn Ulvaeus - Chess ‎(2xCD, Album + Box) RCA PD70500 UK & Europe 1984