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 tracks from any of the songs on which Benny has a songwriting credit, which ones would you choose?
So, that would encompass Gemini, Josefin Nilsson, the musicals and of course ABBA, The Hep Stars and BAO plus Benny’s solo recordings that could be revisited and re-interpreted.
Ah – the thought if it! I’m sure I speak for us all if we say that we don’t mind if it’s a download only album…
So, to start the ball rolling, I’ll stick my neck out and give you my choices (in no particular order) right from the get-go!
I Wonder (Departure)
The Winner Takes It All
Du frälste mig i sista stund
Guldet blev till sand
Another You, Another Me
Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
I Know Him So Well
I gott bevar
Where The Whales Have Ceased To Sing
Please only submit ten songs – if you submit eleven or nine etc. then your suggestions will not be included. Of course, it’s a hard choice…I could have picked at least forty songs and suggested a triple album…but please let’s just keep it to ten and see what gems turn up!