BENNY ANDERSSON – PIANO
Yep, papa bear on the cover is none other than the former lycra-lovin’ Benny from ABBA. Of course, now he’s in his seventies, Benny is not wearing nearly as much spandex, but he is keeping himself busy. As well as overseeing the upcoming Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! movie sequel, Benny’s put together a lovely collection of him tinkling the ivories on favourite songs from his career. While this could have ended up sounding like the muzak streamed in the dentist’s waiting room, luckily the songs (six from ABBA and six from the ’80s Chess musical amongst the 21 “memoirs”), elevate this to something, well, ABBA-solutely special. Thank you for the music, Benny.