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New Benny Andersson song! Bjorn performs in public....

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BOTH BENNY AND BJORN PERFORMED THIS MONTH!

New songs at BAO shows...

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There is a new Andersson-Ulvaeus song that is being performed at this summer's BAO concerts....
The new song  is called   "Det föll en sten från mitt hjärta". Among the other new additions to the BAO repertoire this year are two songs from Hjälp sökes, , the Stig Anderson song, "Tividshambo", and a new English language version of "Laureen"  called "Sit Tight".


Bjorn returns to the stage...



Rather quietly , Bjorn Ulvaeus returned to the stage, guitar in hand to perform  at the Visfestivalen in Vastervik, Sweden. This happened on July 13, 2013.

Bjorn appeared with fellow ex-Hootenanny singer Tony Roth in memory of the late Hansi Schwarz (also a member of the Hootenanny Singers) .  Since the 1960's Hansi had    been  a leading organizer of Visfestivalen. He died in January 2013. Bjorn never performs in public so that he did  do this-for Hansi, shows the great esteem that…

Ring Ring Deluxe

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 ABBA-Ring Ring , October 2013
ABBA's official site and Carl Magnus Palm have announced that there will be a Deluxe version of ABBA's Ring Ring album. It will be released in October 2013 .The album was originally released in 1973 and credited to  Agnetha,Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid.

Like, the other ABBA Deluxe versions it will consist one CD and one DVD. The CD includes the relevent B-sides and rarities from the era, and the DVD has TV clips.  The DVD appears rather sparse this time, but the CD has lots of tracks including oddly a few songs recorded by artists other than ABBA.  Hej Gamle Man is the first track to feature all four members of ABBA. The Frida track  also includes multiple members of ABBA.  The tracks featuring Bill G-son and Lilli-babs were all written by Bjorn and Benny. 

One relevant   track was purposely  left off - the Swedish language B-side. Ah vilka tider. Strange to cull this one considering  some of the other weak tracks on this album.


The DVD includes a…