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They’ll Be Compiled, in a Week or Two

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The a-ha reissue/compilation frenzy continues. The band’s official Web site just announced another compilation from Rhino Records, just months after last compilation The Singles 1984-2004 got a domestic release.

This new set, 25, features two discs’ worth of hits and favorite album tracks from every one of the band’s albums, including the new farewell single “Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah).” Pretty much everything that’s on The Singles 1984-2004 (and reaching a bit further, the 1991 comp Headlines and Deadlines: The Hits of a-ha) can be found here, so if you’ve been waiting to get some sort of a-ha comp (and why have you been waiting? these guys are great), this might be the one to get. There’s also a few rare single mixes and things for collectors too. (Speaking of collectors, the site also posted a photo gallery of the packages for the soon-to-ship deluxe editions of Hunting High and Low and Scoundrel Days.)

The set is due out in Norway on July 19 and should hit other markets “in the coming months.” Hit the jump and take on another a-ha anthology.a-ha, 25 (Rhino, 2010)

Disc 1

  1. Take on Me – 3:51
  2. The Blue Sky – 2:36
  3. The Sun Always Shines on T.V. – 5:07
  4. Train of Thought (7” Remix) – 4:15
  5. Hunting High and Low (7” Remix) – 3:47
  6. I’ve Been Losing You – 4:27
  7. Scoundrel Days – 4:00
  8. The Swing of Things – 4:14
  9. Cry Wolf – 4:08
  10. Manhattan Skyline (Edit Version) – 4:11
  11. The Living Daylights – 4:14
  12. Stay on These Roads – 4:46
  13. Touchy! (U.K. DJ Edit) – 3:39 *
  14. There’s Never a Forever Thing – 2:51
  15. You Are the One (7” Remix) – 3:50
  16. The Blood That Moves the Body (Two-Time Gun Remix) – 4:08
  17. Crying in the Rain – 4:21
  18. Early Morning – 2:59
  19. Slender Frame – 3:42
  20. I Call Your Name – 4:29

Original versions of Disc 1 Tracks 1-5 from Hunting High and Low (Warner Bros., 1985)
Original versions of Disc 1 Tracks 6-10 from Scoundrel Days (Warner Bros., 1985)
Disc 1 Track 11 from The Living Daylights: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Warner Bros., 1987)
Original versions of Disc 1 Tracks 12-16 from Stay on These Roads (Warner Bros., 1988)
Disc 1 Tracks 17-2o from East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Warner Bros., 1990)

Disc 2

  1. Move to Memphis (Single Version) – 4:15
  2. Dark is the Night for All – 3:46
  3. Cold as Stone (Re-mix) – 4:32 *
  4. Angel (Edit) – 4:06
  5. Shapes That Go Together – 4:13
  6. Summer Moved On – 4:38
  7. Minor Earth Major Sky (Niven’s Radio Edit) – 4:01
  8. The Sun Never Shone That Day (Radio Edit) – 3:30 *
  9. Velvet – 4:21
  10. Forever Not Yours – 4:06
  11. Lifelines – 4:18
  12. Did Anyone Approach You? – 4:10
  13. Celice – 3:41
  14. Analogue (All I Want) – 3:48
  15. Cosy Prisons (Radio Mix) – 4:03
  16. Foot of the Mountain – 3:58
  17. Nothing is Keeping You Here (Single Remix) – 3:10
  18. Shadowside (Single Edit) – 3:31
  19. Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah) – 4:11

Original version of Disc 2 Track 1 from Headlines and Deadlines: The Hits of a-ha (Warner Bros., 1991)
Original versions of Disc 2 Tracks 2-4 from Memorial Beach (Warner Bros., 1993)
Disc 2 Track 5 was a non-LP single, 1994 – first compilation release from The Singles 1984-2004 (Warner Strategic Markets, 2004)
Original versions of Disc 2 Tracks 6-9 from Minor Earth, Major Sky (Warner Bros., 2000)
Original versions of Disc 2 Tracks 10-12 from Lifelines (Warner Bros., 2002)
Original versions of Disc 2 Tracks 13-15 from Analogue (Polydor, 2005)
Original versions of Disc 2 Tracks 16-18 from Foot of the Mountain (We Love Music, 2009)
Disc 2 Track 19 is a new track

* denotes commercially unavailable tracks

Written by Mike Duquette

June 30, 2010 at 15:37

Posted in a-ha, Compilations, News

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  1. I’m excited about this release, despite the fact that I own every a-ha album, plus the Singles 84-94 compilation. There are some rare edits and single mixes on here, and it includes songs from the Universal albums as well. It’s in glorious chronological order (not always a good thing, but in this case I think it is) and it includes the full-length version of The Sun Always Shines on TV rather than a dodgy edit. I’m also glad to see the single mix of Cozy Prisons, which was remixed by David Bascombe and is markedly different than the album version.

    Here’s hoping for some good photos and liner notes, as well!


    June 30, 2010 at 16:03

  2. Just received my confirmation that Hunting High and Low and Scoundrel Days have been dispatched. Good days

    Paul Cunningham

    July 1, 2010 at 02:41

  3. This is a “must buy”!


    July 1, 2010 at 10:20

  4. […] track list for 25 is here; the DVD track list is after the […]

  5. Je suis très déçu d’apprendre que l’édition deluxe incluant un dvd ne retracent pas tous les clips de a-ha.
    dans ce dvd il manquera les clips suivants: (j’ai vu le listing sur

    cosy prisons
    forever not yours
    nothing is keeping you here
    foot of the mountain
    there’s never a forever thing
    you are the one
    cry wolf
    the blod that moves the body
    un conseil a rhino: pourquoi inclure un dvd qui n’inclus pas tous les clips du groupe? décidement rhino a fait la même chose avec les bonus des editions deluxe de hunting… et scoundrel days! ou sont les bonus? et pourquoi payer les telechargements des titres qui ne figurent pas?je trouve cela navrant mais je vais quand même l’acheter mais avec une déception d’avance!


    September 30, 2010 at 10:18

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