Analogue (album)

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Analogue
Studio album by A-ha
Released 4 November 2005
Recorded February 2005 – July 2005
Genre New wave, pop rock
Length 54:43
Label Universal International 2600665
Polydor Records 98746998
Producer Martin Terefe, with Kjetil Bjerkestrand, Michael Ilbert, Max Martin
A-ha chronology
The Singles: 1984–2004
(2005)
Analogue
(2005)
Foot of the Mountain
(2009)
Singles from Analogue
  1. "Celice"
    Released: 7 October 2005
  2. "Birthright (promo)"
    Released: 28 October 2005
  3. "Analogue (All I Want)"
    Released: 23 January 2006
  4. "Cosy Prisons"
    Released: 17 April 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Entertainment.ie 4/5 stars Archived April 6, 2010 at the Wayback Machine
TheMusicZine 4/5 stars 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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Celice" (Magne Furuholmen/Martin Terefe) – 3:41
  2. "Don't Do Me Any Favours" (Magne Furuholmen) – 3:51
  3. "Cosy Prisons" (Magne Furuholmen) – 4:08
  4. "Analogue (All I Want)" (Magne Furuholmen/Paul Waaktaar-Savoy/Max Martin) – 3:48
  5. "Birthright" (Magne Furuholmen/Martin Terefe) – 3:45
  6. "Holy Ground" (Morten Harket/Nick Whitecross/Ole Sverre Olsen) – 4:00
  7. "Over The Treetops" (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) – 4:24
  8. "Halfway Through The Tour" (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) – 7:26
  9. "A Fine Blue Line" (Magne Furuholmen) – 4:09
  10. "Keeper of the Flame" (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) – 3:58
  11. "Make It Soon" (Morten Harket/Ole Sverre Olsen) – 3:21
  12. "White Dwarf" (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy) – 4:24
  13. "The Summers of Our Youth" (Magne Furuholmen) – 3:56

Personnel[edit]

A-ha:

Additional musicians:

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • 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 "Case Closed on Silver Shore" was also produced during the Analogue sessions, produced by Terefe, and mixed by Flood. It was written by Pal 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.

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