Hunting High And Low (28.10.85)


a-ha's debut album "Hunting High And Low" was released world wide. It was produced by Tony Mansfield, except tracks 1 and 6 by Alan Tarney and track 8 by John Ratcliff with a-ha. It was remixed by John Ratcliff with a-ha except "Hunting High And Low" and "Living A Boy's Adventure Tale" remixed by John Ratcliff. All tracks were written by Pål Waaktaar except track 1 by Pål, Mags and Morten, track 5 by Pål and Morten and tracks 8 and 9 by Mags and Pål.

The cover of the German made 10-track CD has a black and white photo of the band taken in a cafe (by Just Loomis) with a grey a-ha-logo and red title in the top left corner.

Hunting High And Low UK CD cover

The reverse of the insert is white with 3 small black and white individual pictures of the band members, pencil smudge marks plus black text to the left about "caring for your CD". The catalogue number is printed in black in the top left hand corner. The white insert opens up with track listing on the left hand side and production, mastering and other information printed in black on the right hand side.

Hunting High And Low UK CD back of cover

The back insert of the CD is white with black titles and a black and white picture of a-ha in front of a mirror (as on "Hunting High And Low" single). A barcode is printed in the top right hand corner with both the European "7599-25300-2" and French "WE 835" catalogue numbers printed below. The CD itself was "Made in Germany" and is silver with black titles. There are at least three pressings of this CD available in Europe, some of which come with a yellow round exclamation sticker on the front of the case. Matrix codes known to exist: 925300-2 @ 1, 759925300-2 WME and CD 759925300-2.2 V01.

Hunting High And Low UK CD back insert   Hunting High And Low UK CD

There also exist gold disc editions of the CD album which has similar packaging, but the disc itself is gold with black text. Some copies of the gold CD edition come with a gold sticker on the front which reads "40 GOLDEN GREATS! WEA".

The cover of the German made 10-track LP has the same cover design as the CD and was "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf", it was used mainly for the release in the UK, Germany and France. On the front cover it displays a 5cm white sticker which reads "INCLUDES THE SINGLES "TAKE ON ME" and "THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V."", it also includes the UK "WX 30" and German "(925300-1)" catalogue numbers. On the back cover at the top right hand corner is the standard barcode 7599-25300-1 with the catalogue numbers for the UK: WX30, Germany: 925 300-1 (U) and France: WE 381 LP release. Additionally included is the Catalogue number for the German Cassette release 925 300-4. Printed along the bottom of the back cover underneath the "Warner Bros. Records Inc." handwriting is some English and French Manufacturing information which reads "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf. Presse en Allemagne par Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf a Warner Communications Company".

On the record label itself it displays the usual colour "Warner Brothers Records" logo at the top with "a-ha HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" underneath. The full track listing with some production and publishing information "All songs by Pal Waaktaar except as indicated. Produced by Tony Mansfield. Remixed by John Ratcliff with a-ha. Published by: G.B. only) 1-5 ATV Music Ltd. (P) + (C) 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S." is also shown. Displayed on the left hand side are the "STEREO" and "GEMA/BIEM" logos with the catalogue number "925 300-1" and "WX30" at the bottom. Around the outer edge of the label is the manufacturing and copyright information which has been printed in all three languages English, French and German.

The reverse of the LP is white with 3 small black and white individual pictures of the band members, similar to the back of the CD insert, but with the CD care information replaced with other text in grey. One side of the inner sleeve is white with a black and white large picture of a-ha in front of a mirror (as on the back sleeve of the CD), the other side is black with the negative version of the same picture.

There is a second European release which was re-issued by Reprise and comes with the exact same front cover as the first pressing but now includes a slightly larger 7cm white sticker displaying the same information as the previous release. The same Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf. Presse en Allemagne par Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf a Warner Communications Company is also shown at the bottom of the back cover. On the actual record label itself, the same layout and design has again been used, but an additional Reprise Logo has now been printed on the label. The regular inner sleeve has also been included.

There is another European Reprise LP release which was again Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf and comes with the same regular sleeve as the earlier pressings, although it doesn't include the additional round white sticker on the front cover. On the actual label itself, it comes with the same layout and design as the earlier Reprise issue, but the German part of the Catalogue number has now changed from 925 300-1 to use the more standard European Catalogue number which reads 7599-25300-1. The inner sleeve as usual has also been included.

The first pressing of the cassette was "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH Alsdorf". The front cover of the insert displays the same artwork picture used on the LP/CD release, a large "a-ha" logo is printed in grey at the top and the title "hunting high and low" in red at the bottom. On the spine, all the text is again printed in red and displayed landscape down the spine, "A-HA" with the title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" underneath is shown on the left hand side and the three European catalogue numbers and "WB Records" logo is displayed on the right hand side. The catalogue numbers being "UK:WX30C" for the UK, "925 300-4(U)" for Germany and "FRANCE WE 481". The back cover text is printed all in black, it displays the track listing for side one on the left hand side and side two on the right hand side, a white barcode displaying the number "7599-25300-4" is displayed in the centre. Some track production information to "Tony Mansfield", "Alan Tarney" and "John Ratcliff" is also included. On the inside of the insert, all the text is again printed all in black, there is some track production credits, photographic credits to "Just Loomis" and the "a-ha Fan Club address at The Post Office, High Street, Headley, Bordon, Hants, GU35 8BQ England". The "WB Records" logo and contact address is also shown "Warner Bros. Records Inc. - 3300 Warner Blvd, Burbank, Calif 91510". On the back of the actual spine there is some Manufacturing information which reads "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH Alsdorf - Presse en Allemagne par Record Service GmbH Alsdorf a Warner Communications Company". Some copies of the Insert come with an extended back cover which covers up the whole of the tape, it includes two round holes in order to allow the pins of the cassette case to fit through.

Hunting High And Low UK cassette cover - first and second pressings

The cassette is black with grey text and displays the title "a-ha / HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" at the top with the track listing underneath. At the bottom of of side 1 we have some copyright information which reads "All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved!. Unauthorised copying, hiring, public performance and broadcasting of this recording prohibited". On side 2 at the bottom is some production and record company information which reads "Produced by Tony Mansfield. Remixed by John Ratcliff with a-ha. (P) + (C) 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.". On the left hand side of each side is the "WB Records" & "BIEM GEMA" logos, plus the German 925 300-4 and UK WX 30C catalogue numbers. The "Dolby X-pro B-NR" logo is also displayed at the bottom right hand corner of each side.

Hunting High And Low UK cassettes - first and second pressings

The second pressing comes with the exact same insert as the first pressing which was "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH Alsdorf". Some copies again come with the extended back cover to cover up the whole tape. The actual cassette is black with a silver stick-on label and black printed text. The layout and design is slightly different compared to the first pressed tape, the font size is some what smaller on some of the text including the title at the top which is now printed in lower case, the "WB Records" logo on the left hand side is also larger compared to the earlier pressing, plus the Dolby logo on the bottom right hand corner of each side now shows "DOLBY SYSTEM". The same two catalogue numbers are used on this second pressing "925 300-4" for Germany and "WX 30C" for the UK.

The third pressing of cassette comes with a similar insert to the first two German made pressings but was instead "Manufactured by Warner Music Europe", the usual text "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service Aldorf" has been omitted from the back of the inside spine. The cassette is light grey and printed with black text, the layout and design has again been slightly changed compared to the earlier pressings. The "WB Records" logo and catalogue numbers "925 300-4 / WX 30C" have moved higher up on the left hand side, plus the track listing underneath the title at the top has been split into three lines. The "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo is again displayed at the bottom right hand corner of each side.

There is another pressing of the cassette which was again "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH Alsdorf" and comes with a slightly amended spine on the insert, the "WB Records" logo is printed across the spine with the 3 cataloigue numbers in smaller font underneath, rather than along the spine as per the previous releases. The French catalogue number reads "FRANCE WE 421" (instead of "FRANCE WE 481") and the German one has a circled G after the number, rather than a U. The actual cassette is transparent with a grey centre and white text, the catalogue number on the left hand side has changed to read "7599-25300-4", plus the layout and design, including the font size of the text has also been changed. The production information on side 2 has also been amended to read "Produced by Tony Mansfield Side 1: *Remixed by John Ratcliff **PRODUCED BY ALAN TARNEY Side 2: *PRODUCED BY ALAN TARNEY **PRODUCED BY JOHN RATCLIFF WITH a-ha (P) + (C) 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.". The "Dolby HX-pro B-NR" logo is shown at the bottom right hand corner of each side.

Hunting High And Low UK cassette - fourth pressing

A slight variation of the above pressing is one with a round yellow sticker displaying a white ! symbol on the front plus "Warner Music" and "Warner Music Group" logos inscribed into the plastic on the back cover and side of the box. The cassette itself is similar except for the catalogue number displayed reads "925 300-4" compared to earlier edition which have "7599-25300-4".

There is another pressing which has an almost identical sleeve to the first pressing, but doesn't have the "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH Alsdorf" text printed down the inside spine of the insert. It also has oval holes punched into the sleeve, rather than the circular ones of the first release. The cassette is white with black titles.

Hunting High And Low UK cassette

Tracks: Take On Me (3:46) / Train Of Thought (4:11) / Hunting High And Low (3:43) / The Blue Sky (2:22) / Living A Boy's Adventure Tale (5:00) // The Sun Always Shines On T.V. (5:06) / And You Tell Me (1:51) / Love Is Reason (3:04) / I Dream Myself Alive (3:06) / Here I Stand And Face The Rain (4:30).

