When All Is Said and Done

Song 19:365 is the beautiful ABBA song When All Is Said and Done, first released in the Visitors album in 1981. Although the original version was up-beat, it told of the heartache after a relationship ends, something all the members of ABBA had experienced in that both Agnetha and Björn’s relationship and that of Benny and Annifrid had ended in recent years.

In 2004 Swedish jazz singer Viktoria Tolstoy recorded a slower ballad version with Benny Andersson on the piano. This ballad version was featured in the 2008 film version of the musical Mamma Mia, and it’s the style of my version which I think is more fitting for the lyrics!

If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project. If you’re looking for more ABBA songs, have a listen to my Tribute to ABBA album or check out my 2015 collection of ABBA songs from my archives.