Cher to release new CD, ‘Dancing Queen,’ inspired by ABBA songs

Cher will be releasing “Dancing Queen,” a new album of all Abba hits on September 28, Warner Bros. Records announced today.

The album can be pre-ordered today, and those orders will immediately receive Cher’s rendition of “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).”

The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award winning icon was inspired to record the album following her performance in the recently-released mega-hit film, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”

Cher Dancing Queen

Cher will be releasing “Dancing Queen,” a new album of all Abba hits on September 28. Photo: Machado Cicala

“I’ve always liked Abba and saw the original ‘Mamma Mia’ musical on Broadway three times,” Cher said in a statement. “After filming ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ I was reminded again of what great and timeless songs they wrote and started thinking, Why not do an album of their music?

“The songs were harder to sing than I imagined, but I’m so happy with how the music came out,” she said. “I’m really excited for people to hear it. It’s a perfect time.”

“Dancing Queen” was recorded and produced in London and Los Angeles with Cher’s longtime collaborator Mark Taylor, who produced Cher’s 2012 global smash “Believe,” which hit No. 1 in more than 50 countries.

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The track listing for “Dancing Queen” is listed below.

Cher will receive a Kennedy Center Honor on December 2 in Washington D.C.

She is a co-producer of the “The Cher Show,” the upcoming Broadway musical opening December 3 and will be touring Australia and New Zealand in September.

Cher has a residency at the MGM Resorts.

“Dancing Queen” tracks

  1. “Dancing Queen”
  2. “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”
  3. “The Name Of The Game”
  4. “SOS”
  5. “Waterloo”
  6. “Mamma Mia”
  7. “Chiquitita”
  8. “Fernando”
  9. “The Winner Takes It All”
  10. “One Of Us”

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Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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