MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice

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MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice
A-ha MTV Unplugged Summer Solstice.jpeg
Live album by
Released6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
StudioOcean Sound Recordings, Giske, Norway
GenrePop
Label
Producer
a-ha chronology
Time and Again: The Ultimate a-ha
(2016)
MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice
(2017)
Singles from MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice
  1. "This Is Our Home"
    Released: 8 September 2017 (2017-09-08)
  2. "The Sun Always Shines on TV"
    Released: 15 September 2017 (2017-09-15)
  3. "The Living Daylights"
    Released: 22 September 2017 (2017-09-22)
  4. "Take On Me"
    Released: 29 September 2017 (2017-09-29)

MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice is a live album by the Norwegian band a-ha. The album was released on 6 October 2017. It was recorded live at the Harbour Hall at Ocean Sound Recordings in Giske, Norway, on 22 and 23 June 2017.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number six on the UK Albums Chart, selling 6,982 units in its first week and becoming a-ha's seventh top 10 album in the United Kingdom.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Lars Horntveth; except "Take On Me" produced by a-ha and Martin Terefe.

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."This Is Our Home" (previously unreleased)Magne Furuholmen5:05
2."Lifelines" (from Lifelines (2002))Furuholmen5:18
3."I've Been Losing You" (featuring Lissie) (from Scoundrel Days (1986))Paul Waaktaar-Savoy5:05
4."Analogue (All I Want)" (from Analogue (2005))Waaktaar-Savoy, Furuholmen, Max Martin4:44
5."The Sun Always Shines on TV" (featuring Ingrid Helene Håvik) (from Hunting High and Low (1985))Waaktaar-Savoy4:28
6."A Break in the Clouds" (previously unreleased)Waaktaar-Savoy4:54
7."Foot of the Mountain" (from Foot of the Mountain (2009))Waaktaar-Savoy, Furuholmen, Martin Terefe5:27
8."Stay on These Roads" (from Stay on These Roads (1988))Waaktaar-Savoy, Furuholmen, Morten Harket6:18
9."This Alone Is Love" (from Stay on These Roads (1988))Waaktaar-Savoy, Furuholmen6:07
10."Over the Treetops" (from Analogue (2005))Waaktaar-Savoy6:43
11."Forever Not Yours" (from Lifelines (2002))Furuholmen, Harket, Ole Sverre-Olsen4:07
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sox of the Fox" (Bridges cover version)Waaktaar-Savoy7:18
2."Scoundrel Days" (featuring Ian McCulloch) (from Scoundrel Days (1986))Waaktaar-Savoy, Furuholmen4:56
3."The Killing Moon" (featuring Ian McCulloch) (Echo & the Bunnymen cover version)Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas5:55
4."Summer Moved On" (featuring Alison Moyet) (from Minor Earth Major Sky (2000))Waaktaar-Savoy5:30
5."Memorial Beach" (from Memorial Beach (1993))Waaktaar-Savoy4:32
6."Living a Boy's Adventure Tale" (from Hunting High and Low (1985))Waaktaar-Savoy, Harket5:36
7."Manhattan Skyline" (from Scoundrel Days (1986))Waaktaar-Savoy, Furuholmen5:48
8."The Living Daylights" (from Stay on These Roads (1988))Waaktaar-Savoy, John Barry5:49
9."Hunting High and Low" (from Hunting High and Low (1985))Waaktaar-Savoy5:57
10."Take On Me" (from Hunting High and Low (1985))Waaktaar-Savoy, Furuholmen, Harket4:14

Notes[edit]

  • The song "Sox of the Fox" was originally recorded as "The Vacant", on the 1980 album Fakkeltog[3] by the band Bridges (previous band of Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Magne Furuholmen, where the former was its lead singer at the time).
  • The song "Killing Moon", performed by a-ha and Ian McCulloch, is originally from Echo and the Bunnymen's album, Ocean Rain, released in 1984.

Musicians[edit]

a-ha

Adittional musicians

Guest artists

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://a-ha.com/news/articles/acoustic-shows-in-june/
  2. ^ Jones, Alan (13 October 2017). "Official Charts Analysis: Liam Gallagher debuts at No.1 with more than 100,000 album sales". Music Week. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. ^ Lyrics FAKKELTOG by Bridges
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