Record/CD label: RCA Records

Catalogue Numbers: Chess 3 (7"), ChessT3 (12")

Release Date: 1 December, 1984

Taken from the album: Gold

Highest UK Chart Position: # 1

Format: 7 inch single/12 inch single

 

TRACK LISTING:

 

SIDE ONE

 

01. I Know Him So Well (Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson)

     (Benny Andersson/Tim Rice/Bjorn Ulvaeus)

 

SIDE TWO

 

01. Chess (London Symphony Orchestra)

     (Benny Andersson/Tim Rice/Bjorn Ulvaeus)

 

NOTES:

 

The single, a duet with Elaine Paige, is lifted from the original studio cast recording of the musical 'Chess'.

 

Barbara flew to Stockholm to record the track at ABBA's recording studios, Polar.

 

As their vocals were recorded separately, Barbara and Elaine never actually met until promotion for the 'Chess' album began.

 

The single was a number one in the UK and also a hit in Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand

 

The song went on to sell almost a million copies, was certified platinum, and remains in the Guiness Book of Records as the best-selling single ever by a female duo.

DISCOGRAPHY

I KNOW HIM SO WELL - SINGLE (1984)
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