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HOMECOMING – Live at Valhall

A-ha Live at Vallhall – Homecoming/Grimstad Benefit Concert is a live concert DVD/live album released in 2002 during the concert in Vallhall on March 24, 2001.

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DVD tracklist

“Minor Earth Major Sky”
“The Sun Never Shone That Day”
“Little Black Heart”
“I’ve Been Losing You”
“Manhattan Skyline”
“Thought That It Was You”
“I Wish I Cared”
“Cry Wolf”
“Mary Ellen Makes the Moment”
“Stay On These Roads”
“Early Morning”
“You’ll Never Get Over Me”
“Velvet”
“The Sun Always Shines on T.V.”
“The Living Daylights”
“Hunting High and Low”
“Summer Moved On”
“Crying in the Rain”
“Take on Me”

Bonus Disc – Live at Grimstad (not included in all versions)

“Stay On These Roads”
“Early Morning”
“You’ll Never Get Over Me”
“Summer Moved On”
“The Living Daylights” (taken from Vallhall, Oslo 25 March 2001)
“Angel” (taken from Vallhall Oslo, 24 March 2001)

The year 2000 marked the triumphant return of a-ha to the international scene. After a seven-year break, the band reformed and released the CD ‘Minor Earth, Major Sky’ to widespread critical acclaim, and scored a European hit with the single ‘Summer Moved On.’

Having completed a successful tour of Japan and Europe, a-ha returned to their native Norway on the 24th and 25th of March 2001, for two sell-out shows at Oslo’s new football arena Vallhall. This DVD is a recording of the first night.

This DVD contains lots of extra material, including documentation of their seven years apart, interviews, unreleased live footage, and four videos from ‘Minor Earth, Major Sky.’

DVD Special Features:
Documentary – ‘The Seven Year Itch’
Backstage with a-ha featurette
After Party Vallhall featurette
Facts – History of the band
4 Promo Videos:
Summer Moved On*
Minor Earth Major Sky*
Velvet*
I Wish I Cared*
Additional Live Performances:
Early Morning (Grimstad Version)*
Summer Moved On (Grimstad Version)*

Note: * items are included as bonus material on the video edition.

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ENDING ON A HIGH NOTE – the final concert

FAREWELL LIVE DVD – CD – DIGIPACK 2010

Recorded in Oslo Spektrum Scene during the last concerts from 2nd to 4th Desember

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Single CD edition

  1. The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
  2. The Blood That Moves the Body
  3. Scoundrel Days
  4. The Swing of Things
  5. Forever Not Yours
  6. Stay on These Roads
  7. Manhattan Skyline
  8. Hunting High and Low
  9. Minor Earth Major Sky
  10. Summer Moved On
  11. I’ve Been Losing You
  12. Foot of the Mountain
  13. Cry Wolf
  14. Analogue (All I Want)
  15. The Living Daylights
  16. Take on Me

Deluxe edition

CD 1
  1. The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
  2. Move to Memphis
  3. The Blood That Moves the Body
  4. Scoundrel Days
  5. The Swing of Things
  6. Forever Not Yours
  7. Stay on These Roads
  8. Manhattan Skyline
  9. Hunting High and Low
  10. We’re Looking For the Whales
CD 2
  1. Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)
  2. Crying in the Rain
  3. Minor Earth Major Sky
  4. Summer Moved On
  5. I’ve Been Losing You
  6. Foot of the Mountain
  7. Cry Wolf
  8. Analogue (All I Want)
  9. The Living Daylights
  10. Take on Me
DVD
  1. The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
  2. Move to Memphis
  3. The Blood That Moves the Body
  4. Scoundrel Days
  5. The Swing of Things
  6. Forever Not Yours
  7. Stay on These Roads
  8. Manhattan Skyline
  9. Hunting High and Low
  10. We’re Looking For the Whales
  11. Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)
  12. Crying in the Rain
  13. Minor Earth Major Sky
  14. Summer Moved On
  15. I’ve Been Losing You
  16. Foot of the Mountain
  17. Cry Wolf
  18. Analogue (All I Want)
  19. The Living Daylights
  20. Take on Me
Extras
  • Ending On A High Note Documentary
  • Photoshoots for promo
Chart (2011) Position
German Albums Chart 74
French Albums Chart 31

