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-ha 30th 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.
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