STORY OF A HEART – THE NEW ALBUM

30 06 2009

BEsoahb1STORY OF A HEART THE CD

 

Benny is scheduled to appear on Jonathan Ross this Friday and possibly the “One” show on BBC





Fait Accompli (English Version)

28 06 2009

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Björn: There’s probably no God

27 06 2009

20268Björn : There’s probably no God.  “Freedom from indoctrination ought to be a basic human right for all children,” argues   Björn Ulvaeus in a passionate plea for Sweden to rethink its policy on faith-based schools.
Read the full article here 

The Local

Swedish Humanist Association





ABBA MANIA TO HIT MELBOURNE -AGAIN!

23 06 2009
ABBA LIVE IN MELBOURNE 1977
ABBA LIVE IN MELBOURNE 1977

ABBA is back – kind of: 35 years after the band first rocked the world with Eurovision smash Waterloo, Abba mania is set to sweep Melbourne.

Songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the sexagenarian duo behind Abba’s hits, have surprised fans with their first joint composition in 15 years.

Industry experts have hailed the return of the Swedish group’s trademark sound, with some predicting the pair’s album to move quickly up the charts.
It is the first international single for the band, which Andersson has fronted for 20 years. Known as Benny Andersson’s Orkester in their native Sweden, the single is one of 13 tracks on the album, also called Story of a Heart.

Ulvaeus has written lyrics for the album, which features several older Orkester songs translated into English, as well as material only previously released in Sweden.

“I wanted to make music based on the Swedish folk tradition, but with new songs written by me,” Andersson told Abba’s official website.

Melbourne music stalwart Molly Meldrum predicted the single would be a smash.

“It’s very good. It’s very Abba but why not?” he said.

“There’s a whole new audience who are so internet-savvy, people will discover it – it’ll

get immediate international attention no mater what,” he said.

The Benny Andersson Band will perform in London in July, but there are no plans for further touring. Continued Melbourne Herald Sun

Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia June 24, 2009

WHOLE NEW STORY…….
Molly Meldrum June 24, 2009
IT’S very good. It’s very Abba but why not? Abba’s music has always been there – Kylie’s covered them, Madonna sampled them.
Mamma Mia the musical and the film were massive all over the world. Young kids are singing Abba.
Just the title, Story of a Heart, it’s like Benny and Bjorn are becoming the new Andrew Lloyd Webber.
When you listen to the lyrics it’s like another musical with the story being told.

 





BENNY IN SUNDAY TIMES

21 06 2009

A wonderful 3 page feature in today’s SUNDAY TIMES has an interview with Benny by Dan Cairns.Culture_575554a

 The new Kristina site has a great video with Benny,Bjorn & Helen singing the English version of Hemma/Home. You can also listen to/download the full version of STORY OF A HEART.kristina video 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





SHE’S BACK AGAIN!

19 06 2009

AGNETHA & LINDA
AGNETHA & LINDA

STOCKHOLM – Agnetha & daughter Linda  attending the gala at Stadshuset (Stockholm City Hall) where Crown Princess Victoria handed out this year’s prizes from the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Artist Fund. The gala is even more special this year as Marianne Bernadotte, who is Victoria’s great aunt, is celebrating her 85th birthday.
agnethaa&lA09123456© 2009 ANP

 

 

ATONBLADET TV LINK

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STORY OF A HEART PRESS RELEASE

18 06 2009
BAO - MONO MUSIC PRESS RELEASE

BAO - MONO MUSIC PRESS RELEASE





SARAH DAWN FINER sings Björn & Benny

17 06 2009

Sarah Dawn FinerSARAH DAWN FINER sings Björn & Benny @ Volvo Ocean Race for Ericsson. 
SDF sings a tribute to Björn & Benny @ Volvo Ocean Race together with Tommy Körberg (Chess/BAO)and Gunilla Backman(Mamma Mia!) Stockholm,  Skeppsbron June 17. 
The event is in a public place so everyone can listen anyway! There will be two concerts





CHESS IN CONCERT -LIMITED EDITION

15 06 2009
Just a reminder to get the limited edition (ONLY 3000 WORLDWIDE)  3 disc set. 2xCD 1x DVD + bonus sheet music and FREE Mp3 Download of the concert! Click on the picture below!    
CDON /HMV/AMAZON & ABBF all have the normal edition as well. Release date 16.6.09.(Not UK)

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MAGGOTT’S NEW ABBA SITE

12 06 2009

MAGGOTTS  NEW ABBA SITE!  “REOPENING – 30/06/09”

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Wayne is creating a brand new new site. ” it will have ABBA as before, but will not singularly be the ABBA Picture Gallery”.  Wayne says the response from fans has been overwhelming and he has decided to do the new site.

THE  SITE WILL REOPEN SOON – BUT “NOT” AS “ABBA GALLERY”