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New music by ABBA - "Voyage" LP due Nov. 5, 2021*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MonkeysCantSwing, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. MonkeysCantSwing

    MonkeysCantSwing Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Gothenburg, Sweden
    According to their manager, they have recorded new music!

    From Swedish Televisions news desk.:

    New music by Abba

    "The Swedish pop group Abba releases new music for the first time since 1981 - when their last album The Visitors came. It informs the group's chief Görel Hanser in a press release.

    During his career, Abba sold over 400 million discs between 1972-1982."

    Ny musik av Abba
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  2. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    It s a news flash all over here in Sweden. No more information that their manager is saying they will release new music. That was surprising
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  3. joe1320

    joe1320 Forum Resident

    dublin, ireland
    Wow did not see that coming
  4. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Senior Member

    Any chance of a translation of the article?
  5. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    It jus says that ABBA-according to manager-has recorded new music
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  6. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    Here is some more facts in swedish
    They have recorded 2 songs one called I still have faith in you. According to the article the song will be performed on BBC in december. The group is said to have enjoyed the reunion
    I ett pressmeddelande skriver bandets manager Görel Hanser att Abba efter 35 år har spelat in ny musik.

    ”Vi kände alla fyra att efter 35 år skulle det vara roligt att gå samman igen och gå tillbaka in i studion. Och det gjorde vi. Och det var som att tiden stått still och att vi bara varit iväg på en kortare semester”, skriver bandet i pressmeddelandet.

    Totalt kommer bandet att ge ut två låtar. En av låtarna, som går under namnet ”I still have faith in you”, ska vara planerad att framföras i brittiska public service-kanalen BBC redan i december.

    Inför 2019 har Abba förberett hologramföreställningar, i ett så kallad avatar-projekt. Enligt uttalandet har samarbetet gett inspiration till att också spela in ny musik.

    Under sin karriär har Abba släppt mer än 400 miljoner skivor.
    Lonevej, Jason W, Jarleboy and 2 others like this.
  7. Raf

    Raf Senior Member

    Toronto, Ontario
    Probably related to this Facebook post:
  8. DLeet

    DLeet Forum Resident

    Chernigov, Ukraine
    Oh boy. Unreal. I don't care for them but I realize the significance of the news for their fans. Gives me faith that The Smiths might reunite too at some point. ))))) or Talking Heads... or 10cc. Crazy.
  9. mrzpliff

    mrzpliff Forum Resident

    Is it the "avatar-version" of the group that will perform the songs in the program?
    - Well, right., but it's the real Abba who sings. We'll keep you informed about future progress.
    (or something like that)

    Är det avatarversionen av Abba som framför låtarna i programmet?
    – Aa just det, men det är riktiga Abba som sjunger. Det som händer framöver kommer vi hålla er informerade om.
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  10. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

    Well this is exciting news!

    Sure wish it was more than two songs, because there will be an inevitable new compilation -- just what the world needs!
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  11. Larsen

    Larsen Forum Resident

    Bergen, Norway
    I. Am. Excited!
    Shak Cohen, Mr.Sean, sathvyre and 3 others like this.
  12. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

    Hampshire, UK
    I can't help but feel excited, but... I wish they left it how it was with "The Day Before You Came" and "Under Attack".

    But still it's really exciting. I just assumed ABBA would be one of those bands that would never record music again like the Smiths and the Jam.
  13. Basenote66

    Basenote66 Forum Resident

    Wow. New material after all this time! Intrigued...
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  14. minibreakfast

    minibreakfast Forum Resident

    Suffolk, UK
  15. ptijerm

    ptijerm Forum Resident

  16. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    Guess this is a clever way to sell the Avatar-thing. Anyway it s surprising given that ann-Frid Lyngstad has retired totally from music and Agneta is semiretired. Hopefully it will be two good songs
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  17. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

    Belfast, Ireland
  18. ptijerm

    ptijerm Forum Resident

    Hardcore ABBA fans must be having a total freak-out today with this news.
    Fullbug, Brettlowden, Jayseph and 5 others like this.
  19. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

  20. Purplefowler

    Purplefowler Forum Resident

    Bedfordshire, uk
    Wow! I must admit I never really liked the idea of an ABBA reunion a) because I never thought it would happen and b) because I didn’t want to see my childhood musical heroes just going through the motions for some easy money. But never in a million years did I think they would be writing new material together again and it has put the biggest smile on my face! Man, I hope it’s good!
  21. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    I see a new compilation CD in the future with a space for the song.
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  22. Turk Thrust

    Turk Thrust Forum Resident

    Cool news. I look forward to hearing the 2 new songs. Something that I never thought would happen.
    Grant and AlmanacZinger like this.
  23. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Terrific news, looking forward to hearing the magic. I remember Abba on the radio in my youth but never really was in on any new music by the band when it first came out.
  24. Luxury_Liner

    Luxury_Liner Forum Resident

    Paradise City
    I’m trying to get my head around it… I always admired them for the fact that they left well enough alone and managed to walk away without tarnishing their legacy. Does this mean The Day Before You Came has lost its swansong status?

    I only have three wishes: no lame ass EDM backing tracks, no freakin’ autotune polluting the soundscape like a bad smell and finally… joint lead vocals! Enough with giving Agnetha all the solo spots like they did on the final 4 singles! #JusticeForFrida. (Just kiddin’)
  25. BlueJay

    BlueJay Forum Resident

    I'm guessing these two new songs will end up having a status similar to 'Free As a Bird' and 'Real Love', i.e. nobody will quite know whether they're canon or non-canon. That should give plenty of fodder (canon fodder?) for a new SHF thread!

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