ABBA coming out with two new songs for the ABBAtar project. (Updated December 2018)

That 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" is a ballad.   The second song, "Don't Shut Me Down" an untempo number. Originally one of the song was going to be released first in a TV special-but it's not clear what the plan is now. 

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.  Michael B. Tretow was  not involved since he has  retired from engineering/producing to a stroke.  ABBA has not ru…

2018 ABBA releases (as of December 2018)

2018 brought word of  the return of ABBA with the release of two new songs coming in early 2019 .  There is also a release of a new Frida duet, and a new Mamma Mia! movie soundtrack.
There seems to be a plan to release another vinyl version of "Happy New Year" at the end of the year-as well a Vinyl version of ABBA's Oro.  Bjorn released a book called "You Are WhoYou Meet" as a marketing tie-in for a real estate project. 

ABBA-Happy New Year, December 7, 2018 White  vinyl single

A limited edition vinyl single  of this 1981 ABBA song released because these thing bring in actual revenue. The B-side is the Spanish version of "Happy New Year" also originally  released back in the 1981 or so.  That song is called "Felicidad. 

Benny Andersson-Piano, November 23, 2018  Deluxe edition International CD/DL

A new version with 2 more songs that were apparently recorded recently-and not with the original sessions. The new songs added are "Money, Money, Money: …

Cher covers ABBA.

Cher--Dancing Queen, Warner Brothers, September 28, 2018 International album
Cher's new album of ABBA covers is doing well.  I don't like ABBA covers usually-but I think she does pretty good-though don't care much for the album. Cher of course, appeared in a movie stealing role as Donna's mother in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The version of "Fernando" included is the same as the one used in the that movie.

You Know I Still Believe in You (new mix)


Tony Carey - You Know I Still Believe In You


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.

1. When I Kissed the Teacher
Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies and Celia Imrie
2. I Wonder (Departure)
Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies
3. One of Us
Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper
4. Waterloo
Hugh Skinner and Lily James
5. Why Did It Have to Be Me?
Josh Dylan, Lily James and Hugh Skinner
6. I Have a Dream
Lily James
7. Kisses of Fire
Panos Mouzourakis
8. Andante, Andante
Lily James
9. The Name of the Game
Lily James
10. Knowing Me, Knowing You
Jeremy Irvine, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried
11. Angel Eyes
Christine Baranski, Julie Walters and Amanda Seyfried
12. Mamma Mia
Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies
13. Dancing Queen
Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters and Pierce Brosnan
14. I've Been Waiting for You
Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski and Jul…