Out on September 27 are the deluxe- 2CD Sets (remastered with unreleased bonus tracks, some live-takes and demos) of the a-ha albums “Minor Earth | Major Sky” (2000) and “Lifelines” (2002). There will also be vinyl editions for the first time ever for these albums.
When a-ha took a seven-year break after their fifth album “Memorial Beach” was released in 1993, each of the members, Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy, pursued their own interests and arts until they were invited to perform on the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo. a-ha performed two songs at the event and started work on “Minor Earth | Major Sky” which would be released in 2000. In 2002 the album was followed up by “Lifelines”.
The “Minor Earth | Major Sky” 2CD set features the remastered original album with bonus tracks and a second CD with 16 more demos, outtakes and live tracks. The “Lifelines” 2CD set contains the remastered original album with bonus tracks and a second 19-track CD of early versions, demos and songs that did not make it to the final album.
Two unreleased demos are available now digitally: an early version of “The Sun Never Shone That Day” (from Minor Earth | Major Sky Deluxe Edition) and a raw demo of “Forever Not Yours” (from Lifelines Deluxe Edition).
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