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ABBA’s Benny Andersson plays his memoirs on the piano

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

Benny Andersson off of ABBA is releasing a new album of solo piano music via Universal’s classical label Deutsche Grammophon. It features new interpretations of songs from both ABBA and his stage musicals, plus other solo compositions. After much thought and plenty of consideration – I’m sure – he’s called the album ‘Piano’.

“In the process of recording this album, I have come to realise that the pieces I have chosen to play are an integral part of me”, says Andersson of the record, which is out on 28 Sep. “In endeavouring to reach for some core within them, I have found that the more I strip away the clothing, the closer I feel to the music, regardless of whether it was created last year or 40 years ago. In a strange way, I feel like I am playing my memoirs”.

The new version of ABBA track ‘Thank You For The Music’ that appears on the record lands on the streaming platforms today.



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