1/20/2016

ABBA appear together at premiere of ABBA-The Party.



Photo Source:ABBA-The Site.

January 20, 2016. ABBA appeared standing shoulder to shoulder, in public for the first time in 30 years. It was for the premiere of a new dinner theater version of Mamma Mia called Mamma Mia-the Party . The show is being staged in Stockholm at Tyrol in Grona Lund.

ABBA also appeared in 2008 for the Mamma Mia movie premiere, but members of the movie cast stood between them. It remains highly unlikely they will ever reunite musically

1/13/2016

Polish Mamma Mia, Hungarian Chess.

Cast album-Mamma Mia (Polish staging),  Universal, January 8, 2016 CD, Download

The cast album is studio recording of the 2015 Polish staging of the musical at the Roma theater in Warsaw, Poland

Cast album-SAKK Chess (Budapest Live staging)-PS Proukcio PSCD)010, October 24, 2015 Hungarian 2CD


Sakk is the Hungarian version of Chess (Florence Vassey would be pleased). It is based on the Royal Albert Hall concert version. They got 44 tracks by splitting the original songs up into their constituent parts.  The main characters are each played by multiple singers. This version was translated by Agnes Romhanyi and directed by Cornelius Baltus.  I’m not sure if this is the actual concert from August 2010 that occurred on Margaret Island in Budapest.  I’m also not sure if this is an authorized recording.  




Disc 1
1. Bevezetes
2. Nyitany
3. A Sakk Törtenrte
4. Merano
5. Rock Merano
6. Merano Repriz
7. Ujsagok
8. Sajtotajekoztato
9. Anatolij, Molokov
10. Forog A Kerek
11. Nehez Idok
12. Biro
13. Fanfar
14. Sakkjatszma
15. Kvartett
16. Florence Es Molokov
17. Budapest Lazad
18. Senki Nincs Melletted
19. Hegyi Duett
20. Sakkjatszma 2
21. Szakitas
22. Szegeny Kissrac 1
23. Követsegen
24. Isten Ovd Szivem
25. Himnusz
Disc 2:
1. Arany Bangkok
2. Ma Ejjel Bangkok
3. Meg Egy Ellenfel
4. Te Es En
5. Szovjet Gepezet
6. Interju
7. Aki Nem Mas, Mint En
8. Alku 1
9. Alku 2
10. Alku 3
11. Szegeny Kissrac
12. Vegjatek 1
13. Mar Ismerem Öt
14. Vegjatek 2
15. Sakkjatszma
16. Vegjatek 3
17. Te Es En Repriz
18. Himnusz Repriz
19. Tapszene