ABBA the Albums hopes you have a Happy New Year in 2013! New this
season is a new Christmas album by Benny Andersson Orkester! The album is called Tomten Har akt Hem!
New Benny Christmas CD!
ABBA RELATED CHRISTMAS ALBUMS... written by Edsel "Deck the
ABBA never officially recorded any Christmas music themselves, though there are various videos
and bootlegs out there that have Christmas greetings that ABBA recorded as a group or solo artists and their is a short
ABBA radio version of the Swedish Christmas standard -"Nu Ar Det Jul Igen". which was released officially in 2011 on Carols for The Cure.
To obtain official ABBA CHRISTMAS MUSIC you actually have to delve into ABBA's Swedish solo careers...All
four ABBA members recorded Christmas music during their Swedish solo careers. Last year Benny Andersson and Bjorn wrote
a new Christmas song for the employees of Benny's Hotel Rival to sing. It is called "Merry Christmas, My Friend."
See below. Happy Holidays 2011
The Hep Stars -Jul med Hep Stars 1967 Swedish Lp 2001 Swedish CD
Christmas with the Hep Stars( Benny's pre ABBA day job) Festive, no doubt. Haven't seen the original
version of this one,it's somewhat rare.
The original album has talking in between some of the songs. This album was reissued on CD
for Christmas 2001.It has been reissued with a new track listing that includes a couple of previously unreleased tracks as
well as the omission of some 3 of the lesser tracks.The CD opens with "Christmas On My Mind" a fairly good song that's
also on the HEP STARS 1964-69 Cd. This album also includes, "Nu tandas tusen juleljus" and a humourous version of "Jingle
Bells". Other new songs include "Christmas Today".
The Swedish Christmas standard "Nu Tandas tusen julejus" would be
later done by Björn's Hootenanny Singers and Agnetha & Linda Fältskog. It is the only song I believe to have been recorded
by three different ABBA solo acts.
Track listing-original Lp
CD Track listing
Nu är det jul igen
Alla sover uton jag
Johanssons boogie woogie vals (Instrumental)
Christmas on my mind
The boy that Santa forgot
Gläns över sjö och strand
Nu tändas tusen juleljus
Dotter Sion (Instrumental)
1. Christmas On My Mind 2. Pojken Som Jultomten Glömde 3. White Christmas 4. Alla Sover
Utom Jag 5. Jingle Bells 6. Christmas Today 7. Good King Wencelas (previously unreleased)
8. The Boy That Old Santa Forgot 9. Det Strålar En Stjärna (previously unreleased) 10. Gläns Över
Sjö Och Strand 11. Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus 12. Stilla Natt 13. Dotter Sion
Hootenanny Singers-Fem Ar- Late 1968 Out of print Swedish Lp
This hard to find by album by Bjorn and boys includes the
Hootz version of the old Harry Belafonte favorite- "Mary's Boy's Child" which qualifies as a Christmas song
-,thus this obscure album is listed here, but there is no other Christmas content on this album.
The album title translates to Five Years-I have also seen the title listed
as Fave Ar. The Hootz had been together five years. This features a very strangely recorded Swedish cover of
the Turtles hit-"Elenore" .( Well I suppose this version of "Elenore" is not that strange since weird effects & phased
guitars were normal in the pschedelic era.) This album also features Björn 's solo 45 version of Harper Valley PTA called "Froken Fredriksson" and it's B-side, VÅR EGEN SÅNG
On this album the Hootz do a Kingston Trio song . "Greenback dollar' -the Hootz
were continuing to draw on folk sources for the majority of their material even though Björn still yearned for a international
rock/pop career. But the Hootenanny's cut back on their efforts in the English language at this point.
FRÖKEN FREDRIKSSON MARY'S BOY CHILD ELEONOR SÅ LÄNGE JAG LEVER GREENBACK DOLLAR VÅR EGEN SÅNG
FÅFÄNGANS MARKNAD DEN SOM LEVER FÅR SE A Banda MAMMA, PAPPA OCH BARN DU DANSAR OM SOMMAR'N RO MEJ, TRO MEJ LOVE COMES, LOVE GOES
Polar's 1972 Christmas album
Various Artists-När Juldagsmorgon Glimmar 1972 Swedish Lp
Polar's 1972 Christmas music album had two tracks each by by Annifrid Lyngstad,
Lena Anderson,Svenne Hudlund, trumpeter Arne Lambert, Sonja Stjernqvist and the Hootenanny Singers .The title of the album
translates to "When Christmas Morning Is Shining".
