Abbacadabra

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Abbacadabra was created in 1991, turning original ABBA hits into dance versions fit for the club scene. ABBA’s originals have still never been remixed – but now DJ’s, ABBA enthusiasts and fans of great music all over the world, can once again rejoice in the magic through Abbacadabra, who still provide the best dance versions of ABBA songs to this day.

Over the last two decades, six albums and fifteen singles, this ‘semi-secret’ dance combo have proved to the world that they possess a real star quality and an enduring pop appeal. With various vocalists taking the leads throughout the Abbacadabra project, the original vocalists were Linda Taylor and Karen Boddington. However, a host of other singers helped to create that unique blend of Abba-esque sounding vocals, including Martin Jenkins, Pam Sheyne, Tracey Ackerman, Belle Lawrence and Jamie Knight…not forgetting of course the Almighty Crew who were compelled to regularly do BV’s! Following the project’s initial success, it was Maria Grimshaw and Nina Madhoo who took the Abbacadabra show on the road!

Going back to the beginning, in 1991 the group released their first single ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’, which was an immediate DJ favourite. Within a few months, came the much anticipated follow up single ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’, shortly followed by ‘Dancing Queen’ – which was a pivotal moment in both Abbacadabra and Almighty’s history. This single had such global interest, that after completely selling out of it’s initial vinyl pressing, label boss Martyn Norris gave up his full-time job to dedicate his time and attention to Almighty. This record firmly planted the roots for Abbacadabra, so much so that the legendary Pete Waterman started playing both ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’ on his late night TV show. After receiving so much international acclaim from this, he decided to pick up ‘Dancing Queen’ for a full scale release and promotion on his own label PWL. It soon entered the national charts, was licensed for many compilations and showed sustained sales in many countries around Europe for many years.

By the time they had issued their next few singles, Abbacadabra had enough material for an album. Their debut, ‘Abbasalute’ was a cleverly compiled 9 track selection of classic ABBA songs, which ultimately has become one of Almighty’s biggest selling albums.
In the 2000’s, Almighty decided that if they were going to keep the group relevant, they would have to move forward with a fresh sound. A few years later, ‘Voulez-Vouz’ was the first obvious choice for a comeback with this new ‘full-on’ club sound. Catapulting them once again to the top of the DJ charts and playlists all over the world, this more updated sound carried through on the next releases too.

It is internationally that Abbacadabra have gained their greatest commercial achievement and recognition. First in Japan with Avex and Toshiba/EMI, then in the US, where the popular remix team ‘Love To Infinity’ helped ‘Dancing Queen’ become a huge club hit while the act were signed to BMG.
As the best-selling act of all time on the Almighty artist roster, Abbacadabra have enjoyed chart-topping success around the world and will hopefully be loved for many more years to come.
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Albums

ALMY CD 03 Abbacadabra - Abbasalute album art Abbacadabra Abbasalute (Album) Almighty Records ALMY CD 03 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SM 0058 CD Abbacadabra - The Album album art Abbacadabra The Album(CD, Album) Snake's Music SM 0058 CD Poland 1993 Sell This Version
ALMY CD18 Abbacadabra - Revival. Flight One. album art Abbacadabra Revival. Flight One. (Album) Almighty Records ALMY CD18 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ALMY CD21 Abbacadabra - Revival. Flight Two. album art Abbacadabra Revival. Flight Two. (Album) Almighty Records ALMY CD21 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CDPRC 0037(T) Abbacadabra - Abbasalute: The Dance Collection album art Abbacadabra Abbasalute: The Dance Collection (Album) Almighty Records CDPRC 0037(T) South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ALMYCD52 Abbacadabra - Mama Mia - The Platinum Collection album art Abbacadabra Mama Mia - The Platinum Collection (Comp) Almighty Records ALMYCD52 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ALMYCDR63 Abbacadabra - We Love ABBA: The Almighty 12" Collection album art Abbacadabra We Love ABBA: The Almighty 12" Collection Almighty Records ALMYCDR63 UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Abbacadabra - We Love ABBA: The Mamma Mia Dance Collection album art Abbacadabra We Love ABBA: The Mamma Mia Dance Collection Almighty Records none 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ALMY CDT023 Abbacadabra - One Of Us / The Visitors album art Abbacadabra One Of Us / The Visitors (Single) Almighty Records ALMY CDT023 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ALMY CDT3 Abbacadabra - The Winner Takes It All album art Abbacadabra The Winner Takes It All (Single) Almighty Records ALMY CDT3 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ALMY 022 T, ALMY 026 T Linda Taylor, Abbacadabra Linda Taylor, Abbacadabra - Love In The Shadows / The Winner Takes It All (12", W/Lbl) Almighty Records, Almighty Records ALMY 022 T, ALMY 026 T UK 1992 Sell This Version
ALMY 030 T Abbacadabra - S.O.S / Eagle album art Abbacadabra S.O.S / Eagle (EP) Almighty Records, Almighty Records ALMY 030 T UK 1992 Sell This Version
ALMY 003 TX Abbacadabra - Knowing Me, Knowing You album art Abbacadabra Knowing Me, Knowing You (Single) Almighty Records ALMY 003 TX UK 1992 Sell This Version
ALMY 014 T Abbacadabra - Lay All Your Love On Me / Snakebite (Parts. II & III) album art Abbacadabra / Bitter 'B' Girls Abbacadabra / Bitter 'B' Girls - Lay All Your Love On Me / Snakebite (Parts. II & III) (Single) Almighty Records ALMY 014 T UK 1992 Sell This Version
PWCD 246 Abbacadabra - Dancing Queen album art Abbacadabra Dancing Queen (Single, Maxi) Almighty Records PWCD 246 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
12 ALMY 49 Abbacadabra - The Day Before You Came album art Abbacadabra The Day Before You Came (Single) Almighty Records, Almighty Records 12 ALMY 49 UK 1993 Sell This Version
D 1254 Abbacadabra - Voulez Vous / The Visitors album art Abbacadabra Voulez Vous / The Visitors (Single) Almighty Records D 1254 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
12 ALMY 79 Abbacadabra - Dancing Queen / Fernando album art Abbacadabra Dancing Queen / Fernando (Single) Almighty Records, Almighty Records 12 ALMY 79 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CD ALMY91 Abbacadabra - The Name Of The Game album art Abbacadabra The Name Of The Game (Single) Almighty Records CD ALMY91 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
12 ALMY 91 Abbacadabra - The Name Of The Game / Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! album art Abbacadabra The Name Of The Game / Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Single) Almighty Records 12 ALMY 91 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CD ALMY97 Abbacadabra - Waterloo album art Abbacadabra Waterloo (Single) Almighty Records CD ALMY97 UK 1996 Sell This Version
12 ALMY 86, 12almy86 Abbacadabra - S.O.S. album art Abbacadabra S.O.S. (Single) Almighty Records, Almighty Records 12 ALMY 86, 12almy86 UK 1996 Sell This Version
12 ALMY 79X Abbacadabra - Fernando / Dancing Queen album art Abbacadabra Fernando / Dancing Queen (Single) Almighty Records 12 ALMY 79X UK 1996 Sell This Version
CDALMY73S Abbacadabra - Voulez Vous album art Abbacadabra Voulez Vous (Single) Almighty Records CDALMY73S UK 1997 Sell This Version
12ALMY115 Abbacadabra - Angel Eyes album art Abbacadabra Angel Eyes (Single) Almighty Records 12ALMY115 UK 1997 Sell This Version