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While ABBA is one of the most successful global pop acts of all time, the band’s four members — Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad — also lent their talents to a number of projects outside their famous group. Now, six albums released by ABBA’s various members over the years will be reissued on high-quality 180-gram vinyl on July 28.

The first of these albums is Lycka, a folk-rock-flavored collection that Björn and Benny released as a duo in 1970 before the formation of ABBA. Interestingly, Agnetha and Anni-Frid, a.k.a. Frida, contributed vocals to one of the record’s tracks, “Hej, gamle man!” (translation, “Hey, Old Man!”), a smash hit that topped the Swedish charts for 15 weeks.

Also among the vinyl reissues are three solo albums by Frida — 1975’s Ensam, 1982’s Something’s Going On and 1984’s Shine. The most noteworthy of these is Something’s Going On, which was produced by Phil Collins, who also contributed drums and backing vocals. The record features the single “I Know There’s Something Going On,” which reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, the biggest U.S. solo hit by any ABBA member.

Rounding out the reissues are two solo albums by Agnetha — 1983’s Wrap Your Arms Around Me and 1985’s Eyes of a Woman. The latter collection featured guest appearances by a variety of British musicians, including Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward, and was produced by 10cc‘s Eric Stewart.

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