Variations


Argentina

Hunting High And Low Argentina LP The LP release has "caza mayor y menor" as the title "Hunting High And Low" on the front cover. Note that the correct Spanish translation of "Hunting High And Low" should be "Cazando por arriba y por abajo" or "Cazando por todas partes" (thanks to Roberto Delgado) or "Buscandote por todos lados" (thanks to Jose Arambula). The title printed on the sleeve is a literal translation which doesn't make proper sense. The WEA logo is printed in the upper right hand corner and the cover print is darker black and white. The reverse of the sleeve and labels also have the text in Spanish e.g. "Take On Me" is written as "tomalo por mi". The promo edition is the regular LP with a "Promocional, phohibida su venta" stamp. The CD edition is similar to the European release but has an "ifpi" hologram sticker on the front of the case and the text in the bottom left hand corner of the back sleeve is in Portuguese. The back sleeve and disc indicate that the album was published by Warner Music Argentina.

Hunting High And Low Argentina cassette The cassette release also uses the title "Caza Mayor Y Menor". The cover on the first pressing is black with the regular artwork at the top and the title in white underneath, the "DOLBY SYSTEM" text at the bottom left hand corner is very faint and can hardly be seen. The inside of the insert is white with blue text, listing the tracks in Argentinian and English. The cassette was made by "EMSA" and is cream with brown text. The catalogue number on this first pressing is 4-25300.

The second pressing is very similar to the earlier pressing including having the same front cover artworks, but comes with a different catalogue number 90934, the "DOLBY SYSTEM" text has been printed much clearer on this copy. The inside of the insert is again white with blue text, it now includes some additional manufacturing information printed in Spanish on the inside of the back cover which reads "Fabricado y distribuido por EMI ODEON S.A.I.C. San Martin 3590 - Florida". The actual tape is now coloured white with brown text, it displays the same additional "EMI" manufacturing information on the bottom left hand corner which didn't appear on the first pressing.

There was another Argentine cassette pressing which was again released by "EMI", but comes again with a different catalogue number 93934. The front cover artworks is the same, but the inside of the insert is now printed with black text instead of the usual blue which was used on the earlier pressings. The information is however exactly the same including the additional "EMI" manufacturing information. The tape is again coloured white, although there appears to be two slightly different issues of it, some copies come with blue printed text, whilst others have brown printed text. The information and layout is however exactly the same on both.

Hunting High And Low Argentina cassette 93934


Australia

Hunting High And Low Australian CD (2nd pressing) There are at least two slightly different Australian CD pressings of "Hunting High And Low". The disc on both pressings was made in Australia and the text on the disc differs slightly and includes a "Digital Audio Technologies Australia" logo plus Australian catalogue number. The sleeve is similar to the European release, but the back sleeve differs slightly with the text "Manufactured and Distributed by WEA Reecords a Division of Warner Music Australia. The inside of the back cover on some copies is just plain black, whilst other copies advertises original masters by other artists (the original masters text can be seen through the spine). More original masters are advertised in the centre pages of the front insert on both copies.

There is another Australian CD release which comes instead with a black disc with silver text, this edition was included in the Australian Trilogy box set, so its not confirmed as to whether this CD was available separately or not. The front cover comes with the regular artworks but was not branded under the "ORIGINAL MASTERS" series shown through the spine. On the back sleeve, it comes with a much smaller barcode including having a different number "9 325583 035289". The Catalogue number has also been simplified to 253002. At the bottom left hand corner there is some different Manufacturing and Distributing information which reads "warner bros. records inc., a warner music group company. Artwork © 1985 warner bros. records inc. All Recordings (P) 1985 warner bros. records inc. for the u.s. and wea international inc. for the world outside of the u.s. all rights reserved. Unauthorised duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Marketed in Australia by Warner Music Australia Pty. Limited under exclusive licence. Manufactured and distributed by Warner Music Australia A Warner Time Group Company. www.warnermusic.com.au". On the spine the Catalogue number has been printed slightly larger compared to the earlier pressings. The release also comes inside with the same folded insert but doesn’t include any adverts on the centre pages. The disc as mentioned above is black and the title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" is displayed at the top. At the bottom it includes the Catalogue number and the same Manufacturing and distributing information which appears on the back sleeve.

The Australian LP release was "Marketed by WEA Record and Tape Distributors Pty Limited" and comes with the usual front and back cover artworks. The usual barcode shown at the top right hand corner of the back sleeve has been omitted and replaced with the catalogue numbers for both the Australian LP and cassette release. Also included inside is the usual inner sleeve.

The Australian cassette was "Marketed by WEA Record and Tape Distributors Pty Limited", the front cover comes with title "a-ha" printed in light green and "hunting high and low" in red, along the top we have a three part blue banner with the "DOLBY HR PRO" logo on the left, "COBALT HIGH-TECH" in the centre and the catalogue number 25300-4 on the right. The usual artworks is displayed under the title on the bottom half. The spine is also blue displaying the title in white text, the usual "WB", "COBALT HIGH-TECH" and "DOLBY HR PRO" logo's are also present along with the catalogue number. The back cover is white and displays the full track listing in black, some Dolby information is also included. The actual tape is black with a black stick-on label, the text is all printed in grey. The track listing is shown at the top and the title HUNTING HIGH AND LOW - a-ha with the Marketing information at the bottom.

Hunting High And Low Australian cassette


Brazil

There are at least five different Brazilian CD releases of the album, two "Microservice", two "Videolar" and one "Sonopress". They are all similar with the addition of some Brazilian information but with subtle differences:

"Microservice": The first pressing doesn't have a barcode on the back, the second one has the barcode and also has an additional "M" in front of the catalogue number and different Warner Music Brazil text on both the sleeve and disc.

Hunting High And Low Brazilian Microservice second pressing

Some copies of the Brazilian Microservice 2nd pressing were Marketed under the Warner Music Best Sellers brand and come with an additional square blue and white "BE$T SELLERS" logo featuring a yellow triangular background which has been printed directly onto the front cover. The inside of the insert also comes with an extra folded page to include a list of all the albums which were made available in this series by different artists, there is also an advert inside displaying a much larger image of the "BE$T SELLERS" logo this time on a pale yellow background to include the "WARNER MUSIC" logo at the top and "CD . LP . K7" at the bottom.

There was also gold stamped issue of the Microservice Brazilian CD which was used for promotional purposes. It is the regular release but with a circular gold stamp on the back sleeve.

"Videolar": Similar to the second "Microservice" release with the same catalogue number M925 300-2 but comes with some different Record Company information; "http://www.warnermusicbrazil.com.br Warner Music Brasil Ltda. – Fabricado na Zona Franca de Manaus por Videolar Multimidia Ltda. – Av. Solimoes, 505 Distrito Industrial C G C 22.797.096/0001-01 Industria Brasileira – Distribuido pela Warner Music Brasil Ltda. C G C 42.470.112/0012-09". There is a silver "FLAP F" hologram sticker included on the front of the CD case. The manufacturing text on the disc is printed around the top rim, rather than at the bottom and reads; "FABRICADO POR VIDEOLAR ® - INDUSTRIA BRASILEIRA – SOB LICENCA DE WARNER MUSIC BRASIL LTDA. CGC: 42.470.112/0012-09", plus the CD logo at the bottom is displayed in bold.

Hunting High And Low Brazilian Videolar first pressing

The second "Videolar" CD pressing was again distributed by "Warner Music Brasil Ltda" and is similar to the earlier "Videolar" release displaying the regular album artworks. On the front of the CD case, it comes instead with a smaller silver "ifpi" hologram sticker rather than the previous "FLAP F" one. The regular folded front insert is also included. On the back sleeve, the white barcode as usual is displayed landscaped in the top right hand corner. Along the bottom, there is some slightly different manufacturing and distributing information shown compared to the earlier "Videolar" release which reads; "Warner Music Brasil Ltda. Uma empresa Warner Music Group. Produzido no Polo Industrial de Manaus por Videolar S.A. – Av. Solimoes, 505 – Distrito Industrial – Manaus – AM – CNPJ04.229.761/0004-13 - Industria Brasileira - Distribuido pela Warner Music Brasil Ltda. CNPJ42.470.0012-09. www.warnermusic.com.br". Additionally included next to the usual "WB Records" and "COMPACT disc DIGITAL AUDIO" logos is a flying amazon bird "PRODUZIDO NO POLO INDUSTRIAL DE MANAUS CONHECA A AMAZONIA" logo. The layout and design of the disc used is exactly the same as the previous "Videolar" pressing, but on the the spine of the CD case and around the centre ring of the actual disc, there is some additional batch issue coding; AB0001000. The Catalogue number M925 300-2 is also the same as before.

The third Brazilian "Videolar" made CD which is very similar to the previous releases, but instead comes again with some slightly different Brazilian manufacturing and distribution information on the back cover which reads;- "Warner Music Brasil Ltda. Uma empresa Warner Music Group. Produzido no Polo Industrial de Manaus por Videolar S.A. - Av Solimoes, 505 - Distrito Industrial - Manaus-AM. CNPJ 04.229.761/0004-13 Industria Brasileira, sob encomenda da Warner Music Brasil Ltda. CNPJ 42.470.112/0012-09 Distribuido pela Warner Music Brasil Ltda. CNPJ 42.470.112/0012-09. www.warnermusic.com.br". The usual "WB","COMPACT disc DIGITAL AUDIO" and flying Amazon bird "PRODUZIDO NO POLO INDUSTRIAL DE MANAUS CONHECA A AMAZONIA" logos are also on display. The layout and design of the disc used is exactly the same as the previous "Videolar" pressing, but on the spine of the CD case and around the centre ring of the actual disc, there is some additional batch issue coding, three copies of this 3rd Videolar pressing are known to exist; AC0001000, AD0001000 and AE0000500.

