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Caffé Latté presents
Caffé Latté looks back on the output of the former members of ABBA as performers and / or composers. Here are 20 essential tracks from the solo careers of: Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad following the final ABBA recordings in 1982…
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DOWN TO THE SEA
"Down To The Sea" was performed on the English language adaptation of the musical "Kristina", co-written by Bjorn and Benny. Herbert Kretzmer also contributed lyrics. The original recording was in Swedish and based on "The Emigrants" by Vilhelm Moberg.
"You're There" is a song co-written by Agnetha with 10CC's lead singer Eric Stewart. It was used as the B-side for the single "I Won't Let You Go". While it was not included on the original pressings of her 'Eyes Of A Woman' album, it has since been added as a bonus track.
YOU ARE MY MAN
Benny Andersson's Orkester
The track "You Are My Man" was originally featured on the album 'BAO' from Benny Andersson's Orkester. This group is also referred to as the Benny Andersson Band. It re-surfaced on the 2009 release 'Story Of A Heart' under the latter moniker.
HEAVEN HELP MY HEART
Some songs slated for the never completed follow-up to ABBA's 'The Visitors' album wound up being adapted for "Chess", a musical written by Benny and Bjorn with Tim Rice. "Heaven Help My Heart" was performed by Florence on the cast album. The character was portrayed by West End stage legend Elaine Paige.
HERE WE’LL STAY
Frida's first solo album following the end of ABBA was 'Something's Going On'. "Here We'll Stay" was a duet included on the LP recorded by her with producer Phil Collins.