Update 12 October

25: The Very Best Of A-Ha (2CD & DVD Deluxe Edition)

To be released in the UK on October 4, United States on October 5 and Germany on October 8. This release will include the 2CDs from the standard version of ’25’ and the following videos on DVD. The DVD will be NTSC – all regions. This deluxe edition is available via:

United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk and Play.com | United States: iTunes | Germany: My Artist

DVD – The Videos (may vary by region)

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 That Go Together
Angel In The Snow
Summer Moved On
Minor Earth Major Sky
Lifelines
Did Anyone Approach You?
Velvet
Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)

Bonus Video: Take On Me (1984 version)

‘Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)’

July 5 – Norway

July 21 – Japan

July 30 – Austria, Czech Republic, Germany*, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia

September 20 – UK*

September 27 – Spain

TBC – Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Eastern Europe, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden

Please Note:

*The single will be available as a digital download in all the countries listed above, and there will also be a physical single in Germany and the UK. The track list for the single is:

1. Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah) (Single Edit) [3:40]
(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
Produced by Martin Terefe
Mixed by Michael Brauer

2. Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah) (Steve Osborne Version) [4:28]
(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
Produced and Mixed by Steve Osborn

Buy the single now from Germany: iTunes | Amazon.de

Pre-order the single now from UK: Amazon.co.uk | HMV.com


‘25’

July 19 – Norway

August 6 – Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia

September TBC – Japan, Spain

October 4 – Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Eastern Europe, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, UK

Buy the album now from Germany: My-Artist.net | Amazon.de

Pre-order the album now from UK: Amazon.co.uk | HMV.com


Hunting High and Low and Scoundrel Days Deluxe Editions

Now Available – Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA

August 6 – Germany

Buy the albums now from the USA: Rhino.com

Buy the albums now from Germany: Hunting High and Low (Amazon.de) | Scoundrel Days (Amazon.de) | Hunting High and Low (My-Artist.de) | Scoundrel Days

Buy the albums now from the UK: Rhino.co.uk | Hunting High and Low (Amazon.co.uk) | Scoundrel Days (Amazon.co.uk)

Please Note:

There are four bonus download-only tracks on each release, available in most countries:

Hunting High and Low

The Sun Always Shines on TV (Extended Version)
Take On Me (Instrumental Mix)
Hunting High and Low (Slow Version Demo)
Take On Me (1984 12” Mix)

Scoundrel Days

I’ve Been Losing You (Dub)
Soft Rains of April (Piano Version)
The Swing of Things (Demo #1)
I’ve Been Losing You (Early Demo)

Rhino.com (USA) will have both Deluxe Editions available digitally this week, complete with bonus tracks, which will be available a la carte.


If you haven’t seen it yet, here is an excellent video medley produced by Warner Germany using clips from all of a-ha’s music videos:


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28 comments

Just got mine today in the mail. AWESOME. Absolutely worth buying.

Again they skip the States to release a single and their compilation album. Come on guys. These are your last releases. Make the States a part of it.
Already have both deluxe editions. Can’t wait to get the rest. Yay!!!

Nice to read that new albums will be released in Hungary, too! :) (It means that we will not have to order from abroad, so we will not have to wait so much for listening them…)
This evening a-ha will play in my city, Budapest! Still unbeliavable… :))))))

got mine in the mail today too, gonna listen to it all day tomorrow…

Hi, is it okay to post this link to the ’25’ artwork?

http://www.smogdesign.com/archive/aha-25.html

UneasyPillows

Wow… that art looks great! :)

(p.s: I like how the link here on the mainpage says “watch out for more release announcements” – could we be seeing some live and/or video collection blu-rays in the future?)

WOOW 25 be released in Brazil! Thank you so much Warner and A-ha! :)

Fantastic – thanks for the cd release for the UK – just watch it chart!

I cannot believe it is been decided to sell the deluxe editions in Mexico, but will forever be apprecieated!!!!
I will get them in here.
Thanks a million!!!

Kisses for all and hugs too!

Woohoo! Physical release of Butterfly in the UK!! Thank you, thank you, thank you xxx

solaris4emkaa

YES THANK YOU FOR RELEASING YOUR BUTTERFLY SINGLE AND ’25’ IN POLAND SO SOON !!!! THIS IS SO IMPORTANT FOR ME !!!!!!

