From the Daily Mail.
ABBA are set to release five new songs in 2021, it was revealed on Tuesday.
The Swedish quartet announced in 2018 they were planning to record new tracks for the first time in 35 years, and it has now been confirmed that they have more songs than originally planned.
Despite the news, ABBA have had to delay the releases, which includes I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down, as well as their ABBAtar hologram tour until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Exciting: ABBA revealed on Tuesday that they are set to release FIVE new tracks in 2021 as the band’s tour has been postponed because of the coronavirus crisis
Band member Bjorn Ulvaeus – who is joined by Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Frida Lyndstad in the chart-topping group – told journalist Geoff Lloyd as such.
Speaking on an upcoming episode of his podcast Reasons To Be Cheerful, the radio presenter explained: ‘I got to spend an hour with Bjorn Ulveaus from ABBA via Zoom. They’ve recorded five new songs.
‘They should have been out at the end of last year. They’re going to get these holograms out on tour.
‘Because of technical difficulties and the pandemic, it’s delayed things. But he promised me that the new ABBA music will be out in 2021.’
In a statement announcing the new songs, ABBA said at the time: ‘The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence.
‘We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio.’
In the studio: Band member Bjorn Ulvaeus (pictured in 2019) said the songs ‘should have been out at the end of last year’ but the pandemic has delayed the release
Bjorn later explained the plans had been delayed until at least 2020 due to the complex technical nature of the show they are creating.
The Waterloo group went their separate ways in 1982 at the height of their career, and during their final years Bjorn divorced bandmate Agnetha whilst Benny and Frida split up, too.
They performed together for the first time in decades in 2016 at a private event, which marked the 50th anniversary of the first meeting between songwriters Bjorn and Benny.
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- Abba - One Of Us - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 26-May-2022 15:58)on May 28, 2022 at 9:26 am
ABBA One Of Us (1981 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single with images of Agnetha & Frida on one side & Benny & Björn on the other, also including Should I Laugh Or Cry, clear PVC sleeve EPCA11-1740)
- Abba - Dancing Special - Yellow vinyl + Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £75.00, $94.50, €88.50 (New Item) (arrived 09-May-2022 16:25)on May 28, 2022 at 9:26 am
ABBA Dancing Special (1982 Japanese-only 10-track TRANSLUCENT YELLOW VINYL LP with picture labels, featuring Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and That's Me, '¥2,000' price stickered picture sleeve with English lyrics onreverse, complete with Japanese lyric insert & band logo/discography obi-strip, all near mint DSP-3026)
- Abba - Singles Collection 1972 - 1982 - UK - cd single boxset - £125.00, $157.50, €147.50 (New Item) (arrived 11-Apr-2022 09:43)on May 28, 2022 at 9:26 am
ABBA Singles Collection 1972-1982 (1999 UK limited edition TWENTY NINE CD single box set, featuring fifty seven classic tracks all digitally remastered from the original multi-tracks & a bonus disc of the Swedish Version of Waterloo, with each of the twenty eight singles in card sleeves depicting the original single artwork, complete with a sixteen page colour booklet. All housed in a 5.5" x 5" x 3.5" embossed hype-stickered and individually numbered metal tin with printed facsimile autographs on the front and tracklist on reverse. A stunning set!)
- Abba - Gold - EX - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $63.00, €59.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 21-Apr-2022 11:26)on May 28, 2022 at 9:26 am
ABBA Gold (Rare 1992 Dutch 19-track 'Greatest Hits' double vinyl LP compilation, picture sleeve with full colour biography / discography inners - still in its opened shrink. The sleeve shows light edgewear and is graded Excellent, the vinyl has a few faint hairlines and also grades Excellent)
- Abba - Greatest Hits - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.60, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2022 08:51)on May 28, 2022 at 9:26 am
ABBA Greatest Hits (1976 UK second press 15-track vinyl LP compilation on the yellow Epic label including Fernando. The gatefold picture sleeve has the tracklisting not split into sides & incorrectly sequenced printed on the reverse and shows a little shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only a few faint scuffs or minor signs of play EPC69218)