Published: Tue, July 17, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Cher to release album of Abba covers following Mamma Mia! role

Cher to release album of Abba covers following Mamma Mia! role

Eyebrows were raised at the news that Cher was cast in the Mamma Mia! sequel as the mother of the character played by Meryl Streep, who is just three years Cher's junior.

But Cher has now revealed that she was "frightened" to join the stellar cast, as she felt they were already "a family" following the first flick in 2008.

It's not clear when the album is set to drop but fans are thrilled with the news. "We're now "besties". The first time we spoke on the phone she called me "babe" and I was just silenced... until I asked her to do it again!".

Giving the same score, The Guardian said: "Something in the sheer relentless silliness and uncompromising ridiculousness of this, combined with a new flavour of self-aware comedy, made me smile in spite of myself".

She revealed: "After I did Fernando, I thought it would really be fun to do an album of ABBA songs... so I did!"

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First impression: She recalled of her first day: 'To go into a group that are friends, who were delighted to see each other and talking about old stories. It was great, and she was hiding watching me sing, and I was so excited. Music-wise, Here We Go Again does retread some of the same ground as the first - "Mamma Mia", naturally, "Super Trouper" and "I Have a Dream" are a few of tracks that get repeated - but the song and dance numbers are all zany fun, best when they're big and ridiculous and full of joy.

If you want to catch these icons, don't forget to catch Mamma Mia! The other is more timeless, more reflective, that is all I will say.

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Sporting her usual corkscrew curls and dark sunglasses, the singer proved to only be getting more glamorous with age, as she greeted cameras and admirers on her way inside. I sat snobbishly on my high horse and said it was a load of cheesy nonsense with a clunky plot that didn't so much develop as lurch from one Abba song to another.

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