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Saturday 20 April 2024


 I would guess that if you have not seen the show then this might not mean much to anyone but as with most of shows soundtracks it will appeal to the that have seen it  and there is a couple of songs that have become hits.

As you can see there is no track listing of who sings what songs  !

The American – Murray Head
The Russian – Tommy Körberg
Florence – Elaine Paige
Molokov – Denis Quilley
The Arbiter – Björn Skifs
Svetlana – Barbara Dickson

Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, lyrics by Ulvaeus and Tim Rice, and book by Rice. The story involves a politically driven, Cold War-era chess tournament between two grandmasters, one American and the other Soviet, and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any real individuals, the character of the American grandmaster (named Freddie Trumper in the stage version) was loosely based on Bobby Fischer, while elements of the story may have been inspired by the chess careers of Russian grandmasters Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov.

          5. Bangkok / One Night In Bangkok