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September 18th2014
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Magne is now on Facebook – and will have a live Q&A this Saturday!

We are pleased to share the news that Magne is now on Facebook! You can follow him here. As with Morten’s Facebook page, Magne’s page is managed on his behalf by his own team.

Magne will be online this Saturday starting at 6:00pm Norwegian time for a live Q&A with fans on his Facebook page:

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September 18th2014
User Icon - A-Ha Official SitePosted By: Catherine

‘Past Perfect Future Tense’ turns 10

September 20 marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Magne Furuholmen’s solo album, ‘Past Perfect Future Tense.’ Magne toured in Norway, Viet Nam and the UK in 2004/2005, starting with a concert at the Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo 10 years ago this week.

Magne introduced his set at the Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter: ‘Welcome to the most important night of my life.’ The concert coincided with the opening of Magne’s exhibition ‘Payne’s Gray’ and the publication of a book and his first solo album, ‘Past Perfect Future Tense’.

What are your memories of the ‘Past Perfect Future Tense’ album and tour? Tell us your thoughts in the comments here or over on Facebook!

Past Perfect Future Tense

Two official videos were released to support this album, “Past Perfect Future Tense” and “Kryptonite”:

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Magne F live at Parkteateret

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September 17th2014
User Icon - A-Ha Official SitePosted By: Catherine

Seven a-ha albums are now on Spotify!

For those of you who use the Spotify music service, we have great news: You can now find seven a-ha albums in Spotify! The rest of the band’s back catalog of releases will eventually be available there, too, however it will take some time to set up.

For a-ha fans in parts of the world that did not have a particular album release, or had a very limited release, this means you can now listen to music you may not have had access to before :-)

We will keep you updated on more additions to Spotify along the way. Enjoy!

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September 17th2014
User Icon - A-Ha Official SitePosted By: Catherine

Oslo fan party and convention updates

We are so excited to have Terry Slater and Stian Andersen as our guest speakers for the a-ha fan convention on October 25!

Are you interested in attending the fan convention on October 25th, but don’t want to miss out on a good space in front of the stage for Morten’s concert that night? Don’t worry, we are looking into making arrangements so that all convention guests will be able to enter Sentrum Scene first – no need to queue, so you can enjoy listening to the great experiences of Stian Andersen and Terry Slater at the convention!

Also, be sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible, because we have to order enough wristbands for all and ensure enough staffing for the venue, and so on. It helps to have an accurate count of people coming as early as possible to make the party and convention comfortable and fun for everyone :-)

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We’ve had some questions from fans about the location of the fan convention and party in relation to Sentrum Scene, where Morten’s concerts are. The two venues are about one block apart, and there is no need to find transportation between the two! We wanted to make it easy for people to attend all the events on Saturday, if they so choose.

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September 17th2014
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Update on ‘Drømmer om storhet’

An update from Pål H. Christiansen about his book Drømmer om storhet, which was published in Norway in 2002. The book features Paul Waaktaar-Savoy as a main character and theme in the story.

Update on translations

When Drømmer om storhet was published in Norway in 2002 there was an immediate demand for translations from a-ha fans in 25 countries. This was a great surprise for the author, who didn’t know about the power of the international a-ha community at that time.

12 years later the novel is published in German (2007), English (2008) and Italian (2010). The novel received great reviews in the German press, as well as some in the US, like the one in The Boston Phoenix.

Complete drafts of translation to French and Polish were finished this year, in addition to the ongoing translations to Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish. These are all voluntary translations done by a-ha fans on their own, but in agreement with the author. How and when they can be published properly remains to be seen, but those readers interested may have a look at the pdfs of drafts and test translations on my website

Drommer om storhet

Also of interest is an interview with Karine Gorski about the French translation, as well as an interview with Polish translator Iwona Lustofin.

I am very happy about the efforts done by a-ha fans to make the novel available to fellow a-ha fans and other readers out there. A big hug to them all!

Hobo goes digital

The Audiobook publisher Egmont Hörverlag has published the German version of my novel as audiobook this summer, read by the German actor Sebastian Dunkelberg (who also made a presentation of the book at the Altonale Festival in Hamburg back in 2007). The audio book can be downloaded as mp3 here, or buy the physical CD at Amazon.de.

E-books

Earlier this year, the English version, The Scoundrel Days of Hobo Highbrow, was finally made available as e-book in more than 170 countries worldwide through book stores like Amazon (kindle edition), Apple’s iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Baker & Taylor, and many more. Also available at bookbaby.com. More information is available on my site.

Drommer om storhet

The Kindle version can be found here; Egmont Hörverlag has also made an e-book version of Die ordnung der worte that can be purchased at Apple’s iBooks, Google books and other bookstores.

Related a-ha.com articles:

Paul gets a place in Norwegian literature
Pål H. Christiansen novel available in English
‘Drømmer om storhet’ in English

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‘Past Perfect Future Tense’ turns 10

It has been 10 years since Magne released ‘Past Perfect Future Tense’!

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September 17th2014

Seven a-ha albums are now on Spotify!

We will keep you updated on more additions to Spotify along the way.

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Oslo fan party and convention updates

We are so excited to have Terry Slater and Stian Andersen as our guest speakers for the a-ha fan convention […]

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Update on ‘Drømmer om storhet’

An update from Pål H. Christiansen about his book Drømmer om storhet, which was published in Norway in 2002. The […]

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September 16th2014

Morten’s support for Oslo shows announced!

We are excited to share the news that Tini will be supporting Morten on October 24 & 25 at Sentrum Scene in Oslo!

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September 16th2014

“Do You Remember Me?” video premiere

The video for Morten’s new single is out now!

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September 4th2014

Morten adds a second concert in Oslo!

Tickets on sale Monday, September 8!

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Listen to samples from the ‘Beatles’ movie soundtrack

The soundtrack for ‘Beatles’ will be released on Friday in Norway!

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Debut album from Tini coming soon from Voxwatch Music

‘Undo My Heart’ will be released on October 3!

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