30 08 2009


ABBA Live in Japan DVD will be released September 15th (TBC)
There will be three versions: Standard DVD, Deluxe Edition (2 DVDs) and Blu-Ray.
The DVD will feature: “ABBA SPECIAL” – Eagle, Take A Chance On Me, Money Money Money, S.O.S., That’s Me, Tiger, Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Fernando, Summer Night City, The Name Of The Game, Knowing Me Knowing You, If It Wasn’t For The Nights, Thank You For The Music.
Bonus track: If It Wasn’t For The Nights (Original Tape Mix)
The Deluxe Edition’s second DVD includes the documentaries “Behind The Scenes” (1978 and 1980) and photo gallery etc.

Benny and Kylie!

27 08 2009

AbbasocksOn her Twitter page today Kylie wrote….I was 8, sang with ABBA (Read – hairbrush/lounge-room), treasured my knee-high ABBA socks….spoke w Benny yesterday….Aaaaaaahhhhhh!!!..     Kylie has been a long time ABBA fan. Check out the interview we did with her about her love of ABBA in the 90’s.(On line September 1st)    Kylie Minogue will perform Super Trouper and will be joined on stage by  Benny Andersson for a rendition of When All Is Said And Done. Kylie says she just spoke to Benny yesterday and is sooo excited!

Kylie The Super Trouper!

26 08 2009

KYPROMSAustralia’s very own “Dancing Queen” ,Kylie Minogue will be be appearing  at the ‘Thank You For The Music: A Celebration Of The Music of Abba’ concert in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 13 September 2009.   

Kylie will perform her versions of Abba hits Super Trouper and When All Is Said And Done, on which she will be joined by Abba’s Benny Andersson.

She said: “The opportunity to perform classic Abba songs on stage with members of Abba really is a dream come true. Their music has played such a great part in my life from a very early age and I’m thrilled I’ll be able to share that with them personally.”

Here is the list of performers and the tracks they will be performing: (though this maybe subject to change)ABTYFTM1

Kylie Minogue:  Super Trouper and When All Is Said And Done
The Benny Andersson Band: Rowing On The Serpentine; When All Is Said And Done; Thank You For the Music
Christian Jon Billett: Anthem
VV Brown: Ring, Ring
Capital Voices: Money, Money, Money; Take A Chance On Me
Jamie Cullum: My Love My Life
Jason Donovan: I Have A Dream
Kerry Ellis: You Have To Be There
The Feeling: Knowing Me Knowing You; Does Your Mother Know
Chaka Khan: The Winner Takes It All
Lulu: Gimme Gimme Gimme
Siobhan McCarthy: I Know Him So Well
Beth Nielsen Chapman: Slipping Through My Fingers; Fernando
Elaine Paige: I Know Him So Well
Nerina Pallot: The Name Of The Game
Marti Pellow: One Night In Bangkok
Jodie Prenger: One Of Us Sir
Tim Rice
Stellan Skarsgård
Sharleen Spiteri: SOS
and the cast of Mamma Mia! London:  Mamma Mia; Waterloo; Dancing Queen
BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Anders Eljas.

Kristina Site Update

21 08 2009

K2The Official Kristina site has now finally been updated with the full casting. You can also hear the medley once again in the Sights and sounds section.

Sarah Dawn Finer New Album!

17 08 2009

44d71fe5-65d2-45e2-ac74-2b66e03c5509The totally awsome  Sarah Dawn Finer’s new album “MOVING ON” released today went straight to  No. 1  on ITUNES (Sweden)!
Congratulations Sarah!!!
SDF releases her new album MOVING ON in a digital version on iTunes today!
The album will be out in Swedish stores on Aug 26th!

Sarah has worked with Agnetha,  Peter Jöback and Benny to name a few!

Thank you for the music – Update

12 08 2009

ABTYFTM1Radio 2 today announces the first wave of glittering artists who will perform at the ‘Thank You For The Music: A Celebration Of The Music of Abba’ concert in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 13 September 2009.

Presented by Radio 2 Drivetime host Chris Evans, the gig will be broadcast live on Radio 2, with contributions from two members of Abba, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and a performance by the full West End cast of the musical Mamma Mia!

Lulu will sing ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ on the night, Grammy Award-winning American singer-song writer Chaka Khan will perform ‘The Winner Takes It All’ .British band The Feeling will sing ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’. Texas front-woman Sharleen Spiteri will sing  ‘SOS’,  VV Brown will sing ‘Ring Ring’, BBC Radio 2 presenter  Elaine Paige will sing her classic 1985 hit duet ‘I Know Him So Well’ from the musical Chess, with the production’s original Svetlana, Siobhan McCarthy. Jodie Prenger will perform ‘One Of Us’.

Other artists performing on the night include Nerina Pallot (‘The Name Of The Game’), Christian Jon Billet (‘Anthem’) Beth Nielsen Chapman (‘Fernando’), The Benny Andersson Band, West End star Kerry Ellis with ‘You Have To Be There’ taken from Benny and Bjorn’s new musical production Kristina, Marti Pellow singing ‘One Night In Bangkok’ and Jason Donovan (‘I Have A Dream’).

Other hosts include long-time collaborator with Benny and Bjorn and multi-award winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice and Swedish actor and star of the hit movie Mamma Mia! Stellan Skarsgard.

The concert will also feature a performance by the full West End cast of the musical Mamma Mia! The event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 from 6.30-9.30pm.

Further artists and line-up details will be announced at a later date. Read the full article at the BBC