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Benny's new Christmas album....

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Benny Andersson Orkester-Tomte Har akt Hem, Mono MMCD029,  Swedish release November  19, 2012. 

 Benny Andersson's Orkester has released it's first  Christmas album... The album is  called "Tomten Har akt hem (Santa has come home).  . The album is also available as part of BAO in a Box.

There are four new compositions  on the album.
"Vinterhamn" (sung by Helen Sjoholm) was released as the first single from the album .That song has been well received.  "Vinterhamn" and the title track are the two Andersson-Ulvaeus compositions from the album. Benny wrote two new new instrumentals -" Julvals" and "Tomtestomp"  The remaining Benny Andersson instrumental composition  , "Trettondagspolkan",  appears  to be a rerun from the 2004 BAO! album. Some of the remaining songs are from the Swedish  Christmas music repertoire.   At least a couple of Christmas songs have been recorded by other ABBA solo acts. 


Track listing follows...

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ABBA's 1975 studio album available now in Deluxe version...

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The deluxe version of the ABBA album has come out. This third studio album was the album that proved that ABBA were not one hit wonders. Recorded in 1974 and 1975, it was a major jump in quality from their first two albums. It's still a very good listen, and one of my personal favorites.... T

On September 12, 2012, ABBA the site had reported that the April 1975 self-named ABBA studio album will be released as a deluxe album, in November 2012 in  time for Christmas market.   No unreleased stuff, and for this album there was always very little in the way of interesting bonus tracks, so anything of interest was to be found on the DVD in the form of two TV specials (ABBA in Australia and Made in Sweden). The most notable song left off was the full version of Rikki Rock'n'Roller, which was never going to see the light of day anyway.   With the release of the deluxe version of this album, only Ring Ring is left to release in some kind of special version. The version of the  folk …