Cosy Prisons

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"Cosy Prisons"
Single by A-ha
from the album Analogue
Released 6 April 2006
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:08
Label Polydor
Songwriter(s) Magne Furuholmen
Producer(s) Martin Terefe, Magne Furuholmen & George Tandero
A-ha singles chronology
"String Module Error: Match not found"
"Cosy Prisons"
"String Module Error: Match not found"
Analogue (All I Want)
Cosy Prisons
Foot of the Mountain

The third single "Cosy Prisons" from the A-ha album Analogue was released in the UK on 6 April 2006.

The UK single features a new mix of the song which was worked on by Magne Furuholmen and Dave Bascombe. It peaked at number 39 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Cosy Prisons" (Radio Mix)
  2. "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." (BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce Session)

UK 7" picture disc[edit]

  1. "Cosy Prisons" (Radio Mix)
  2. "Stay on These Roads" (BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce session)


The single was due to be released in Germany on 21 April, but the release was cancelled. However, the single was pressed and copies do exist. The cover is very similar to the UK release, but the logo on Morten's T-shirt is missing.

Germany CD track listing:

  1. 'Radio Version' of "Cosy Prisons"
  2. The live version of "Cosy Prisons" from the Ken Bruce session
  3. The "Original Cosy Prisons Demo"
  4. "Birthright" live on Radio Clyde.
  5. Also includes a desktop player with "Cosy Prisons" video and picture gallery.

Resale value of this CD is high, based on past eBay sales:

  • $375.99 USD on eBay on Feb 12, 2012 to the highest of 17 bidders[1]
  • £555.00 GBP (approx $877.23 USD) on Jan 27, 2013[2]
  • €189,88 EUR (approx $253.49 USD) on Feb 17, 2013[3]
  • £749.99 GBP (approx $1,082.31 USD) on May 8, 2016[4]

Music video[edit]

The 'Cosy Prisons' video shoot took place on 4 March 2006 in London. It was filmed at the Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Abbey Lane, London, E15, a former sewage pumping station built in the 1860s. The video was directed by Paul Gore.[5]


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