After ABBA 2CD set.

Various ‎– After ABBA, Polar 60256741812, May 5, 2018 Swedish 2CD (No LP version)
This is a  new compilation sold only at ABBA-The Museum.  It is a follow up  to the Museums previous Before ABBA compilation which also made as a Museum exclusive. The set has a Fairly  generous track listing-though I might have picked a few other tracks. But they include some stuff that has never appeared on  albums by Frida or Benny. I 'm guessing most  fans do not have  all the tracks  that are  on this set.  At some point,  this album is also   available on the ABBA-The Museum website, the 2CD set is cheap, but shipping is expensive. This release was meant to accompany a new exhibit at the ABBA museum which covers the Post-ABBA solo years.

Agnetha Fältskog & Gary Barlow
I Should've Followed You Home
Written-By – G. Barlow*, J. Elofsson*
Agnetha Fältskog
Wrap Your Arms Around Me
Written-By – H. Knight*, M. Chapman*

Agnetha Fältskog
The Heat Is On
Written-By – F. Palmer*…

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! Soundtrack coming out in July.

A teaser of "When I Kissed The Teacher"  from the soundtrack for the new sequel to Mamma Mia is already  being heard.

ABBA coming out with two new songs for the ABBAtar project.

The was the official word from the group that they have actually recorded two new songs-they're  first studio recordings since August 1982. The two  new  recordings were made in June of  2017 for the ABBAtar  hologram concert project.  The first song "I Still Have Faith In You" will be revealed during the ABBAtar TV special in December 2018.  The second song, "Don't Shut Me Down" will presumably revealed later probably for the actual hologram tour. Individual physical singles CD etc. will be released of the songs.  

Holograms of the group will go on a some kind of concert tour in 2019. The musicians on the records include Benny Andersson /Keyboards, Lasse Wellander/guitar, Per Lindvall/drums, Mats Englund/bass, Lasse Jonsson/guitar and  Jörgen Stenberg-percussion.  Janne Schaffer didn't play on it. Nor did ABBA regulars Rutger Gunnarsson and Ola Brunkert since they both have passed away.  It's does not appear that  Michael B. Tretow was involved sin…

Frida and Arturo Sandoval-Ultimate Duets

This is the cover for the new Arturo Sandoval album that is coming out in May.  It features eleven vocalists  working with the trumpeter.  Frida performs a new Spanish version of  ABBA's "Andante, Andante".

ABBA Record Store Day 2018 Summer Night City colored viny disc.

ABBA's  1978 stand alone single-Summer Night City/Medley is to be released on colored vinyl for   in 40th anniversary. the release  occurred  on April 21, 2018 which is Record Store Day for  2018.
Two images have been released - the  one below that looks somebody's spilled breakfast is actually closer to what the record will look like.   This release is limited  to  about  2000 copies.  People had trouble getting them in some stores and countries. People also complained about the design of thing. All the complaining about came to abrupt halt  on April 27, 2018 when it was announced quite shockingly that ABBA recorded two songs.

Agnetha's  1975 Swedish solo album, Elva Kvinnor I ett hus will also re-released on mint green colored  vinyl for 2018's record store day. This is what the disc looks like.
Image from  Discogs.

So far these are the only ABBA related  records with confirmed release dates for 2018. We are still waiting for a released date for Arturo Sandoval'…

The ABBA Review Guide!

                                                                                                  My new ABBA book is out now on Amazon.  It's a 390 page  ABBA Discography and review book. It's a very thick book.  The book is more of a reference guide then a  quick easy  read.
It's a fact filled, fun filled journey into the world of ABBA. Just a warning this is not a ABBA picture book. The book only features about hundred   illustrations all of which are in black and white-so no fun there. What the book does feature is reviews and information on almost every ABBA related recording, movie, book, video or theater piece ever released. The book has  been updated a few times since it was issued to get rid of some of the remaining errors in the text.So far it doesn't look like the book will be released on Kindle because it's too damn long. *The post was  originally posted 7/3/17

2017 ABBA releases

2017 ABBA releases (updated November  2017).

A solo piano album from Benny Andersson  was released in September 2017 with  21 songs on the album-aeleased internationally by Deutsche Grammophone.  . ABBA the Album was released as a 2Lp half speed mastered vinyl edition, and the singles from that album were released as a vinyl box set.

Carl Magnus Palm top-to bottom  rewrite of his classic book, The Complete Recording Sessions came out March 31.  .. Frida's first album, and Agnetha's third album (Som jag ar) were released reissued on vinyl LP for Record Store Day 2017..  Six more solo vinyl reissues came out in July. A Gold vinyl issue of ABBA Gold has also been released. Agnetha's I Stand Alone  album seems to be likely to come out a new possibly deluxe edition.   There is now  official word is there will be a movie sequel to Mamma Mia!in 2018.
There was a 40th anniversary edition of ABBA-The Album released before the end of the year on a 2LP vinyl set (no extra tracks-just…