Showing posts from October, 2012

Susan Boyle records ABBA song on new album.

Susan Boyle-Standing Ovation: the Greatest Songs from The Stage, International CD November 2012.

Susan Boyle is having another go at  the Benny Andersson songbook.  This time it is the  old ABBA warhorse, "The Winner Takes it All". It is part of her new album of stage tunes.  First,  I thought to myself that "Winner..."  isn't a Broadway song-it seems that I had totally put the Mamma Mia thing out of my mind... Susan  has previously recorded "I Know Him So Well" and "You Have To Be There". So now she has recorded at least one song from every full length Bjorn and Benny musical. 

Track listing....

1. Somewhere Over The Rainbow 2. The Winner Takes It All 3. Send In The Clowns 4. The Music Of The Night featuring Michael Crawford 5. Bring Him Home 6. Memory 7. As Long As He Needs Me 8. All I Ask Of You featuring Donny Osmond 9. Out Here On My Own 10. You ll Never Walk Alone 11. This Is The Moment featuring Donny Osmond

New Bjorn Ulvaeus lyric...I Can See Myself In You

Tommy Korberg & Danny Saucedo-"I Can See Myself in You" -download single, October 2012 
BAO member Tommy Körberg, 63 and Swedish pop singer Danny Saucedo, 25,  have recorded  a one off single together.  It was  released as Swedish market single download in October 2012. I CAN SEE MYSELF IN YOU is composed by Tobias Gustavsson with  lyrics written by Björn Ulvaeus. Gustavsson already had written the melody before 2012  and dragged it out to put together the song. Bjorn added the lyric in the winter 2011-2012.    It is rare for Bjorn to write lyrics for  a melody not written by Benny or himself. The last I remember was one of the songs on a Gemini album, but perhaps there are others.. Bjorn has hinted that he might write more songs with Tobias Gustavsson.
You got to take work where you can get it...

Tommy and Danny performed the song at the opening ceremonies for  the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden.

New BAO box set

Benny Anderssons Orkester-BAO in BOX, Mono, Sweden  6CD/+2DVD,  November 28  2012  (this is a updated release date).

 This is a  reordered collection of BAO's music, which has 87 tracks  on it. There is also  a booklet with photos, band history, member biographies and more. The CDs include previously-released material that has been re-organised thematically:. The DVD contains two bonus tracks not aired on television. Looks like the only omission is the English language versions of BAO tracks...

The set is divided thematically-with a live disc, two vocals disc, two instrumental disc, and the new Christmas album.The set is said to have 87 tracks...The DVD's feature the TV-programs -Ten Years of BennyAnderssons Orkester 10 år" which is from 2011 "BennyAnderssons Orkester on New Adventures..." which is from 2001.


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Agnetha's new album, ABBA as wax, Abba -the museum

Five  Fall  ABBA news items . Here's just the barest of facts. Perhaps more later about them - if I feel like writing more.

1.ABBA's likenesses have been finally made by the famous wax museum, Madame Tussaud's in London. The figures are based on costumes used in 1975,

2. Agnetha has started recording a new album.  This album will apparently have new material, no mention yet, as to whether she has written anything for album...The album will be produced by Jörgen Elofsson.

3. Finally, the ABBAWorld exhibit is being given a permanent home in the Swedish Music Museum  Apparently, the exhibit will be called ABBA-the Museum ...
4. ABBA's ABBA Gold has been declared the biggest selling CD in Great Britain, with 4 million copies sold.  This sale figure doesn't include copies sold on tape , download, or LP.  Thus if an album sold a lot in one of those formats, those sales would not be included....
5. Bjorn got together with his Hootenanny Singer band mates on November 16…