Sunday, April 13, 2008

549. A-Ha - Hunting High And Low (1985)
















Track Listing

1. Take On Me
2. Train Of Thought
3. Hunting High And Low
4. Blue Sky
5. Living A Boy's Adventures Tale
6. Sun Always Shines On TV
7. And You Tell Me
8. Love Is Reason
9. I Dream Myself Alive
10. Here I Stand And Face The Rain

Review

We are getting into a prize time for 80's pop, and we start with a-ha. The most famous band from Norway! YAY! And the album starts with a banger, with probably the most recognisable Synth tune in the world at the beginning of Take On Me.

This is very much an album of the beginning of the MTV age, but fortunately it does not live on just one single, there are a couple more good songs here, the title track is nice and so is the Sun Always Shines on TV.

This album is worth more for its kitsch value than its musical qualities, but it is still enjoyable like a snapshot of the mid-80s frozen in time. A fun album, especially if you are, like me, a child of the 80s.

Track Highlights

1. Take On Me
2. The Sun Always Shines on TV
3. Hunting High and Low
4. Living a Boy's Adventure Tale

Final Grade

8/10

Trivia

From Wikipedia:

Beginning with a bang, a-ha's debut album sold more than eight million copies worldwide and spawned three #1 hits. In the fall of 1986, "Take on Me" and "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." were nominated for 11 MTV Video Awards combined, and a-ha won eight of these.

In June 1986, a-ha began a world tour which carried on through August 1987. The band had never played a single concert when "Take On Me" shot to #1 in America; soon they could boast a 16-country, 113-city tour under their belt along with countless interviews and television appearances.

Take On Me:

3 comments:

Shu said...

Looks like something wierd has happened to your post numberings.

Francisco Silva said...

indeed.

Thanks for letting me know.

Fixed now.

Tommy said...

I saw this video relating to A-Ha and it made me crack up, I don't know why but I thought you would appreciate it Cisco...

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1832838