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Let’s Hope You Didn’t Buy a-ha’s “25” Just Yet

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Because the compilation released almost everywhere but the U.S. is getting expanded a bit more, as a CD/DVD edition with the first-ever compilation of the band’s videos. If you’re a big a-ha fan – and let’s face it: if you are, there’s at least a 75% chance of you getting 25 in the first place – you’ll want to wait until this version is released October 4.

And please excuse the grumbling, but catalogue fans are this close, it seems, to abandoning the purchase of reissues and box sets from U.S.-based stores, because all the interesting stuff is coming out from labels on other shores. At least stuff is getting put onto CD and DVD, but the lack of catalogue respect in the States is a bitter pill to have to swallow sometimes.

Speaking of cool a-ha stuff that you can order from the U.K., the band has begun selling the newly expanded version of their official book, The Swing of Things 1985-2010, a hard-to-find chronicle of the band in their own words and photos, now expanded to cover their full history.

The track list for 25 is here; the DVD track list is after the jump.

a-ha, 25: The Very Best of a-ha (Rhino, 2010)

Disc 3: Music Videos DVD (included with certain editions of the compilation)

  1. Take on Me
  2. The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
  3. I’ve Been Losing You
  4. Manhattan Skyline
  5. Stay on These Roads
  6. Crying in the Rain
  7. Dark is the Night for All
  8. Move to Memphis
  9. Shapes That Go Together
  10. Angel in the Snow
  11. Summer Moved On
  12. Minor Earth Major Sky
  13. Lifelines
  14. Did Anyone Approach You?
  15. Velvet
  16. Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)
  17. Take on Me (Original Version – 1984)

Written by Mike Duquette

September 23, 2010 at 11:16

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  1. Considering how freakishly awesome the CD track listing is, the DVD track list is underwhelming. I’m not a big music DVD watcher anyway (usually just once and then back on the shelf), so I’m sticking with my EU 2-CD set and not re-buying this for the DVD.

    PS a few months ago Rhino confirmed that 25 would not be released in the US… I’m assuming this goes for the DVD version as well.


    September 23, 2010 at 13:26

  2. Major kick in the *ss for everyone who bought it already (luckily not me in that case) – not the first compilation of videos on dvd though, Headlines + Deadlines was released way back in 1999 on dvd.
    Sadly the compilation dvd is far from being complete, though…


    September 23, 2010 at 17:21

  3. I got my copy of “25” two weeks ago, but the DVD doesn’t look all that great anyway.


    September 24, 2010 at 09:09

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