My Love, My Life (song)
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My Love, My Life Song
"My Love, My Life"
Song by ABBA
from the album Arrival
ReleasedOctober 11, 1976
Recorded20 August 1976 at Metronome Studio
Length3:53
LabelPolar
Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
Stig Anderson
Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
Arrival
Side A:
  1. "When I Kissed the Teacher"
  2. "Dancing Queen"
  3. "My Love, My Life"
  4. "Dum Dum Diddle"
  5. "Knowing Me, Knowing You"

Side B:

  1. "Money, Money, Money"
  2. "That's Me"
  3. "Why Did It Have to Be Me?"
  4. "Tiger"
  5. "Arrival"
Music video
"My Love, My Life" on YouTube

"My Love, My Life" is a song recorded by ABBA for their album, Arrival.

Background

"My Love, My Life" was one of the last songs to be recorded for the album.[1]Agnetha Fältskog sings lead vocals and Björn Ulvaeus proclaimed the song to be the finest example of Agnetha's vocal purity.[]. A complete demo with the original "Monsieur, Monsieur" lyrics was recorded before this, and remains unreleased.[]

Composition

According to sheet music published at Sheetmusicdirect.com by Union Songs, "My Love, My Life" is a slow tempo of 68 beats per minute. Written in common time, the song is in the key of C major. Agnetha Fältskog's vocal range spans from G3 to E5 during the song.[2]

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again version

Lily James, Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep recorded My Love, My Life for the soundtrack of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Their version was released on July 13, 2018 alongside the rest of the soundtrack, by Capitol and Polydor Records. It was produced by Benny Andersson. This version featured new lyrics written by Benny & Bjorn.

Charts

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[3] 47

Other cover versions

  • Jonathan King covered this song in 1976 when ABBA decided not to release it as a single.
  • Singer Elaine Paige performed a reworked version of the song (retitled "Like An Image Passing By") for the English language edition of the stage musical ABBAcadabra. Paige's version was also released as a single.[4]
  • Hazell Dean recorded a version for her 1996 ABBA tribute album The Winner Takes It All / Hazell Dean Sings ABBA.
  • A cover by New Zealand band Bike was included on the 1995 tribute compilation ABBAsalutely.
  • The 2001 Japanese import dance tribute compilation ABBA Ibiza Caliente included a cover by Sabu.
  • Ann Christy reached #2 on Belgium's Flemish chart with the rendering "In rook vergaan" in February 1977: the track was included on Christy's 1977 album Bravo. Christy also recorded "My Love, My Life" with its original English lyric for her 1977 album My Love, My Life.
  • John Grant (musician) did a version with Villagers (band) for the EP from 2013 "John Grant Gets Schooled".

References

  1. ^ Scott, Robert (2002) 'ABBA: Thank You for the Music - The Stories Behind Every Song', Carlton Books Limited: Great Britain, p.78
  2. ^ "My Love, My Life sheet music by ABBA (Piano, Vocal & Guitar (Right-Hand Melody) - 111366)". www.sheetmusicdirect.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Like An Image Passing By" at Discogs.com

External links


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