April 12, 2024

Early version a-ha’s ‘This Alone Is Love’ hides a ‘Scoundrel Days’ in-the-making + a-ha to perform at Nobel Peace Prize Concert

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On the re-released version of the Stay On These Roads (Deluxe Edition)blank album you can find a demo version of “This Alone Is Love” which halfway through turns into “Scoundrel Days”.

You can check for yourself below. Presumably this is a demo from the “Scoundrel Days” era which became 2 songs in the end. It’s not the first time this happens, also the demo track “Never Never” featured another track, “The sun always shines on T.V.”. “Never Never” was never used on the band’s debut, but “The sun always shines on T.V.” became the hit as we know it.

First “This Alone Is Love” which also holds “Scoundrel Days”.

“Never Never” with “The sun always shines on T.V.”inside it.

In related news, a-ha are to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Friday 11 December. This year it will be at Telenor Arena, and for the first time ever will be live streamed on YouTube.

Below are the band’s past performances at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert.


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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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