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Postby zeus555 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:42 pm

https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/is-abba-about-to-release-a-new-album-a3951151.html

From: 'The Evening Standard' -- Tuesday 2nd October 2018:

Are ABBA about to release a new album?

Iconic band tease new material — but don't expect them to perform again

ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus has hinted that the band could release a new album — 37 years after the release of their last,
The Visitors.

The news comes as the Swedish group prepare to release their first songs in decades.

Speaking to A List he said: “A new album, possibly. Or four songs or something like that — that’s possible. But for us to perform on stage that’s just not going to happen. That’s a definite.”

Ulvaeus, 73, recently reunited with bandmates Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad to write and record new songs, one of which, I Still Have Faith In You, will debut on the BBC in December.

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Postby Justabba » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:54 pm

The single will actually premiere March 2019
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Postby zeus555 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:08 am

Justabba -- I haven't heard any of ABBA say that we will get 'I Still Have Faith In You', in March 2019.

I have seen them say that the 2 Hour Global ABBA TV 'Tribute' Show will now be 'delayed' until Spring 2019.

In the UK etc. Spring 2019 starts on Wednesday March 20th and it ends on Friday June 21st. Those Dates are
for the Northern Hemisphere - where the UK and Sweden are.

Therefore the ABBA TV 'Special' is now delayed until March to June 2019. After originally being planned, for
Global Broadcast, on Tuesday 18th December, this Year.

As for the 2 New ABBA Songs - I cannot see ABBA letting us hear them until the Global TV Show. They are not
going to supply them to Radio etc., until then. They will want to use the TV Special as a 'Platform' to 'launch' the
2 New Songs.

So, we have - at least - 6 to 9 Months to go before ABBA let us hear the New Songs.

If ABBA decide to give us an entire Album, then we may have to wait another Year, (at least), to be able to buy that.

We have to be patient. We have waited for 30 Years+ for a New ABBA Single and Album. Six to 12 Months longer
won't be too much for us to wait still more...

We must let ABBA do things in their own time. It may put them off, if a lot of their Fans start getting impatient.


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Postby Justabba » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:53 pm

Colin watch Bjorn on the one show. He mentioned March 2019....
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Postby zeus555 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:36 pm

In some interviews Bjorn may well say March 2019 for the New Singles. (Or one of them).

In other Interviews he has said Spring 2019.

Whatever the case, the 1st Single, (at least), is 'tied' to the 2 Hour ABBA TV Special. Bjorn and Benny
are saying that ABBA want to 'reveal' the 1st Song in that. The 'ABBAtars' are 'singing' it. So, if the TV
Special is delayed in 2019, (beyond March), then so will the chance for us to hear the 1st New ABBA
Song. Therefore, we have to hope that ABBA can get The 'ABBAtars' working to their satisfaction.

If ABBA decide to do a New Album, then we may have to wait even longer to hear any New Songs.
We will have to wait and see.


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Postby Benny » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:12 pm

UK Albums Chart

02 (NEW) Cher - Dancing Queen
07 (08) Soundtrack Mamma Mia! 2
21 (22) Soundtrack Mamma Mia!
22 (25) ABBA Gold
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Postby petrodav1452 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:44 am

Irish Albums Chart 2018
Wks on Chart
Gold - Wk1. > 22 -15 - 20 - 24 - 21 - 23 - 25 - 21 - 27 - 23 - 23 - 32 - 28- 36 - 35 - 38 - 32 - 18 - 16 - 21 - 21 - 23 - 23 -18 - 26 - 21 - 22 - 20 - 19 - 08 - 07 - 08 - 09 - 07 - 08 - 09 - 09 - 07 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 14 - 20 - 19 -19 - 24 - 22 - 19 - <wk48 -515

MM Wk 29 > 20 - 07 - 05 - 06 - 08 - 08 - 09 - 14 - 20 - 19 - 24 - 24 - 33 - 28 - 60 - 48 - 60 - 67 - 71 - 63 - woc - 28