Hunting High And Low Brazilian Videolar third pressing

"Sonopress": The "Sonopress" album was manufactured and distributed by "Sonopress" under license to "Warner Music Brasil Ltda" It has the same front cover artworks as the earlier Microservice and Videolar Pressings, but display some different manufacturing and distributing information on the back cover "(C) 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Warner Music Brasil Ltda. - uma empresa Warner Music Group. Produzido no Polo Industrial de Manaus e distribuido por Sonopress Rimo Ind, e Com. Fonog. S.A.- Ind. Bras. Rua Ica, no 100-A - Distrito Industrial - Manaus - AM - CNPJ 67.562.884/0004-91. Sob Licenca de Warner Music Brasil Ltda.-CNPJ 42.470.112/0012-09. Todos os direitos reservados. Proibida a reproducao, execucao publica e locacao desautorizadas sob as penas da lei. O prazo de validade do disco CD ou DVD e indeterminado desde que observado os seguintes cuidados: Armazenar em local seco, livre de poeira, nao expor ao sol, nao riscar, nao dobrar, nao engordurar, nao manter a uma temperatura superior a 55oC e umidade acima de 60g/m3 e segurar o disco sempre pela lateral e pelo furo central.DISCO E CULTURA. Denuncie a pirataria: [email protected]". Also included on the back cover are the usual "WB", "COMPACT disc DIGITAL AUDIO" & "Flying Amazon Bird" logos, there is also some additional "Warnermusic" Website Addresses which didn't appear on the Microservice or Videolar Pressings. Some of the fonts are smaller on this release, such as the catalogue number on the sleeve and spine and the record company and copyright information is printed all round the edge of the disc.

On the spine of the CD case and around the centre ring of the disc, is the batch issue coding, at least two known copies of this Sonopress Pressing exist;- AF0001000 and AG0001000.

Hunting High And Low Brazilian Sonopress second pressing

The Brazilian LP release comes with a Silver a-ha logo on the front cover, the catalogue number 610.7054 is displayed in the top right hand corner. The back cover is much darker compared to the german pressing showing a more greyish look. The usual "Warner Bros. Records Inc." handwriting along the bottom has been omitted and replaced with some Brazilian Manufacturing and distributing information which reads "FABRICADO E DISTRIBUIDO POR RCA ELETRONICA LTDA. - AV. ENG. BILLINGS, 2227 - S. PAULO - CGC 61.126.074/0002-44 SCDP.DPF.001/69 - S.PAULO - INDUSTRIA BRASILEIRA SOB LICENCA DE WEA DISCOS LTDA". At the top right hand corner of the back cover we have the text "STEREO 36.209 SERIE SUPER LUXO TAMBEM EM CASSETE", which translates to available on cassette and includes the cassette catalogue number 36.209. The label on the record is coloured cream instead of the usual white, plus contains additional lines similar to a note pad. The "Warner Bros. Records" logo is displayed at the top centre with the title A-HA "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" underneath. Some Brazilian coding C.G.C. 56.697.162/0002-66 is displayed on the left hand side, whilst the Catalogue number 610.7054 on the right hand side. On the lower half of the label, we have the full track listing with each track having it's own unique 8 digit number, some track and production credits are also included. Displayed along the bottom outer edge of the label is some Brazilian Manufacturing and Distributing information "Fabricado e distribuido por RCA/ARIOLA INTERNATIONAL DISCOS LTDA. - Av. Eng. Billings, 2227 - C.G.C. 56.697.162/0002-66 - SP - Todas os direitos reservados Ind. Brasileira - WEA DISCOS LTDA. Rua Itaipava, 44 - Jardim Botânico - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - C.G.C. 42.470.112/0001-56 - Censuro - Protocolo Geral no 273.". 
The Brazilian CD album is similar to the European release but has Brazilian text on the back sleeve and disc.

The cassette release comes with a black front cover with white text, the usual artworks is displayed in the centre with a white border, the title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" is shown at the top and the "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo at the bottom left hand corner. Both the spine and back cover is orange, the full track listing is shown on the back cover along with it's own 8 digit number, the usual production information and "Musica e Cultura" is also shown. The spine displays the title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" in the centre, "WB" logo with 6 digit number on the left and both catalogue numbers to the LP and cassette release on the right. The "Dolby-B" is also shown.

The first pressed cassette is cream with brown printed text, it was issued by "BMG". The full track listing with credits is shown at the top, some Brazilian record company information is shown at the bottom of side 1, it reads "WEA DISCOS LTDA Rua Italpava, 44 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ CGC 42470112/0001-56 SCDP-SR/GB/DPE 273/76". On side 2 there is instead some Brazilian Manufacturing and Distributing information displayed at the bottom which reads "FABRICADO E DISTRIBUIDO POR RCA ELECTRONICA LTDA. AV. ENG. BILLINGS, 2227 - S. PAULO - CGC61.126.074/0002-44 SOB LICENCA DE WEA DISCOS LTDA". The usual WB logo, Dolby - B and catalogue number 761.7054 is also present.

Hunting High And Low Brazilian cassette   Hunting High And Low Brazilian cassettes - first and second pressings

The second pressed cassette is also cream, but comes instead with a grey stick-on label printed with black text. It was also issued by "BMG". The layout and design is otherwise exactly the same as the 1st pressing.


Canada

The first Canadian CD was distributed by Columbia House and was release by reprise, it comes with a similar sleeve to the European release. The text "Manufactured & Distributed by Columbia House/Distribue par Columbia House, 815 Middlefield Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1V 3M3" is printed at the bottom on the left hand side of the back sleeve. The disc itself was manufactured by CINRAM.

The second Canadian CD album was also release by reprise, it comes with the usual front cover artworks similar to the earlier Columbia House release. On the back cover it displays in uppercase that it was "MANUFACTURED & DISTRIBUTED BY WARNER MUSIC CANADA LTD 3751 VICTORIA PARK AVENUE, SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO M1W 3Z4". The disc was also Manufactured by CINRAM but the layout and manufacturing information differs compared to the first pressing. The catalogue number has also changed to CD 25300.

There is another Canadian reprise released CD Album which was instead Distributed by "WEA Music of Canada Ltd./WEA Musique Du Canada Ltee. 1810 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough, Ontario". It very similar to the second release including using the exact same disc and Catalogue Number.

The first Canadian LP release was Manufactured by Columbia House (CRC) Records, it comes with the usual artworks but the Warner Bros. Records Inc. handwriting at the bottom of the back cover has been overdubbed with a plain white strip and re-printed with black text, the Manufacturing information has been printed in bold and reads "Manufactured by Columbia House, a division of CBS Records Canada Ltd./Fabrique par Columbia House, une division de CBS disques Canada Ltee, 815 Middlefields Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1V 3M3". There is a Barcode shown at the top right hand corner of the back cover and "CRC" at the bottom right hand corner. displayed on the spine is "LITHO IN CANADA" plus an additional Catalogue number 542894. The white label on the record comes with the usual colour "Warner Brothers" logo at the top and the track listing at the bottom, the same Columbia House Manufacturing information again has been displayed around the outer edge. The Catalogue number used on the white record label is W1 25300. The usual inner sleeve displaying the picture of the band members in front of the mirror is included. 
The first Canadian CD was distributed by Columbia House and was release by reprise, it comes with a similar sleeve to the European release. The text "Manufactured & Distributed by Columbia House/Distribue par Columbia House, 815 Middlefield Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1V 3M3" is printed at the bottom on the left hand side of the sleeve. The disc itself was manufactured by CINRAM.

The second Canadian LP release was instead Manufactured by WEA Music of Canada Ltd. and is very similar to the earlier Columbia House pressing, At the bottom of the back cover it now displays that the LP was "MANUFACTURED AND DISTRIBUTED BY WEA MUSIC OF CANADA LTD/WEA MUSIQUE DU CANADA LTEE 1810 BIRCHMOUNT RD., SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY". The usual barcode has again been included at the top right hand corner of the back cover but the "CRC" text which appeared on the Columbia House release has been ommited from this WEA Music of Canada Ltd. Edition. The design and layout on the actual white label of the record has also been slightly changed compared to the Columbia House release, the same "Warner Brothers" Logo with A-HA and the title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" shown underneath is displayed at the top, the track listing with credits included is again displayed on the bottom half but set out in a slightly different layout, the track lengths are also printed in a straight column down the right hand side and the Catalogue number has also been changed to 92 53001. Around the bottom outer edge of the label is the same WEA Music of Canada Manufacturing and Distributing information. The usual inner sleeve has also been included on this second pressing.

The first Canadian cassette was Manufactured by Columbia House, the front and back cover is coloured black, the regular artworks is displayed at the top half of the front sleeve with A-HA and the title printed below in white. A "Super C Cassette" symbol and the usual "WB" logo are also included. The back cover displays the full track listing, along with some Copyright and Manufacturing information which reads "Manufactured by Columbia House, a division of CBS Records Canada Ltd. Fabrique par Columbia House, une division de CBS Disques Canada Ltee, 815 Middlefield Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1V 3M3". The tape itself is black with white titles, the title "a-ha / HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" with the track listing is displayed at the top, the Columbia House Manufacturing Information is shown at the bottom of each side. The "WB" logo is on the left hand side with "CRC" and either side "1" or "2" underneath. On the right hand side the catalogue number is displayed with the "Dolby HX" logo shown underneath. The catalogue number is W4-25300 (542894C).

Hunting High And Low Canadian cassette - first pressing

The second Canadian cassette was Manufactured and Distributed instead by WEA Music of Canada Ltd, it comes with the same front cover artworks to the earlier Columbia House release, but on the back cover it displays that it was Manufactured & Distributed by/Fabrique par WEA Music of Canada Ltd./WEA Musique Du Canada Ltee 1810 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough, Ontario A Warner Communications Company. The tape is again black with white titles, but some the layout including the logos and Manufacturing information differs slightly compared to the earlier Columbia House pressing. The Catalogue Number has also changed to 92 53004.

