High and Low (Reviewed by DarkWave):
has to be one of the most emotive record ever made in the New Wave era
and for sure of one of the best. Morten Harket, singer and leader of the
band is outstanding, a superb powerful voice he got. Every single tracks
on this album is a must, the lyrics are often beautiful and sensitive.
This album include A-ha's hits "Take on Me", "The Sun Always
Shines on T.V" and U.K's huge hits "Train of Thought".
Highly underrated, this album deserves a place in every 80s music fan.
1. Take on
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
to this review by D2GIRL):
to this review by SurlyOne):
agree, this is a brilliant album. It's a shame that most Americans see
them as a one-hit wonder, pretty-boy band. The truth is that they are
outstanding musicians with a real talent for songcraft. Even their 2000
album Minor Earth Major Sky is exceptional! Never released in the US,
but available as an import. The singles "Summer Moved On" and
"Velvet" are both classics.
to this review by wavemeister):
right - A-Ha and some of their albums are in my personal all-time favourite
The only thing which diminished the fun of listening to 'Hunting...' was
the hype around them, fanned by all the teen gazettes when A-Ha became
hip. As a true male 15-year old, you couldn´t admit to like a band
which singer was considered as 'cutie' by all the girls. Scary...I´m
sounding like Ted...
to this review by Shabooh):
Agreed. an excellent album. My personal favorite is "Here
I stand and face the Rain".
I kind of let this song slip through when I bought it in 1985 and "discovered"
it in the summer of 1989. Today, it remains as my fav.
to this review by Steve
Chase): Indeed it was an excellent album, and
still provides me with good listening although I play the 'Headlines &
Deadlines Greatest Hits' more these days. From the lesser known tracks,
I always liked 'Dream Myself Alive' and 'Living A Boy's Adventure Tale'.
did prefer the single version of 'Train Of Thought' which appears on 'Headlines
& Deadlines' though.
to this review by ValJ):
Just adding some spice, since I'm of a different opinion.
I'm sure these guys were great artists, but I never saw what the fascination
was all about. I didn't like either of their U.S. hits. If you're a metal
or glam band fan, this may not be something you want to look into. If
you're into new wave, then by all means, buy it! I am sure these guys
know great new wave when they hear it!
to this review by Steve
Chase): <Sharp intake of breath> OOoooOOooh!
Con-tro-ver-sial!! Nah, seriously I understand where you're coming from
ValJ. A-ha are not everyone's cup of tea I'll admit. Having said that
more often that not most of my 80's buds will speak kindly of at least
1 A-ha song. Guess it was a bit like the 'Wham' over-hype or did you own
a 'Choose Life' t-shirt perchance?