MM2 - New Wk 29 @ > 06 - 01 - 01 - 01 - 01 - 02 - 02 - 02 - 02 - 03 - 04 - 06 - 9 - 10 - 11- 12 - 14 - 16 - 14 - 10 -

Classic Abba' Wk30> 89 - 53 - 44 - 71 - 55 - 83 - 00 - woc 6

ABBA 18 Hits R/E -Wk38> 32 - 69 - 62 - woc - 152
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Postby petrodav1452 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:11 pm

A Selection of W/W Album Chart Positions
Week 48

Green = Total Weeks on the Charts
Red = Current week Chart Position[/color]

Belgium Mid Price Albums Top 50 (Flanders)
ABBA GOLD -11- 11 - 17 - 14 - 16 - 03 - 09 - 18 - 29 - 28 - 04 - 16 - 37 - 08 - 30 - 32 - 44 - 26 - 22 - 17 - 00 - 00 - 05 - 09 - 12 - 07 - 13 - 17 - 06 - 08 - 08 - 09 - 19 - 46 - 09 - 12 - 10 - 11 - 15 - 50 - 321
Mamma Mia! R/E- 03 - 04 - 02 - 03 - 05 - 11 - 05 - 09 - 10 - 26 - 13 - 12 - 20 - 35 - woc > 34
ABBA GOLD - MORE ABBA HITS - 28 < wk13
Main Album Chart Top 200
Mamma Mia! Here we go again! - 09 - 03 - 02 - 03 - 02 - 03 - 04 - 08 - 10 - 15 - 17 - 20 - 27 - 29 - 40 - 51- 57 - 47 -75 - woc 19
Back Catalogue Singles
Dancing Queen Re - 09 - woc > 17

Belgium Mid Price Albums Top 50 (Belgique francophone)
ABBA GOLD 18 - 07 - 08 - 09 - 09 - 09 - 04 - 08 - 12 - 10 - 11 - 08 - 38 - 45 - 29 - 10 - 01 - 03 - 02 - 09 - 15 - 14 - 25 - 00 - 00 - 28 - 00 - 35 - 49 - 00 - 46 339
Mamma Mia! R/E - 14 - 32 - 04 - 04 - 16 - 29 - 26 - 00 - woc> 31
ABBA 18 Hits Album - 15 - 13 - 26 - 21- 19 - 20 - 00 - 26 - 00 - 18 - 15 - 20 - 24 - 39 - 48 - 00 - re - 38 - 20 - 45 - 43 - 26 - 40 - 48 - woc 308
MORE ABBA GOLD - 49 - 22 - 28 - 18 - 22 - 35 - 26 - 40 - 00 - 50 - 00 - woc > 23 - HP > 11
Main Album Chart Top 200.
Mamma Mia! Here we go again! 21 - 12 - 06 - 07 - 06 - 12 - 23 - 42 - 40 - 59 - 78 - 102 - 117 - 107 - 122 - 116 - 94 - 162 - 188 19 woc
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Swiss Album Chart Top 100
ABBA Gold - 73 - 69 - 69 - 85 - 95 - 00 - 65 - 87 - 83 - 00 - 94 - 96 - 38 - 59 - 63 - 69 - 84 - 72 - 73 - 64 - 00 - 00 - 38 - 09 - 09 - 14 - 16 - 22 - 24 - 29 - 42 - 47 - 61 - 78 - 81- 90 - 88 - 88 - 96 - 72 - 92 - 494
MM2 New @ 04 - 02 - 02 - 04 - 03 - 05 - 07 - 08 - 21 - 23 - 32 - 53 - 68 - 76 - 91- 00 - 92 - 00 - 57 17 woc
MM - 79 - 33 - 20 - 21 - 18 - 30 - 41 - 58 - 61 - 00 - woc 55
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German Download Album Chart
ABBA GOLD - 55 - 50 - 47- 65 - 52 - 59 - 62 - 46 - 51 - 60 - 75 - 70 - 13 - 27 - 43 - 60 - 70 - 43 - 51 - 48 - 40 - 23 - 02 - 05 - 07 - 07 - 07 - 11 - 27 - 29 - 28 42
MM2 - New @ No.1 - 02 - 02 - 04 - 03 - 03 - 06 - 03 - 07 - 22 - 39 -
49 - 00
MM - New @ 17 - 11 - 20 - 31 - 29 - 54 - 29 - 97 - 00