Hunting High And Low Canadian cassette - second pressing


Chile

The Chilean cassette release of "Hunting High And Low" comes with the title "Cazando Por Todas Partes". The front cover is white with the usual album artworks printed in the centre with a black border, at the top there is the text "a-ha" printed in pink and "Cazando Por Todas Partes" in purple. The "WB" logo is shown in black near the top right hand corner. Along the bottom there is some Spanish text "FIJATE EN MI - EL SOL SIEMPRE BRILLA EN LA TV CAZANDO POR TODAS PARTES - y otros Exitos." when translated it reads "Take On Me, The Sun Always Shines On TV, Hunting High and Low plus other successes".

The first pressing comes with a white spine displaying the title "A-HA CAZANDO POR TODAS PARTES", "WB" logo, catalogue number 195097 and "STEREO". On the back cover which is also white is the full track listing plus some Dolby information all shown in Spanish. The inside of the insert is white with black text, listing all the tracks in both Spanish and English. There is also some Manufacturing and Distributing information which reads "Fabricado y distribuido por EMI Odean Chilena S.A. Santiago - Chile". On the reverse of the spine is some Spanish copyright information along with a "FOTOMECANICA 5551492 GIMO-CROMIA "HERCAL" S.A." logo. The actual cassette is white with a cream label, it displays the title and track listing in Spanish at the top and the some manufacturing, distributing and Spanish copyright information at the bottom.

Hunting High And Low Chile cassette - first pressing

The second pressing is similar to the first pressing apart from the spine is now coloured yellow instead of white, it was again Manufactured and Distributed by "EMI Odeon Chilena S.A.". All of the information including the text and layout on the insert is otherwise exactly the same. The tape is now transparent clear with a grey centre and white printed text, the font size of the title and track listing at the top is some what smaller compared to the first pressing, plus the Manufacturing, Distributing & Copyright information at the bottom has changed to uppercase. The Dolby logo has also now been included on the tape.

Hunting High And Low Chile cassette - second pressing

The third pressing comes again with the exact same insert as the second pressing including having the yellow coloured spine, it again was Manufactured and Distributed by "EMI Odeon Chilena S.A.". The colour of the tape is now tinted with a grey centre, plus the actual layout, detail and font size of the text is exactly the same as the second pressing.


Colombia

The Colombian LP release comes with the same front cover as the European pressing but the title "hunting high and low" is printed in grey text instead of the usual red. On the back sleeve, the usual track listing is shown in English with the Spanish translation printed in uppercase with a different font size alongside. Displayed at the top right hand corner is the "Warner Bros" logo with the Catalogue numbers for both the Colombian LP (6096) & Cassette (7096) release underneath. Along the bottom of the back sleeve we have some Manufacturing information and a "PHILIPS" logo. The actual label on the record is some what different compared to the European pressing, it comes with a white label with printed lines similar to an exercise book. The usual "Warner Bros." logo is displayed at the top along with some Spanish Copyright information which reads "RESERVADOS LOS DERECHOS DE AUTOR-PROHIBIDA LA COPIA, EJECUCION PUBLICA Y LA RADIOTRANSMISION" on the outer top edge. On the lower half of the label is the title "Hunting High and Low A-HA" with the full track listing printed underneath in English uppercase lettering, the Spanish translation is also shown alongside in lowercase lettering. On the outer lower edge, we have some Spanish Manufacturing information which reads "PRODUCIDO POR INDUSTRIAS PHILIPS DE COLOMBIA S.A. BAJO LICENCIA DE WEA INTERNATIONAL INC".


Ecuador

The LP comes with the regular front cover artworks but additionally includes a green hi-light under the title and above the artwork picture. In the top right hand corner it displays in white, the "WB Records" logo, catalogue number "L.P.-80079" and "ESTEREO COMPATIBLE". The reverse of the sleeve is coloured light grey, rather than white and shows the usual track listing down the left hand side, including the regular production text, UK a-ha club address and "also being available on cassette". The three pictures of the band members as usual are displayed on the right hand side. There is no barcode or catalogue number shown at the top right hand corner. Along the bottom there is a white strip which has covered up the whole of the regular "Warner Bros. Records" contact address and copyright information to display instead on the left hand side; "DISCO ES CULTURA". Some manufacturing text; "MANUFACTURED POR FEDISCOS DISTRIBUYE ALMACENES DE MUSICA IMPRESO EN GRAFICAS FERAUD P. 1986 GUAYAQUIL - ECUADOR" has been printed on the right hand side along with a round pipe looking logo displaying; "J.D. FERAUD GUZMAN" within. The record itself comes with white lined labels and displays the regular colour "WB Records" logo at the top with the title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW a-ha" and production text; "Prod. por : Tony Mansfield" underneath. On the left hand side, it shows "p 1985" with "U.S.A." and includes both the US 1-25300 and Ecuador LP-80079-A/B catalogue numbers. The "STEREO" logo is displayed on the right hand side. The lower half of the labels include the full track listing to each side, both printed in Engish and Spanish, along with track credits and some production text to "Alan Tarney". The trademark; "a Warner Communications Company ®" is shown at the bottom of each side. Around the outer edge of the labels again on both sides is some Spanish copyright information which reads; "Reservados todos los derechos de los obras grabadas en disco y prohibida su reproduccion, radiodifusion y utilizacion publica". The release doesn't appear to include an inner sleeve.


Germany

The German pressing of the CD is similar to the UK release but has a shortened catalogue number "925 300-2" and doesn't include the French number. The text on the disc has changed from "Made In Germany" to "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf".

There is a gold edition of the German gold CD album, some copies come with a gold, red and white sticker with the text "Limited Edition. Bild am Sonntag. Gold! WEA".

Hunting High And Low Gold Stickered edition CD Hunting High And Low Gold CD

The German LP release is similar to the UK release and also states that it was "Manufactured by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf in Germany", but it doesn't include the UK catalogue number "WX 30". In the top right hand corner of the back cover, it displays the standard "7599-25300-1" barcode number with the Germany "925 300-1 (U)" and France "WE 381" LP catalogue numbers underneath. Additionally displayed is the catalogue number for the German cassette release "925 300-4". Along the bottom of the back cover, underneath the "Warner Bros. Records Inc." handwriting, is some English and French manufacturing information which reads "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf. Presse en Allemagne par Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf a Warner Communications Company". On the label itself it displays the usual colour "Warner Brothers Records" logo at the top with "a-ha HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" underneath. The full track listing along with some production and publishing information "All songs by Pal Waaktaar except as indicated. Produced by Tony Mansfield. Remixed by John Ratcliff with a-ha. Published by: G.B. only) 1-5 ATV Music Ltd. (P) + (C) 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S." is also shown. Displayed on the left hand side is the STEREO and GEMA/BIEM logos with the catalogue number "925 300-1" at the bottom. Around the outer edge of the label is some manufacturing and copyright information which has been printed in all three languages English, French and German, it's exactly the same as the European issue. Also included is the regular inner sleeve which displays the picture of the band members sitting in front of a mirror. The German only catalogue number "925 300-1" is additionally shown in the top right hand corner.

A German made special edition of the LP was produced for "Club-Sonderauflage" (the organisation by German Media-Corporation "Bertelsmann"). The LP is similar to the regular release, but the unique catalogue number and "Club-Sonderauflage" is printed in the top right hand corner of the reverse of the sleeve. "Club-Sonderauflage" is also printed on the label. It is thought that this LP might have been pressed for the UK market as the UK catalogue is also printed on the reverse of the sleeve, so too is a circled "U".

There is a German (or French?) cassette release of "Hunting High And Low" which comes with a similar insert to the European first pressing, but only includes the German "925 300-4" and France "WE 481" Catalogue numbers printed in red on the actual spine, the usual "UK WX30C" Catalogue number has been omitted. On the inside of the insert on the reverse of spine, the usual "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service Aldorf" information has also been removed. However the actual tape used on this release appears to be just the standard European black tape with grey printed text and displays all three German, UK and France catalogue numbers.


West Germany

There are two West Germany made pressings of "Hunting High And Low". The first pressing comes with a Warner Bros logo printed on the sleeve. Both the back cover & the inside of the front cover insert displays that it was Manufactured & Printed in Hanover, West Germany. The disc itself includes the "Warner Bros Records" logo, it comes with a large silver centre ring and again shows that the CD was "Made in West Germany by PolyGram".

The second pressing comes instead with a Reprise logo displayed on the disc, both the back sleeve & front cover insert was printed in the USA rather than West Germany, it's very similar to the US release but has "Warner Bros" printed on the spine in place of Reprise. The Reprise disc also comes with a large silver centre ring & has the additional text "Made In West Germany by Polygram" printed around the bottom rim.


Greece

The front and back cover of the cassette is in red, with the "WB" logo and title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" printed in black text, the usual album artworks is displayed in the centre. At the bottom of the front cover, we additionally have the "STEREO" and "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo's. The sleeve folds out single-fold with the tracks listed both on the back cover and on the inside. The back cover also displays that the cassette was "MARKETED AND DISTRIBUTED BY WEA RECORDS S.A., GREECE". The tape itself is light grey with a white stick-on label and black text. The Copyright information on side 1 is displayed in English whilst on side 2 it's shown instead in Greek. Some sealed copies of the cassette additionally come with an offical blue/greyish signed I.F.P.I. anti-piracy seal.

Hunting High And Low Greece cassette


Hungary

Hunting High And Low Hungarian cassette There is another cassette release of Hunting High And Low which was circulated around Hungary and comes with a white front and back cover with grey text, the usual album artworks are displayed in the centre with the title "A-HA Hunting High And Low" printed at the top and the "Warner Bros. Records" logo at the bottom. On the back cover, it includes the tracks to side one on the left hand side and the tracks to side 2 on the right hand side. On the inside of the insert we again have the full track listings to each side along with some production credits and copyright information. The tape itself is light grey with black printed text.


