How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha live (24.03.03)



How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head - a-ha live

a-ha released their first live album on 24th March 2003 in Germany, Norway, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Spain and Sweden. The album was also released in Belgium (25th March), France (25th March) and Switzerland (21st March). The title of the live album is a line from a-ha's song "The Swing Of Things". It was recorded during the 2002 "Lifelines" world tour and is completely live with no over-dubs. The last 6 weeks of the tour were recorded and the best quality recordings were chosen (see below for details).

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head - a-ha live (Digi-pak) There were three different versions of the album released. The regular release is a single 14-track CD. There were also two double versions which contain the regular album plus a bonus disc with 6 live tracks and behind-the-scenes footage filmed by Lauren Savoy (approx. 9 minutes long). One of the double albums came in a limited edition digi-pak with a poster.

The cover of the album features a photograph of a seal in water by photographer Per Maning. "How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head" is printed in white capital letters along the top of the sleeve, with "a-ha" and "live" in respectively red and black letters.

On the outer wrapping of the digi-pak, there is a red sticker with the text "a-ha ALL THE HITS LIVE feat The Sun Always Shines On TV, Summer Moved On, Forever Not Yours, Take On Me, Inc. Poster". There is also a sticker indicating that the CD is copy protected. The digi-pak folds out both sides to reveal the 2 CDs in the centre. Behind the CDs is a live shot of the band on stage at Ullevaal in Oslo (taken from the back of the stage, behind Magne) and the crowd which can be seen in part through the transparent CD trays.

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head - a-ha live (digi-pak with discs)

The CDs feature a shot of grey water with the title printed in white, red and black. Both ends of the digi-pak have been left open: one holds 8 page booklet with live shots from the tour plus individual portrait pictures of the band members. Quotes taken from the song "The Swing Of Things" have been printed across the pictures in various colours. Towards the back of the booklet, the track details are printed in white.

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head - a-ha live poster (band side)   How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head - a-ha live poster (Mortend side)

The other end of the digi-pak houses a 24cm x 36cm mini double sided poster. One side features another shot of the band on stage in Oslo (again taken from the back of the stage behind Magne. The other side shows a closer shot of Morten on stage at Ullevaal, Oslo.

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head - a-ha live (digi-pak)

The reverse of the digi-pak features more shots of seals plus a shot of the empty Ullevaal stadium, over which the track list is printed in white.

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head - a-ha live (regular single)

The regular double album comes in a slim-line jewelcase. Some of the jewelcases come with a red sticker similar to that found on the digipak, but without the text relating to the free poster. There is also a "Copy Protected sticker". The CD booklet, discs and back sleeve are similar to that of the digipak release, but there is no free poster included.

The regular single album has similar packaging compared to the double album, but doesn't include the second bonus disc.

The album was mixed by Michael Brauer in New York and mastered by George Marino. The backing band present on this album are: Anneli Drecker on backing vocals, Sven Lindvall on bass, Per Lindvall on drums and Christer Karlsson on keyboards. The live version of "The Sun Always Shines On TV" will be released as a single. Click here for more information.

Regular release: Forever Not Yours (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (4:32) / Minor Earth Major Sky (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (5:42) / Manhattan Skyline (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (5:50) / I’ve Been Losing You (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (4:09) / Crying In The Rain (Le Zénith, Paris 07/10/02) (4:55) / The Sun Always Shines On TV (Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam 08/10/02) (5:52) / Did Anyone Approach You? (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (4:53) / Swing Of Things (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (5:27) / Lifelines (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (4:36) / Stay On These Roads (Festhalle, Frankfurt 01/10/02) (3:34) / Hunting High And Low (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (5:54) / Take On Me (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (5:42) / Living Daylights (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (7:32) / Summer Moved On (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (4:39)

Bonus CD: Scoundrel Days (Le Zénith, Paris 07/10/02) (5:12) / Oranges On Appletrees (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (4:27) / Cry Wolf (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (3:36) / Dragonfly (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (3:36) / Time and Again (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (5:20) / Sycamore Leaves (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (4:01) / Video track