German Main Album Chart Top 100
MM2 - 07 - 04 - 04 - 02 - 05 - 10 - 11 - 24 - 30 - 32 - 46 - 66
MM - 69 - 35 - 52 - 51 - 56 - 68 - 92 - 00 - 82 - 00
Abba Gold - 88 - 26 -21 -35 -32 - 44 - 56 - 56 - 76 -82 - 90 -91 -00 -94 -00 - 87 - 94 -

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Austria Albums Chart
ABBA GOLD - 48 - 30 -25 -30 - 33 - 39 - 47 - 47 - 58 - 66 - 48 - 70 - 28 - 26 - 29 - 60 - 61 - 45 - 40 - 45 - 53 - 31 - 23 - 09 - 08 - 09 - 12 - 07 - 13 -16 -11- 16 - 13 - 20 - 27 - 32 - 29 - 29 - 26 - 25 - 30 - 40 42 416
MM2 New @ 04 - 01- 01- 01- 02 - 05 - 02 - 05 - 07 - 08 - 16 - 13 - 24 - 27 - 49 - 29 - 48 - 38 - 46 38 woc 20
MM - 21 - 08 - 07 - 07- 08 - 05 - 10 - 05 - 09 - 12 - 15 - 26 - 31- 41- 47 - 53 - 57 - 51- 58 - re 66 - woc 109

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Aussie Catalogue Albums Chart Top 50

ABBA 18 Hits= 34 - 43 - 00 - 00 - 00 - 50 - 31 - 27 - 49 - 27 - 45 - 50 - 00 - wk 27 R/E - 37 - 43 - 30 - 12 - 12 - 22 - 18 - 38 - 32 - 31 - 39 - 43 - 48 - 24 -21 - 40 - 47 - 25 - 19 - 19 - 22 -20 - 230 4xp
ABBA Gold R/E - 46- 39 - 33 - 42 - 31 - 47 - 00 - 28 - 27 - 27 - 45 - 00 - R/E wk27 - 47 - 44 - 11 - 09 - 09 - 10 - 21 - 14 - 18 - 27 - 32 - 33 -18 -15 - 23 - 16 - 30 - 30 - 30 - 23 147
ABBA Gold & More (Anniversary Edition) wk13 - (28) wk18 - (46) - wk19 - (41) wk22 <50 - 06 - 16 - 17 - 02 - 04 - 07 - 09 - 26 - 22 - 26-
25 - 30 - 30 - 13 - 19 - 33 - 33 - 26 - 42 - 40 - 39 - 45 - Woc 41
Mamma Mia! - 10 - 16 - 23 - 34 - 00
The Definitive Collection Abba Re - 32 - 30 - 31 - 00 - 28 - 50 < re. wk37) -re - wk40 42 2xP 6 woc
The Albums Abba - New - 42 - 00
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Music DVD Chart
The Definitive Collection - ABBA - 31 - 40 - 28 - 25 - 38 - 27 - 00 -00 - 00 - 29 - 14 - 27 - 28 - 26 - 27 - 32 - 29 - 28 - 19 - 18 - 04 - 20 - 06 - 28 - 35 -20 - 37 -37 - 228
3xP
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Main album chart-
Mamma Mia! - Here We Go Again new @ -
4 - 01 - 01 - 03 - 03 - 05 - 07 - 11 - 15 - 15 - 18 - 21- 21 - 40 - 45 -37 - 34 - 23 - 35 - 36 woc 20
ABBA Gold & More (Anniversary Edition) 14 - 21 - 29 - 31 - 50 -47 HP 09 1XP woc. 22
Mamma Mia! - 32 - 00 - Woc 36 - HP 01. 2xP
ABBA Gold - 34 -'35 - 34 - 32 - 46 - 50 - 00 - Woc 123 - HP 01. 17 xP
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DIGITAL ALBUMS CHART
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Soundtrack 38 Woc 12 HP 1

