Decca to release 'Mamma Mia!' tunes

Soundtrack to be released July 8

Decca will release the soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!" on July 8, featuring performances by the movie's cast, including Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Amanda Seyfried.

There will be versions of 17 ABBA tracks on the soundtrack, which was mixed, mastered and produced by the band's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

Last year, Andersson and Ulvaeus reunited with the musicians who originally performed the songs to record the soundtrack; they hadn't played together since ABBA toured more than 25 years ago. "We didn't have to think about it," Andersson says. "It was in the fingers."

Among the songs included on the soundtrack are "Honey, Honey," "Dancing Queen" and "Take A Chance On Me."

The film "Mamma Mia!" will be released wide by Universal on July 18.