Indonesia

The cassette has a white sleeve which folds out. It has the regular artwork shot in the centre of the front sleeve with A-HA and the title printed above in black. Below the artwork is the text "HANYA UNTUK DIJUAL DI INDONESIA". The track information is printed in black on the fold-out part. The cassette is blue with silver titles.

Hunting High And Low Indonesian cassette


Israel

The first Israel LP was released by "Warner Bros. Records" and comes with a similar front and back sleeve to the UK pressing, there is an additional round white circle on the front cover displaying some hebrew text. At the bottom of the back sleeve is some Manufacturing and distributing information which is printed both in English and Hebrew, it reads "MANUFACTURED AND DISTRIBUTED BY THE GENERAL MUSIC CO. LTD. TEL AVIV., ISRAEL MADE IN ISRAEL מיוצרים ומופץ על ידי שיתוף מוסיקה הכללי. בע"מ. תל אביב., ישראל נעשתה בישראל". The usual barcode shown at the top right hand corner has been omitted and replaced with just the catalogue number BAN 925300-1. The record label itself is white and comes with a large colour "WB Records" logo at the top with the title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" printed all in uppercase underneath, the track listing along with track credits and track lengths is displayed at the lower half of the label, including the regular production text to "Warner Bros. Records Inc.". The usual Manufacturing text around the outer edge has also been replaced with just "Warner Bros. Records inc". The record was made by "ACUM" and includes the usual inner artwork sheet.

The second LP pressing was instead released by "Reprise Records" and comes with the same front and back cover sleeve as the "Warner Bros. Records" first release, although the a-ha logo on the front cover has been coloured light green instead of the usual grey colour. The round white circle containing the same hebrew text in the top right hand corner is also included. The record comes with completely different labels compared to the first release. On side 1, it shows a red square label with black text; displaying a large white "Reprise" logo in the centre and "REPRISE RECORDS" in grey at the bottom. The title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" is shown at the top, with Side 1 and "(ACUM)" on the left and the catalogue number BAN 925300-1 and "Stereo-Mono" on the right. The track listing is displayed on the lower half of the label along with track credits and track lengths. There is also some production and copyright text; "All Songs by Pal Waaktaar except as indicated. Produced by Tony Mansfield. (P) & (C) 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world Outside of the U.S.". On Side 2, the square label is instead coloured grey with black text, and again displays the white "Reprise" logo in the centre with the "REPRISE RECORDS" also in black additionally at the bottom. The layout is again the same as Side 1 with the title at the top and track listing, production text, and copyright information shown at the lower half of the label. The catalogue number is exactly the same on both releases BAN 92500-1 and the release again comes additionally with the usual inner sheet.

The Israel cassette is very similar to the US pressing but comes without any production or record company information on the inside of the folded insert. The colouring of the title "Hunting high and low" on both the front cover and spine, along with the catalogue number & "WB" logo is in pink instead of the usual red. On the back cover, the barcode has been replaced with some manufacturing and distributing information which reads "MANUFACTURED AND DISTRIBUTED BY THE GENERAL MUSIC CO. LTD. TEL AVIV., ISRAEL MADE IN ISRAEL (P) 1985 (C) 1985 תוצךה האךץ ".The actual tape is light grey with blue text, it was made by "ACUM". The title & track listing is displayed at the top & some copyright information is shown at the bottom. all of the text is printed in English.


Italy

The Italian LP first pressing was released by "Warner Bros." and comes with regular front and back cover artworks, there is no barcode or catalogue number shown in the top right hand corner of the back sleeve, it also additionally shows on the back that it was "Made and Distributed in Italy by WEA S.p.A - Milano A Warner Communications Company". The label on the record is white and displays the usual colour "Warner Bros." logo at the top centre with a-ha and the title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" underneath. The full track listing is displayed at the bottom half, along with track lengths and credits. On the left hand side, we have "33 1/3 GIRI STEREO", along with the "S.I.A.E." logo and the Italian round red stamp mark. On the right hand side we have the catalogue number 92 5300-1 and LATO 1. Around the outer edge is some Italian Manufacturing and Copyright information "MADE IN ITALY BY WEA ITALIANA SPA A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. RISERVATI TUTTI I DIRITTI DEL PRODUTTORE FONOGRAFICO E DEL PROPRIETARIO DELL'OPERA REGISTRATA SALVO AUTORIZZAZIONI, SONO VIETARE LA DUPLICAZIONE, LA LOCAZIONE E L'UTILIZZAZIONE DI QUESTO DISCO PER PUBBLICA ESECUZIONE E RADIODIFFUSIONE". The record also comes with the usual insert sleeve displaying a picture of the band members in front of a mirror, although the paper quality is much stiffer compared to the German release. 
The second Italian LP Pressing was released instead by "Reprise" and comes with the "Reprise" Logo printed onto the actual record label.

There are two slightly different copies of the Italian cassette, the first was released by Warner Bros and the second release was by Reprise. Both copies come with the same front cover artworks displayed in the centre on a black background, the title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" is shown at the top printed in white. At the bottom we have the "Warner Bros" logo and "Dolby System" again in white. The spine is orange with the title, "WB" logo and catalogue number in black. The back cover is also orange showing the full track listing and some Italian text "Attenzione: avvolgere il nastro fino alla fine prima di girare la cassetta", which translates to Warning: wind the tape to the end before turning the tape. On the inside of the folded insert, there is the full track listing, some Warner Bros record company information and that the cassette was "Made and Distributed in Italy by WEA Italiana S.p.A - Milano". The tape itself is black with orange labels and displays the track listing at the top of each side, there is some Italian manfacturing and copyright information which reads "Riservati tutti I diritti del produttore fonografico e del proprietario dell' opera registrata, Salvo autorizzazioni, sono vietate la duplicazione, la locazione e I' utilizzazione di questo disco per pubblica esecuzione e radiodiffusione. Made in Italy by WEA Italiana spa A Warner Communications Company" displayed at the bottom of each side. The Reprise release is exactly the same as the Warner Bros release but displays an additional "Reprise" logo on the front cover, spine and actual tape.


Japan

Hunting High And Low Japanese Poster The first pressing of the LP comes with a limited poster and 6 page inlay with lyrics. The poster is similar to that which came with the UK 12" releases of "The Sun Always Shines On TV" and "I've Been Losing You" but the band are printed in black and white with a large a-ha logo and 5 cartoons from the Take On Me video are printed in light red on the right hand side. "NOT FOR SALE WARNER-PIONEER CORPORATION" is printed in the bottom right corner.

There were two different early pressings of the CD album. The first comes with a red sticker obi strip with white text (catalogue number 32XD-375). The CD also comes with a lyric insert which has lyrics in English and Japanese.

Hunting High And Low Japanese CD with obi   Hunting High And Low Japanese LP inlay

The second pressing (10 April 1989 - 18P2-2666) comes with a "Forever Young Series" obi-strip. It comes with the usual folded insert plus a white folded lyric sheet in both English and Japanese plus an advert showing the other a-ha albums available in the series.

Hunting High And Low Japanese forever young obi   Hunting High And Low Japanese folded lyric sheet

Hunting High And Low Japanese CD obi (regular and promo)

The "Forever Young Series" edition (WPCR-75249) was re-issued 22 November 2006 with slightly different white and blue obi-strip with black, yellow and red text. The CD booklet has lyrics printed in both English and Japanese, so it doesn't come with an additional paper lyric sheet. The promotional version has a usual white promo sticker with red text stuck over the barcode of the obi plus "SAMPLE LOANED" etched into the centre of the disc in orange.

Hunting High And Low was re-released in Japan as a "Hot Price" album on 25 April 1997. The album has a different catalogue number compared to the first 2 pressings. Hunting High And Low Japanese Hot Price CD with obi The obi strip is white with dark green text and the red and yellow "bomb" hot price logo. It comes in a white tray, rather than grey, and the insert includes all the tracks in Japanese and English. The promo edition has a white sticker with red text stuck over the barcode on the back sleeve and the word "SAMPLE" is etched in black around the centre of the disc.

There is another Japanese CD release of "Hunting High and Low" which uses the same Catalogue Number (WPCR-1085) as the "Hot Price" release, but comes instead with a plain purple obi-strip with white and purple text. The reverse of the obi-strip displays the release date of 25 April 1997, plus it also features an advert for the "Lifelines" album which was released on the 24 April 2002. The exact same Disc and CD booklet containing the lyrics printed in English and Japanese has been included.

There was a more recent "Forever Young Series" CD edition (WPCR-78001) which was re-issued on the 24 July 2013, it now comes instead with a red obi-strip with white, yellow and blue text. Although the actual spine of the CD case displays the Catalogue Number (WPCR-75249) from the previous release of the album. There is also a round red and white "Forever YOUNG THE RED SALE 1CD ¥1,380" sticker on the front of the CD case. The CD booklet has again been included & contains the lyrics printed both in English and Japanese.

The German made European CD (7599-25300-2 FRANCE WE 835) was also made available in Japan, but comes additionally with a white obi-strip with black, blue and yellow text. There is a rectangular logo at the top front section of the obi displaying the wording "TSUTAYA" in yellow text on a navy blue background. The obi also displays both the title and other information coloured black in Japanese.

Hunting High And Low Japanese cassette

The regular Japanese cassette release comes in a white backed cassette case with a long wrap-around sleeve. The front (and the left spine) is red with a small shot of the album cover at the top. Titles are printed in pink and white below. The rest of the sleeve is white with titles in black and blue. There is a small shot of the cover artwork on the right hand spine. The cassette is white with black stickered labels with white text, additionally included inside is a grey paper folded sheet with black text, it contains all of the full track lyrics both in English on one side and Japanese on the other.

