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They have always maintained that they would never re-form and famously turned down $1 billion (600 million) to tour again, but Abba have given a new generation of fans hope of seeing the band perform live.

For the Mamma Mia! devotees who have come to the bands music nearly 30 years after they split, tribute bands and YouTube clips of the Swedish foursome in satin and spandex seemed the closest they could get.

But in an interview with The Times today, Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus, the male half of the Swedish group, offer a beguiling change of tone.

Asked if they would consider an intimate one-off performance perhaps with an orchestra that could be beamed around the world, Andersson said: Yeah, why not?

He added: I dont know if the girls sing anything any more. I know Frida [Anni-Frid Lyngstad] was in the studio. Then a little later: Its not a bad idea, actually.


Ulvaeus threw in a reference to the Super Trouper albums last song. We could sing The Way Old Folks Do, he said. The pair's comments may offer little more than a glimmer of hope, but they are in contrast to previous statements by the band members, who split in 1982.

Only two years ago Ulvaeus said: We will never appear on stage again. There is simply no motivation to regroup. Money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were young, exuberant, full of energy and ambition.

I remember Robert Plant saying Led Zeppelin were a cover band now because they cover all their own stuff. I think that hit the nail on the head.

Andersson has also previously derided talk of a reunion. Wed need a good reason to re-form and I just dont see one. We could never recreate the old days. Id rather be remembered for the way we were 30 years ago, he said.

Abba have enjoyed a renaissance. One in four British households owns the DVD of a film version of the Mamma Mia!, the musical inspired by their works. They have sold 370 million records, and sell about three million each year.
Looks like some people will have to get their bell-bottoms and sparkle-mesh tanktops out of storage...
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Three more horsemen of the apocalypse to go.

This is "Pestilence" if anyone was wondering.
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Why not, don't do it for the money do it for the music. Whatever anyone says they were brilliant writers and arraigners and one of the tightest vocal groups ever.
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Why not, don't do it for the money do it for the music. Whatever anyone says they were brilliant writers and arraigners and one of the tightest vocal groups ever.
Oh cmon. We all just wanted the blond. I don't even remember the rest of them.
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