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha Live Promo (front sleeve)   How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha Live Promo (back sleeve)

There is a promotional copy of the double album which comes in a blue and white WEA sleeve. The top third of the sleeve is white with small blue "WEA"-logos while the bottom section is blue with one large white "WEA"-logo in the centre. "a-ha" is printed in black letters inside a white strip with the title in white letters on a black strip directly underneath. The catalogue number and promo details are in black and white letters on respectively white and black strips. The back sleeve is of similar design to the front, but with the tracks listed in black letters in the bottom section. The discs are of similar design to the cover: the bottom section is blue with black text and the top section has small blue WEA-logos on a silver background. This promo CD was made in Germany, but was produced for the Norwegian market. The promo album does not include the video track and is copy protected - will not play on computers.

Note: "Did Anyone Approach You?" is listed without the ? at the end, "The Swing of Things" and "The Living Daylights" are listed without "The" at the beginning and "Time & Again" is listed as "Time And Again".

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha double Live Promo

There is also a double Norwegian promo album which comes in a black and white text printed sleeve. The tracks are printed down the centre of the sleeve with the wea logo in the top right hand corner. At the bottom of the sleeve is the text "Safety copy for promotional use only". The track list is printed in the same way as that on the blue and white promo except that "Minor Earth, Major Sky" is printed incorrectly as "Minor Earth, Mayor Sky".

Variations

Bulgaria: There is a Bulgarian cassette album of "How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head". It comes with a long fold-out sleeve. There is a silver hologram sticker in the bottom right hand corner of the front sleeve. The cassette was manufactured by Orpheus Music, a Warner Music International Licensee in Germany. The front of the insert includes a shot of an empty concert hall plus a close-up of Morten with the text "Oh, But How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head" in white and yellow. Next to this is a shot of the stage plus a close-up of Paul with the text "With An Ocean Between Us And Room In My Bed" in light blue and white.

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head Bulgarian cassette

The reverse of the sleeve includes the album credits next to a shot of a seal underwater. Next to this is a shot of the band members on stage with the text "Oh, Have I Come To The Point Where I'm Losing The Grip" in bright blue and white. On the right of this, there is a shot of an outdoor arena filling with people, a close-up of Magne plus the text "Or Is It Still Time To Get Into The Swing Of" in yellow and white. The cassette itself is transparent with white text.

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head French sticker France: Some copies of the European album sold in France come with a large red "RTL2" sticker with the title in white at the top and the words "Tous leers tubes inclus" below in black and three of the tracks listed in white. The sticker goes right the way across the front of the disc.

Moldova: The CD available in Moldova had a spelling mistake on the cover. The title is written incorrectly as "Nhow Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head". There is a different live shot of the band on the reverse sleeve which has pink lighting in the foreground. The font used also differs - white text with a black outline. It is thought that this release may be unofficial.

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha Live

Russia: There is a special Russian edition of "How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head". The album comes in a dark blue card slipcase with the title printed in white letters at the centre of the sleeve. There is a red sticker with "a-ha Greatest Hits - Live" printed in white letters and some of the tracks listed underneath plus a small silver hologram sticker. On the back of the slipcase, the track list is printed in white letters on the left hand side with some additional copyright text on the right hand side. The disc includes 3 of the tracks from the bonus CD, but doesn't include "The Living Daylights". The catalogue number is printed incorrectly on the back of the slipcase as "5050466-6383-2-8//HH-166MC/03".

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha Live Russian Special Edition Slip-Case (front)   How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha Live Russian Special Edition Slip-Case (back)

The sleeves of the CD which comes inside the slipcase are of similar design to the regular European release, although the front sleeve is a double sided insert rather than an actual booklet. It has an additional white and blue Russian Warner Music logo and text printed on the bottom right hand side of the front sleeve. The reverse sleeve does not have the copy protection text printed on it. The actual disc is silk screen printed giving it a metallic gold look.

