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25

19 July 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 19 July 2010
  • Release Date: 19 July 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2010 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Total Length: 2:35:52
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  • ASIN: B0043RJ0KM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,614 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By The_Dread_Council on 29 Aug. 2010
Format: Audio CD
On the 4th of December 2010, on the third of 3 sell-out shows at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway, the curtain will finally fall on a-ha's glittering 25-year career.

Undoubtedly a sad day in the calendar, but this hugely talented trio will be bowing out on a high note. Last year, in "Foot of the Mountain", they released one of their finest albums, proving it was possible to be both contemporary and retro. This year, fans have been rather spoilt: Comprehensive 2-CD remasters of their first two albums ("Hunting High and Low" and "Scoundrel Days"), an updated version of Jan Omdahl's insightful book "The Swing of Things", a brand new single, and now this compilation album.

"25" is actually a-ha's third compilation album, following 1991's "Headlines and Deadlines" and "The Definitive Singles 1984-2004", but this is easily the most comprehensive, and it has been lovingly put together by reissue specialists Rhino Records. The only gripe I have is the band's chunky new logo on the aquatic cover, but this doesn't detract from what is a highly recommended retrospective.

Across the two discs, every remastered track (including some rare radio edits and mixes of singles) has been presented in chronological order, with the exception of "The Blood that Moves the Body" - this remix was used to further promote "Headlines and Deadlines" in 1992, and appears here for the first time in album format. Fan (and band) favourites "The Blue Sky", "The Swing of Things", "There's Never a Forever Thing" and "Slender Frame" have also been added, giving further weight to the claim that a-ha were more than just a singles act.

Each of a-ha's nine studio albums are well represented here, allowing listeners to trace their musical development.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Blossom on 31 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
Got this album on import; it really brought it home to me just how great a band A-ha really are. This is their first complete retrospective and has ALL their singles and cherry-picks the best album tracks too. There's hardly a duff track on it - it really is that good. And the sleeve artwork is classy too.
If you love catchy but adult widescreen pop with a melancholic slant and some epic, haunting melodies, then this really is highly recommended. Non a-ha fans too will be surprised at the depth, range and quality of the songs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Matt182 on 30 May 2013
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This album was released surrounding the bands' final break-up and just after the release of their farewell single. The first ever A-ha album I ever bought was 'The definitive singles collection 1984-2004' compilation album and I have loved this band ever since. Whereas that album has the defining singles and most of them on it from that 20 year period, this album has not just every single ever released by the band, including the final ever song 'Butterfly, butterfly (The last Hurrah) but also a selection of non-singles from each of the 9 studio albums. I think this is the ultimate A-ha collection and was especially attractive to me when it was released as I had collected some but not all of A-ha's albums so it gives a flavour of a couple of the non-singles from those albums. The album artwork follows on from the final album Foot of the mountain with the nature theme but has its own bubble style artwork. The booklet features a welcome informative piece about the band's history.

This album really is a piece of music history and if you have never bought an A-ha album before then it gives you a true slice of the band with not just the singles but album songs as well. The album features edited single versions and remixes which would even appeal to the veteran fan. There are 5 songs from the 1st two albums, 6 songs from the third, 4 songs from the fourth, fifth and sixth, 3 from the seventh, 3 from the eighth, 3 songs from the ninth and final album and the farewell single, which is very melancholy and emotionally stirring for the longer term fans. I think it's a brilliant song to say goodbye.

From the early days of deep 80's synth pop all the way to the modern nostalgic electro of their final album and final single this 2 CD album takes us along the journey of the bands development.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael O. Byrd on 12 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
The cd's are excellent, but what I was happiest with is the DVD. It's apparently region free. I wish more of the videos were on there, but most of the best ones are there and it play fine in my Regions 1 player. Every version of Headlines and Deadlines I've ever purchased has locked up my region free player for some reason. Overall an excellent release for the guys. Spans their full career with some of there best hits as well as some of their best non-single tracks. A must for fans and a good idea for anyone wanting to get a good idea of their full career.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Davies on 11 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
A superb compilation of the best songs off their studio albums (except for Blue Sky when Here I stand and face the rain was the more obvious choice from Hunting High and Low).

Whilst a nostalgia trip for the casual fan the great thing is how well the songs have aged. Besides the obvious Take on me and Sun always shines on TV, Manhattan Skyline, I call your Name and the swing of things are perfect melancholic pop.

The first cd is all killer no filler, the second part covering 91-10 is not quite as good but the highlights are dark is the night for all, major earth minor sky and foot of the mountain.

Finally if anybody wishes to purchase further a-ha albums then I would recommend Scoundrel days and foot of the mountain.
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