a-ha farewell tour in the USA May 2010

They made a concert on september the 12th, 2005, in NY...:) What a tour...:eek:
They met musicians in the street in Times Square and then...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWlGXrPhj-Y&feature=related
And yes, it is their 1st farewell tour. (and the last one I am afraid).

Thanks, I didn't know they were here then. I love a-ha, I was listening to the "Minor Earth Major Sky" cd the other day.


Farewell tour? Better late than never I guess.

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The band will release a Deluxe edition of their first two albums, Hunting High and Low, ans Scoundrel days. (Scoundrel days....:love:)
http://consequenceofsound.net/2010/05/07/a-ha-to-reissue-first-two-albums/

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a-ha in NY yesterday

Hunting High and Low Tracklist:
DISC 1: ALBUM + BONUS TRACKS
01. “Take On Me”
02. “Train Of Thought”
03. “Hunting High And Low”
04. “The Blue Sky”
05. “Living A Boy’s Adventure Tale”
06. “The Sun Always Shines On T.V.”
07. “And You Tell Me”
08. “Love Is Reason”
09. “I Dream Myself Alive”
10. “Here I Stand And Face The Rain”
Bonus Tracks
11. “Take On Me” (Original 7” Version 1984)
12. “The Sun Always Shines On T.V.” (Extended Mix)
13. “Train Of Thought” (U.S. Mix)
14. “Hunting High And Low” (Extended Remix)

DISC 2: DEMOS, B-SIDES & RARITIES
01. “Take On Me” (Demo)
02. “Train Of Thought” (Demo) *
03. “Hunting High And Low (Demo) *
04. “The Blue Sky” (Demo)
05. “Living A Boy’s Adventure Tale” (Early Version) *
06. “The Sun Always Shines on T.V.” (Demo) *
07. “And You Tell Me” (Demo)
08. “Love Is Reason” (Demo) *
09. “I Dream Myself Alive” (Demo) *
10. “Here I Stand And Face The Rain” (Demo) *
11. “Stop And Make Your Mind Up”
12. “Driftwood”
13. “Dot The I” *
14. “The Love Goodbye”
15. “Nothing To It” *
16. “Go To Sleep”
17. “Monday Mourning”
18. “All The Planes That Come In On The Quiet” *
19. “Never Never”
20. “What’s That You’re Doing To Yourself” *
21. “You Have Grown Thoughtful Again” *
22. “Lesson One” (Autumn 1982 “Take On Me” Demo) *
23. “Presenting Lily Mars”

* = Previously Unreleased

Scoundrel Days Tracklist:
DISC 1: ALBUM + BONUS TRACKS
01. “Scoundrel Days”
02. “The Swing Of Things”
03. “I’ve Been Losing You”
04. “October”
05. “Manhattan Skyline”
06. “Cry Wolf”
07. “We’re Looking For The Whales”
08. “The Weight Of The Wind”
09. “Maybe, Maybe”
10. “Soft Rains Of April”
Bonus Tracks
11. “I’ve Been Losing You” (Extended Version)
12. “Cry Wolf” (Extended Version)
13. “Manhattan Skyline” (Extended Version)

DISC 2: DEMOS, B-SIDES & RARITIES
01. “Scoundrel Days” (Demo)*
02. “The Swing Of Things” (Demo #3)*
03. “I’ve Been Losing You” (Octocon Studio Demo) *
04. “October” (Demo) *
05. “Manhattan Skyline” (Demo) *
06. “Cry Wolf” (Demo) *
07. “We’re Looking For The Whales” (Demo) *
08. “The Weight Of The Wind” (Demo) *
09. “Maybe, Maybe” (Demo) *
10. “Soft Rains Of April” (Guitar Version) *
11. “Scoundrel Days” (Octocon Studio Demo) *
12. “This Alone Is Love” (Original Version)
13. “Days On End” (Demo)
14. “Train of Thought” (Live In Croydon) *
15. “I’ve Been Losing You” (Live In Croydon) *
16. “The Blue Sky” (Live In Croydon)*
17. “Looking for The Whales” (Live In Croydon)
18. “Cry Wolf” (Live In Croydon) *
 

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http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/music/last_chance_to_take_on_him_x9cx9ZHhR8pneah2c7zMiN
A good review of the show in the US! Great!

A last chance to take on him
By DAN AQUILANTE

Last Updated: 12:32 AM, May 8, 2010
ROCK REVIEW

A-HA
There was an a-ha moment at the Nokia Theatre Thursday night -- and it came from a fan who says the '80s synth-pop relics have always been underrated.

"Everybody talks about Depeche Mode, the Cure and Duran Duran, but a-ha is just as influential," said Lower East Sider James Rodriguez, 30.

As evidenced by the packed house, plenty of people agree. But it was their last chance to catch the Norwegian band, whose 1985 hit "Take On Me" became an '80s anthem. Formed 28 years ago, the group is now retiring and is on the road with its "Ending on a High Note" worldwide tour.

Actually, a-ha has rarely been seen here: Since 1986, they've played in the US only once -- in 2005 at Irving Plaza.

The Nokia gig was a high note, indeed. Singer Morten Harket, 50, still has a superior multi-octave voice and a falsetto that makes men want to cross their legs.:D He has theatrical phrasing much like the late Freddie Mercury or an early slice of Meat Loaf, and his ability to sustain an impossible note, without losing pitch, is remarkable.
At 47, keyboardist Magne Furuholmen is the kid in the band, and he remains a nimble and inventive synthesizer ace. Guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, 48, is solid in providing the band's rhythm.

For lifelong fan Joan McCoy, a 50-year-old from Fairfield, Conn., the music still sounded fresh. "This music is from the '80s and it still sounds good . . . It has staying power."

After a two-hour show, during which the band worked to keep the performance lively, a-ha still had plenty of juice left to do an encore of "Take On Me" (the video, a combo of animation and live action, was one of MTV's first blockbuster hits) that was completely true to the original 1985 studio take.

Rodriguez, the fan who called a-ha underrated, added, "This is the first time I've seen them, and I'm a little sad this will be my last, but I'm grateful I'm here."

A-ha, a-men.

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:eek::eek:We are far from the journalist's cliches...Not all a-ha fans are girls...
 
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