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|Studio album by A-ha|
|Released||4 November 2005|
|Recorded||February 2005 – July 2005|
|Genre||New wave, pop rock|
|Label||Universal International 2600665
Polydor Records 98746998
|Producer||Martin Terefe, with Kjetil Bjerkestrand, Michael Ilbert, Max Martin|
|Singles from Analogue|
|Entertainment.ie||Archived April 6, 2010 at the Wayback Machine|
|TheMusicZine||Archived September 29, 2007 at the Wayback Machine|
Analogue is the eighth studio album by the Norwegian band A-ha, released in 2005. Four singles were also released from this record.
- "Celice" (Magne Furuholmen/Martin Terefe) – 3:41
- "Don't Do Me Any Favours" (Magne Furuholmen) – 3:51
- "Cosy Prisons" (Magne Furuholmen) – 4:08
- "Analogue (All I Want)" (Magne Furuholmen/Paul Waaktaar-Savoy/Max Martin) – 3:48
- "Birthright" (Magne Furuholmen/Martin Terefe) – 3:45
- "Holy Ground" (Morten Harket/Nick Whitecross/Ole Sverre Olsen) – 4:00
- "Over The Treetops" (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) – 4:24
- "Halfway Through The Tour" (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) – 7:26
- "A Fine Blue Line" (Magne Furuholmen) – 4:09
- "Keeper of the Flame" (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) – 3:58
- "Make It Soon" (Morten Harket/Ole Sverre Olsen) – 3:21
- "White Dwarf" (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) – 4:24
- "The Summers of Our Youth" (Magne Furuholmen) – 3:56
- Morten Harket – vocals
- Paul Waaktaar-Savoy – guitars, keyboards, vocals
- Magne Furuholmen – guitars, keyboards, piano, vocals
- Per Lindvall – drums
- Alex Toff – drums
- Frode Unneland – drums
- Sven Lindvall – bass
- Martin Terefe – bass, guitars, piano
- Jørun Bøgeberg – bass
- Claes Bjørklund – guitars, piano
- Geir Sundstøl – guitars
- Andreas Olsson – guitars
- Christer Karlsson – piano
- Graham Nash – backing vocals
- The song "Analogue (All I Want)" was originally a song called "Minor Key Sonata (Analogue)", which (like the rest of the album) was produced by Martin Terefe and mixed by Flood. Max Martin was then brought in to turn "Minor Key Sonata (Analogue)" into a more radio-friendly song, with a less surreal lyric and catchier chorus. The song was then re-written as "Analogue (All I Want)" and re-recorded, and is the only track on the album not produced by Terefe. Upon its release as a single, it became the band's first top 10 hit in the UK since 1988.
- The B-side to "Analogue (All I Want)", "Case Closed on Silver Shore", was also produced during the Analogue sessions by Terefe, and mixed by Flood, but was never released on the album. It was written by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy.
- The lead vocal on "The Summers of Our Youth" is by Furuholmen (the second time on an A-ha release), with Harket joining him on the chorus.
- In their live version of "Holyground", Waaktaar-Savoy plays an omnichord.
- The songs "Cosy Prisons" and "Over the Treetops" includes backing vocals by Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.