ABBA Gold & More (Anniversary Edition) - 11 - Woc 62. - HP 06

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France Top 250 Albums Chart - Classement officiel des ventes d'albums en France

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Dutch Top 50 Mid Price Albums Chart

ABBA - Gold R/E 47 - 00 - 41 - 18 - 27 - 42 - 37 - 27 - 36 - 32 - 29 - 00 - 41 - 00 - 50 - 29 - 158
Mamma Mia! Re -14th July - 47 - 11 - 03 - 03 - 03 - 03 - 02 - 05 - 08 - 12 - 15 -16 - 19 - 21 - 24 - 23 - 29 - 41 - 37 - 44 -44 woc 29

Dutch Main Album Chart, Top 200

Mamma Mia (2) New @ 21 - 04 - 03 - 04 - 04 - 05 - 04 - 08 - 11 - 15 - 19 - 21 - 24 - 27 - 31 - 36 - 46 - 49 - 59 -51 woc 20

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Week 32
Peak positions to date ' for Mamma Mia 2
on their respective official charts:-
Belgium #2
Poland #4
Norway #2
New Zealand #1
UK #1
US #3
Czech republic #4
Denmark #5
Portugal #6 - #8 ABBA 18 Hit's #10 - #16
Canada #4
Spain #3
Finland #1 - 11- New@ 16 wk36
Hungary #1 on iTunes
Brazil #1 on iTunes

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Official (UK) Music Video Chart Top 50

2018 Positions - wk 40 - WOC

ABBA GOLD - 27 - 23 - 32 - 25 - 23 - 31 - 19 - 13 - 18 - 17 - 31 - 21- 28 - 30 - 14 - 17 - 43 - 26 - 23 - 12 - 13 - 13 - 11 - 16 - 17 - 15 - 17 - 36 - 28 -
26 - 168)

ABBA - IN CONCERT - 33 - 28 - 46 - 00 - 37 - 44 - 41 - 21 - 33 - 21 - 19 - 32- 39 - 27 - 13 - 22 - 19 - 22 - 20 - 16 - 24 - 15 - 28 - 24 - 33 - 15 - 45 - 47 - 32 - (77)

ABBA - THE MOVIE - 48 - 00 - 48 - 49 - 25 - 28 - 26 - 37 - 50 - 43 - 46 - 20 - 29 - 27 - 20 - 17 - 15 - 16 - 13 - 24 - 18 - 25 - 21 - 00 -37 - (53)

Official DVD Chart Top 100
MAMMA MIA! - THE MOVIE - 08 - 06 - 06 - 08 - 05 - 08 - 09 - 13 - 15 - 23 - 34 - woc - 85
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Postby petrodav1452 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:10 pm

A recent article review of Cher's Album of ABBA Covers,
I have to admit that I agree totally, with what they are saying
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'A whole lot of covers, not enough innovation"

Dancing Queen leaves you wishing that Cher had come up with her own music instead of revisiting these familiar, beloved classics;

Artist: Cher
Album: Dancing Queen**
Have you ever wanted to hear Cher do ABBA karaoke? Then you’re in luck, because the singer has released not a single, not an EP, but an entire darn album of ABBA covers. Unimaginative, uninventive ABBA covers. Naturally her fans will love every minute of it.

