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Story of a Heart

Benny Andersson, Story of a Heart | YOU ARE MY MAN Benny Andersson Band

YOU ARE MY MAN Benny Andersson Band

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Timed to coincide with ABBA’s ?induction into ?the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on ?March 15, Story of a Heart, the first U.S. release by Benny Andersson’s 16-member orchestral-pop outfit is long on quirky instrumental material that suggests the score for an animated flick about mischievous trolls. But in vocal cuts like the title song and ”You Are My Man,” both of which Andersson penned with his old bandmate Björn Ulvaeus, the Swedes succeed in ?summoning some of ABBA’s one-of-a-kind joie de vivre. Now gimme gimme gimme a real reunion! B

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Originally posted February 24 2010 — 12:00 AM EST

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