Site news

The Day Before You Came takes it all

The Day Before You Came takes it all

Well, what a great time I've had adding up the votes for songs for a hypothetical Benny Andersson instrumental album! Have no idea what I'm talking about? Missed the original concept? Here's the post that started it. I would like to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone who responded. I know many of you really dug deep and gave it some serious consideration. There were over 125 different songs suggested! One wasn't even written by Benny! i.e. Gammal fäbodpsalm (1936, Oskar Lindberg) although that song was of course arranged and performed by Benny as an introduction to…
Hypothetical Benny Andersson instrumental album

Hypothetical Benny Andersson instrumental album

There is quite a feeling among ABBA fans that a Benny Andersson solo project, featuring the great man himself on piano revisiting past recordings, would be an absolutely wonderful album to own. I know that this has been suggested to Benny a few times in person as well. Now, I've no idea if the recording of such an album is a realistic prospect or not - however, wouldn't it be great if we, the fans, could influence in some way the choice of songs that Benny chose to play? If that were the case and you could choose ten…
icethesite – version 4.0 beta is launched

icethesite – version 4.0 beta is launched

The good news is icethesite is back on the interwebs with a new look! The not so good news is that there is still a bit of work to do. So don't worry about missing content, imagery and videos - it's all coming! Plus, there will be a new email address for the site. I'd say that about 95% of the content plus over 5,000 comments have been moved over to the new design, so not too bad. The rest I hope to move and/or update over the weeks up to the end of the year. So there's still…