Just a notion, that’s all

22 October, 2021

“We’ll be dancing through the night”

Just A Notion – new single

19 October, 2021

‘Just A Notion’ from ABBA’s new album Voyage will be released on CD single and digital services on Friday 22 October. Fans will recognise the song, which was recorded in August 1978 but not released. A 1.38 excerpt was released in the ‘ABBA Undeleted’ medley of outtakes on the Thank You For The Music box set in 1994.

Preorder or presave here. Listen to a 30 second sample on TikTok. Find all the Voyage releases here.

(It still feels weird talking about new ABBA singles and album in 2021)

ABBA Omnibus now on Instagram

8 October, 2021
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The ABBA Omnibus network is growing. Follow the new Instagram page for exclusive new and historical content.

The Instagram account joins the existing website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts, plus various subsites. Find them all at linktr.ee/abbaomnibus.

In search of ABBA Voyage

9 September, 2021

Are you having trouble keeping track of the ABBA Voyage releases on various formats and configurations? We’ve put together a list of them all including sources for limited editions.

http://www.abbaomnibus.net/news/abbavoyagelist.htm (updated 22 October)

Interview on Australian TV: new music, Song by Song, and ABBA festival

7 September, 2021

This morning I appeared on Australian TV on Studio 10. I joined Gary Crowley as we discussed the new ABBA songs, plus my book ABBA: Song By Song and the annual Trundle ABBA Festival.

Interview on Australian radio about new ABBA music

4 September, 2021

On Friday morning, just hours after the announcement of the ABBA Voyage album and digital concert, I was interviewed on Perth radio station 6PR talking about the new music and my book ABBA: Song By Song.

ABBA Voyage – a new ABBA album in 2021!

3 September, 2021

“New spirit has arrived”

ABBA Voyage released 5 November 2021

  1. I Still Have Faith In You
  2. When You Danced With Me
  3. Little Things
  4. Don’t Shut Me Down
  5. Just A Notion
  6. I Can Be That Woman
  7. Keep An Eye On Dan
  8. Bumblebee
  9. No Doubt About It
  10. Ode To Freedom

Pre-order now from ABBA Voyage, ABBA Voyage Official Merch Store, ABBA Fan Club Shop, ABBA The Museum on CD, LP, MC, and digital wherever good music is sold.

Singles I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down available now on all digital platforms, CD and 7 inch single.

Follow ABBA Voyage on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube, and TikTok #ABBAVoyage

And here they are: two new ABBA songs

3 September, 2021

“Do I have it in me”

ABBA Voyage livestream

1 September, 2021

“What have we done…” *

Livestream at YouTube Thursday 2 September 2021

5.45 pm UK | 6.45 pm Central Europe | 12.45 pm US eastern | 2.45 am (Friday 3 September) Australia eastern #ABBAVoyage

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* Social media post by Ludvig Andersson, 26 September.

ABBA Voyage

28 August, 2021

“The wait is nearly over…”

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UPDATED 2 September: On Thursday 26 August 2021, a website suddenly appeared at abbavoyage.com, with the date 2 September 2021, inviting visitors to “Register your interest to be the first in line to hear more about ABBA Voyage”.

The widespread assumption is that ABBA Voyage is the long-awaited stage presentation featuring digital avatars of the four ABBA members, which was first announced in October 2016, and the release of the new ABBA songs recorded in 2017 and announced to a surprised world in April 2018.

ABBA Voyage is the ideal title for what promises to be a multimedia event commemorating ABBA’s history from the beginning to today. The title works as a show, as an album title, and potentially more applications. The imagery is stunning in its simplicity, and versatile to be used in countless formats.

What we know so far:

There will be a global launch event on Thursday 2 September at 18.45 (6.45 pm) Central European Summer Time. Public events have been announced at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Rathausplatz in Vienna, the nhow Hotel in Berlin, and Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, New York, with limited attendees that must register due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Stockholm and Berlin event appear to be invitation only, though tickets for the Berlin event are available through competitions. There are rumours of an invitation-only event in London, but nothing confirmed. Ludvig Andersson (Benny’s son) has been in London since the day of the reveal, while Benny and Björn were seen arriving in London on Monday 1 September.

A quote that seems to be an extract from a media release says that ABBA Voyage will be “celebrated […] around the globe – from London to New York, Sydney and Berlin!” Thursday’s event is said to be “a historic day that celebrates the past and future of ABBA.” The Livestream link on YouTube was posted 1 September.

Billboards have been spotted at several locations in London and Amsterdam.

Sleuthful ABBA fans have discovered the development application for a purpose-built semi-permanent theatre currently under construction in East London, close to the 2012 Olympic site. Unconfirmed media reports say the show will open here in May 2022.

A post on a music industry forum listing new UK single releases on 3 September includes an entry “Abba -TBA”. How reliable this list is isn’t known, but other singles on the list have already been announced.

What will happen on Thursday? Will we see the ABBA avatars? Will we hear any new music? Will the new songs be released?

A message on the ABBA Voyage Twitter page declares “All will be revealed next Thursday”.

Register for the newsletter at abbavoyage.com. Follow ABBA Voyage on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok #ABBAVoyage

Thanks to fans on Facebook groups ABBA-As Good As New, ABBA Intermezzo, ABBA Newsflash, ABBA – Said And Done, ABBAtalk, ABBA Voyage News, A.B.B.A : The Music Still Goes On And On And On, Official International ABBA Fan Club.


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