Susan Boyle, the unpretentious Scot who surprised the world on Britain's Got Talent, has released her latest single from her upcoming third album Someone to Watch Over Me. The album will be released on SYCO/Columbia Records on Tuesday, November 1. Listen to "You Have to Be There" below!
"You Have to Be There" was written by legendary Abba duo Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus for KRISTINA. Originally titled Kristina från Duvemåla, the musical premiered at the Malmo Music Theatre in Sweden in 1995 to great acclaim from critics and audiences alike. The musical ran for almost four years, winning four Guldmasken Theatre Awards and was seen by more people than any other musical in Swedish history.
In 1996, a concert version of KRISTINA was performed in Swedish at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota; a part of the country where many of the events in the Moberg novels took place. The Minneapolis Star Tribune called the concert "engaging, emotionally charged and haunting."
Based on The Emigrants series of novels by Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg (The Emigrants, Unto a Good Land, The Settlers, and The Last Letter Home), KRISTINA tells the epic story of an extended family's migration from Sweden to America in the mid-19th Century.