32 thoughts on “Happy New Year from Benny Andersson”

  1. I hear this and my mind plugs in Frida and Agnetha’s angelic song. I think Benny will be known as the greatest composer of our time. ABBA forever!!!

  2. Thank you very much for both video’s. Love this one very much! But I love the interview as well.
    Oh yes…Happy New Year 😉

  3. Now, that is the way to start 2014. When on earth is Benny going to release an album featuring ABBA songs just played on solo piano. It is amazing to hear the songs in their pristine simple versions. The album would top the charts in Sweden for sure and would be a top seller elsewhere.

  4. Dear Benny Andersson: Thanks ever so much; this little snippet made me smile from deep within: Happy New Year to you too 🙂

    Ice: thanks for making this happen 🙂

    And HNY to everyone else 🙂

  5. What a lovely new year’s day gift ! Soooo beautiful and emotional. Many thanks to Benny and Ice !

  6. Happy New Year Benny.
    Thank you for putting a smile on my face.
    You are certainly a great pianist.

    May 2014 bring you joy and happiness.

    Thank you Ice for sharing this with us all.

    Happy New Year to you all xxx

  7. Dearest Ice, and Dearest Benny,

    Thank you so much for this wonderful treat for the new year.

    Best wishes to both of you and your families for a magnificent 2014.

    Cheers from Australia,

    Tony.

  8. …by the way, I think it would be extreme magic if Benny released an album of him playing ABBA songs on the piano, just like this; just Benny.

    Benny has such a beautiful individual technique for his playing of the piano, and I know of many a fan who also love his artistry and piano flourishes. And not only is his piano playing magnificent, it is very soothing. Just now, I feel so relaxed and content after hearing this.

    Thus, Ice, could you please hint to the wonderful Mr Andersson for him to do an album of ABBA tunes, with just him on piano (hint-hint 🙂 ).

    Best wishes, and cheers from Tony 😀

  9. …one last comment from me (for the moment 😉 )…

    I have no doubt that not only would fans love such an album, but people in the mainstream would love to be able to buy a copy too 😀 (y)

    (hint-hint) 😀

  10. Just like to say thank you very much, actually bought a tear to my eye. Such a beautiful way to listen to that song.Thankyou Benny and thankyou to ice. Carolyn

  11. Sometimes, we as ABBA fans, admirers get a little side tracked focusing on reformations, appearances, big celebrations of the forthcoming 40th anniversary. Then we are given these precious jewels of what for me is a very genuine, precious and intimate recital for those mentioned above. Thank you for sharing this and for acknowledging us. A wonderful recording, Happy New Year to you and yours, Benny and icethesite.

  12. Awwwww…thank you Benny! And thank you Ice!! It was very moving to hear n see Benny play this …just beautiful …n yes …a cd of him playing the ABBA gems like this would be wonderful…much love to you and all ABBA fans around the world ..XX

  13. Dear Mr. Andersson,
    Thanks for this unplugged version of “Happy New Year”!
    I wish you all the best for 2014.
    Sincerely and a big Hug

    Marco Bon
    CH – 4206 Seewen
    Switzerland

  14. Just caught this! Many thanks to Benny & Ice for the wonderful rendition of this classic New Year song. Very special! I agree with others, a cd of Benny playing ABBA & other songs would be good.
    Happy 2014!

  15. Wonderful, just wonderful. Thank you Benny and Happy New Year to you, Bjorn, Agnetha & Frida. I hope that 2014 is the year that Kristina finally gets the worldwide recognition it deserves.

  16. What a wonderful melody! Melancholic and uplifting at the same time – just like New Year’s celebrations. Just like life in general. One of my favourite ABBA songs of all time. And it sounds so good on the piano too.

    Thank you Ice, thank you Benny! Happy New Year!

  17. I’m starting to come around to Agnetha’s sparkling water at New year idea. Do we really need so much alcohol rammed down our throats.

    And beautiful performance from Benny Andersson!!

  18. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE record 11-12 songs of just piano such as this. I think so MANY people would buy this CD!!! The melodies you have created, Benny/Bjorn are magnificiently beautiful and they deserve to have a life on their own for everyone to enjoy. Instrumentals such as “When the waves roll out to sea” are masterpieces!!!!! Piano versions or soft instrumentals of Andante Andante, Happy New Year, I am just a girl, you name it would be so incredibly beautiful to listen to at night while reading by the fire, lying on a beach on vacation, or driving down the road from a hard day at work. Please, Please, Please consider this. It would be such a wonderul gift to us all!!!

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