I agree – Fantastic News!! :) :) :) I’m soooo happy that Butterfly Butterfly will be released as a CD single in the UK! :) Other fans asked previously (before this was confirmed) as to how we can get Butterfly Butterfly to Number 1 -I say all a-ha fans in the UK need to buy this CD when it’s released on 20th September so we can make a-ha ‘fly’ to Number 1 in the UK! We know this single is unfortunately :( the Last Hurrah, so we have to show the World that a-ha are the best! Please, please, everyone – buy this on 20th September! Many many thanks :)
a-ha – FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS, FOREVER IN MY HEART :)

ahamaria_gaby

Please edit “Hunting high and low deluxe”, “Scoundrel days deluxe” and “25” in Argentina.
I want to have this discography, it’s beautiful and very important to have these cd’s.
Best regards,
María Gabriela Solimano

Wow! I call myself an aficionados of most of their release, demos etc. But I’ve never heard the Train of Thought demo; the riff sounds very much like that for Cold River!

Wonderful releases! I hope we get the full treatment for the rest of the studio albums!

Please! Add Argentina to the list! We want the albums released in our country too: (. Thanks!

Great to see that ’25’ will be released in Australia. Why not combine this with a concert or two here? Wouldn’t it be an amazing way to celebrate 25 years, by having a concert in Australia – especially seeing as this was where their first concert was?

I can’t understand why nothing from the new album has been released in the US? I love the deluxe editions, but why is nothing from “Foot of the Mountain on itunes or anywhere else?

Any chance of a 25 DVD / Blu ray of the promo videos??? That would be an awesome treat for fans. :-)

My dear friends:

I am very happy of all these wonderful singles and albumes they could be listened or are available in Spain now or in next dates…
Infinite graces for remembering us and to have ourselves always present!!!!!! We wait for you with all the illusion of the world!!!!!

WITH LOVE
Ana.

Just going to take the 2 Deluxe CDs from post office tmr, before I bought it online, I have checked a few CD Store and found that Hunting High and Low sold out already, Scoundrel Days
just left a very limited stock, luckily I got the last Hunting High and Low CD on e-bay…can’t wait to listen but still have to wait until tmr morning…
25 and the Butterfly, Butterly (The Last Hurrah)single are must buy items for fans, 25 is also recommended to other ppl who love music, so that they can know about this superb band!

just received my deluxe cds from rhino.com and would like to know if anyone else had to pay £13.29 customs fee?i,ve noticed on another post someone had not received her cds yet and it seems like they were ordered the same time as mines maybe that ,s a problem they are going to encounter.was mad when i found out about this but god i opened up the cds and fell in love again.a-ha you are simply the best hope there is more to come from other albums.

p.s i live in scotland incase its ia worlswide issue i don,t know!!

MY DEAREST:

I HAVE JUST SEEN THE “VIDEO MIX” AND IT HAS SEEMED TO ME TO BE FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!! IN ADDITION, IT HAS THRILLED ME VERY MUCH THE PART CORRESPONDING TO “BUTTERFLY, BUTTERFLY”… I’M WANTING TO SEE THE COMPLETE VIDEO, WHICH PROMISES TO BE WONDERFUL!!!!!!! AND WHAT SONG!!!!!! AND WHAT VOICE… WHENEVER I LISTEN TO YOU, MORTEN, YOU TRANSPORT ME TO THE CELESTIAL SPHERES AND AFFECT ME OF SUCH A WAY… NOBODY THRILLS ME AND MAKES ME FEEL LIKE YOU…

I HOPE THAT THESE DAYS YOU ARE RESTING A BIT, BEFORE RETURNING TO THE “BATTLE”. IT WILL BE FOR YOU VERY BEAUTIFULLY AND SPECIALLY TO RETURN TO THE SCENES OF YOUR PRECIOUS NORWEGIAN ONE…

A LOT OF KISSES TO THE THREE AND MANY, MANY THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOD BLESS YOU FOR TO MAKE MYSELF SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!

YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ana.

A-Ha: God bless such talent.

Thank you very very much guys, for these very special editions in SPAIN!

I’m so happy!

Kyss,
Mary

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Muchísimas gracias, chicos, por estas ediciones tan especiales en España!

estoy tan feliz!

besos,
Mary

Hi,

I am very happy that to celebrate the 25th anniversary you release new material.
Could we expect to buy ONLY the video DVD ?

Indeed, I have the Deluxe Editions of Hunting High and Low and Scoundrel Days. I also have the video DVDs: Headlines and Deadlines and the extra of Foot of the Mountain. Hence, I would be interested in having only the DVD or a DVD of ALL your videos since Cosy Prisons is not included in this new DVD.

Such a shame that it’s a half hearted attempt with the DVD list. Where’s Forever Not Yours, Foot Of The Mountain, Train Of Thought, Analogue, Cry Wolf etc etc….pretty poor finale in terms of videos.

Sheila Hansen Beaudoin

As always, I am always amazed and very disappointed in the way that A-ha constantly thumbs there nose at the U.S. and even South American countries who have been nothing but extremely supportive. This is especially amazing since Pal chooses to stay here in the U.S. – amazing! Aren’t the fans over here worth the time and effort to provide them support? Peace!

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