21 Songs, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Benny Andersson, the creative force behind ABBA, is also a fine pianist, as can be heard on many of the band’s hits. Here, Andersson has adapted 21 songs from his ABBA albums and musicals for solo piano. It’s a testament to his composing skill that they work as beautiful miniatures—“Thank You for the Music” gains a music-hall charm, while there’s a hint of wistful Chopin in “The Day Before You Came”. The lesser-known “Midnattsdans” is a gorgeous evocation of an 18th-century waltz. But these pieces still have their ABBA composer’s DNA of strong melodies and seductive harmonies.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Benny Andersson, the creative force behind ABBA, is also a fine pianist, as can be heard on many of the band’s hits. Here, Andersson has adapted 21 songs from his ABBA albums and musicals for solo piano. It’s a testament to his composing skill that they work as beautiful miniatures—“Thank You for the Music” gains a music-hall charm, while there’s a hint of wistful Chopin in “The Day Before You Came”. The lesser-known “Midnattsdans” is a gorgeous evocation of an 18th-century waltz. But these pieces still have their ABBA composer’s DNA of strong melodies and seductive harmonies.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
23 Ratings
23 Ratings
Lewy 2 ,

At last !

No need to wait until the album is released. Call me a fanatical fan if you will but anyone with any a knowledge of this great mans musical legacy pre, including and post ABBA knows this album will be an extraordinary and in time, much loved reminder of the genius of Benny Andersson.

Multiworld ,

Multiworlds

Superb. For anybody who has lived a life, this is a wonderful album.

Deadpee ,

Just plain beautiful.

I admit i am an Abba fan, but the songs that Benny has selected for this album, are so beautifully played, that my heart cries and I tear up. Thank you so much, Benny, i've waited a long time for such a compilation of heart-filled piano music, all from you.

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