 

European festivals

FESTIVALBAR 2000 FIRENZE (IT)

SUMMER MOVED ON

WHOLEN (CH) 2001

ROCK AM RING 2001 GERMANY

ROCK IM PARK 2001 GERMANY

GRIMSTAD FOR SOFIE 2001 :

STAY ON THESE ROADS

EARLY MORNING AND SUMMER MOVED ON

ZELL AM SEE (AUT) 2002

HYDRO 2005 FROGNERPARKEN

LIVE 8 IN BERLIN 2005

NOBEL PRICE 2001 OSLO

DIFFERENCES

the swing og things biographies

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A-HA The Swing Of Things – Twenty Years With A-Ha (2004 Norwegian published 408-page Hardback Book by Jan Omdahl with Photo Editor Guri Dahl. Translated to English by Donald Tumasonis. Arguably one of the most extensive biographies of the band looking back in detail over their twenty year strong success in pop from their break-through with Take On Me and scrutinising the band’s releases that followed, writing approach, tours and live performance, lyrics, media coverage, controversy stories and profiles plus their comeback! Also features demo-tape listings, official and special releases discography and a great concert summary. Includes an exclusive 12-track picture CD specially mounted in the inside back cover featuring demos versions of their hits including Take On Me and The Swing Of Things, a track in Norwegian and more classics like Hunting High And Low! – Superb, comprehensive book with a great hardback picture cover matching the disc artwork. The outer sleeve is showing some very light negligible signs of sheflwear/storage but otherwise this great package remains near mint throughout!) THE DEMO CD ALSO HERE: https://harketsvilla.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/the-swing-of-things-demo-tapes-cd/

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a-ha: The Swing of Things 1985–2010 is the definitive book about Norway’s greatest pop band.
In the autumn of 1985, a-ha shot to the top of Billboard’s US list with its first single, Take on Me, which was accompanied by a groundbreaking video. An unknown band from Norway had accomplished something nobody thought possible.
In the autumn of 2010, a-ha is finishing up its farewell tour, “Ending on a High Note”. After 25 years, more than 550 concerts, nine studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, almost forty singles, 63 number-one records in 27 countries and more than 35 million albums sold, it’s definitely over. An era has ended. a-ha: The Swing of Things 1985–2010 is the ultimate summation of a fairy-tale career.
For this edition, Jan Omdahl, who has followed a-ha for many years, has updated the text of his classic band biography The Swing of Things. The book also contains an abundance of unique visual materials, many of them previously unpublished: record covers, PR material, and assorted items collected over the course of the band’s career; the band members’ personal photos, sketches, and notes; and several series of classic pictures taken by the photographers who have followed a-ha most closely over the past 25 years – among them Just Loomis, who took the pictures for the three of the first five albums.
This book amounts to a unique documentation of a-ha’s history – and of all the strange and magical machinery that makes up a pop band’s biography.

1994 – Shapes That Go Together

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CD, BSIDE “COLD AS STONE”

video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV8soEbJE0g

The music video to “Shapes That Go Together” is directed by Barry Maguire. It was a simple Black and White Studio film with Sepia tones, it is also one of the few times you see a backing band with drummer and bass player. The video was not commercially available.

CD1 “Shapes That Go Together” (4:13) “Cold As Stone (Remix)” (4:32) “Shapes That Go Together (Instr. Version)” (4:23)

CD2 “Shapes That Go Together” (4:13) “Slender Frame (Live)” (4:05) “Touchy! (Live)” (6:46) “Rolling Thunder (Live)” (6:13)

The “Cold As Stone” remix on CD 1 was originally created as a potential follow-up to the “Lie Down In Darkness” single in the US. Unfortunately that single did not chart, so this was the only known release of the remix until the 2010 compilation “25″ was released. The live tracks on CD 2 are taken from the video “Live In South America”.

