Released Oct 28, 1985
Hunting High And Low (1985)
Beginning with a bang, a-ha's debut album sold more than eight million copies worldwide and spawned three #1 hits. In the fall of 1986, "Take On Me" and "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." were nominated for 11 MTV Video Awards combined, and a-ha won eight of these.
In June 1986, a-ha began a world tour which carried on through August 1987. The band had never played a single concert when "Take On Me" shot to #1 in America; soon they could boast a 16-country, 113-city tour under their belt along with countless interviews and television appearances. With Hunting High and Low a-ha had arrived.
Magne: "It's a record from a band that wanted everything - all at once."
Tim DiGravina, AllMusic Guide: "It's a cohesive album with smart pace changeups, and it rarely fails to delight or satisfy a listener's need for a synth pop fix...One can't escape the feeling that Hunting High and Low is a product of the 1980s, but with highs like "Take on Me" and "The Sun Always Shines on T.V.," and no lows in sight, a-ha's debut is a treat worth relishing."
Disc 1 Hunting High And Low (1985)
- 1: Take On Me
- 2: Train Of Thought
- 3: Hunting High And Low
- 4: The Blue Sky
- 5: Living A Boy's Adventure Tale
- 6: The Sun Always Shines On TV
- 7: And You Tell Me
- 8: Love Is Reason
- 9: I Dream Myself Alive
- 10: Here I Stand And Face The Rain