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More than meets the Eye
on 19 March 2001
"More than meets the eye" could be the tagline for the career of A-ha. Those who have recently discovered the band via the A1 cover of their most well known track, 'Take On Me', will be presently surprised at the depth of quality that the band produced through their career.
This compilation spans their first four albums (from 1985 to 1991) and contains their early classics, 'Take On Me', 'Sun Always Shines on TV' and 'Hunting High and Low'.
'I've Been Losing You', 'Blood that Moves the Body', 'Manhattan Skyline', 'The Living Daylights', 'Train of Thought' and their cover of 'Crying in the Rain' are wonderful tunes as well, and A-ha are well known for their looser pop music like 'Touchy!' and 'You Are the One'.
Their later material like 'I Call Your Name', 'Early Morning' and 'Move to Memphis' is brilliantly diverse, and a sign that they were not a band who were typecast by a particular sound.
Since this compilation, they have released two excllent records (the broody 'Memorial Beach' in 1993 and 'Minor Earth|Major Sky' in 2000). Another album is slated for the end of 2001, and a world tour is likely.