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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
The Norwegian band a-ha had never really been away, so the 2006 album Analogue was hardly a comeback but a continuation of their 20-plus years of hitmaking. If anything, it was a return to form after the disappointing Lifelines album. The opening track, "Celice," was released in Europe only and featured Morten Harket's trademark falsetto vocals over a beat driven song. Pål Waaktaar's fuzzy guitar dominates "Make It Soon" but Analogue is mainly a very laid-back album, only a few of its 13 tracks are up-tempo in the style of their classic era "Take on Me," and most of the tracks are piano led, melancholy ballads including "Cozy Prisons," "Birthright," "A Fine Blue Line," and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
The Norwegian band a-ha had never really been away, so the 2006 album Analogue was hardly a comeback but a continuation of their 20-plus years of hitmaking. If anything, it was a return to form after the disappointing Lifelines album. The opening track, "Celice," was released in Europe only and featured Morten Harket's trademark falsetto vocals over a beat driven song. Pål Waaktaar's fuzzy guitar dominates "Make It Soon" but Analogue is mainly a very laid-back album, only a few of its 13 tracks are up-tempo in the style of their classic era "Take on Me," and most of the tracks are piano led, melancholy ballads including "Cozy Prisons," "Birthright," "A Fine Blue Line," and "The Summers of Your Youth." Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young lends his backing vocals to the tracks "Cozy Prisons" and "Over the Teardrops" and makes the harmonies on the latter song sound almost like one of CSN&Y's own. Halfway through the album comes the track "Halfway Through the Tour," a synth-beat number over seven minutes long. It's a strange song which appears to finish at the standard three-minute mark but then continues for a further four minutes as a flute instrumental with echoes of "Nights in White Satin." The first single to be released in the U.K., "Analogue (All I Want)" became their first Top Ten single since 1988's "Stay on These Roads."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/2005
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 602498746998
  • Catalog Number: 9874699
  • Sales rank: 73,971

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Celice (3:41)
  2. 2 Don't Do Me Any Favours (3:50)
  3. 3 Cosy Prisons (4:08)
  4. 4 Analogue (All I Want) (3:49)
  5. 5 Birthright (3:43)
  6. 6 Holy Ground (3:55)
  7. 7 Over the Treetops (4:24)
  8. 8 Halfway Through the Tour (7:26)
  9. 9 A Fine Blue Line (4:09)
  10. 10 Keeper of the Flame (3:58)
  11. 11 Make It Soon (3:19)
  12. 12 White Dwarf (4:24)
  13. 13 The Summers of Our Youth (6:29)
  14. 14 A-Ha Desktop Player
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
a-ha Primary Artist
Graham Nash Track Performer
David Angell Violin
David Davidson Violin
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Per Lindvall Drums
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
JøRun BøGeberg Bass
Claes Björklund Guitar, Piano
Martin Terefe Bass, Guitar, Piano
Frode Unneland Drums
Andreas Olsson Guitar
Geir Sundstøl Guitar
Sven Lindvall Bass
Alex Toff Drums
Technical Credits
Kjetil Bjerkestrand Producer
David Davidson String Arrangements
Morten Harket Composer
George Marino Mastering
Magne Furuholmen Composer
Kelly Pribble Engineer
Max Martin Composer, Producer
Eivind Skovdahl Engineer
Claes Björklund Programming, Engineer, Digital Editing
Martin Terefe Composer, Producer, Engineer
Michael Ilbert Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing
Nathaniel Chan Engineer
Andreas Olsson Engineer
George Tandero Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing
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  • Posted March 29, 2011

    Reflective and soulful

    While the album does sound a little different from other A-ha work in the past, it remains true in its depth. 20 years on, it continues to tell an evolving story. I really love "A Fine Blue Line" and "Summers of Our Youth."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic album

    Analogue is an excellent album. I consider it one of a-ha's best to date. However, if you are not familiar with Indie style music, you may not find it appealing. There are many great Indie bands out there, but if you are not used to the style, it does take some getting used to. This album is traditional pop with a strong indie flare--as Mags and Pal both write Indie music in their solo careers. So, if you like Ed Harcourt, Death Cab for Cutie (before Plans), Magnet, Aqualung, the soundtrack for Garden State and Wicker Park, then you will like this album. It is a little odd in that it isn't quite Indie and it isn't quite pop... it is somewhere inbetween. In conclusion--I LOVE this album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    na-ha

    While going unnoticed with some great albums (after leaving the euro-pop scene) the band appears to have hit a wall with this one. At its best it is passible. Nothing on this album really sticks out, everything is punchless and pointless. You get the feeling that they are just making albums out of habit rather than having any message or even emotional investment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A-ha arrives back to the US after to many years...

    Analogue the new A-ha collection arrives to the USA on their new world Universal label and hopefully a fresh new start. This grossly under-rated band from Norway has been quitely releasing excellent music since reforming in 2000 and Analogue(2005) ties up many loose ends and delivers a newer sound(thank Coldplay) for their sound updates to the band, its giving them some much needed bite but they've always been inventive(right from the start) on their best selling "Hunting High and Low" way back in the middle 80's and their unforturnate piegon holded single "Take on me" that forever labeled them pin up boy stars instead of the musically adventurous trio they really were. They've put out some really interesting, smart pop art music for years and only Europe and South America has been tuning in?? Analogue, their 8th collection is full of great rocking, pop melodies and interesting sounds but most impressive is their songwriting, they just sing melancholy, perhaps its Mortens voice that is just so perfectly suited for such atmosphere put to music that cuts so deep. My favorites, actually I like them all, the one I'm having some time with is "halfway through the tour" but it does have some interesting ending music that redeems itself nicely. The single "Celice" is a nice slice of pop flash, sung and played at a clip, just a great song, look for it in the new Divinchi Code movie directed by Ron Howard. "Analogue", the title track is one of the best offered here, with a newer sound going on, still great words. "Cosy Prison" is Aha at their best songwriting and its quite a favorite as is, "Birthright", "Holy Ground","White Dwarf","Make it soon", "A fine blue Line" and "Don't do me any favors". Graham Nash guests on two songs so you can see the admiration these guys have from some of our classic singers here in the states, not to mention why the likes of Coldplay have been singing their praises as being so influential in their music. Its time music lovers take another look at a group that is attempting to seduce the states with their one of a kind European pop/rock. This is a great place to start, its an excellent musical adventure.

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