When Madonna released her ABBA-sampling hit ‘Hung Up’ in 2005, there were reports that this was not her first stab at the ABBA catalogue. It was said that a few years earlier she had recorded but not released a cover of ‘Like An Angel Passing Through My Room’, the final track from ABBA’s eighth and final studio album The Visitors.
Now on the eve of the megastar’s 50th birthday her version of ‘Like An Angel Passing Through My Room’, apparently recorded during sessions for her 2000 album Music and produced by William Orbit, has leaked out on to the internet.
For a contrast, here are some other performances of ‘Like An Angel Passing Through My Room’:
Finally, here is an early ABBA version, Another Morning Without You, with prominent vocalising from drummer Ola Brunkert. Michael B. Tretow once played this on Swedish Radio.
Tags: ABBA cover, Ali ABBA, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Another Morning Without You, Elvis Costello, Hung Up, Like An Angel Passing Through My Room, Madonna, Michael B. Tretow, Music, Nina Hagen, Ola Brunkert, Sissel, The Visitors