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Irrepressible voice, great album
on 11 December 2001
I bought this album mainly out of curiosity after not having owned any of A-Ha's earlier material. To be truthful I wasn't expecting a great deal despite having heard and enjoyed the singles 'Summer Moved On' and 'Velvet' before I had heard the rest of the album. Overall though, I was pleasantly surprised. This album is very consistent with only really one bad track on it ('The Company Man'- badly produced, quirky and very uninspiring). Apart from this though the quality on the album is very high with numerous spine tingling moments just made even more memorable by Morten Harket's irrepressible voice. How he managed to hit the notes he did on 'Thought It Was You' and get away with it is beyond me! Other highlights include 'Little Black Heart' (Catchy, cute and clever), 'To Let You Win' (Sentimental and beautiful), 'I'll Never Get Over You' (Stirring-definitely a grower) and 'I Wish I Cared' (Gorgeous and perfectly produced). Although the general mood of this album is a mellow one there are enough chirpy moments to satisfy other moods as well. This album has inspired me to delve into A-Ha's back catalogue and I recommend it highly.