Tracks: Forever Not Yours (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (4:32) / Minor Earth Major Sky (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (5:42) / Manhattan Skyline (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (5:50) / I’ve Been Losing You (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (4:09) / Crying In The Rain (Le Zénith, Paris 07/10/02) (4:55) / The Sun Always Shines On TV (Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam 08/10/02) (5:52) / Did Anyone Approach You? (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (4:53) / Swing Of Things (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (5:27) / Lifelines (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (4:36) / Stay On These Roads (Festhalle, Frankfurt 01/10/02) (3:34) / Hunting High And Low (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (5:54) / Take On Me (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (5:42) / Summer Moved On (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (4:39) / Scoundrel Days (Le Zénith, Paris 07/10/02) (5:12) / Cry Wolf (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (3:36) / Sycamore Leaves (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (4:01)

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha Live Russian Obi "How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head" was released on CD by Никитин in Russia. It features the same tracks as the slip-case edition. The CD comes in a jewel case and is similar to the European release. It comes with a picture obi-strip. The background image of the obi matches the section of the sleeve which it covers. The front of the obi includes the Warner Music logo and some black text, whilst the back includes shots of the albums "Minor Earth, Major Sky" and "Lifelines". The disc includes the Никитин, Warner Music and compact disc logos in addition to the wea logo.

There was a cassette version of the live album available in Moldova territory and independent states. It has similar sleeve to the regular European release and track list the same as the Russian Special Edition CD. The web links and e-mail addresses given on the sleeve are Russian. It is thought that this release might be unofficial.

How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha Live Cassette (front)   How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha Live Cassette (inside)

Spain: The Spanish record store "FNAC" gave away a free limited edition DVD with the first sold copies of the live double album. The DVD comes in a 5" card sleeve with a brown and white band shot on the front (Paul, Magne, Morten) and track listing on reverse. The title "a-ha The Videos" is printed in white on the front and reverse of the sleeve. a-ha The Videos (disc) The disc features the cover shot of the band, but in black and white. The title is printed in white letters on the top right hand side of the disc. The DVD features 13 promotional videos (mastered as only 1 track on the DVD) including the original video for "I've Been Losing You" (printed incorrectly as "I've been loosing you"), the live video of "The Sun Always Shines On TV", the slightly different version of Crying In The Rain (compared to that on Headlines And Deadlines) plus "Forever Not Yours", "Lifelines", "Did Anyone Apprach You?" and "The Living Daylights" which have not been previously released on Headlines And Deadlines or Live at Vallhall. The total running time is 55 minutes. Catalogue number: SP229W (Warner/ WEA).

a-ha The Videos (front)   a-ha The Videos (reverse)

Tracks: Forever Not Yours (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (4:32) / Minor Earth Major Sky (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (5:42) / Manhattan Skyline (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (5:50) / I’ve Been Losing You (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (4:09) / Crying In The Rain (Le Zénith, Paris 07/10/02) (4:55) / The Sun Always Shines On TV (Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam 08/10/02) (5:52) / Did Anyone Approach You? (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (4:53) / Lifelines (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (4:36) / Stay On These Roads (Festhalle, Frankfurt 01/10/02) (3:34) / Hunting High And Low (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (5:54) / Take On Me (Wembley Arena, London 12/10/02) (5:42) / Living Daylights (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (7:32) / Summer Moved On (Hallenstadion, Zürich 02/10/02) (4:39)

CD

Europe   How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha live 5050466-3329-2-9
Europe double How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha live 5050466-3331-2-4
Europe limited double How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha live 5050466-3331-5-5
Europe Promo How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head (a-ha live) PROP 05304
Moldova double How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head (a-ha live) 5050466-3331-5-5
Norway Promo How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head (a-ha live) /
Russia slip case How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head (a-ha live) 5050466-6383-2-8//HH-166CD/03
Russia Никитин How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head (a-ha live) 4607173154187

Cassette

Bulgaria How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha live 5050466-3329-4-3
Russia How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head a-ha live 50 50466638342

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