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album art The Winner Takes It All - ABBA cover
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Released: Feb 1, 2015 | 5:03 PM
Category: Classical
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 10.61 MB

Plays: 1330
Downloads: 13
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
I think I've always avoided arranging this beautiful ABBA song, because it is just the epitome of a perfect song, and the original arrangement is just so carefully done. However, at the behest of my friend Mark, I have finally plucked up the courage, and here is my version. Instrumental, for now. A vocal version will follow.

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thedickhickeyband Artist

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Really beautiful job on this. Technically really well played...flawless even...but also hold a lot of emotion. That's hard to do, i think.

Enjoyed!
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toveco Artist

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Man wow this is a Beautiful take
on this classical song!
so wonderful sounding instrumentation.
Great work on the keys my friend!

Tom/
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jibes Artist

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Very well done. Pro sound for certain! I enjoyed listening to this lovely version.
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sprkymrt Artist

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Terrific! Beautiful piano playing combined with great string writing and the crescendos accent the piece just right.

JOE
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rcandrews Artist

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Crescendos, spot on. I can't wait to hear real voices with this.

Well done, indeed.
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2 years ago
KCsGROOVE Artist

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Beautiful work on the keys, Iqbal
very much enjoyed!
KC
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A super superb arrangement and you've brought out the classical feel of this and when that Timpani kicked in those times- it was right on target. I could hear the chorals nicely blended in.Bravo
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lewisgreenbaba Artist

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A very nice version, thks smiley

Luis
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2 years ago
scaustrita Artist

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as always a suburb presentation!
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ScottHorwath Artist

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This winner Takes it all is Great As is too . I Love it.
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The CHoice IS a Choice One
Played good Too
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Lovely smiley
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grathy Artist

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Nice!
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thsantac Artist

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Back for a second listen with better headphones and now this sounds great. We should never listen with earphones smiley fine piece Iqbal.
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Cinderella Artist

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Oooooh..the intro just carries me away instantly into another world. ......You play so *beautifully*, Iqbal. ....Going to listen now, and then continue typing after.

Love the way the music builds and then climaxes with those crashing symbols at 1:54..2:58 (really pulls the listener into your music) and then crescendos again at 3:48/4:03 in the last section...before it gently fades away. BRAVO!

Gorgeous version of this most popular ABBA song! smiley

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ihussain Artist

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thank you all for your lovely words xx
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AlHughson Artist

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No this is the epitome of a perfect song. You have a skill that few have.

Kudos

Al
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FreeEarCandy Artist

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I like the work you have done. The only critic I can offer is that perhaps the piano could be just a bit more up front in spots. But this is hard to tell without the vocals in place. Covers are not easy, but when it is all said and done it is a great feeling of accomplishment. Congratulations!
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Mike_Lynn Artist

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This is excellently done Iqbal. You have captured & presented the essence of the song. The orchestration is really awesome. Yes, the piano could move up a bit like FreeEarCandy said.

Lovely interpretation of an epic song.

Cheers / Mike
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JeffMcCaskill Artist

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Wow, Iqbal! Your instrumental version really gave the song room to breathe. Lovely and sensitive playing, full of emotional depth and power. Will provide a lush, inviting backdrop for vocals later, but it stands alone brilliantly on its own merits. Wonderful work, my friend! smiley

—Jeffrey
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A1K3M1 Listener

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Your love of this song is apparent in every note. Your skill, grace, control and touch are simply breathtaking. Gorgeous waltzing, lilting & ethereal version of a classic. Love how you re-created it and let your our style shine through. Those strings and vocals are giving me chills. Supreme work Iqbal, thanks for sharing with us.
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Imekia Listener

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Sensitive and very soulful. Glorious & gorgeous version of a great song. I can totally imagine you as a music director for Broadway shows or writing your own original music for musicals. You are very talented. Especially loving the sections where we can hear you soloing on the piano. Outstanding work Iqbal, thanks for sharing with us.
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Naaji Artist

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that was lovely!
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neurologist Artist

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yes,yes,yes! You keep the voices and create sourroundings! More than great!
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JonCSebastian Artist

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ABBA,,, can anyone do better,, this is remarkable,,, so unexpected and lyrical. You set out with a grand task and BRILLIANT is what you achieved!!!!
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Wow, wow, wow

I also think this is one of Abba's best songs and one of the best songs ever written.

This is one of your best performances Iqbal. A wonderful orchestral and choral arrangement. The song really wins with the quiet interpretation and the huge sound. Fantastic work.

I have been travelling on business the past week. It was a nice surprise to find this gem in my queue of favorite artist songs.
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Superbly done. Excellent. Enjoyed!
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fantastic
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