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Foot Of The Mountain CD


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  • Audio CD (27 July 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: UMRL
  • ASIN: B002BSI6UU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,479 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Bandstand
2. Riding The Crest
3. What There Is
4. Foot Of The Mountain
5. Real Meaning
6. Shadowside
7. Nothing Is Keeping You Here
8. Mother Nature Goes To Heaven
9. Sunny Mystery
10. Start The Simulator

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By englishheather TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Aug 2009
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Others have said what I felt initially that this album was pleasant but it maybe didn't have the 'WOW' factor of say "Take On Me" or "The Sun Always Shines On TV". They are probably kicking themselves now (if they have not just abandoned it after one or two listenings) for judging it too soon.

Like making love, there are many different ways to get one tingling. Some songs have an immediate impact while others like those on this album take their time. With each play they build up and up and up - to incredible! I listened again and again and they just got better and better. The more I listened the more I found there was to hear and the more they reached deep into my soul. I now find myself saying things like "oh my goodness" (or words to that effect!) whenever I play them.

In a nutshell, this album is absolutely gloriously brilliant. All the tracks are beautiful, mostly haunting and, as you will have realized by now, push all my sensitive buttons. If I had to choose one track it would currently be 'What There Is' - it makes me well up with a huge feeling of elation.

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I've seen other reviews comparing this album to the work of A-Ha across the past 25 years and the reception has been mixed. I feel that I am at an advantage in that for me A-Ha has only existed for a few months in my life. I have listened to their best in the here and now not passing through 25 years of my own life. I don't have memories attached to a particular song to conjure up nostalgic moments. And, I can honestly say that not one is dated - they could have been recorded in 2009 - not 1984 onwards. There are many wonderful and talented performers out there but none have impressed me as A-Ha have since my days of growing up in the aura of the Beatles.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Rebecca Wheeldon on 13 Sep 2009
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I have been a A-ha fan since the beginning so it's so good to hear the band back at their roots of the 80's. Morten just gets better and better as the years go by. Looking forward to hearing them performing tracks from the album live in November.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lou-lou on 1 Aug 2009
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This album is simply amazing.
I have been an a-ha fan since the beginning and have loved all of their albums, but this one is head & shoulders above anything they have ever created. Its top of my album list already (sorry Keane, Hopes & Fears, you have been knocked off the top spot after all this time!) and I have only had it 2 days!
For those that remember the boys from the 80's, this album will take you right back. Its an eighties sound with grown up lyrics.
Track 2 (Riding the Crest)gets you tapping your feet instantly and I hope the boys release this as their next single.
Track 6 was so moving it made me cry.
Cant wait to see the boys in November to hear the tracks from the album live.
I dearly hope this album goes to number one and gives the boys the recognition they deserve.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Crozier on 8 Jun 2009
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Foot of the mountain sees A-ha return to the roots and produce a master-class in 80's synth laden pop, resulting in their finest album since their comeback in 2000, and arguably the finest of their 25 year career.

The album kicks off with Bandstand, an outstanding track that has a distinct Kraftwerk sound whilst remaining quintessentially a-ha. It is an excellent opener and sets the tone of the album perfectly.

Riding the Crest follows, a track that will be familiar to those who attended the RAH concert in May 2008, or to those who have listened to the YouTube concert clips. If you have heard the live versions, you may be disappointed as the album versions of Riding the Crest and Shadowside both lack the dynamism of their live performances. Don't get me wrong, they are still excellent songs, even with the somewhat subdued production, however the live performances showed that they have the potential to be epic. I suspect that the production of these two songs have been made to fit into the album as a whole and that single remixes will be done at a later stage, if they follow the live versions, expect them to be massive hits. These are minor criticisms, although as it stands, it looks like a spectacular own goal.

What there is, was premiered at the Brazil concerts earlier this year and fan reactions were mixed, this probably stemmed from the spectacular computer programming problems. The album version of What there is, is an entirely different affair, brilliant, a song that has the laid back vibe and sophistication of a Daniel Craig bond film theme song.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Aug 2009
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Love this new one.I really love track 2 and track 7....I have always liked A-ha they seem to be doing better and better as time has gone on...Long may they contine..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Heath on 11 Sep 2009
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I've enjoyed all of a-ha's albums and the evolution of their sound over time. However, as a fan of electronic pop music, I always loved the sound of their first album. This latest release from a-ha is mature yet with some familiar sounds from their early days, so it makes for a great creation--a mix of the old and the new. I would like to see more albums like this from the group!
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