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Since I started this thread I´ve learned more about ABBA then I knew before.
I recently found there had been ABBA flashmobs

I prefer the original music but I enjoy it anyway
[video=youtube_share;nhxWY-P_hvo]http://youtu.be/nhxWY-P_hvo[/video]

[video=youtube_share;eDW0QlFFvvc]http://youtu.be/eDW0QlFFvvc[/video]

A song flashmob

[video=youtube_share;DDozWnxpJhQ]http://youtu.be/DDozWnxpJhQ[/video]
 

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[video=youtube_share;0VlflS4tKvU]http://youtu.be/0VlflS4tKvU[/video]
from 6:13 you can her a sample from this
[video=youtube_share;qMDmR08fsgw]http://youtu.be/qMDmR08fsgw[/video]
It´s almost 50 years ago in the beginning of Bennys songwriting career
 

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ABBA delay new music and BBC documentary

By Celebretainment Sep 18, 2018 The Southern Illinoisan
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ABBA's BBC TV documentary special will not air in December as their new song 'I Still Have Faith In You' isn't ready yet.

The Swedish pop superstars - Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Frida Lyngstad - teased the track along with 'Don't Shut Me Down', their first new music in 35 years made for their forthcoming avatar tour, in April, but songwriter Benny has now revealed they are delaying the festive programme until 2019 to complete the songs.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "It was planned for the end of this year.

"But I think we are talking about the beginning of next year now.

"I am very proud of both songs. One is like a pop song from the Seventies. The other one is kind of timeless."

The broadcaster also confirmed that the show - which had a running title of 'Thank You For The Music' - is now going to air next year.

They said: "The ABBA TV special will be broadcast in 2019."

Bjorn previously teased that the new songs are "uplifting" and "timeless".

He said: "One of them is a pop tune, very danceable.

"The other is more timeless, more reflective, that is all I will say. It is Nordic sad, but happy at the same time.

"I think that exuberant quality of the two ladies [Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad] together singing, that makes the saddest song a bit uplifting. I think that is what happens and that [it] is very organic: [it] isn't calculated, [it] just happened that way."

The 'Dancing Queen' hitmakers got back together for their hologram tour, which sees the four members projected in avatar form.

Benny had hinted that a third song could be released once the tour is launched.

He said: "Yeah it is but don't tell anyone. If we do a third one, it won't be out until we go on the road."

However, he has cast doubt on the band releasing a full album of new material unless there is a "really good reason".

He said: "It's good to have a reason to do what you do and this avatar tour is a reason to come up with something.

"Doing another album is like doing 'Mamma Mia 3', what is the point unless there is a good reason, good script, good environment? It is such a joyful experience, so that is a reason to do it."

The group - who shot to fame after winning 'The Eurovision Song Contest' in 1974 - will be giving fans the chance to see their biggest hits and new songs performed on their digital tour by computer-generated 'Abbatars'.

The run of dates are being lined up for 2019 or the year after.
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A concert performed by avatars, is a very innovative and interesting idea. I look forward to seeing what that is like.
 

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Since I started this thread I´ve learned more about ABBA then I knew before.
I recently found there had been ABBA flashmobs

I prefer the original music but I enjoy it anyway
[video=youtube_share;nhxWY-P_hvo]http://youtu.be/nhxWY-P_hvo[/video]

[video=youtube_share;eDW0QlFFvvc]http://youtu.be/eDW0QlFFvvc[/video]



Can I just say that I really, really miss flash mobs!? I wonder if we will ever see them happening again in the world?

I feel as though we are slowly being conditioned into social distancing now.
 

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I think this is a good interview.
It would have been interesting to hear the thoughts of Agnetha and Frida too-Benny was in another interview together with Björn-but they have probably had enough of interviews and did what they liked best; to work in the studio
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I really like the new songs. I'm not a huge Abba fan but I have heard the hits.
 

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I´ve read in comments that some think "Bumblebee" is a song for children but I think it´s a song for mankind.
"A world without him I dread to think what that would be And I imagine my distress It would be a new kind of loneliness"
I think this is a good video for the song
 
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