Hunting High And Low Japanese cassette insert  Hunting High And Low Japanese cassette

Hunting High And Low Japanese promo cassetteThere was a promo cassette in Japan. The cover is similar to the regular release, but the cover shot is printed with a grey border over a grey and white background. The a-ha logo is printed in purple underneath the picture and also on the spine of the cassette. The "First Single" is litsed as "Take On Me" on the back part of the insert. The cover states that it is not for sale. The cassette itself is white with black stickers and white text. Printed at the bottom of the cassette label it states that the cassette is for "promotional use only in stores (not for sale)"


Korea

The Korean CD was Manufactured by "SKC Limited, Korea" & is similar to the European release, it displays the "SKC" logo on the back sleeve and a white "SKC" logo with a pink background on one of the spines. The catalogue number has also been changed.

Hunting High And Low - Korean LP The cover of the LP is printed in brown tones and the additional text "Including Take On Me" is printed in the top right hand corner of the sleeve. It also comes with an inner lyric sheet. There is also an LP with a green toned sleeve which is thought to be an unofficial release.

Hunting High And Low Korean 'Green' LP   Hunting High And Low Korean Cassette

 

The Korean cassette release of "Hunting High And Low" comes in a slipcase. It has a silver grey sleeve with a picture of the regular album sleeve in the centre. Above the picture, "Golden Hits" is printed on a red background and "Take On Me Love Is Reason" is printed along a blue strip. A-HA and the title are printed in dark red and black respectively. The cassette is manufactured by Oasis Record Co under licence from WEA.


Malaysia

The Malaysian cassette release comes with the same folded insert as the US Warner Brothers release, although it has a more paper feel to it, displayed on the inside of the insert at the very bottom left hand corner is some additional Malaysian Record Company and Printing information which reads "WEA RECORDS SDN BHD 17 Jln 1/57A, Jln Ipoh, K.L. Printed by Culture Press Sdn Bhd 3, Jln 51/201, P.J.".

The first pressing comes with a white tape with a cream stick-on label and black printed text, the title "A-HA/HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" is displayed at the top with the track listing underneath, the same Copyright information is displayed at the bottom of each side, the usual "WB" logo and catalogue number is also included. The cassette comes additionally in a white coloured backed case with the "wea" logo engraved into the plastic.

The second pressing comes instead with a grey coloured tape with a white stick-on label and black printed text, the design and layout is the same as the first pressing, the cassette case comes instead with a grey coloured backed case with the Warner Music Europe logo again engraved into the plastic. Some copies come with an additional "WEA" white rectangular sticker on the back of the cassette case giving information on how to check that the copy is genuine, it displays both the information in English and Malaysian. The WEA Record Company contact address is also displayed "WEA RECORDS SDN BHD 9th Floor, MUI Plaza Jalan P, Ramlee 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia".


Mexico

Hunting High And Low - reverse of Mexico LP with translations The LP has a similar cover to the European release, but Spanish translated titles are handwitten in brackets after the English titles. The a-ha logo on the cover is printed in silver with the catalogue number LWB-6412 displayed in black in the top right hand corner. At the bottom of the back sleeve, the usual Manufacturing and Copyright information has been over-written in spanish to read "MUY IMPORTANTE : ESTE FONOGRAMA ES UNA OBRA INTELECTUAL PROTEGIDA EN FAVOR DE SU PRODUCTOR (P) 1985 WARNER BROS. RECS. INC. PARA LOS E.U. DERECHOS PROTEGIDOS (c) 1985 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. LA TITUIARIDSS DE LOS DERECHOS CENTE DOS EN ESTE FORDERASS SE ENCUENTRA RECONOCIDA Y PROTEGIDO CONFORNE A LA LEY. SE PROHIBE SU REPRODUCCION PARCIAL TOTAL SU ELOUILER Y SU ELEAUCION PUBLICA ESTAS PROHIBICIONES ESTAN PENADAS CONFORME A LOS ARTICULOS 386 DEL CEDIGO PENN Y 135 Y 136 DE LEY FEDERAL SOBRE EL DERECHO DE AUTOR Y DEMO'S NORMSS LEGA LES APLICABLES, VIGENTES", the usual text "also available on cassette" has been typed over in Spanish to show "disponible tambien en cassette". Some other information "MIEMBRO ACTIVO DE AMPROFON (Asociacion Mexicana de Productos de Fonogramas, A.C.)" and "EL DISCO ES CULTURA" is also included. On the record label itself, the usual coloured "Warner Bros." logo is shown at the top with the title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" underneath, the full track listing is also displayed in English and Spanish. Around the bottom edge of the label on side 1, we have some Spanish Copyright information "PROHIBIDA LA REPRODUCCION Y LA RADIODIFUSION DE ESTE DISCO RESERVADOS TODOS LOS DERECHOS DEL PRODUCTOR FONOGRAFICO", wilst on Side 2, we have some Manufacturing information "HECHO EN MEXICO, D.F. POR PRODUCCIONES WEA, S.A. DE C.V. UNA COMPANIA DEL GRUPO WARNERS COMMUNICATIONS".

The Mexican cassette release comes with a black front and back cover with white text, the usual album artworks is displayed at the top half of the front cover, with the title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" underneath in the centre, at the bottom left hand corner we have the "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo, whilst the "WB" logo and catalogue number CSWB-6412 is shown at the bottom right hand corner. The back cover displays the full track listing both in Spanish and English, there is also some Manufacturing and Record Company information with reads "Hecho en Mexico por PRODUCCIONES WEA S.A. De C.V., Aca pulco No. 37 Mexico 06140 Tel. 553-6688 una compania del grupo WARNER COMMUNICATIONS MARCA REGISTRADA". The inside of the insert is white with black text, the full track listing with some additional Spanish production information is displayed. 
The same Manufacturing and Record Company information is also included from the back cover. There is also some strict Spanish Copyright information which reads;- "MUY IMPORTANTE: Este fonograma es una obra intelectual protegida en favor de su productor (P)1985 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. PARA LOS E.U. Derechos Protegidos (C)1985 WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC. La titularidad de los Derechos contenidos en este fonograma se encuentra reconocida y protegida CONFORME A LA LEY SE PROHIBE SU COPIA O REPRODUCCION PARCIAL O TOTAL, SU ALQUILER Y SU EJECUCION PUBLICA Estas prohibiciones estan penadas conforme a los Articulos 386 del Codigo Penal y 135 y 136 de la Ley Federal sobre el Derecho de Autor y demas normas legales aplicables vigentes. UN PRODUCTO wea".

The first pressing comes with a white tape with black printed text, the title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" is shown at the top with the track listing underneath in Spanish. Some Manufacturing and Production information on side 1 is shown at the bottom "P y C 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. UNA COMPANIA DEL GRUPO WARNER COMMUNICATIONS HECHO EN MEXICO", whilst on side 2 at the bottom we have come Copyright information "EL IMPORTE PAGADO POR ESTE FONOGRAMA NO AUTORIZA SU EJECUCION PUBLICA CON FINES DE LUCRO". The "WB" logo with "WARNER BROS." text is printed on the left hand side and the catalogue number CSWB 6412 on the right hand side.

Hunting High And Low Mexico cassette - first pressing

The second pressing comes instead with a grey coloured tape with a white stick-on label, the layout and font size of the title and Spanish track listing at the top has been changed, the exact same Manufacturing and Production information is shown at the bottom of side 1, but again has a slightly different layout and font size, the Copyright information on side 2 does the same. One other noticeable difference is that this second pressing does Not include the "WARNER BROS." text underneath the "WB" logo. The catalogue number on both pressings is exactly the same.

Hunting High And Low Mexico cassette - second pressing


New Zealand

The New Zealand LP release is similar to the regular US pressing but the a-ha logo on the front cover has now been coloured light grey, on the back cover there is no barcode number but instead displays the Catalogue number for both the LP and Cassette album releases, the bottom right hand corner also shows that it was "Marketed by WEA Record & Tape Distributors Pty Limited. A Warner Communications Company P.O. Box 2915, Auckland, New Zealand". The label on the actual record is white and comes with a different layout and design compared to the US release, it also displays at the bottom that it was "Manufactured and Distributed by WEA Records Limited a Warner Communications Company". The usual insert displaying "warner bros. records inc. made in u.s.a" has also been included, but has instead been made from cardboard rather than paper.

The front and back cover of the cassette is yellow, the title "A-HA" is printed at the top in large green letters with "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" displayed in red underneath. The regular album artworks is also included. The sleeve folds out single-fold with the tracks listed both on the back cover and on the inside. The inside also displays that the cassette was "Marketed by WEA Record P.O. Box 2915, Auckland, New Zealand". The tape is white with a white stick-on label.

Hunting High And Low New Zealand cassette


Peru

The LP release in Peru comes with a red rectangular sticker on the front cover, the title a-ha is printed in grey but additionally includes a red shadowed background. On the back cover there is no barcode included, but instead shown at the top right hand corner is the Catalogue numbers for both the Peruvian LP and Cassette release, along with the word STEREO. At the bottom there is some Spanish Manufacturing information printed in black text which reads "FABRICADO POR "EL VIRREY" INDUSTRIAS MUSICALES S.A. R.I. 12428". Also displayed is some piracy information which includes an image of cassette tape with crossbones and some Spanish text;- "PIRATERIA FONOGRAFICA LA COPIA DE ESTE FONOGRAMA CONSTITUYE DELITO DE ESTAFA, PENADO CON PRISION DE HASTA 6 ANOS (LEY No 23535)". The label on the record is white with printed lines, it displays all the track listing in both Spanish and English, along with credits and track lengths, the usual information "All songs by Pal Waaktaar except as indicated" displayed under the full track listing has also been printed in Spanish to read "(Todas Las Canciones Escritas Por Pal Waaktaar, Excepto Las Indicadas)". Around the outer rim of the label is the same Manufacturing information which appeared on the back sleeve plus there is also some additional Spanish Copyright information;- "RESERVADOS TODOS LOS DERECHOS DEL PRODUCTOR FONOGRAFICO Y DEL PROPIETARIO DE LA OBRA REGISTRADA - PROHIBIDA LA REPRODUCCION EJECUCION PUBLICA Y RADIO TELEDIFUSION".

