The group has also announced that they will be releasing more tickets for their ABBA Tour 2022 tour dates.
ABBA has shared their third new single since announcing their reunion last month, a stunning cut titled “Just a Notion,” which will appear on the upcoming album “Voyage” when it arrives on November 5.
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The song – which leads off the comeback singles ‘I Still Have Faith in You’ and ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’ – was initially recorded in September 1978, but did not make the final cut of the Swedish hitmakers’ sixth studio album. Voulez-Vous’ the following year.
The new version features updated instrumentals, but retains vocals from the original recording. In a statement, the group’s Björn Ulvaeus described the new single as “a ridiculously happy song” and added that “Hopefully it makes you happy in these dark times!”
Listen to ‘Just a Notion’ below:
Ulvaeus explained in an accompanying statement that he had “no clue” why the song was not chosen for inclusion on ‘Voulez-Vous’.
“It’s a great song with great vocals. I know we played it in France with a publisher and a few other people we trusted and, as far as I can remember, they loved it. So It is a mystery and will remain a mystery,” he said.
“Now Benny has recorded a new backing track to which we’ve added drums and guitar, but all vocals are from the original 1978 track. In a way, it reflects what we plan to do with ABBA Voyage in 2022. There, we’ll have a live band, but all the vocals will be from old recordings.
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The ABBA Voyage Tour will see a “digital” version of ABBA (not a hologram) perform with a 10-piece live band. The show will take place at the purpose-built 3,000-capacity ABBA Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park starting May 27, 2022.
The band also announced today that early next month, more tickets for next year’s ABBA Voyage show will be available for sale. official website.
The sale of additional tickets will start from 10 am on November 3. A pre-sale for Amazon UK customers who pre-order a physical copy of the album ‘Voyage’ will begin on 1 November, with a priority booking window for Abba Voyage database customers. on 2 November
Following 1981’s “The Visitors,” “Voyage” will mark ABBA’s first album of new material in four decades. Pre-orders for the album broke records in the UK after more than 80,000 copies were bought in the first three days of availability.