The Hootz do versions of "Gå Sion, din Konung att möta" and "Nu Tandas Tusen Juleljus".Frida
does "Nar det lider mot jul( When Christmas Is Coming") and "Glans over sjo och strand". All of the tracks were recorded
The original Lp (which has a wintery picture of a church on the cover ) is no longer
available, but this album was reissued in tandem with Agnetha and L inda's Christmas album on the 1994 Polar CD -JULENS
THIS is a really enjoyable Christmas album. Highlights include Lena Andersson's
version's of "Silent Night",and Svenne Hedlund's version of "Dotter Sion, frojda Dig" which has some fantastic church organ
on it (by Benny perhaps?).
This album was produced by Stig, Benny and Bjorn.The reissue JULENS MUSIK is the
closest thing we have to an ABBA Christmas album. (ABBA never recorded any Christmas music).
Stilla Natt - Lena Andersson Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus - Hootenanny Singers När Det Lider Mot Jul -
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Dotter Sion, Fröjda Dig- Svenne Hedlund O Du Saliga - Sonja Stjernqvist Gläns Över Sjö Och
Strand - Anni-Frid Lyngstad När Juldagsmorgon Glimmar - Svenne Hedlund Bereden Väg För Herran - Arne Lamberth Hosianna
- Sonja Stjernqvist Gå Sion, Din Konung Att Möta- Hootenanny Singers Härlig Är Jorden - Lena Andersson Var Hälsad
Sköna Morgonstund - Arne Lamberth
ABBA-Super Trouper 1980 International release, Reissued on Cd numerous times
This ABBA studio album includes the lovely B&B song "Happy New
Year" which is not about Christmas but hey it's about New Years Day which is about a week later... "Happy New Year"
was also released as a milennium single in late 1999 in some territories..
Yes, she can sing she's my daughter!
Agnetha and Linda - NU TANDAS TUSEN JULEJUS October 1981, 2005 Swedish CD's
This album was actually recorded in late 1980, but held back for release till Fall 1981 It reached
# 6 on the Swedish charts. It was
The title track is a Swedish Christmas standard,which means in English "-A thousand Candles
Are being lit". Agnetha, Linda and a choir of children sang the vocals for this Swedish language Christmas album.
Michael B .Tretow engineered-note how he speeds up the children's voices on occasion. Some of the ABBA band play on this album.
The main drawback of the album is that Agnetha only sings some of the time.
Though this album is considerably more listenable then Aggie's later album with her son,
Christian, it remains a non-essential album for non-Swedish fans. The best thing about the album is the cover. It quite literally
portrays Agnetha and her daughter surrounded by good percentage of the 1000 candles that are referred to in the title. Agnetha
looks like a Angel. This CD was released by Polar in 1987. The original album came out while ABBA still existed.
In 1994 this album was re- issued in tandem with a 1972 Polar Christmas LP on a Swedish
CD called JULENS MUSIK. listed below .But it was remastered in 2005 in a separate release, and the 2005 version is the one
most easily obtainable today,
It is of interest to note that this was Agnetha's eighth solo release, and all of her albums up to this point had been
released in the late Fall.
1.Nej se det snöar - 0:56
(Agnetha and Linda)
2.Bjällerklang - 2:34 (Agnetha
3.Nu tändas tusen juleljus
- 2:39 (Agnetha and Linda)
4.Två små röda luvor - 2:46
(Agnetha and Linda)
5.Nu står jul vid snöig port
6.Jag såg mamma kyssa tomten
- 2:27 (Linda)
7.När juldagsmorgon glimmar
- 2:27 (Agnetha and Linda)
8.Potpurri - 6:12 (Agnetha
a.Nu har vi ljus här
i vårt hus - 0:48 .
