Minor Earth Major Sky

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Minor Earth Major Sky
Studio album by A-ha
Released 17 July 2000
Recorded 1998–2000
Genre New wave, pop rock, synthpop
Length 58:42
Label Wea International 8573 82183-2
Producer a-ha, Kjetil Bjerkestrand, Millenia Nova, Ras, Roland Spremberg, Andre Tanneberger, Păl Waaktaar
A-ha chronology
Memorial Beach
(1993)
Minor Earth Major Sky
(2000)
Lifelines
(2002)
Singles from Minor Earth, Major Sky
  1. "Summer Moved On"
    Released: 22 May 2000
  2. "Minor Earth Major Sky"
    Released: 10 July 2000
  3. "Velvet"
    Released: 14 September 2000
  4. "The Sun Never Shone That Day"
    Released: 21 September 2000
  5. "I Wish I Cared"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Musicfolio 3.5/5 stars link

Minor Earth | Major Sky is the sixth album by Norwegian band a-ha, released in 2000. It sold 2 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Minor Earth Major Sky" – 5:25 (Furuholmen/Waaktaar-Savoy)
  2. "Little Black Heart" – 4:35 (Furuholmen/Waaktaar-Savoy)
  3. "Velvet" – 4:21 (Waaktaar-Savoy/Lauren Savoy)
  4. "Summer Moved On" – 4:38 (Waaktaar-Savoy)
  5. "The Sun Never Shone That Day" – 4:40 (Waaktaar-Savoy/Lauren Savoy)
  6. "To Let You Win" – 4:24 (Harket/Havard Rem)
  7. "The Company Man" – 3:15 (Furuholmen/Waaktaar-Savoy)
  8. "Thought That It Was You" – 3:50 (Harket/Ole Sverre-Olsen)
  9. "I Wish I Cared" – 4:23 (Furuholmen)
  10. "Barely Hanging On" – 3:56 (Waaktaar-Savoy)
  11. "You'll Never Get Over Me" – 5:40 (Waaktaar-Savoy)
  12. "I Won't Forget Her" – 4:44 (Waaktaar-Savoy)
  13. "Mary Ellen Makes the Moment Count" – 4:51 (Waaktaar-Savoy)

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Summer Moved On" (remix) – 6:00 (Japan only)
  2. "Minor Earth Major Sky" (remix) (Russian edition only)
  3. "Velvet" (Stockholm mix) (Russian edition only)

Credits[edit]

Arranged By – a-ha[1]
Arranged By [Strings] – Kjetil Bjerkestrand, Magne Furuholmen, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
Co-producer – Kjetil Bjerkestrand, a-ha
Engineer – Jan-Erik Kongshaug*, Jon Marius Aareskjold, Ulf Holand
Mixed By – Boogieman (tracks: 4, 6), Niven Garland (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7 to 13)
Producer – Boogieman (tracks: 1 to 7, 9 to 12), Kjetil Bjerkestrand (tracks: 8), Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (tracks: 13), Roland Spremberg (tracks: 1 to 7, 9 to 11)
Strings – Norwegian Radio Orchestra*, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra*
Technician [Pro Tools Operator] – Jon Marius Aareskjold, Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Written-By – Håvard Rem (tracks: 6), Lauren Savoy (tracks: 3, 5), Magne Furuholmen (tracks: 1, 2, 7, 9), Morten Harket (tracks: 6, 8), Ole Sverre Olsen (tracks: 8), Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 10 to 13)

Production and release[edit]

Almost the entire album was remixed by producer Niven Garland at the record company's insistence to make it more radio-friendly for the band's German market.

"Summer Moved On" (edit), "Minor Earth Major Sky" (remix) and "Velvet" (edit) were commercially released as singles. "I Wish I Cared" was an Internet download single, accompanied by an internet-only music video—one of the first of its kind.

Covers[edit]

The song "Minor Earth Major Sky" has been covered by Closterkeller, a Polish gothic rock band.

References[edit]

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