Sissela Kyle         Jag Vill Bli Gammal

From the show "Dina dagar är räknade"
(sounds like the  opening "intro" to Hotel Rival site)
Text: Calle Norlén - Musik: Benny Andersson. 


2nd Best To None  The Rivals
 Lyrics Björn Ulvaeus
Discopop  pastiche ,
nothing to do with Abba standards !

Story Of A Heart (album)
Benny Andersson Band
 (English compilation of BAO pieces)

3. Story Of A Heart

Bonus track (Sweden):
15. Sommaren du fick [Story Of A Heart]
this is a 60s pastiche with reminiscence of "just like that " intro .


"Vilar glad. I din famn"

Gustaf Sjökvists kammarkör, Storkyrkans kör, Kungliga Filharmonikerna, Orsa Spelmän

 lyrics Kristina Lugn


 Björn lyrics
"Merry Christmas My Friend" 
 the staff of the Rival Hotel.




1. O Klang Och Jubeltid
Helen Sjöholm, Tommy Körberg , Kalle Moraeus
2. Kära Syster
Helen Sjöholm
3. Månstrålar Klara (Trad. Text Arvid Ödmann)
Tommy Körberg
4. Midsommarpolka
5. Allt Syns När Man Är Naken
Helen Sjöholm, Tommy Körberg , Kalle Moraeus
6. Alla Goda Ting
All the good things (roughly)
7. En Dag I Sänder
Helen Sjöholm
8. Flickornas Rum
9. De Ljuva Drömmarnas Orkester
Helen Sjöholm, Tommy Körberg , Kalle Moraeus
10. Jag Hör...
Tommy Körberg
11. Sorgmarsch
(the sad march)
12. Vilar Glad. I Din Famn Text Kristina Lugn
Helen Sjöholm
13. Brudmarsch

All songs by Benny except "Månstrålar Klara "
this is the first time since the medley with ABBA !

"paradpolska"   is a off recording maybe to the vault or a "B.side"  eventually ???
told by the marvelous KALLE Moraeus  in an interview to the fan-club this summer.(ABBA mag n°107)

Excellent album , very encline to italian schlager , the real stand out track is "Jag Hör... " ,flickorna rum sounds pretty much like chopin unusual from benny who sounds more like Beethoven,Mozart or Bach , the marches and polska sounds like benny's ulterior pretty  good but two tracks are not good at all : Allt Syns När Man Är Naken and De Ljuva Drömmarnas Orkester




Tomten har åkt hem

thanks to the mono music label site , snippets are heard and as expected , there's no real surprise !

1) Marsch Militaire (a shubert pastiche)

2) Tomten har åkt hem,  another lack of inspiration tune ! (lalalalala !)

3) Julvals +++++ ( from BAO!) an excellent tune like all the album BAO! 

4) Tomtestomp,  a little intermezzo without any inspiration , ridiculous !

5) Knalle Juls vals +++ (Evert taube's ) featured in the triakel album along with the masterpiece innan gryningen , of course Tommy is excellent but it's more commercial than the 'vintervisor' version !

6) Tomtarnas vaktparad +++++ (the elf-guards parade !) , beautiful tune !

7) Vinterhamn +++++++ , maybe the stand out ! it's got the quality of the masterpiece "saknadens rum" ,let's hope it doesn't feature any rapid rythmic movement cos it'll ruin the track !

8) Mössens julafton (När nätterna blir långa)
 (recorded by Agnetha with Linda) of course , the "Linda-Agnetha" version is better even if the little one  sings out of tune !!

9) Trettondagspolkan ++++ ( from BAO!)

10) Julpotpurri (christmas medley)

11) Nu tändas tusen juleljus (recorded previously by hoots , Hepstars and Agnetha with Linda )

21 OCT 2012

Benny Andersson with  Orsa Spelmän and Gunnar Idenstam 21 Oct
Stora Salen, Studio Acusticum
En skrift i snön, Rapsodie för orgel, blandad kör, flöjt, flygel och fioler. Text: Kristina Lugn

End of 2012

"PALME - Älskad och hatad" original sound track for the movie , in fact sorgmarsch taken previously from O KLANG OCH JUBELTID 


February :


April :  

 Malmö   ESC :
"we write the story"  eurovision 2013 anthem

jully :
new song performed on concert :

 "det föll en sten från mitt hjarta"


Ouvertyr (04:36) Orkestern

going back to the early days of 'november 89' sometimes it sounds like the background of 'the conducator' to my delight (I was thirsty for this kind of music for too long) 
the melodies are as perfect as can be Benny's signature 

Bortom sol och måne (02:40) Sofia Pekkari
this track is the first 'single' if we can say that !
featuring a young woman singing with her heart and candor , a perfect rendition of a wonderful typical Benny's melody , the lyrics are as complex as the song 
one of the highlights but the best is yet to come !

Själv är bäste dräng (03:24) Johan Ulveson , Magnus Roosmann
the intro is typically Benny , nobody could have think of this kind of intro (it reminds the day when I first heard heaven help my heart , not aware of the demo of course , I was sure that it was benny's at 100 per cent !!) there is russian and hungarian mood (it's not surprising from him ) but there is a new influence from klezmer music , it seems that comes from the orsa's album "Orsa nästa!" (full of it) 
the tune is more beautiful everytime you hear it , it reminds me also of the mood of 'fru vennerman sang' !

Svarta silhuetter (04:45) Sofia
a subtle mix between country's music and swedish folk , it's better evrytime you listen to it (I didn't like it the first time but I enjoy it and it's in my mind all day !
sofia sounds very typical (between  Francoise Hardy and Susanne Vega !) but her voice is unique because of her distinctive vocal timber  , the middle instrumental section is charming and very old fashion as in 'Vår Sista Dans' .

Vågar jag älska dig (03:32) Magnus
here it's as if it was an outtake from Kristina's musical , you could imagine a quiet piece , the singer is natural but very appeased and  sereine , it's just like an old Abba or Agnetha's tune !
of course the melody is astonishing and again close to those in 'November 89' album  
Stackars Axels sång (02:55) Sofia, Johan ; Magnus
this is just as if he wanted to rock and make an 'ugly tune' like 'Florence quit' from chess or rock pieces of Jesus christ superstar !

Den jag ville vara (05:57) Sofia
here is the highlight !
very close to 'the winner takes it all ' and in beauty to 'Saknadens rum'
a splendid melody , performed with such charm and candor , the song worth to buy the entire CD for itself !

Som en hägring (04:57) Johan ; Magnus
another beautiful tune at the 'vennermans fru' way ! a little bit like teater krokodil 
probably for a fun effect 

Ro hit en dyckert (03:12) Sofia, Johan ; Magnus
maybe the least original tune but still good ! 

Final (12:43) Orkestern, Sofia, Johan ; Magnus
majestic final with highlights from the musical .