b.Tre små pepparkaksgubbar
c.Räven raskar över
isen - 0:54
d.Vi äro musikanter
e.Hej tomtegubbar -
f.Jungfru jungfru kär
g.Nu är det jul igen
9..Hej mitt vinterland - 2:29
(Britt Lindeborg and Linda)
10.Så milt lyser stjärnan - 2:27 (Linda)
11.Mössens julafton - 2:25
(Agnetha and Linda)
12.När det lider mot jul -
VARIOUS ARTISTS-Polarator Late 1988 Promotional Lp
This is was hard to find red LP issued by Stig. Polar label , which had previously released
Christmas tracks on it. it is is a rarity..It was issued by a Swedish furniture? company called Polarator. It has ABBA's "Happy
New Year' and some of the ABBA girls Christmas solo tracks.... Side A Krister St.Hill-Nu Tandas Tusen Juleljus Krister
St.Hill-Nar Juldagsmorgon Glimmar Krister St.Hill-Hosianna sylvia Lindenstrand-Stilla Nact Agnetha Faltskog-Sa Milt
Lyser Stjarnan Ann-Frid Lyngstad-NAr Det Lider Mot Jul Ann-Frid Lyngstad-Glans Over Sjo Och Strand
Side B Agnetha and Linda Faltskog-Nu Har Vi Ljus Har I Agnetha and Linda Faltskog-Tre Sma Pepparkaksgubba Agnetha
and Linda Faltskog-Raven Raskar Over Isen Agnetha and Linda Faltskog-Vi Aro Musikanter Agnetha and Linda Faltskog-Hej
Tomtegummar Agnetha and Linda Faltskog-Jungfru Jungfru Kar Agnetha and Linda Faltskog-Nu Ar Det Jul igen Agnetha
and Linda Faltskog-Hej Mitt Vinterland Agnetha and Linda Faltskog-Mossens Julafton ABBA- Happy New Year
ABBA- Nu ar det jul igen ( The Xmas Album ) Bootleg CD unknown orgin or date…
One of three or four ABBA bootlegs that have featured ABBA related Christmas music. This CD supposedly includes
a never released 1974?or 1980? German radio recording of ABBA singing. "Nu ar det jul igen” -whichin English means
"Now it's Christmas, Again"is a Swedish Christmas standard. . This CD also includes a version of the same song sung by Benny's
old band ,the Hep stars. I “Nu ar det jul igen” is not widely bootlegged perhaps because it is just
a short impromptu recording,. The other rarities here are various Christmas greetings by members of ABBA. But most of
the tracks on this particular CD are available on official if sometimes out of print CD’s
1. Xmas greetings from ABBA 2. Nu ar det jul igen - ABBA 3. Nu tandas tusen juleljus - Agnetha och Linda 4. Snon
faller och vi med den - Agnetha och Ulf 5. Xmas Greetings from Agnetha 6. Nar det lider mot jul - Frida 7. Glans
over sjo och strand - Frida 8. Xmas Greetings from Frida 9. Nu tandas tusen juleljus - Hootenanny Singers 10. Ga
Sion, din konung att motta - Hootenanny Singers 11. Xmas Greetings from ABBA 12. Nu ar det jul igen - Hep Stars 13.
Christmas Today - Hep Stars 14. Jingle Bells - Hep Stars 15. Christmas On My Mind - Hep Stars 16. Glans over sjo
och strand / Nu tandas tusen juleljus - Hep Stars 17. Xmas Greetings from ABBA 18. Happy New Year (Special Xmas greetings
intro) - ABBA 19. Nu ar det jul igen (Reprise) - ABBA 20. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Trallar blandar) - Bjorn Again 21.
Little Drummer Boy (Full Version) - Bjorn Again
Various Artists -Julens Musik 1994 Swedish CD (officially referred to as STIKKAN ANDERSON VALJER POLARSPARLOR-JULENS
This CD released by Polar couples Agnetha & Linda's NU TANDAS TUSEN
JULEJUS 1980 Christmas album with Polar's 1972 Christmas LP called NAR JULDAGSMORGAN GLIMMAR which has Christmas songs by
various Polar artists. The second part of the CD is more interesting to me.
Polar's 1972 Christmas music album had tracks by Annifrid Lyngstad, Lena Anderson,Svenne
Hudlund,Arne Lambert,Sonja Stjernqvist and the Hootenanny Singers .The Hootz do "Gå Sion, din Konung att möta" and "Nu Tandas
Tusen Juleljus" . The songs Frida does here are "Nar Det Lider Mot" and "Glans Over Sjo Och Strand" The original Lp is no
longer available, NAR JULDAGSMORGAN GLIMMAR is easily better part of the JULENS MUSIK collection. JULENS MUSIK is the
closest thing we have to an ABBA Christmas album. (ABBA never recorded any Christmas music).
