Enthusiastic Hotel Rival review

When I travel to Stockholm for the Globen BAO show, I’ll be staying for the first time, at Benny’s Hotel Rival.  Therefore, I was very interested to find this recent review of the Rival experience by a writer/blogger and interior design consultant.

It’s a good article, with lots of enthusiastic observations and great photographs, although at the price I paid for a standard room, I wouldn’t exactly describe it as a "budget hotel"!

Decor8 – Hotel Rival review

BAO ‘3’ to be released 24th October

BAO '3'Benny’s band plus singers Helen Sjöholm (she played Kristina in Benny & Björn’s Kristina från Duvemåla) and Tommy Körberg (who played the part of The Russian on the concept album of CHESS, and brought the role to life in London’s West End and also in the more recent Swedish production) are about to be unleashed again on CD!

At this point we know just four song titles for sure Crush On You, Fait accomplit, Bonde söker fru (Farmer seeks wife) and the reported Nu mår år vi mycket bättre (Now We Feel Much Better).

Catalogue Number: MMCD023


Berwaldhallen Benny Tribute Set List

Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester (conducted by Anders Berglund)

  • Anders Glenmark
  • Fred Johanson
  • Josefin Nilsson
  • Helena Jonason
  • Maria Magdalena Motettkör

Part 1

  • Ouvertyr
  • Ljuva sextital, Hej Clown, En Karusell, Hej Gamle Man
  • Vår Sista Dans – Helena
  • Efter Regnet – Helena and Fred
  • Födelsedagsvals till Mona
  • The Film I’d Like To See (in Swedish) – Josefin
  • Merano
  • One Night in Bangkok – Anders
  • Mountain Duet – Anders and Helena
  • Anthem – Fred

Part 2

  • Ouvertyr – selections from Kristina från Duvemåla (not in the programme)
  • Klinga mina klockor
  • The Conducator – Fred
  • When I Watch You in Your Sleep – Josefin
  • Var hör vi hemma
  • Guldet Blev till Sand – Anders
  • Du måste finnas – Helena
  • Älska mig – Josefin
  • Det är vi andå

The encore (on the 6pm Friday concert) was a medley: The Winner Takes It All, Dancing Queen and Thank You For The Music

Many thanks to Steve for the information.

BAO with Tommy Körberg at Skansen

Photo by Hanna Eklöf

Benny leads rehearsals at Skansen

Whole programme in which you’ll find Bonde söker fru at 3 mins, 35 secs into the show and Fait accomplit at 45  mins, 10 secs. 

Extra half hour not broadcast on TV (includes BAO performing Cadillac at 0 mins, 18 secs and a different take of Bonde söker fru immediately after).