Deluxe Editions (23.10.15)


On 23 October, three more deluxe editions of a-ha albums were released, "Stay On These Roads", "East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon" and "Memorial Beach". All three releases come in card fold-out digi sleeves with similar front artwork to the original editions, They have all been remastered and come with bonus tracks on the end of the first disc (except East Of The Sun) plus a full second disc of bonus tracks. The "East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon" release comes with a bonus DVD of a-ha Live In South America which has previously only been available on VHS.

Stay On These Roads

The "Stay On These Roads" release comes with a 10-page double sided booklet with four black and white shots of the band, one colour shot, song lyrics plus the story of a-ha's third album. The first pressing has the pages printed in the correct order with the story printed in the reverse order. The inside of the digipak is grey with a white pattern which can be seen through the trays. The discs are housed in transparent trays on the left hand side and middle of the opened-out digi-pak. The booklet is housed in the righthand side pocket of the digipak. The discs are grey with a blue pattern, similar to the pattern under the tray, disc 2 having more blue than disc one. The a-ha logo is printed in white at the top with the title printed in white handwritten text with shadow of blue text behind. The pocket holding the booklet has a black and white shot of the band (Paul, Magne, Morten) with a clour picture of the hand holding the butterfly on the other side. The back of the digi-pak has more of the white and grey pattern with the track list of each disc in blue down either side. The album comes with a dark blue rectangular sticker on the front with the following text in white: 2CD DELUXE EDITION Remastered & Expanded With Rare & Unreleased Gems Including Previously Unissued Tracks 'Umbrella' And 'Evitar' 081227952501

Tracks - Disc 1: Stay On These Roads (4:44) / The Blood That Moves The Body(4:05) / Touchy! (4:31) / This Alone Is Love (5:13) / Hurry Home (4:34) / The Living Daylights (4:46) / There's Never A Forever Thing (2:49) / Out Of Blue Comes Green (6:40) / You Are The One (3:48) / You'll End Up Crying (2:06) / Bonus: Stay On These Roads (Extended Remix) (6:14) / You Are The One (12" Remix) (6:25) / The Living Daylights (Extended Version) (6:59) / The Blood That Moves The Body (Extended Remix) (5:26) / Touchy! (Go-Go Mix) (8:20)

Tracks - Disc 2: Stay On These Roads (Early Version) (4:41) / The Blood That Moves The Body (Demo) (3:40) / Touchy! (Original Mix) (4:37) / This Alone Is Love (Demo) (5:01) / You Are The One (Early Version) (3:51) / Cold River (1987 Demo) (3:15) / Hurry Home (Demo) (3:16) / I'll Never Find You In This Streetful City (Demo) (2:30) / The Living Daylights (Demo) (5:01) / There's Never A Forever Thing (Demo) (3:07) / Out Of Blue Comes Green (Alternative Mix) (4:31) / You'll End Up Crying (Demo) (2:02) / You Are The One (Alternative Version) (3:59) / Touchy! (Demo) (3:41) / Umbrella (Demo) (3:01) / Thus Ended The Love Affair (Demo) (3:01) / There's Never A Forever Thing (Acoustic Version) (2:47) / Evitar (Demo) (4:38) / You Are The One (Demo) (2:56) / Sail On My Love (Writing Session) (2:31)

East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon

The "East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon" release comes with a 10-page double sided booklet with 7 black and white shots of the band members plus red (Morten), gold (Paul) and blue (Magne) toned shots of the band on the inside of the cover. The "East Of The Sun" story plus song lyrics are printed in white on black backgrounds and over some of the picture. Track information is printed in white on a gold background at the back of the booklet. There is also information at the back about capturing Live In South America with a picture of a film canister. The three discs are housed in transparent trays in the middle and right hand side of the opened-out digi-pak. The booklet is housed in the lefthand side pocket of the digi-pak. A black and white shot of the band rehearsing can be found on the inside flap of the digi-pak. The sleeve behind the transparent trays are grey with black and purple blocks.

The discs are of similar design to each other, but with different colour schemes. The a-ha logo as used on the cover is in large letters at the bottom, the two sides of the disc are in different colours with some coloured half rings of the opposite colour printed around the disc. The title is printed on one of the rings around the top right side of the disc with each word alternating in colour. Disc one is maroon and mustard coloured with a silver logo; disc two is navy blue and light blue with a gold logo and the DVD is black and grey with a red logo. When the outer flaps of the digi-pak are closed, they reveal a black and white band shot (Morten, Paul, Magne) on the left and a black side with title in silver and gold on the right.

