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 - Super Trooper - Solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $11.28, €9.28 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2021 09:13)on May 11, 2021 at 5:57 pm
ABBA Super Trooper (1980 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including The Piper, Epic company die-cut paper sleeve SEPC9089)
- Abba - The Winner Takes It All - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 26-Mar-2021 10:01)on May 11, 2021 at 5:57 pm
ABBA The Winner Takes It All (1980 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, taken from the album Super Trouper, also including Elaine, card picture sleeve EPC8835)
- Abba - The Video Hits - UK - video - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 16-Mar-2021 11:30)on May 11, 2021 at 5:57 pm
ABBA The Video Hits (1988 UK 14-track PAL compilation video including Name Of The Game and Gimme Gimme Gimme, picture sleeve - with no DVD release available for this title, this is a video exclusive!! SL1100)
- Abba - Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - Yugoslavian - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 17-Mar-2021 15:52)on May 11, 2021 at 5:57 pm
ABBA Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1979 Yugoslavian 14-track RTB [Radio-Televizije Beograd] label LP compilation album, housed in a unique gatefold picture sleeve with 'Zlatna' gold star flash near the spine. The sleeve shows some light edgewear and thevinyl looks barely played. A great copy of this hard-to-find Abba album LP55-5971)
- Abba - Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - Dutch - vinyl LP - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 20-Mar-2021 11:21)on May 11, 2021 at 5:57 pm
ABBA Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1979 Dutch pressed 14-track vinyl compilation LP featuring a follow-up collection of classic hits from the Swedish hitmakers, including Take A Chance On Me, Dancing Queen, Chiquitita, The Name Of The Game, Thank You For The Music and more. The Dutch manufactured gatefold picture sleeve has credits printed inside and shows a little shelfwear scuffing to the edges but comes with its artwork inner and the vinyl remains in excellent condition EPC10017)