Thursday, January 26, 2012

ABBA to release first new song in 18 years

(Rolling Stone) -- ABBA have announced plans to reissue their final album, "The Visitors," with a previously unreleased song on April 23.

"From a Twinkling Star to a Passing Angel," a demo recorded around the time "The Visitors" was released in 1981, will be the first new ABBA recording released since the box set "Thank You for the Music" was issued in 1994.

The new version of "The Visitors" will also include six previously released bonus tracks and a DVD featuring rare and unreleased footage from the Swedish pop band's archives, including their last-ever live performance on the BBC's "Late Late Breakfast Show" in December of 1982.

ABBA disbanded in 1982 and have since refused to reunite. The band even declined to get back together for their induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.


Johnny Sweatpants said...

"There is simply no motivation to re-group. Money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were. Young, exuberant, full of energy and ambition. I remember Robert Plant saying Led Zeppelin were a cover band now because they cover all their own stuff. I think that hit the nail on the head."

Good for Abba for not cashing in on a reunion tour. They're one of the few massively popular groups that retired with dignity. In fact the only other band I can think of is The Beatles. When The White Stripes broke up last year Jack White explained he did it "mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band." I give it 5 years max before they reunite.

Catfreeek said...

Their music reminds me of roller skating for some reason.