Musical projects don’t get any lazier than Dancing Queen. The American singer has delivered faithful renditions of 10 of the Swedish group’s best-known songs without employing any imagination or creativity in the process. The arrangements remain more or less the same for much of the record. Just replace Agnetha and Frida’s sweet, sugary harmonies with Cher’s deep, gravelly voice and that’s about it.
Effort hasn’t even gone into the song selection. The singer didn’t dig into the ABBA vaults to rediscover some forgotten gems and then reinterpret them.

No, These are the Scandinavian group’s biggest hits – ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’, ‘SOS’, ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’ – the ones you’ve heard countless times before and that have been re-sung by just about every other pop artist on the planet already. Heck, we just got a whole album worth of these covers mere months ago in the form of the (marginally more enjoyable) soundtrack to the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Cher’s pointless appearance in which led to this pointless set).
Dancing Queen basically just leaves you wishing that Cher – who has an impressive back catalogue of original songs that are much better suited to her voice – had come up with her own music instead of revisiting these familiar, beloved classics. There are moments on this record where Cher’s vocals do work well with the tracks, particularly on the more poignant songs like ‘One of Us’ which she imbues with tender heartache.

But the fact that her delivery simply doesn’t improve on the pop perfection that is the original material clearly doesn’t seem to matter to anyone involved with this project.
But this is Cher and she is an icon and she can do whatever she wants and her ardent admirers will still love it, no matter how uninspired it may be. So yes, they will love Dancing Queen too. Recommended to fans of campy nostalgia, excessive use of vocoders, and utter pointlessness.
Highlights: ‘One of Us..
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Source; http://tns.thenews.com.pk/%C2%ADa-whole ... nnovation/
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Postby Benny » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:32 pm

petrodav1452 wrote:A recent article review of Cher's Album of ABBA Covers,
I have to admit that I agree totally, with what they are saying.
I agree as well, good article!
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Postby StephenN17 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:56 pm

What was the point in posting that article? Was it ever meant to be better than the originals? No it wasn't, Cher made this album for fun. And I don't care what anyone says, her version of One of Us is better than the original.
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Postby alfiebot » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:07 pm

Maybe I should start posting all the positive reviews (and there are many of them) with which I agree with?
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Postby trebor » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:11 pm

^ Don't, please. :wink:

Everybody has the right to their own opinion.
The only objection may be that the original post is off-topic here.

No further comment accepted!

Now, please MOVE ON!
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Postby Benny » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:14 pm

Worldwide box office, this weekend

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again has reached #271.1m internationally and $391.5m worldwide."

https://www.screendaily.com/box-office/ ... 37.article
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Postby Benny » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:22 pm

US CATALOG ALBUM SALES WEEK 39

Rank - Estimated 2018 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total SoundScan Era Sales )
07 - 99,000 - GOLD: GREATEST HITS - Abba ( 5,838,000 )
17 - 79,000 - THE BEST OF-20TH CENTURY MASTERS… - Abba ( 1,731,000 )
52 - 53,000 - MAMMA MIA - Soundtrack ( 2,116,000 )

Thanks to oldbloke.
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Postby alfiebot » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:34 pm

trebor wrote:^ Don't, please. :wink:

Everybody has the right to their own opinion.
The only objection may be that the original post is off-topic here.

No further comment accepted!

Now, please MOVE ON!
May be? IT IS off topic, just like many posts in this thread.

And by the way, Cher's album has 79/100 score on metacritic so far, so that's that :wink:.
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Postby Benny » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:29 pm

UK Box Office, last weekend

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is now up to £65.4m"

https://www.screendaily.com/news/venom- ... 61.article
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Postby Benny » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:48 pm

UK cinema admissions rise 3.3% in 2018, could reach best year since 1970

Boosted by hits such as Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Avengers: Infinity War, Incredibles 2, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Peter Rabbit, Black Panther and The Greatest Showman, admissions hit 120.3 million between January – August 2018, up from 116.5 million for the same period in 2017.

