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Music fans rejoice as ABBA's brand new album is available to buy now.
The band’s shock reunion includes ALL of the legendary foursome — Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Björn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, and Frida Lyngstad, 75 – and precursors a special concert due to take place in 2022.
When will ABBA Voyage album be released?
ABBA released their new album Voyage on November 5, 2021.
The Swedes, the biggest-selling pop group of all time, met up to work on a tour and were then inspired to record new music at Benny’s studio in Stockholm.
They will also stage a 90-minute concert, to go ahead in East London in 2022.
The group spent a total of five weeks wearing motion-capture suits performing 22 songs in front of 160 camera where digital versions of the band members were then created, looking as they did in their 1979 tour.
What songs will be on ABBA Voyage album?
The album features ten new tracks.
It includes I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down, which were released on September 3, 2021.
ABBA's last album, The Visitors, was released in 1981.
What have ABBA said about the reunion?
Benny and Björn held an emotional press conference overlooking the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will stage their concert residency, Abba Voyage, in May 2022.
Benny said: “It’s sort of a greatest hits. We tried to play a couple of songs that haven’t been great hits but songs that we like. Dancing Queen is there. There are 22 songs and it’s an hour-and-a-half. The two new songs we released today are also in there.
“It is a little mixture of everything, like it has been on our records throughout the years. We have a little Christmas tune, it’s called Little Things. There are a number of pop songs as well. I think it’s fairly good. We’ve done as good as we could at our age.”
Björn was married to Agnetha from 1971 until 1979, and Benny wed Frida in 1978 following a nine-year engagement, before divorcing three years later.
But Björn said: “To release a new album after 40 years and still be the best of friends and still be enjoying each other’s company and have total loyalty, who has experienced that? Nobody.
“We went into the studio knowing that if it was not up to scratch we would never release it so we are proud of it.”
Review of new songs
AFTER nearly four decades, we have another reason to thank Abba for the music.
New single I Still Have Faith in You is a tear-jerking ballad which is the perfect reintroduction to this incredible group.
In poignant lyrics, they sing: “We do have it in us, new spirit has arrived. The joy and the sorrow, we have a story, and it survived.”
But it is their second song Don’t Shut Me Down which will really get their fans excited.
It ticks every single Abba trademark — an upbeat pop melody over melancholy lyrics. Abba are back — and as wonderful as ever.
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