The Peruvian cassette release comes with a white fold-out insert with the usual album artworks displayed in the centre of the front cover, the catalogue number; "Z-WBR 0253001.5", "a-ha" and "WB" logo are shown in black at the top with the title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" printed in red uppercase lettering underneath. There appears to be at least two slightly different pressings of the cassette as some copies come with a larger font size on the actual title. There is some Spanish manufacturing information "FABRICADO POR "EL VIRREY" INDUSTRIAS USICALES S.A. R.I. 12428" printed in black at the bottom. On the spine, the title and a-ha logo are printed landscape in black with the "WB" logo shown orientated at the top and the catalogue number at the bottom. The full track listing is shown all in Spanish on the back cover, along with side 1 and side 2 which are displayed as "LADO: 1" and "LADO: 2". The right hand fold-out sleeve comes with the title again printed at the top in black with a-ha underneath, the full track listing is shown in both Spanish and English along with track credits and track lengths. Along the bottom, there is a picture of a cassette tape with crossbones displaying some Spanish Copyright Warning information; "PIRATERIA FONOGRAFICA LA COPIA DE ESTE FONOGRAMA CONSTITUYE DELITO DE ESTAFA, PENADO CON PRISION DE HASTA 6 ANOS (LEY Nº 23535)". The actual tape is clear with an bright orange stickered label and black text. The title is displayed in capitals at the top and the manufacturing information printed in Spanish is shown at the bottom; "QUEDAN RESERVADOS TODOS LOS DERECHOS DEL AUTOR Y DEL PRODUCTOR DE FONOGRAMAS ESTA PROHIBIDA LA COPIA, LOCACION Y EJECUCION PUBLICA DE ESTE FONOGRAMA. MANUFACTURADO POR "EL VIRREY" INDUSTRIAS MUSICALES S.A. - INDUSTRIA PERUANA - R.I. 12428". The catalogue number is also included on the left hand side, with side 1/2 and "STEREO" on the right hand side.

Hunting High And Low Peru cassette


The Philippines

Hunting High And Low - Philippines LP The LP has a white boxed "Includes Take On Me" advert on the front cover and PARI-MEMBER approved sign on the labels and box cover. It doesn't come with inserts. 
The cassette release comes with the same front cover artworks as the LP release and "Includes the Take On Me" advert. The track listing is shown on the lower half of the front cover printed with black text on a white background. The PARI-MEMBER approved sign, "WB" logo, "DOLBY SYSTEM" and catalogue number are also displayed. On the spine the title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" is shown in red with a large a-ha underneath in black. The back cover displays the full track listing along with the "WB" logo, there is some Manufacturing Information which reads "MANUFACTURED IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR WEA RECORDS UNDER LICENSE FROM WEA INTERNATIONAL. INC. U.S.A., A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY". On the inside of the insert, we again have the full track listing with production credits, there is also some Copyright and "DOLBY B" Information. A large "WB Records" logo is also included.

The first pressed cassette comes with a peach coloured tape with an orange stick-on label and black text, the track listing and "DOLBY SYSTEM" logo is shown at the top and the title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW a-ha" is at the bottom, the PARI-MEMBER approved sign is displayed on the left and catalogue number and "STEREO" on the right. 
The second pressed tape comes instead with a grey coloured tape, again with an orange stick-on label and black text. The layout and design is otherwise exactly the same as the first pressed cassette.

Hunting High And Low Philippines cassette


Portugal

The LP release from Portugal is very similar to the Germany made UK release, on the back sleeve under the barcode, the Catalogue number has been changed to 1590011, it also displays the word "(N) STEREO", plus there is a small red and white rectangular "Warner Music" logo sticker. At the bottom left hand side above the regular "Warner Bros. Records" handwriting text, we have shown that the LP was "MANUFACTURED & DISTRIBUTED IN PORTUGAL BY EMI VALENTIM DE CARVALHO MUSICA LDA.", it also includes the regular WB Records logo and an additional "G))" symbol with the text; "execucao Grafica Monumental" at the very bottom right, which refers to where the LP was Printed. The inner sleeve of the LP comes with a higher quality glossy paper sleeve rather than the regular thin one, the revised Catalogue number 1590011 is also shown. On the record itself, it comes with a similar layout to the German pressing displaying the colour "WB Records" logo at the top with a-ha printed in black underneath. the Manufacturing and Copyright information around the outer rim of the label is printed in Portuguese; "RESERVADOS TODOS OS DIREITOS DO PRODUTOR FONOGRAFICO E DO PROPRIETARIO DA OBRA GRAVADA PROIBIDOS A DUPLICACAO O ALUGUER E A UTILIZACAO DESTE DISCO PAMA EXECUCAO PUBLICA E RADIODIFUSAO NAO AUTORIZADOS FABRICADO E DISTRIBUIDO EM PORTUGAL POR EMIVALENTIM DE CARVALHO, MUSICA LDA."

The cassette release in Portugal comes with a white front cover insert with a red striped banner along the top showing the "Warner Bros." logo and "ESTEREO", it displays the usual album artworks picture in the centre with the title "A-Ha <>" above. Along the bottom there is some recording information which reads "A Computerized GAUSS-TAPE MATIC Cassette Recording". Both the spine and back cover come with a yellow background with some black printed text, On the spine the "Warner Bros". logo is shown at the top, title "A-Ha <>" in the centre and Catalogue number 1590014 plus (N) symbol at the bottom. The full track listing is printed landscaped on the back cover with the Catalogue number and the (N) symbol displayed again underneath. On the inside of insert which is coloured white with black printed text, we have the title at the top with the full track listing displayed underneath, including track credits and production information. Along the bottom we have that the Cassette was "MANUFACTURED AND DISTRIBUTED IN PORTUGAL BY EMI VALENTIM DE CARVALHO MUSICA LDA". The actual tape itself is black with grey printed text, the title A-Ha with the track listing is displayed at the top centre, the catalogue number and "Warner Bros." logo is shown on the upper left hand side, whilst "SPA", Side 1/2 and "ESTEREO" is on the right hand side. Displayed along the bottom of each side is the same Manufacturing and Copyright information which is printed in Portuguese and reads "Reservados todos es direitos do produtor fonografico e da proprietario da obra gravada. Proibidos a duplicação, o aluguer e a utilização desta cassete para execução publica e radiodifusion ao autorizados. Fabricado por EMI-VALENTIM DE CARVALHO, Musica, Lda".


Russia

Hunting High And Low Russia re-issue CD with obi

There is a Russian re-issue of "Hunting High And Low" which is similar to the European release, but comes with a slim obi-strip advertising the albums "Scoundrel Days" and "East Of The Sun West Of The Moon". 
"Hunting High And Low" was re-issued in a card slipcase in 2003, click here for more details.

Hunting High And Low Russian cassette The Russian made cassette of "Hunting High and Low" is similar to the UK release, but the cassette iteslf is transparent with white text. This album wasn't released on cassette in Russia until 2001 and was released by Никитин. The Никитин logo printed on the bottom of the spine and on the cassette. There is also some Russian record company information printed under the track listing. The cassette is transparent with white text.




Saudi Arabia

Hunting High And Low Saudi Arabia cassette The cover of the cassette is white with the titles in red and green at the top and album cover photo below. In the bottom left have corner the following text is printed in red: "Thomsun Original". The track listing is similar to the European release except that the Extended version of Take On Me has been added as a bonus track after Here I Stand And Face The Rain plus And You Tell Me is the last track rather than track 7. This release is therefore not thought to be official.




South Africa

The CD is similar to the European release but with a different catalogue number, it was manufactured by CDT and marketed and distributed by Tusk Music Co. (Pty) Ltd. The "TUSK", "ARTONE" and "Reprise" logos are displayed on both the back sleeve and disc.

The LP cover is duller than the German issue. The a-ha logo is in silver and printed onto the cover (below Pål) inside a circle is the text "includes the hit singles 'Take on me' and 'The sun always shines on TV".

The cassette release comes with a black and white folded insert with the regular artwork displayed in the centre, it includes a small round circle displaying the text "Includes the hit singles "TAKE ON ME" and "THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V."". At the top we have the "wea" and "Warner Bros" logos printed in black on a white striped background, whilst shown at the bottom is the title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW A-Ha" and "DOLBY SYSTEM" printed in white on a black background, "cassette stereo tape" is also shown but again in black on a white striped background.The spine has a black background with the catalogue number ZWB 1594 being displayed on the left and "wea cassette stereo tape" shown on the right both printed in white. The title is displayed in the centre coloured black on a white striped background. The back cover displays a continuous line of "wea" logos running from left to right, it also contains the full track listing underneath. Inside of the folded insert, we have some record company information which displays that the tape was "Marketed by WEA Records (Pty.)", the full track listing without any lyrics & some Dolby System Information. There are at least two different variations of the actual tape included, one copy comes with a white coloured tape with purple printed text and blue cogs, whilst another tape, again white, comes instead with black printed text and white cogs. Both pressings have the same layout and design to each other. The title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" is displayed along the top with A-Ha and some production text; "Ⓟ 1985 Wea Intl." underneath. On the left hand side, it shows "SIDE 1/2" and the "STEREO" logo, whilst on the right hand side; the Catalogue number ZWB 1594 is displayed. Along the bottom of both sides is some Copyright Information which reads; "ALL RIGHTS OF THE RECORD PRODUCER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE WORK REPRODUCED RESERVED. COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED".

