Minor Earth Major Sky (song)

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"Minor Earth Major Sky"
Single by A-ha
from the album Minor Earth Major Sky
A-side Minor Earth Major Sky
Released 10 July 2000
Format CD
Recorded 2000
Genre New wave
Length 5:24
Label WEA records
Writer(s) Magne Furuholmen, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
Producer(s) Boogieman, Roland Spremberg
A-ha singles chronology
"Summer Moved On"
"Minor Earth Major Sky"

"Minor Earth Major Sky" is a song by A-ha, the second single from their album Minor Earth Major Sky. The single was sent out to many European radio stations around 5 June 2000 and was released to the shops in Norway and Germany on 10 July. The song reached #1 in 3 European nations.

The German made Norwegian release features 7 different versions of "Minor Earth Major Sky". These include:

  • "niven's radio edit" - remixed by Niven Garland (4:02)
  • "black dog mix" - additional production and remix by R.A.S. & Island Brothers (4:07)
  • "millenia nova remix" - additional production and remix by Millenia Nova (4:29)
  • "ian pooley's deep mix" - additional production and remix by Ian Pooley (6:16);
  • "atb club remix" - additional production and remix by André Tanneberger at ATB Studio 4 (5:47)
  • "early version" - produced by A-ha and Kjetil Bjerkestrand (5:10)
  • "album version" - mixed by Niven Garland (5:24).

The Video A-ha in Space[edit]

  • Directed by Philipp Stölzl
  • This video was filmed in an abandoned mine in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • The suits worn by A-ha in this video were reproductions of real lunar suits. They had been originally used in the movie "Apollo 13."
  • The theme of this video is based in reality; Paul and Magne have always complained that Morten is late to every meeting and concert and interview. In this video they thought it would be fun to leave him behind.
  • For the "Minor Earth | Major Tour" this was the first song on the setlist.

Chart Positions[edit]

  • #15 Finland
  • #85 France
  • #73 Germany
  • #23 Norway
  • #23 Poland
  • #56 Spain
  • #73 Switzerland