TRACK LISTING-JULENS MUSIK
Nej se dat snöar/Bjällerklang/ Nu tändas tusen juleljus/ Två små röda luvor/ Nu står jul vid snöig port/ Jag såg mamma
kyssa tomten/ När juldagsmorgen glimmar/ Potpurri/ Mej mitt vinterland/ Så mitt lyser stjärnan/ Mössens julafton/ När det
lider mot jul-AGNETHA & LINDA
Stilla Natt - Lena Andersson Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus - Hootenanny Singers När Det Lider
Mot Jul - Anni-Frid Lyngstad Dotter Sion, Fröjda Dig- Svenne Hedlund O Du Saliga - Sonja Stjernqvist Gläns Över
Sjö Och Strand - Anni-Frid Lyngstad När Juldagsmorgon Glimmar - Svenne Hedlund Bereden Väg För Herran - Arne Lamberth
Hosianna - Sonja Stjernqvist Gå Sion, Din Konung Att Möta- Hootenanny Singers Härlig Är Jorden - Lena Andersson
Var Hälsad Sköna Morgonstund - Arne Lamberth
Various Artists Ljuva svenska jul 2004 Swedish CD
This is a recent Swedish compilation of Christmas tracks... it includes two songs found
on Julens Musik..(Frida's När Det Lider Mot Jul and Agnetha & Linda's När Juldagsmorgon Glimmar
) Agnetha & Linda Probably , Of more interest are most recent Christmas songs by various ABBA friends-Ainbusk, Tommy
Korborg, Peter Joback and the Real Group..
Ljuva svenska jul track listing
Gläns Över Sjö Och Strand - Carola Jul, Jul Strålande Jul - Peter Jöback Stilla Natt - Sissel Kyrkjebö O
Helga Natt - Tommy Körberg & Oslo Gospel Choir Nu Står Jul Vid Snöig Port Önska Dig En Stilla Natt - Bo Kaspers
Orkester En Julsaga - Ainbusk Tomten Kommer Snart - Jerry Williams Hej Mitt Vinterland - Magnus Johansson Ser
Du Stjärnan I Det Blå - Christer Sjögren Jag Drömmer Om En Jul Hemma - Charlotte Nilsson När En Stjärna Faller - Magnus
Carlsson Låt Mig Få Tända Ett Ljus - Siv Pettersson I Vår Vackra Vintervärld - Joybells & Sten Nilsson Ding Dong
Hör I Höjd - Sofia Källgren Gammal Fäbodpsalm - Lars Roos När Det Lider Mot Jul - Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus - Mikael Samuelsson Det Är En Ros Utsprungen - The Real Group När Juldagsmorgon
Glimmar - Agnetha & Linda
The Rivals- "Merry
Christmas, My Friend" , Promotional Video, December 2, 2010 and Various Artists-Carols For A Cure - Volume 13 CDH060-11, 2CD American release, November 2011 and ABBA Happy New Year Vinyll single, November 30, 2011
Benny and Bjorn wrote this song to promote the Hotel Rival during the 2010 Christmas Season. It's
the first Christmas song that they have written as a team. However , Benny did a write Christmas ring tone for the Swedish
Red Cross a couple of years ago. The song is a little awkward written, not particularly anything to write home about.
The employees on the video don't seem particularly enthusiastic, but that may just be a Swedish thing. In any case, the song
and video for "Second to No One", the previous Hotel Rival music project, was substantially better. This has not been released
as physical single, not sure whether it is downloadable as a MP3. -I am going to slip this info about Concert for the Cure, even though it's not properly formatted below. Various Artists-Carols For A Cure - Volume 13 CDH060-11, 2CD American release, November 2011
Broadway Cares, offers their 13th annual collection of Christmas recordings as performed by the casts of various Broadway shows, entitled Carols For A Cure - Volume 13. The cast of Mamma Mia! is featured on 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'.
the Mamma Mia! cast performance is preceded by ABBA's brief recording of the Swedish Christmas song 'Nu är det jul igen', as originally broadcast on the West German radio show Mal Sondock's Hitparade in 1981.
This marks the first legal CD release of this ABBA recording,Although truth be told, it's nothing special.
Other Celebrity guests on this album include Daniel Radcliffe, Martha Wash, Kara DioGuardi, Roger Rees, Reeve Carney, Montego Glover, Chad Kimball, Hugh Panaro and Daniel Rodriguez, among others. ABBA-Happy New Year This is 500 copy limited edition of ABBA's 1980 holiday song, "Happy New Year" . The B-side has "The Way Old Friends Do",. This record was only available from the ABBF fan club site and from the official ABBA site. The release pre-sold out in a day. Pretty good for a outmoded format with a couple of songs every ABBA fan already has.
