On receiving this long-awaited live album I was wondering how the producers would capture the live atmosphere of an a-ha concert. I need not have worried. The key aspect of a-ha's recent European success has been a string of sublime live performances across the continent (and even here in the UK!), which have been well-received by critics and fans alike. Having experienced the live a-ha concert, I can say that all of the power and emotion of the crowd has been captured on this album, especially on songs like "Hunting High and Low" and "The Living Daylights". This album can only serve the band well in its fight to receive it's long-awaited critical acclaim outside continental Europe. These guys just seem to get better with age. Maturity is demonstrated here in their presentation of older hits in a new format: a much rockier sound, perfect for the live arena. Having followed the guys for getting on for 20 years now, I can safely say that they are currently creating their best material, and long may they continue to do so.
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