Abba's former leader Bjorn Ulvaeus dashed hopes of a reunion back in 2008, when he told the Sunday Telegraph, "We would like people to remember us as we were. Young, exuberant, full of energy and ambition." To that end, the band is releasing a remastered version of its eighth and final album, The Visitors, this spring, along with an unheard old Abba song. How else to remind us of their youth than with a song we've never heard from their heyday called, naturally, "From a Twinkling Star to a Passing Angel"?
According to The Guardian, the track was originally intended for The Visitors and ditched. An enthusiastic press release from Abba HQ indicates the version for the April 23 re-release is the unedited "demo medley" the band originally recorded. Not since 1994's Thank You For The Music box set has there been a new Abba song to contend with. How will this affect the world? Will Robyn feel the heat from competitors who don't even need to step into the studio to compete? Will "Mamma Mia" feature an addendum? Or will this song about twinkling stars pass into the ether, like so many passing angels? We have bated our breath!
To tide you over, here's another Abba song about twinkling. Originally named, "Blinka Lilla Stjarna," or the Swedish title for "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," it's "Super Trouper":
[via The Guardian]