THE SINGLES 1984-2004

The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004 is a greatest hits album from Norwegian band A-ha, released on 11 April 2005. Despite the title, the album contains tracks from 1985–2002. The album contains 17 of their hits plus an enhanced video for the song “Take on Me“. The track listing of this album is slightly different from the one on The Singles: 1984–2004. It marked the return of A-ha to the top 20 of the UK Albums Chart.

The so-called definitive The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004 ironically has fewer unique singles (17, as “Take on Me” appears twice) than The Singles: 1984–2004 (19).

The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004 lacks the following songs, which exist on “The Singles: 1984–2004”:

  • “Move to Memphis”
  • “Minor Earth, Major Sky”
  • “Forever Not Yours”

The album, however, adds the single “You Are the One”, which did not feature on The Singles: 1984-2004. This album was the last by the group to be released by Warner Bros. In 2010, the album was released in the US.

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The Singles: 1984–2004

“Take on Me”
“The Sun Always Shines on T.V.” (7″ edit)
“Train of Thought” (7″ remix)
“Hunting High and Low” (7″ remix)
“I’ve Been Losing You”
“Cry Wolf”
“Manhattan Skyline” (7″ edit)
“The Living Daylights” (single version)
“Stay on These Roads”
“Touchy!”
“Crying in the Rain”
“Move to Memphis”
“Dark Is the Night”
“Shapes That Go Together”
“Summer Moved On” (radio edit)
“Minor Earth Major Sky” (Niven’s radio edit)
“Velvet” (radio version)
“Forever Not Yours”
“Lifelines” (album version edit)

The Definitive Singles Collection 1984–2004

“Take on Me”
“The Sun Always Shines on T.V.”
“Train of Thought”
“Hunting High and Low”
“I’ve Been Losing You”
“Cry Wolf”
“Manhattan Skyline”
“The Living Daylights”
“Stay on These Roads”
“Touchy!”
“You Are the One”
“Crying in the Rain”
“Dark is the Night”
“Shapes That Go Together”
“Summer Moved On”
“Lifelines”
“Velvet”
“Take on Me” (enhanced video)

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.

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

what to see in Norway

List of museums to see in Norway:

OSLO: THIS IS THE CAPITAL

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Vigeland park – free
By museet – free
Nasjonal Galleriet
Middelalder museet
Munch museet
Kon-tiki museet
Viking skip museet
Norsk folke museet
Akershus castle
Ibsen museet
… others on www.visitoslo.com (attraction)

BERGEN: THIS IS THE TOWN TO COME FOR VISIT THE NATURE AND THE FJORDS

Bergen BRYGGEN
Bryggen – free
Fisketorget – free
Griegs house

OTHER BEAUTIFUL TOWNS AND PLACES TO VISIT:
ÅLESUND FOR FJORD AND TYPICAL HOUSES FROM MIDDLEAGE
KRISTIANSAND ZOO
LOFOTEN ISLANDS FOR WHALE WATCHING

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DSC01186 STAVANGER SWORDS OF HARALD

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Immag023 REINDEERS EVERYWHERE

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