Abba stars Andersson, Ulvaeus to enthral fans with first joint composition in 15yrs

June 24th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 24 (ANI): About 35 years after rocking the world with Eurovision smash Waterloo, sexagenarian Abba songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus are now all set to enthral their fans with their first joint composition in 15 years.

Story of a Heart, credited to The Benny Andersson Band, features Swedish singer Helen Sjoholm.

It is said to be the first international single for the band, which Andersson has fronted for 20 years.

The single is one of 13 tracks on the album, also called Story of a Heart.

The album features several older Orkester songs translated into English, as well as material only previously released in Sweden. Ulvaeus has written lyrics for it.

“I wanted to make music based on the Swedish folk tradition, but with new songs written by me,” the Herald Sun quoted Andersson as telling Abba’s official website.

Some industry experts believe that the pair’s album will move quickly up the charts.

“It’s very good. It’s very Abba but why not?” Melbourne music stalwart Molly Meldrum said.

“There’s a whole new audience who are so internet-savvy, people will discover it - it’ll get immediate international attention no mater what,” he added.

Story of a Heart will be released in Melbourne on July 6. (ANI)

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