Hunting High and Low

Hunting Higher and Lower: a-ha Super Deluxe Edition due in September

Despite very publicly splitting in 2010, a-ha have reformed for a further “final” tour and album Cast in Steel, due for release on 4th September. While there’s still no definitive release date for the long-promised deluxe reissues of Stay On These Roads and later albums to follow the 2CD versions of Hunting High and Low and Scoundrel Days from 2009, those first two albums have been reissued on vinyl and a five-disc Super Deluxe Edition of the band’s début set is due for release a couple of weeks after the new album.

Among its four CDs, the Hunting High and Low set includes demos, rare mixes and previously unreleased versions of every track on the album. An accompanying DVD rounds up the promo videos for the album’s four singles, including the original 1984 version of Take On Me. The set is available to pre-order at Amazon now with release due on 18th September.

Full track listing

CD1: the original album remastered

1. Take On Me
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 TV
7. And You Tell Me
8. Love Is Reason
9. I Dream Myself Alive
10. Here I Stand And Face The Rain

CD2: demos 1982-1984

1. Lesson One (Autumn 1982 “Take On Me” Demo)
2. Presenting Lily Mars Naersnes Demo)
3. Sa Blaser Det Pa Jorden (Naersnes Demo)
4. The Sphinx (Naersnes Demo)
5. Living A Boy’s Adventure Tale (Naersnes Demo)
6. Dot The I
7. The Love Goodbye
8. Nothing To It
9. Go To Sleep
10. Train Of Thought (Demo)
11. Monday Mourning
12. All The Planes That Come In On The Quiet
13. The Blue Sky (Demo)
14. You Have Grown Thoughtful Again
15. What’s That You’re Doing To Yourself In The Pouring Rain
16. Take On Me (Demo)
17. Hunting High And Low (Demo)
18. I Dream Myself Alive (Demo)
19. And You Tell Me (Demo)
20. Here I Stand And Face The Rain (Demo)
21. Love Is Reason (Demo)
22. The Blue Sky (2nd Demo)
23. Never Never
24. The Sun Always Shines On TV (Demo)
25. Presenting Lily Mars (Rendezvous Demo)

CD3: single mixes, extended versions & B-sides

1. Take On Me (Original 1984 7″ Version)
2. Take On Me (1984 12″ Mix)
3. Stop! And Make Your Mind Up
4. Take On Me (1985 12″ Mix)
5. Take On Me (Instrumental Mix)
6. The Sun Always Shines On TV (7″ Mix)
7. The Sun Always Shines On TV (Extended Version)
8. Driftwood
9. The Sun Always Shines On TV (Extended Version)
10. The Sun Always Shines On TV (Instrumental)
11. Train Of Thought (7″ Remix)
12. Train Of Thought (US Remix)
13. Train Of Thought (Dub Mix)
14. Hunting High And Low (7″ Remix)
15. Hunting High And Low (Extended Remix)

CD4: alternate mixes (previously unreleased)

1. Take On Me (Video Version)
2. Train Of Thought (Early Mix)
3. Hunting High And Low (Early Mix)
4. The Blue Sky (Alternate Long Mix)
5. Living A Boy’s Adventure Tale (Early Mix)
6. The Sun Always Shines On TV (Alternate Early Mix)
7. And You Tell Me (Early Mix)
8. Love Is Reason (Early Mix)
9. Dream Myself Alive (Early “NYC” Mix)
10. Here I Stand And Face The Rain (Early Mix)

DVD: the videos

1. Take On Me (1985 Version)
2. The Sun Always Shines On TV
3. Train Of Thought
4. Hunting High And Low
5. Take On Me (1984 Version)
6. Take On Me (1985 Alternate Cut)

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