For more than two years, fans have been eagerly awaiting the promised new singles from Eurovision champions ABBA. Yes, I think so. It took half a minute and somehow we were back in time like we had been there yesterday as well. It was so strange. That feeling between us was extraordinary. The new ABBA recordings have been a long time coming. The group last performed together in In , the group dropped the exciting news that they had recorded two new singles, which were set to be released as part of a Christmas special in December The Christmas special had been postponed to an unspecified date in — however, that year passed without any new ABBA material being released.
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The Swedish pop savants ruled s radio, invaders coming from the land of the ice and snow to become the top-selling act of their time. But their hits are just the beginning — their albums are full of buried treasures. The hits and the flops, the deep cuts and the fan faves, the sublime and the ridiculous. Benny was the one with the beard. Anni-Frid was the brunette. Agnetha was the blonde. Benny married Anni-Frid. The world should have known from the start how dark ABBA could get. Enter the Eighties.
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Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. The Swedish pop group promised to release two new songs last April , with that announcement saying their "digital selves" would perform one of the songs on a special broadcast for the BBC and NBC in December. The song was called I Still Have Faith In You, a fitting title for a track marking the reunion of the group after some 35 years. He said the project dragged out longer than they had originally planned, but did not elaborate on what caused the hold up. Ulvaeus said he could not promise the songs would be out by September, but he was hopeful the group would deliver. The report suggested the songs had already been recorded, however the group were waiting until their virtual performance was perfected before releasing the music.
Today March 26 , the European Parliament backed controversial copyright laws, that some critics say could change how the internet is consumed. The new rules include holding tech giants like YouTube responsible for material posted without proper copyright permission. Many musicians and creators say the new rules will help fairly compensate artists, but others claim it will destroy user-generated content. They say thank you for the music and make millions off songs we all love and cherish while the writer gets a pittance. If content creators of all forms can live off their work, they will become better at their craft and that will ultimately be good for society. This is the core of the EU copyright directive and I think all content creators should support it. He ended his post quite amazingly, saying: "After all, 'Without a song or a dance what are we? Bjorn's stance on Article 13 may perhaps be one of the factors behind the delay of new ABBA music, which was originally scheduled to be released in late He has reunited with Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog for a couple of new songs, but they have yet to be revealed. Michael Jackson.