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When a new A-ha album did not appear, and solo albums began to be released, it was fearedthat this was to be A-ha’s last song. Ironically entitled “Shapes That Go Together”, there was a significant amount of discord within the band at the time of the song’s release. This single was the official song of the Paralympics ’94 which was held at Lillehammer, Norway. The single was written by Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar, who from now onwards refers to himself as Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, produced by Christopher Neil and arranged by A-ha and Kjetil Bjerkestrand. This song was released in February 1994. It reached #27 on the charts in the UK, and was in the charts for three weeks total. Also reached #57 in Germany, #28 in Poland and #15 in Japan. The single was not released on an album until 10 years later, when it was placed onto The Singles: 1984-2004 hits album and a year later appearing on the UK version The Definitive Singles Collection 1984-2004 which is practically the same album with just a few track differences. The song, as well as its B-side “Cold As Stone”, is also placed in the new compilation 25. The German-made disc is silver and green depicting the Paralympics emblem, while the A-ha-logo and track listings are printed in white letters. It has sold 275,000 copies worldwide. The second 5″ CD-single is a limited edition numbered CD. It comes in an album style case with a card insert. The front is in various shades of pinks and purples instead of greens and blues, but has the same cover design. It contains three 4½” × 4½” photographic prints, one of each band member (taken from the video “Dark Is The Night”). The spine is black with white titles. The CD is silver `matte effect’ with black titles and A-ha-logo. The back cover of the CD is black with white text and has the same group picture as on the back of the 7″.

“Shapes That Go Together”
When you were wrapped in tangles
I was free
And when you were undecided
I believed
It’s alright, tonight
On a deep blue mountain high
The shapes that go together
You and I
When you were filled with longing
I belonged
When you were weak from trying
I was strong
But it’s alright, tonight
On a deep blue mountain high
The shapes that go together
You and I
The shapes that go together
You and I
Childhood winters
Come to me
Whisper softly
So tenderly
I know, I walked 25 miles to hold you
Just to find you’d moved away
When you were wrapped in tangles
I was free
And when you were almost blinded
I could see
But it’s alright, tonight
On a deep blue mountain high
The shapes that go together
You and I
The shapes that go together
You and I
You and I
The shapes that go together

Country Position
UK 27
Germany 57
Poland 28
Japan 15

a-ha Awards

This is a comprehensive list of major music awards received by A-ha, a Norwegian new wave band. Formed in 1982 by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen, and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, A-ha have been one of the most popular European acts in the world since the mid-1980s. The band has sold more than 70 million albums and singles worldwide, and has been nominated for one Grammy Award, more than any other Norwegian rock band. A-ha achieved mainstream success with their debut album Hunting High and Low and the single “Take On Me” in 1985. After the release of the album A-ha was nominated for Best New Artist. In 1994, the band went on a hiatus. After a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 1998, the band returned to the studio and recorded 2000’s Minor Earth Major Sky, which resulted in a new started to work on their new album. In 2002 the band released their seventh studio album Lifelines. Analogue was released in 2005 and has been certified Silver.Their newest album “Foot of the Mountain” is their highest charting album in the U.K. since “Stay on These Roads”, and was released in 2009.

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Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav

Order of St. Olav

The three members of a-ha, Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar Savoy, was appointed Knights of the 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for their contribution to Norwegian music. The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav is granted as a reward for distinguished services to their country and mankind. The official ceremony took place on 6 November 2012.

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MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. A-ha has received 8 awards from 11 nominations.

