Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad have hand signed this copy of the ABBA LP “The Visitors” on the front cover in green ink.
The Visitors is the eighth and final studio album by ABBA, released on 30 November 1981. With The Visitors, the group took several steps away from the “lighter” pop music they had recorded previously and the album is often regarded as a more complex and mature effort. The opening track, “The Visitors”, with its ominous synthesizer sounds and the distinctive lead vocal by Frida, announced a change in musical style. With Benny and Frida going their separate ways, the pain of splitting up was explored yet again in “When All is Said and Done”.
The major hit single on the album, “One of Us” also depicted the end of a love story. Elsewhere there were current cold war themes—highly topical at the time—and further songs of isolation and regret. The Visitors album was one of the first records to be recorded and mixed digitally, and was the first in history to be manufactured on the new CD format in 1982 on Atlantic. Signatures on this copy are strong and clear.