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 - The Singles - The First Ten Years - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $27.40, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2021 10:32)on September 21, 2021 at 2:55 pm
ABBA The Singles - The First Ten Years (1982 UK 23-track double compilation LP, including the classic hits Waterloo, SOS, Fernando, The Day Before You Came & more, gatefold picture sleeve with picture inners. The sleeve is displaying evidenceof a little scuffing and has a very thin line of paper loss to the bottom & wear to the gloss, whilst the vinyl remains in Excellent condition ABBA10)
- Abba - Thank You For The Music: A Collection Of Love Songs - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 18-Aug-2021 16:13)on September 21, 2021 at 2:55 pm
ABBA Thank You For The Music: A Collection Of Love Songs (1983 UK 14-track vinyl compilation LP including I Have A Dream, Chiquitita, The Day Before You Came and the Spanish Version of Fernando, housed in the glossy picture sleeve. The sleeveshows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in barely played condition EPC10043)
- Abba - Ring Ring - EX - Swedish - vinyl LP - £45.00, $61.65, €52.20 (New Item) (arrived 18-Aug-2021 14:19)on September 21, 2021 at 2:55 pm
BJORN BENNY AGNETHA & FRIDA Ring Ring (1976 Swedish 12-track LP, released under their christian names, the acronym ABBA wasn't used officially till after the release of this album. Includes Ring Ring in English and Swedish, glossy picture sleeve with catalogue inner. The sleeve shows some minor storage wear, with a seam split to the paper inner, but the vinyl looks barely played. Overall an Excellent copy POLS242)
- Abba - Waterloo - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.55, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 18-Aug-2021 14:24)on September 21, 2021 at 2:55 pm
ABBA Waterloo (Late 70s UK second issue of the 1974 12-track LP, the second studio album by the Swedish pop group, including the singles Honey Honey, Hasta Mañana, King Kong Song & the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest winning title track. The picture sleeve shows very little wear and the vinyl shows little sign of play EPC80179)
- Abba - Abba - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.70, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-Aug-2021 14:27)on September 21, 2021 at 2:55 pm
ABBA Abba (Late 70s UK orange label issue of the 1975 11-track LP, including the singles So Long, I've Been Waiting for You, I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, SOS, Mamma Mia & Rock Me. The matte picture sleeve shows just a little light age wear & thevinyl is Excellent with few signs of play EPC80835)