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a-ha to release ‘Hunting High and Low: Super Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition’ on September 18

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It’s shaping up to be an epic year for a-ha as the Norwegian trio marks its 30th anniversary in 2015 with a series of album reissues as well as a highly anticipated reunion tour and their first new album in six years.

As part of the celebration, a-ha will unveil HUNTING HIGH AND LOW: 30th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION. The set boasts four CDs and one DVD, plus a 60-page hardback book filled with rare photos and stories about the making of the album. Available September 18th, the set includes a remastered version of the original album, which has sold more than 10 million copies since its 1985 debut. The set also features various b-sides and more than two dozen rare and unreleased demos. Also featured is a full version of the album in early and alternate mixes. Unheard and all released for the first time.

The DVD in the Hunting High and Low set contains an unseen slightly alternate cut of the 1985 “Take On Me” video as well as the 1984 version and of course the “classic” video.

The a-ha30th anniversary celebrations began in April when the band released a special 7″ picture disc for Record Store Day that included two versions (one unreleased) of its massive international hit “Take On Me,” followed by vinyl reissues of the band’s first two albums – Hunting High and Low and Scoundrel Days, pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, released on May 25th.

Continuing the festivities there will be Deluxe Editions of Stay On These Roads (1988), East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1990) and Memorial Beach (1993) later in the year.

 

HUNTING HIGH AND LOW: 30th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION

Track Listing:

Disc 1 – The Album

1. TAKE ON ME

2. TRAIN OF THOUGHT

3. HUNTING HIGH AND LOW

4. THE BLUE SKY

5. LIVING A BOY’S ADVENTURE TALE

6. THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V.

7. AND YOU TELL ME

8. LOVE IS REASON

9. I DREAM MYSELF ALIVE

10. HERE I STAND AND FACE THE RAIN

 

Disc 2 – The Demos 1982-1984

1. LESSON ONE (Autumn 1982 “Take On Me” Demo)

2. PRESENTING LILY MARS (Naersnes Demo)

3. NÅ BLÅSER DET PÅ JORDEN (Naersnes Demo)

4. THE SPHINX (Naersnes Demo)

5. LIVING A BOY’S ADVENTURE TALE (Naersnes Demo)

6. DOT THE I

7. THE LOVE GOODBYE

8. NOTHING TO IT

9. GO TO SLEEP

10. TRAIN OF THOUGHT (Demo)

11. MONDAY MOURNING

12. ALL THE PLANES THAT COME IN ON THE QUIET

13. THE BLUE SKY (Demo)

14. YOU HAVE GROWN THOUGHTFUL AGAIN

15. WHAT’S THAT YOU’RE DOING TO YOURSELF IN THE POURING RAIN

16. TAKE ON ME (Demo)

17. HUNTING HIGH AND LOW (Demo)

18. I DREAM MYSELF ALIVE (Demo)

19. AND YOU TELL ME (Demo)

20. HERE I STAND AND FACE THE RAIN (Demo)

21. LOVE IS REASON (Demo)

22. THE BLUE SKY (2nd Demo)

23. NEVER NEVER

24. THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. (Demo)

25. PRESENTING LILY MARS (Rendezvous Demo)

 

Disc 3 – Singles, Extended Versions & B-Sides

1. TAKE ON ME (Original 7″ Version 1984)

2. TAKE ON ME (1984 12″ Mix)

3. STOP! AND MAKE YOUR MIND UP

4. TAKE ON ME (1985 12″ Mix)

5. TAKE ON ME (Instrumental Mix)

6. THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. (7″ Mix)

7. THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. (Extended Version)

8. DRIFTWOOD

9. THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. (Extended Version)

10. THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. (Instrumental)

11. TRAIN OF THOUGHT (7″ Remix)

12. TRAIN OF THOUGHT (U.S. Remix)

13. TRAIN OF THOUGHT (Dub Mix)

14. HUNTING HIGH AND LOW (7″ Remix)

15. HUNTING HIGH AND LOW (Extended Remix)

 

Disc 4 – The Alternate Mixes (Previously unissued)

1. TAKE ON ME (Video Version)

2. TRAIN OF THOUGHT (Early Mix)

3. HUNTING HIGH AND LOW (Early Mix)

4. THE BLUE SKY (Alternate Long Mix)

5. LIVING A BOY’S ADVENTURE TALE (Early Mix)

6. THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. (Alternate Early Mix)

7. AND YOU TELL ME (Early Mix)

8. LOVE IS REASON (Early Mix)

9. DREAM MYSELF ALIVE (Early “NYC” Mix)

10. HERE I STAND AND FACE THE RAIN (Early Mix)

 

DVD – The Videos

1. TAKE ON ME (1985 Version) – Directed by Steve Barron

2. THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. – Directed by Steve Barron

3. TRAIN OF THOUGHT – Directed by Candace Reckinger & Michael Patterson

4. HUNTING HIGH AND LOW – Directed by Steve Barron

5. TAKE ON ME (1984 Version) – Directed by Stevie Price

6. TAKE ON ME (1985 Alternate Cut) – Directed by Steve Barron

 

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