Showing posts from June, 2010

New Benny song at Swedish Princess' wedding!

Gustaf Sjökvists kammarkör, Storkyrkans kör ,Kungliga Filharmonikerna and Orsa Spelmän- Vilar Glad I Din Famn , Mono MMCD-S 136 Swedish CD single, Summer 2010

"Vilar Glad I Din Famn" is a new choral song performed at the of wedding of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. The title translates in English to “Resting blissfully in your arms”. The single also features a Capella version of the song. The song features music by Benny Andersson and lyrics by Kristina Lugn. Kristina had previously written the lyrics to "Nu mår jag mycket bättre" from BAO 3. Conductor Gustaf Sjökvist and Benny Andersson are both members of the Swedish Academy of Music. This recording was made at Konserthuset, Stockholm, June 2010 by Bernard Löhr. The single is produced by Benny Andersson, and the arrangement is by Anders Eljas. The single will be available at the ABBF record service site and other Swedish music web outlets.

2007 ABBA releases

2007 ABBA related releases
2007  featured  a new album by BAO and a few other releases, but not as many as other recent years.

ABBA-20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of ABBA -digipak  January 30, 2007 US CD

Digipak reissue of a CD originally issued only in a jewel box in September 2000. The original release of this collection  actually went gold (500,000 copies sold ) in the USA even though it only offers 11 ABBA songs....
1. Waterloo
2. SOS
3. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
4. Mamma Mia
5. Fernando
6. Dancing Queen
7. Knowing Me, Knowing You
8. The Name of the Game
9. Take a Chance on Me
10. Chiquitita
11. The Winner Takes It All
ABBA-W Pack Series - Japanese CD sets March 2007
The Japanese released these two CD pack sets of ABBA's  eight studio albums-Ring Ring/Waterloo, ABBA/Arrival, The Album/Voulez-Vous,and Super Trouper/The Visitors.  The four sets are released separately and each CD appears to feature the 2002 remastered track listings, thus the …