Based on total admissions of 170.6 million in 2017, if the percentage increase recorded to August 2018 is sustained, the total figure for this year could top 176 million for the first time since 1970.

There are various factors in addition to the strong film slate behind the rise in admissions. They include the increasing popularity of the cinema subscription models run by various chains, and further initiatives such as Vue Cinema’s new pricing strategy and Meerkat Movies, which is gaining increased traction.

Meerkat Movies, the cinema tickets promotion operated by price comparison website comparethemarket.com, has proven a significant boost to admissions this year.

For July and August, Meerkat Movies accounted for 5.4% of the total UK cinema audience.

The numbers were driven by Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which became the promotion’s biggest ever film with more than 250,000 redemptions, beating the previous best of Beauty And The Beast (222,000) and Spectre (191,000).

Mamma Mia! also drove Meerkat Movies to its biggest ever week of 161,000 admissions between July 20-26 (beating the previous record of 147,000). August was also its biggest month with 558,000 redemptions, 100,000 more than the previous record set in August 2016.

https://www.screendaily.com/news/uk-cin ... 10.article
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Postby AnderF10 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:44 pm

Japan

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Digital sales: 2,185 copies (peak #17 Oricon Digital Albums)
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Postby Benny » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:56 pm

US Top Album Sales

TW LW 2W WOC Title Artist
1 Hot Shot Debut 1 Dancing Queen - Cher
43 33 27 12 Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again - Soundtrack
54 77 78 24 The Best Of ABBA: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection - ABBA
59 50 46 154 Gold -- Greatest Hits - ABBA

US Catalog Album Sales

TW LW 2W WOC Title Artist
3 14 12 78 The Best Of ABBA: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection - ABBA
4 5 3 489 Gold -- Greatest Hits - ABBA

Thanks to BrainDamageII
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Postby Benny » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:54 pm

UK Albums Chart

08 (02) Cher - Dancing Queen
09 (07) Soundtrack Mamma Mia! 2 (sales so far: 273,000)
20 (22) ABBA Gold
28 (21) Soundtrack Mamma Mia!
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Postby Benny » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:11 pm

UK Box Office News

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is now on £65.4m.

https://www.screendaily.com/news/a-star ... 21.article
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Postby zeus555 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:04 pm

Yesterday -- Thursday 18th October -- Bjorn gave an Interview to USA Today.

As you can see in the Video, he discusses the New ABBA Music. (From 1.15 onwards).

He only talks about 2 New Songs, so the 3rd one, that he & Benny 'had in mind', has either
been decided against, or they still plan to do it. No mention, (or the least hint), about a New
ABBA Album. So, either ABBA plan a huge surprise, in 2019, or there was never a hope of us
getting an entire Album.

Bjorn talks about The 'ABBAtars' singing the 2 Songs, and says it will happen in March 2019.
However, he is careful not to mention the 2 Hour Global ABBA TV Special, at all. Instead, he
says that The 'ABBAtars' will sing the Songs, but it is not certain how this will happen. I'm now
wondering if the idea of the 2 Hour TV Special has now been dropped, and ABBA just plan to
make a couple of short 'Promo Videos' for the 2 New Songs, with The 'ABBAtars' performing
in them, but no sign of the 'Real' ABBA in them, at all. We will have to see...

Anyhow, whatever is going to happen, will do so in March 2019. Let us pray that there are no further
delays, when that time approaches. It makes it look like ABBA don't know what they are doing, if they
delay things too much.

BJORN INTERVIEWED BY USA TODAY -- THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER 2018



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Postby Debs_Wild » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:34 pm

Benny wrote:UK Box Office News

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is now on £65.4m.

https://www.screendaily.com/news/a-star ... 21.article
That's the same figure as last week... :-?
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