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Wild Seed is the second studio album and first English-language album by Norwegian pop singer Morten Harket. The album was released on 4 September 1995 through Warner Bros. Records. After a-ha went on a hiatus in 1994, Harket began recording Wild Seed with British record producer Christopher Neil, who previously worked with the band on their fourth studio album, East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1990). Wild Seed charted at number one in Norway and at number 89 in the United Kingdom. It has since sold 160.000 copies in Norway.
|1.||"A Kind of Christmas Card"||Håvard Rem||Morten Harket||4:06|
|2.||"Spanish Steps"||Rem, Harket, Torstein Flakne||Flakne||4:07|
|3.||"Half in Love Half in Hate"||Ole Sverre Olsen||Harket||4:45|
|4.||"Brodsky Tune"||Joseph Brodsky, Harket||Harket||4:23|
|7.||"East Timor"||Henning Kramer Dahl, Rem, Harket||Geir Kolbu||4:12|
|8.||"Lay Me Down Tonight"||Rem, Harket||Harket||2:17|
|9.||"Tell Me What You See"||Rem, Harket||Harket||4:50|
|12.||"Ready to Go Home"||Andrew Gold, Graham Gouldman||Gold, Gouldman||4:33|
- "Brodsky Tune" lyrics from the poem "Bosnia Tune" by Joseph Brodsky, chorus by Morten Harket.
- "Lay Me Down Tonight", "Tell Me What You See" and "Stay" are based on a Norwegian poem by Håvard Rem.
- When Canadian singer Céline Dion heard this album, she decided to use the same recording studio in Oslo where this record was made.
- This is the biggest-selling a-ha solo release to date.
- A Kind Of Christmas Card was released as a promo single in Brazil to moderate success.
- Some "A Kind of Christmas Card" chart placings: #1 Norway, #18 Mexico, #53 UK
- The song was covered by Marcos Marin by Projeto Set Band in 2005.