It might take a few moments for fans of Abba star Benny Andersson’s to recognise the songs on his new album “Piano”.
Although it features Abba hits, including “Thank You for the Music”, and songs from Andersson’s musicals and solo work, he performs them alone at the piano without any accompaniment and without vocals.
“The pieces I have chosen to play are an integral part of me”, Andersson said in an interview released by his record company. “In a strange way, I feel like I am playing my memoirs.”
Andersson was the chief songwriter in the Swedish pop group, which also included Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog in the line-up.
The 1982 breakup
The Swedish pop group pose together in London, where they will be attending the premiere of their first movie “ABBA - The Movie,” Feb. 16, 1978. (AP)