The album comes with a red rectangular sticker on the front with the following text in white and black: 2CD/DVD DELUXE EDITION Remastered & Expanded With Rare & Unreleased Gems Includes DVD of Live In South America, available on DVD For The First Time! 081227952495

Tracks - Disc 1: Crying In The Rain (4:25) / Early Morning* (2:59) / I Call Your Name (4:54) / Slender Frame (3:42) / East Of The Sun (4:47) / Sycamore Leaves (5:22) / Waiting For Her (4:49) / Cold River (4:40) / The Way We Talk (1:30) / Rolling Thunder (5:43) / (Seemingly) Non-stop July (2:55)

Tracks - Disc 2: Early Morning (Early Version) (2:43) / East Of The Sun (Early Version) (5:35) / I Call Your Name (Instrumental Demo) (2:13) / Slender Frame (Demo) (3:54) / Waiting For Her (Demo) (3:25) / Cold River (Demo) (5:35) / Trees Will Not Grow On Sand (Demo) (2:31) / Rolling Thunder (Demo) (5:32) / I Call Your Name (NRK Live) (4:38) / Manhattan Skyline (NRK Live) (7:06) / Early Morning (NRK Live) (3:04) / Slender Frame (NRK Live) (4:04) / Rolling Thunder (NRK Live) (5:52) / Sycamore Leaves (NRK Live) (5:27) / Crying In The Rain (NRK Live) (4:52) / East Of The Sun (NRK Live) (4:21) / (Seemingly) Nonstop July (NRK Live) (3:07) / I've Been Losing You (NRK Live) (5:15)

Tracks - DVD: Live In South America The Sun Always Shines On T.V. / Cry Wolf / I Call Your Name / Slender Frame / Touchy! / Scoundrel Days / Rolling Thunder / I've Been Losing You / Early Morning / Take On Me

Memorial Beach

The "Memorial Beach" release comes with a 10-page double sided booklet with 4 shots of the band plus a shot of a woman lying on a bed. The "Memorial Beach" story plus song lyrics are printed in white on black backgrounds. The two discs are housed in transparent trays in the middle and left hand side of the opened-out digi-pak. The booklet is housed in the righthand side pocket of the digi-pak. A shot of the band standing on a beach (Paul, Magne, Morten) is printed on the inside flap of the digi-pak. The sleeve behind the transparent trays are plain black.

Both discs are black with the a-ha logo and title at the top in red and white letters respectively and the disc 1 / disc 2 in red on the right hand side. Disc 1 has a white locust printed at the bottom and disc two has the women lying on the bed printed in white. When the outer flap of the digipak is closed, it reveals a picture of a locust glowing red.

The album comes with a red rectangular sticker on the front with the following text in white and black: 2CD DELUXE EDITION Remastered & Expanded With Rare & Unreleased Gems Including Previously Unissued Track 'Bar Room' 081227952488

Tracks - Disc 1: Dark Is The Night For All (3:46) / Move To Memphis (4:22) / Cold As Stone (8:19) / Angel In The Snow (4:13) / Locust (5:09) / Lie Down In Darkness (4:32) / How Sweet It Was (6:00) / Lamb To The Slaughter (4:20) / Between Your Mama And Yourself (4:16) / Memorial Beach (4:36) / Bonus: Move To Memphis (Extended Mix) / Angel In The Snow (Acoustic Instrumental)

Tracks - Disc 2: Dark Is The Night For All (Demo) / Cold As Stone (Demo) / Angel In The Snow (Demo) / Locust (Demo) / Lie Down In Darkness (Demo) / How Sewwt It Was (Demo) / Bar Room (Demo) / Lamb To The Slaughter (Demo) / Between Your Mama And Yourself (Demo) / Memorial Beach (Demo) / Dark Is The Night For All (Alternative Version) / The Swing Of Things (Live) / Dark Is The Night For All (Live) / Move To Memphis (Live) / Cold As Stone/Sycamore Leave (Live) / Shapes That Go Together (Live)


CD

EU   Stay On These Roads Universal 081227952501
EU   East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon Universal 081227952495
EU   Memorial Beach Universal 081227952488

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