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31 10 2012





Intermezzo 67 out now!

25 10 2012

Intermezzo Issue 67,  36-page, full colour A4 size magazine  full of news, special features, exclusive photos, an A3 sized poster showcasing a rare ABBA photo and great prizes to be won. 

In No. 67, you’ll find:

A full report on ABBA The Museum with exclusive behind-the-scenes details and info you won’t find elsewhere

All of the latest news and ABBA/ABBA-related releases (including new CDs and books,

 

ABBA at Madame Tussauds, Agnetha’s new album, Björn on the TV show Skavlan, interview with Björn for German press and much more)

Full report on Benny’s new musical project, “Hjälp sökes“, with exclusive info and photos

Exclusive interview with Peter Jöback, the Swedish star who originated the role of Robert in “Kristina från Duvemåla”

Report and exclusive photos on BAO’s Uppsala concert this past August

Special feature launch: Frida—Something’s Going On (including album discography)

Continuation of the feature on The Visitors, including an exclusive interview with Bertil Hjert about “Hovas Vittne”

A3 size poster featuring a rare unpublished outtake from ABBA’s rehearsal for the “Dancing Queen” video in 1976





“BAO IN BOX”

15 10 2012

“BAO IN BOX”

“BAO” in BOX “contains Benny Anderssons Orchestra all recordings-now divided into six CDs– (2 CD)/” BAO on tour “/Christmas songs (” Santa has gone home “). A total of 87 tracks and 5 hours of music! In addition, a booklet with all the texts, images, history, biographies, etc. The box also includes a double DVD with the TV shows “Benny Anderssons Orkester 10 years”-recorded at Sofiero Slott, Helsingborg and in Trädgårdsföreningen, Göteborg during the summer tour 2011 and “Benny Anderssons Orkester on new adventure” recorded at restaurant Rhubarb in Stockholm in 2001. DVD’s n “Benny Andersson’s Orchestra 10 years” contains two bonus tracks, which are not included in the TV version.
Producer Benny Andersson.
The Christmas CD is included in the box, but will also be released separately.

“TOMTEN HAR ÅKT HEM.,” and “BAO” in BOX ” released on november 14.





Tommy & Danny-I Can See Myself In You

15 10 2012


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“ABBA” says no to Eurovision

13 10 2012

You can stop hoping – Abba will not be in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo.

Benny Andersson closes all doors to a reunion.

– It’s not on the map, he says.

Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö next year, there are thoughts on having the previous Swedish winners attend and a desire above all is a reunion of Abba.

Recording new material

When news of Agnetha recording new material came recently it ignited many hopes of a reunion.

Even an ABBA museum will open in Stockholm has got fans  hoping.Hopes that now seem completely shattered by Benny Andersson.

– It is incredibly far away with a reunion. It has never been so far away. Light years, he says.

But there are many who hope that you will show up in the Eurovision?

– Why do they want it?  Eurovision is in Sweden? We’ve had it twice in all cases since 1974, and we have not been there and we wont be there again, he says, laughing.

Celebrating his colleague

However, he reveals that he has been listening to Agnetha’s new material – and he pays tribute to his former band colleague.

– It’s great that she does. I have listened to some. It sounds incredibly modern and good.

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New Jul Lp for BAO!

9 10 2012

BAO will release a Christmas album on November 14,2012 called TOMTEN HAR ÅKT HEM.  It will  contain both old and new Christmas songs the new ones of course written by Benny.

Info abbatoday

New song by Björn:

Two stunning voices and one of Sweden’s greatest composers in a unique meeting. The result is an epic ballad with Nordic melancholy and international glory.

So to summarize single project – “I Can See Myself In You”. The song is composed by none other than Bjorn Ulvaeus (text) and Tobias Gustavsson (music).

The song will  premiere  live, for the first time during the opening ceremony of the Friends Arena on October 27.

The single “I Can See Myself In You” released digitally on October 15.





Here I go again: Abba’s Agnetha to record comeback album as she enters studio for first time since 1990s

5 10 2012

UK News Report

Reclusive former Abba star Agnetha Faltskog is launching a comeback.

The blonde singer, now a 62-year-old grandmother, has returned to the recording studio to record an album of new songs for the first time since the 1990s.

But, sadly for Abba fans, she is still rebuffing pleas to sing again with her old bandmates.

She is said to be working with Swedish songwriter Jorgen Elofsson who has previously penned and produced tunes for megastars including Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Irish boy band Westlife.

After ABBA split in the early 1980s, Miss Faltskog pursued a solo career for a few years, but then went into a music hiatus for most of the 1990s.

Her last album, ‘My Colouring Book,’ contained cover songs and was released in 2004.

Miss Faltskog has repeatedly resisted calls for the hugely popular group to reform, even after the success of the film ‘Mamma Mia!’ which was based around their songs.

It’s understood that the other members of one of history’s most successful ever pop groups – Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – have all pushed at various times to reform for a world tour.

Miss Faltskog was married to Bjorn after first meeting him at a café when she was 19. They wed in 1971 and had two children before they divorced at the height of Abba’s fame.

Abba won Eurovision in 1974 in Brighton. They went on to sell 350 million records, and their greatest hits compilation album, Abba Gold, stayed in the charts for more than 400 weeks.

The success was so extreme that Miss Faltskog still has difficulty believing it. ‘It’s nice to look back on it and sometimes I can’t comprehend it,’ she says.

She has two children and a 12-year-old granddaughter.

In Sweden, the singer is known as ‘Garbo the second’ because she shies away from publicity.

But she insisted in an interview: ‘They spread that I am hiding, that I am the new Greta Garbo. It’s not the way it is. I just want to live in peace and quiet.’

One of the reasons the singer gave for wanting a break from Abba was the rigours of touring around the world, especially after she had children.

‘I sometimes suffered enormously from a bad conscience and longing for my children,’ she said in an interview. ‘There were many mixed feelings and contrasts with Abba. Such as tours when we lived a life of luxury, then came home to washing up and cooking.’

But she insisted the reason she never wanted to get back together with the group had nothing to do with her relationship with her fellow female singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

‘We didn’t fight,’ she said. ‘But we have to live a whole lot of such misinterpretations. We supported one another. Say, if one of us had a cold or felt under the weather.’

‘We feel incredibly proud that the music never seems to die. A new generation likes it and that gives you great hope,’ she added after being presented with a lifetime achievement award by a Swedish newspaper.

In recent years, Miss Faltskog has appeared in public with the other three Abba stars at a number of premieres and promotional events for the film ‘Mamma Mia!’ But she still made it clear she had no plans to record with them.

A spokesman for the singer said it wasn’t yet known when the album of new material will be released.