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Cher announces ABBA covers album

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Pop legend has announced an album full of covers which will be released on September 28.

The album, titled 'Dancing Queen', will feature 10 tracks including "Waterloo, "Mamma Mia" and "Fernando".

The 72-year-old and actor most recently appeared in "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again".

"I've always liked and saw the original 'Mamma Mia' musical on Broadway three times," said in a statement obtained by Variety.

"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 '" she added.

The album was recorded in by the with her longtime collaborator

believes "it's a perfect time" to release the album, her first since 2013's 'Closer to the Truth'.

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

The veteran also tweeted a snippet of her version of ABBA's 1979 disco classic "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!".

The album is currently available for pre-order.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:35 IST