Angel (A-ha song)
|"Angel in the Snow"|
|Single by A-ha|
|from the album Memorial Beach|
|B-side||"Angel in the Snow (Instrumental)"|
|Released||6 September 1993|
|Format||7", CD single|
|Songwriter(s)||Pål Waaktaar (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)|
|A-ha singles chronology|
"Angel in the Snow" is a song by A-ha, the second single from the album Memorial Beach. The single version of the song is only named "Angel". The song was written as a wedding present for Lauren, the wife of principal songwriter and guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy. It is customary at Norwegian weddings that the husband-to-be professes his love for the bride in a unique way, and "Angel in the Snow" was Paul's contribution.
"Angel in the Snow" appears on Memorial Beach but was recorded during a dark time in A-ha's history. The band rarely plays any songs from this era in concert. The live version of the music video is not available but was performed at the Valhall concert which was released on DVD. It is unclear why it was the only song not included in the release. There were actually two versions of this video. The first version was very similar, but included a quick scene featuring two fans, one of whom won the MTV contest to be in the video. It was only shown a few times, and version two replaced it in rotation.
The single only reached number 41 in the UK Singles Chart. It also was going to be released in Germany but this was canceled.
- "Angel in the Snow" (Acoustic Instrumental)* - 4:05
- "Stay on These Roads - 4:45
- "Manhattan Skyline" - 4:52
- "Scoundrel Days" (Live) - 4:46
- "Angel in the Snow" (Edit) - 3:45
- "The Sun Always Shines on TV" (Live) - 4:53
- "I Call Your Name" (Live) - 4:42
- "Early Morning" (Live) - 3:40