Although it features Abba hits, including
"Thank You for the Music", and songs from Andersson's musicals
and solo work, he performs them alone at the piano without any
accompaniment and without vocals.
"The pieces I have chosen to play are an integral part of me",
Andersson said in an interview released by his record company.
"In a strange way, I feel like I am playing my memoirs."
Andersson was the chief songwriter in the Swedish pop group,
which also included Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and
Agnetha Faltskog in the line-up.
The group broke up in 1982 but have maintained an enduring
popularity with subsequent generations of music fans and are one
of the biggest-selling acts of all time.
In 2010, Abba's record company gave the group an award for
selling 375 million albums.
In addition to his musical output, it was recently announced
that Andersson would serve as executive producer on an upcoming
sequel to the film "Mamma Mia", a hit 2008 musical featuring the
music of Abba.
"Piano" will be released on Sept. 29.
(Writing by Mark Hanrahan in London)
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