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The Wait Is Over! All About ABBA Reunion That You Need to Know

ABBA reunion
ABBA Reunion: The fans had to four decades, but finally the wait is over. Legendary Swedish band ABBA are making a comeback with a new album and a virtual concert. Band members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus made the announcement about ABBA’s new album during a video presentation in London.

What makes ABBA so special?

In the year 1972, singers Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad joined hands with Anderson and Ulvaeus to form a pop group named ABBA. The group actually derives its name from the initial letters of its band members’ names. The band made its debut with an album titles Ring Ring, which went on to become a hit.

Through the 70s and 80s, ABBA went on to give several hit songs like Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Fernando, Money Money Money, Knowing Me, Knowing You and many more, that helped the band gain global popularity. While the group never officially said that they were disbanding, ABBA receded from the spotlight around 1982.

Interestingly, the band consisted of two couples, with Fältskog marrying Ulvaeus in 1971 and Lyngstad walking down the aisle with Andersson in 1978. Both the marriages failed to outlast the band’s popularity and Fältskog divorced Ulvaeus in 1980 while Lynstag and Andersson called it quits the next year.

ABBA Reunion

What started as work on a reunion concert, eventually led to a 10 song-album. The band members were working on their virtual tour and eventually found themselves recording new songs. “At first it was just two songs, and then we said, ‘Well, maybe we should do a few others,'” revealed Andersson.

Two of the ten songs from ABBA’s new album “Voyage”- I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down were released during the global press conference held on September 2.

The new album will be released on November 5, whereas the concert is scheduled for May 27 start next year. According to the BBC, the concert will play six nights a week, and will feature digital versions of the band members, alongside a 10-piece live band that will perform 22 of the band’s greatest hits.

Check out the first song from ABBA’s new album:

Image Credit: BBC

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