Happy New Year had been previously released as a single in 2000 by both ABBA and the A*Teens to coincide with the millennium. In May 2011, a restored 1980 promo video for "Happy New Year" was featured on the ABBA-Super Trouper Deluxe Edition CD/DVD.
P>--Benny Andersson Orkester-Tomten Har akt Hem, Mono November 28, 2012 Swedish CD/Download
, In November 2012.
Benny Andersson's Orkerster is released a Christmas album... The album is in Swedish The album will be called "Tomten Har akt hem (Santa has come home).There are four new compositions on the album. A few of songs here have been recorded by other ABBA related acts. "Vinterhamn" was released as the single from the album. The album is also available as part of the new BAO in Box box set..
Track listing:.Marsch Militaire / Tomten har åkt hem / Julvals / Tomtestomp / Knalle Juls vals
/ Tomtarnas vaktparad / Vinterhamn / Mössens julafton (När nätterna blir
långa) / Trettondagspolkan / Julpotpurri / Nu tändas tusen juleljus
MERRY CHRISTMAS, whatever the Season, And Remember Jesus is a really cool guy, who just might
help you out of jam!!! Except on Tuesdays, that's his day off..
Every year around this we get Edsel Felpin to interview Santa Claus.
:Hello, welcome again to FELPIN'S HOLIDAY POND. I am Edsel Felpin. Joining us today in the lovely Christmas Tree Gardens here
at Felpin's Pond is Mr. Kris Kringle. Kris also goes by his honorific title -Santa Claus.
Santa is on a promotional
tour for his corporate sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta,Georgia. (Remember, folks, COKE is the real thing
if they don't use real sugar anymore).
You know, I'd really like to buy the whole
world a COKE! Not
a cheesy looking plastic two -liter but an actual authentic molded non- returnable 10 ounce glass bottle with
of those hard to get off bottle tops!
Anyhoo, Santa comes to us dressed in his traditional garb of fake cotton
felt jacket & cap , incredibly real beer belly as well as the authentic red face of a seasoned drinker.
SANTA: Look fella, you going give me a chance to talk here ....
EDSEL: Sure, sure just keep
it CLEAN ! This is a family webpage.
SANTA: Anyway, I am here to network with
my fans, to try to get
a feel for their
needs, their concerns. I would like to say...
EDSEL: Yeah, yeah. You know ,I have
been reading about the Santa phenomena.From what I gather, A lot of people are very
skeptical about this whole Santa
Somehow, a very well fed senior citizen , dressed in a oppressively hot red suit is supposed to deliver under
the cover of darkness hundreds of millions of free toys to millions of houses. Santa and his team
of reindeer accomplish
this task in a single eight hour shift. I just can't fathom that!
Get this, somehow this Santa is supposed
to run a sophisticated toy production operation from a uninhabited iceshelf in the Artic Sea.
This shifting ice shelf
is known to have winters that test the endurance of snowflakes, from what I understand,
there are no roads up there
at the North Pole and that even
icebreakers would have trouble getting through the ice. How does the toy factory get
The toy making plant is apparently staffed
by a festive group of highly trained male elves.
Santa's transportation to the markert place is provided by a back-stabbing herd of
wingless reindeer with outlandish
Disneyesque names like Donner and Blitzen! According, to one popular song,
the reindeer are said to be led by a mutant
named Rudolph who has a radioactive zit! The weirdest...
SANTA Excuse, me can I say something...
No, let me finish! The weirdest part
of the whole thing is that Santa does the whole operation with out any renumeration
from the children for presents received.
Nor, is there any governmental subsidy whatsover to pay for these presents
or at least some form of federal regulation to govern such activity!
SANTA: Where did they find you? What
planet are you from? You have totally
misunderstood the whole Santa phenomena!
The phenomena is not meant
to be taken literally. There is no secret factory at the North Pole! Most of the toys are manufactured by cheap foreign labor
Pacific Rim. Rudolph,the Red nosed Reindeer, was a creation of
writer Robert May. The original Santa
St. Nick somebody or other. Some Turkish chap... Most of us Santa's are regular fellas
like myself who
work as Santas for extra income during the holiday season. I work
as a actor under contract to the Coca-Cola
Santa's are a critical marketing
symbol for American Merchants during
the all important holiday shopping season.
Without Santa , the whole American
economy would probably collapse!
EDSEL: You mean, that
your a fake, that
you are not the real Santa. You should be
ashamed of yourself!
all we have time for! Next time,
a special exclusive interview with Elvis Presley. Happy Holidays!