I was 9 years old when I first got this album back in '83, and being a huge ABBA-fan, I was shocked by the rocky sound because it was so different from what I had expected. It took me quite a few years to learn to appreciate this album but now I must say that this is a very intriguing album and arguably the most interesting solo project of those released by Agnetha and Frida. Recorded just after her painful divorce from Benny, this album shows both the strong, powerful side of Frida on the uptempo cuts, Tell Me It's Over, I Got Something, I See Red and the excellent title track - Frida's voice cuts like a knife - and the vulnerable side on the superb low-key tracks Strangers, Threnody and her compelling rendition of Phil Collins' You Know What I Mean. These are simply excellent. I also like the jazzy Baby Don't You Cry No More a lot. Whereas the Bryan Ferry-penned The Way You Do is a bit indifferent, the mysterious To Turn The Stone - originally recorded by Donna Summer for an unreleased 1981 2LP set I'm A Rainbow - is a favourite of many fans (it was Frida's favourite too) and was also issued as the second single. It is surely beautifully sung but the music is perhaps a bit over-arranged on this one. The third single was the closing track Here We'll Stay which fails to come off as happy as intended, arguably because combination of a chorus with joyous lyrics and a melody in minor is a bit weird. But overall this is definitely a strong album by a strong woman and one of the most talented singers that I've ever heard.
PS! It is a MAJOR INSULT by the editorial reviewer to label Frida just a backing singer of ABBA just because she was featured on less singles than Agnetha. She did in fact sing a few more solo parts in ABBA than her blonde colleague.