Year Name of Award Award Won / Awarded / Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Direction ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Concept Video ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Viewer’s Choice ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Special Effects ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Most Experimental Video ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year ( Take On Me ) Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Group Video ( Take On Me ) Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Art Direction ( Take On Me ) Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist ( a-ha ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Editing ( The Sun Always Shines On TV ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Cinematography ( The Sun Always Shines On TV ) Won

Q Awards

The Q Awards are hosted annually by the music magazine Q. A-ha has received one award.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2006 Q Awards Inspirational Award Won

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Spellemannprisen

Spellemannprisen is the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy award and is Norway‘s main music award.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarde / Nominated[16]
1985 Spellemannprisen Pop ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1985 Spellemannprisen This year’s Spellemann ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1986 Spellemannprisen Pop ( Scoundrel Days ) Won
1986 Spellemannprisen This year’s music video ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1986 Spellemannprisen The Jury’s honorary award Won
2000 Spellemannprisen The Jury’s honorary award Won
2000 Spellemannprisen This year’s music video ( Velvet ) Won
2008 Spellemannprisen Special Award: The Best Hit of all time on the 50 year old official VG-lista hit list ( Take On Me ) Won
2010 Spellemannprisen Spellemannprisen Honorary Award Won

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World Music Awards

The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 that annually honors recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the record industry

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2010 World Music Awards World’s Best Selling Scandinavian Artist Award Won
1993 World Music Awards Best selling artist in Norway award ( National award ) Won

Viña del Mar Festival

Viña del Mar International Song Festival

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2006 Viña del Mar International Song Festival Gaviota de plata Won
2006 Viña del Mar International Song Festival Antorcha de Oro Won
2006 Viña del Mar International Song Festival Antorcha de Plata Won

Goldene Europa Award

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2001 Goldene Europa Award Comeback des Jahres Award Won
1988 Goldene Europa Award Best Album ( Stay On These Roads ) Won
1986 Goldene Europa Award Best Musicvideo ( Take On Me ) Won

Nordic Music Awards

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2004 Nordic Music Awards Prize of Honor Won

BMI Awards – Broadcast Music, Inc.

Broadcast Music, Inc.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2013 Broadcast Music, Inc. Multi-Million Performance Award – for more than 4 million airings on the US airwaves of Take On Me since release Won [17]
2007 Broadcast Music, Inc. Multi-Million Performance Award – for more than 3 million airings on the US airwaves of Take On Me since release Won
1991 Broadcast Music, Inc. 1 Million broadcasts in the USA of Take On Me since release Won

Per Gynt Award

Peer Gynt Prize

The Peer Gynt Prize has been awarded every year since 1971. The recipient of the annual prize is chosen by the Norwegian parliament, and is given to a person or institution that has achieved distinction in society.

Year Type of Award Won / Awarded / Nominated
1987 Peer Gynt Prize Won

Gammleng awards

Gammleng Award

Year Type of Award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2008 Gammleng Award Pop Won

Bravo Otto Awards

The Bravo Otto is a German accolade honoring excellence of performers in film, television and music. Established in 1957, the award is presented annually, with winners selected by the readers of Bravo magazine. The award is presented in gold, silver and bronze and, since 1996, an honorary platinum statuette presented for lifetime achievement.

Bravo Otto

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
1985 Bravo Otto Awards Band: Bronse Award Won
1986 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Gold Award Won
1987 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Gold Award Won
1988 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Silver Award Won

Various other awards

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2010 Echo (music award) Best International Pop/Rock Group Nominated
2009 SWR’s New Pop Festival Pioneer Of Pop Award Won
2000 VIVA Germany Comet Preis Comeback Award Won
1986 The Golden Rose Festival, Switzerland Best musicvideo award for Take On Me Won
1986 West German TV channel “SR” Best musicvideo Take On Me Won
1987 Australian Video Awards Musicvideo ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1986 Australian pop music awards Most popular international act Won
1987 Montreux, the “IM&MC Gala” Best group video award (British Industry Award) Won
1987 Azzurro 87 Festival in Bari n/a Won
1987 Berolina Awards, Germany Best international group Won
1987 The Diamonds Awards, Belgium For the song Touchy! Won

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards are awarded for outstanding achievements in the record industry. A-ha has received one nomination.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
1986 American Music Awards Favorite Pop/Rock Video “Take on Me Nominated

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. A-ha has received one nomination.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
1986 Grammy Awards Best Album Package ( Hunting High and Low ) Nominated
1986 Grammy Awards Best New Artist A-ha Nominated