ABBA to Release First New Music in 18 Years

Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:22pm EST

Take heart, ABBA fans -- despite a 30-year absence from the music scene, the group hasn't met its Waterloo yet.

The Swedish pop group -- which racked up a string of hits in the 1970s and early '80s, and enjoyed revitalized fame thanks to the ABBA-centric musical "Mamma Mia" -- will unleash a previously unreleased track on the upcoming deluxe edition of their final 1981 album "The Visitors."

The song, "From a Twinkling Star to a Passing Angel," is described as a "demo medley" on the band's web site, and will mark the first previously unreleased ABBA music to hit the market since 1994.The track will be included among a disc of bonus songs; a DVD of archive material is also part of the reissue.

"The Visitors Deluxe Edition" goes on sale April 23.

Though they never officially broke up, the group -- consisting of Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad -- last performed together as a group in 1982, and members have stated that they don't intend to officially reunite.

 

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