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ABBA HITS SUNG BY THE STAR-STUDDED HOLLYWOOD CAST
Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 170 cities and eight languages around the world. Bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to movie audiences, summer 2008 is the season for Mamma Mia! The star-studded soundtrack is the ultimate souvenir to the movie, set for release on Decca July 8.
The feature film adaptation of the global stage hit production brings the magic of ABBA’s music to the silver screen. With rising star Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, alongside Hollywood heavy-hitters Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth Stellan Skasgârd, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski, the film features the stars’ versions of 17 ABBA classics in this celebration of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads.
Mixed, mastered and produced by ABBA’s musical geniuses Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the soundtrack is a must-have collection of these pop gems. Andersson and Ulvaeus reunited in Stockholm with the musicians who played on the original ABBA songs to record the disc in February 2007. It was the first time the musicians had played the songs together since ABBA toured more than 25 years ago. Along with producing the recording, Andersson also played keyboards. He commented, “We didn’t have to think about it – it was in the fingers.”
More after the fold, including the complete Track List…
The actors joined together for the first time to record their vocals in London in April, 2007, prior to the commencement of principal photography, and continued recording later that summer on location while filming on the beautiful Greek islands. Whether it’s Streep, Walters and Baranski making their mark on “Dancing Queen,” Brosnan and Streep’s upbeat rendition of “SOS,” or the energetic song-and-dance numbers such as “Voulez-Vous,” the Mamma Mia! soundtrack captures the essence of the originals, while still giving them new and dazzling treatments.
Inspired by the storytelling arcs of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.
MAMMA MIA : THE MOVIE Soundtrack | ABBA Songs
1. Honey, Honey (Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall)
2. Money, Money, Money (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
3. Mamma Mia (Meryl Streep)
4. Dancing Queen (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
5. Our Last Summer (Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgǻrd, Amanda Seyfried & Meryl Streep)
6. Lay All Your Love on Me (Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried)
7. Super Trouper (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
8. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall)
9. The Name of the Game (Amanda Seyfried)
10. Voulez-Vous (Full cast, Philip Michael, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters & Stellan Skarsgǻrd)
11. SOS (Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep)
12. Does Your Mother Know (Christine Baranski & Philip Michael)
13. Slipping Through My Fingers (Meryl Streep & Amanda Seyfried)
14. The Winner Takes It All (Meryl Streep)
15. When All is Said and Done (Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep)
16. Take a Chance on Me (Julie Walters, Stellan Skarsgǻrd, Colin Firth, Philip Michael & Christine Baranski)
17. I Have a Dream
CD TO BE RELEASED JULY 8 ON DECCA.
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