Wednesday, 29 September 2010

'25' a-ha's new album out Monday 4th October

The new album '25' will be released in the UK on Monday 4th October.

CD, Special Edition CD (with DVD), download and extended audio/video edition download (with videos)

Tracklisting as follows:

Disc 1
Take On Me
The Blue Sky
The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
Train of Thought (7" remix)
Hunting High And Low (7" remix)
I've Been Losing You
Scoundrel Days
The Swing Of Things
Cry Wolf
Manhattan Skyline (edit version)
The Living Daylights
Stay On These Roads
Touchy! (UK DJ edit)
There's Never A Forever Thing
You Are The One (7" Remix)
The Blood That Moves The Body (Two-Time Gun Remix)
Crying In The
Early Morning
Slender Frame
I Call Your Name

Disc 2
Move To Memphis (single version)
Dark Is The Night For All
Cold As Stone (re-mix)
Angel In The Snow (edit)
Shapes That Go Together
Summer Moved On
Minor Earth Major Sky
(Niven's Radio Edit)
The Sun Never Shone That Day (Radio Edit)
Forever Not Yours
Did Anyone Approach You?
Cosy Prisons (Radio
Foot Of The Mou
Nothing Is Keeping You Here (Single Remix)
Shadowside (single edit)
Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)

Take On Me (1985 version)
The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
I've Been Losing You
Manhattan Skyline
Stay On These Roads
Crying In The Rain
Dark Is The Night For All
Move To Memphis
Shapes Th
at Go Together
Angel In The Snow
Summer Moved On
Minor Earth Major Sky
Did Anyone Approach You?
Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)
Take On Me (1984 version) (Bonus Video)

Sunday, 26 September 2010

a-ha's UK singles chart position

Butterfly Butterfly (The Last Hurrah) just made it on to the UK top 100 singles chart at position 98. Oh dear.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Mid Week Chart

.... and a-ha are at number....

Oh, they are not on the top 40. I thought the volume of CDs might be sufficient. I was wrong. Still, there should be no surprise - there was zero promotion to support the release as always.

Why the decision to release the last single 25 years after the 1985 Take on me UK release? No one has noticed. I guess the album will score better as it will have some promotion.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Where are the downloads?

I think this battle for the charts will be won or lost on the strength of CD single sales.

There is no position on the iTunes chart currently.

CD Singles
HMV - number 1
Amazon - number 2

Fingers crossed that the volume of CDS being shifted is high.

It looks like any promotion will be in support of the album rather than the single.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Available Now

The single is now available on 2 track CD single or download. To be honest, a top 20 placement would be a real success in this day and age. I will be waiting for the mid-week chart with crossed fingers.

Remember to keep an eye out for a-ha promotion. There will be live music from a-ha on Ken Bruce, Radio 2 towards the end of the month.