ABBA is releasing a new record

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I heard of this last week and the band has five new songs to be released on their Voyage album.

One of the songs, "Don't Shut Me Down."


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Yes indeed, this is really good news! I already ordered the vinyl version on the ABBA site and i couldn't wait to have it here in November! This album seems very promising!
 

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Wow. Seems amazingly similar to the old stuff!

Not surprised, yet, I was hopeful the music would get a reboot as those lyrics imply for the singer…
 

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There's no doubt about it, they've written some monumental songs, so full of energy that made it difficult to not get up and bop, but sadly this isn't one of them.
It's a 'safe' song. They could've done soooo much more.
Not knocking them, just sayin'.....
 

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Absolutely. When they released their old stuff the time was right for what they made. Now, they need something relevant for today.

It certainly sounds like them, and a older audience will embrace it, but he bulk of the 20-30 yo market will not be seeking this out.

Hopefully (for them) it is the “safe” release- the teaser, and other songs will be more innovative for them. That’s what I was hoping for.

There is no question of their musicality; however, I’m not interested in a modern release of songs they didn’t release in the 70’s- B-sides and/or I’ll fitting to the records if the time, and now have decided to regurgitate.
 

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Yeh, I'm with you there Jim.
I'm running it through some Reverbs, adding a bit more Chorus effect and re-EQ'ing the bass to fix the kick drum a bit has made heaps of difference.
 
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