Agnetha Faltskog - If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind (Wea)
UK release date: 12 April 2004
Agnetha Faltskog, the beautiful blond from Abba, returns to music
after decades in the wilderness. She's had a traumatic time since Abba's
glory days and has been reclusive, suffering from severe depression and
agoraphobia. So it is a welcome return for one of music's seminal pop
This single, taken from her forthcoming LP My Colouring Book, was a hit for Cilla Black in 1969 and is one of many seemingly lost '60s songs included on the album.
It's a simple tune from simpler times, and Agnetha's voice is as crystal
as ever, her Swedish inflection and charm not dulled by the years. It starts with effortless grace, as Agnetha sings sweetly and poetically of love lost. The chorus is sweepingly effective, reminiscent of The Carpenters. The production is lacking unfortunately, despite it being recorded at Stockholm's legendary Atlantis Studios. It's very understated - too
understated. Nevertheless, a simple song, with simple emotion, that is simply pretty. Welcome back, Agnetha.