Benny Andersson says that the fans helped bring his ‘Piano’ CD about

In an interview just before ‘Piano’ was released, Benny says that he knew there was an audience for a stripped back piano only version of his music, thanks to feedback that he had read on icethesite. Enjoy!

The video appears on icethesite’s Facebook page and if you’re not following already, do give us a look!

5 Replies to “Benny Andersson says that the fans helped bring his ‘Piano’ CD about”

  1. James Buckland said: As a budding oil painter, I’m enjoying listening to this album whilst tackling my first portrait which I’ve chosen to be of Mr Andersson as he appears on the front of the album cover. I would like this album to do very well. Seeing it in the charts would please me so much.

  2. Adam said: Thank you Benny!
    Great tracklist and I love the way you chose lesser known tracks and not only ABBA! It brings the album to new hights! It’s time for the rest of the world to understand that you are much more than Abba!! Like we in Sweden do.
    Tack för musiken!

  3. Robert said: Benny, as I see you are reading the comments here, I want to say this album is really excellent and precious! Another masterpiece. Thank you so much that you did it! And maybe there could be another one soon?

    Among my favourite tracks are Someone Else’s Story, Midnattsdans, The Day Before You Came and Tröstevisa. But they are all so good…

    If you would like to perform it live and you are reluctant being alone on the stage, I got the idea, what if you take along Helen Sjöholm and let her sing some of the songs? That would be a different project, but still… She is used to sing with a pianist, like Martin Östergren or Anders Widmark, so why not with Benny Andersson too… 🙂

  4. Mike Pearce said:Thank you Benny. I have just received Piano the cd and music book. My favourite is Anthem from Chess, so beautiful. The key signature change in I wonder has created a much sweeter and crisp melody, a simple but brilliant change.
    I am looking forward to listening to the cd and enjoying the challenge of playing your scores.

    Tack sa’ mycket
    Mike

  5. Onno Conde Nieto said: Great interview! Actualiteit Chess was the fitst musical I ever saw. I was visiting family in the UK bear Windsor. I just turned 17, and of my last money I managed to buy a ticket. I was thrilled to go to London alone. I had a great seat and the whole original cast was on stage (July 1986). When Elaine and Tommy sang Mountain Duet I was blown away by the song and their performance. Suddenly a song that was not a favorite before made an unforgettable impression. That day was very defining for me as a young man growing up and laid the base for my love of theatre ( I work for the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and do a lot of theatre in my spare time). An unforgettable show and timeless music.

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