Hunting High And Low South African cassette


Spain

The LP cover is more of a brown colour than the German made release. On the label of the LP, the track "The Blue Sky" is listed as having length 2:32 (compared to 2:22 on the German release). It comes with an inner sleeve and has song titles only in English.

The Spanish cassette release comes with a black front and back cover, the usual album artworks is displayed in the centre with the title "A-Ha HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" printed in white at the top. The "WB" & "DOLBY SYSTEM" logos are also shown. On the back cover we have the full track listing printed in English, with some Spanish Manufacturing information underneath which reads;- "Edita WEA Records S.A. Condesa de Venadito, 1-28027-Madrid A Warner Communications Company Distribuido por DISCOS CBS, S.A. Paseo de la Castellana, 93. 20046 Madrid". On the inside of the insert, we again have the full track listing along with some production credits, there is also some Dolby information printed in Spanish, plus the text "Antes de dar la vuelta a la cinta dejela pasar hasta el final" which translates to;- Wind the tape to the end before turning over. The tape itself is pastel grey with a silver stick-on label, the track listing is shown at the top in English, at the bottom of side A, we have some Spanish Copyright information "Quedan reservados todos los derechos del productor fonografico y del propietano de la obra grabada. Salvo autorizacion, quedan prohibidos la duplicacion, alquiler y prestamo, asi como la utilizacion de esta cinta para la ejecucion publica y radiodifusion". Whilst on side 2 at the bottom we have some Manufacturing and Record Company information "Editado en Espana por WEA Records, S.A. Albacete, 5 - Madrid - 27 a Warner Communications Company Impuesto de Lujo no. 7977. Distribuido por Ariola Eurodisc, S.A. Aragon, 204 Barcelona 1 1 Fabricado por PolyGram Servicios, S.A. (Avda. America, s/n. - Madrid - 27). Permiso no. 6421". The "WB", "S.G.A.E", "STEREO" & "DOLBY SYSTEM" logos are also included on both sides.


Switzerland

There is a Switzerland CD release of "Hunting High And Low" which comes with the usual front and back cover artworks. The actual back sleeve was manufactured in West Germany and comes with the text "printed in west germany" shown in the bottom left hand corner. The catalogue number 9 25300-2 is also included. The disc itself was manufactured in Switzerland and comes with a large silver double centre ring. There is some manufacturing information displayed on the left hand side which reads "(P) Warner Bros. Records Inc. A Warner Communications Company All Rights Reserved. Unauthorised duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Made in Switzerland". At the bottom of the disc the catalogue number 9 25300-2, "COMPACT disc DIGITAL AUDIO" and "GEMA" logos are displayed differently compared to the regular German release. Also at the bottom of the inside back cover on the folded insert, it additionally has printed that it was "manufactured in switzerland, printed in west germany".

There is another Swiss pressing which includes the same West Germany printed back sleeve and comes with the "Manufactured in Switzerland" disc, but the text at the bottom of the inside back cover of the folded insert now has printed "manufactured in Sweden, printed in west Germany". The catalogue number used is exactly the same as the earlier pressing.


Taiwan

Hunting High And Low Taiwan CD with obi

The German made European CD (7599-25300-2 FRANCE WE 835) was used for the Taiwan release but comes additionally with a black obi-strip with red and white text.

Whilst the front sleeve of the LP looks very similar to the European release, the back sleeve is quite different. Three coloured pictures of the individual band memebers are printed at the top of the sleeve on a plain grey background. The track listing and other information is printed in black below. The album comes with a 7" sized paper sheet with lyrics.

Hunting High And Low Taiwan (reverse of sleeve)   Hunting High And Low Taiwan lyric insert

The cassette comes with a silver paper sleeve which wraps around the whole cassette. The front of the sleeve is black with the regular cover artwork at the top and titles in white underneath. The text on the rest of the sleeve is black except for the red A-HA! on the back sleeve with blue Taiwanese text underneath. The inside of the insert is white with the track information plus black and white shot of the band (Morten, Paul, Mags). It comes with a large folded information and English lyric sheet. The cassette is black with white text. It is made by UFO group in Taiwan. The CD release comes with a black obi-strip with red and white text.

Hunting High And Low Taiwan cassette


Turkey

Hunting High And Low Turkey LP - text on reverse

The reverse of the Turkey LP has an address in Istanbuhl and some other text printed underneath the pictures. The words "DÜNYA PLAK" are printed on both the labels and back sleeve. 
The Turkish cassette has a similar front cover and spine to the USA release although it doesn't include the "Dolby HX" logo on the spine. The layout of the back cover is different with the tracks being displayed landscaped from one end to the other, there is no barcode included. Along the bottom of the back cover under the track listing is some Manufacturing and a Record Company contact address ""MMY" Ltd. IMC 6437 Unkapani-Istanbul Tel. 522 75 85". The actual tape itself is transparent clear with a light blue and white stick-on label with black printed text.


Ukraine

Hunting High And Low Ukraine CD The Ukranian release is by Odyssey / Reprise Records and is similar to the European release but with some additional black text, company logos and a silver hologram sticker. There is a small blue and yellow text box printed in the bottom left hand corner of the front sleeve. The disc also has some additional company logos and black Ukranian text.




USA

The USA LP release comes with the exact same front and back cover artworks as the UK release, but there is no catalogue numbers shown underneath the barcode on the back cover, the usual Manufacturing information has also been omitted from the back cover. On the inner sleeve we additional have printed that the Record was "made in u.s.a.", plus the catalogue number is now displayed as 25300-1. The record label itself comes with a slightly different font size and layout compared to the UK release, plus some of the usual Manufacturing and production information is not included. Some copies also come with a green and white checkered sticker on the front cover "features the hit single take on me". 
There is another USA LP release which was instead Manufactured by "Columbia House", it comes with virtually the same front and back cover sleeve as the regular USA release, but there is no barcode displayed at the top right hand corner of the back sleeve. At the bottom right hand corner of the back sleeve, it additionally shows that it was "Manufactured by Columbia House Under License". The actual label on the record itself is again very similar to the regular release apart from the slightly different layout and font size. The catalogue number has also been changed to W1-25300. The usual inner sleeve has also been included.

Hunting High And Low US long boxThe CD is available in a long box. There are two different long boxes, the first pressing has the title in black letters where as a later pressing has the title in light green.

The regular USA CD edition was released by "Warner Brothers" and is similar to the German pressing, it additionally has shown on the inside front and back cover that it was "printed in usa". The actual disc itself comes with a solid silver centre ring and displays on the left hand side that it was "Made in West Germany by PolyGram".The colour on the insert has been printed much bolder compared to the German release, plus the catalogue number has also been changed to read 9 25300-2.

There is a second USA pressing which was also released by "Warner Brothers" and comes with the exact same front and back cover as the regular pressing including displaying that it was "printed in usa". The disc used is some what different compared to the earlier West German PolyGram made disc and comes with a regular clear plastic centre ring, it was instead Manufactured by Discovery Systems and displays on the left hand side that it was "Made in U.S.A by DADC". The catalogue number at the bottom of the disc is also different compared to the earlier West Germany PolyGram pressed disc and now reads 25300-2 DIDX 491.

There is also a US "Reprise Records" CD release of "Hunting High and Low" which is similar to both the earlier "Warner Brothers" US pressings, but the Reprise logo replaces the Warner logo on both the actual disc and spine of the CD case. The disc again comes with a regular clear plastic centre ring and now additionally states that it was "MADE IN USA". The disc also displays on the left hand side that it was "Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing". Also the colour on the insert has again been printed bolder compared to the one on the German release.

There was another "Reprise Records" release of Hunting High and Low which was re-issued by "Discovery Systems" (instead of WEA Manufacturing), it is very similar to the earlier "Warner Brothers Discovery Systems" edition, but the "WB" logo on the disc has now been replaced instead with a "Reprise" logo. The catalogue number has also been changed to read 9 253002 DIDX 491, plus it also additionally shows underneath the catalogue number that it was "Made in USA". On the left hand side of the disc, the same Manufacturing information which appeared on the "Warner Brothers" edition is displayed showing that it was "Made in USA by DADC".

There is US Columbia House Manufactured CD edition of "Hunting High and Low" which comes with a different Catalogue Number W2-25300 compared to the German release. The regular front cover artworks is used, but on the back sleeve, there is no barcode included in the top right hand corner, with some different printing and manufacturing information displayed instead at the bottom left; "printed in usa. W2-25300 manufactured by Columbia house under license". On the spine, the title; "a-ha/hunting high and low" is shown landscaped in the centre, with the catalogue number on the left and "warner bros." on the right. The inside of the CD comes with the regular black and white folded insert displaying the full track listings and credits. The reverse of it has the revised Catalogue number displayed at the top W2-25300, with the additional text; "printed in usa" at the bottom. The disc itself is silver with black printed text and comes with the regular layout showing the title at the top and the full track listing down the right hand side. The usual Production text with the "WB Records" and "COMPACT disc DIGITAL AUDIO" logos are also present below the centre ring, with the revised Catalogue Number W2-25300 included alongside. Around the outer edge of the disc is some additional Manufacturing and Copyright information which reads; "MADE IN U.S.A. BY WEA MANUFACTURING INC. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. UNAUTHORIZED DUPLICATION IS A VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAWS".

Hunting High And Low US Columbia House cassette

There is a Columbia House Manufactured USA cassette release which comes with a white tape with black titles. The front and back cover artwork is the similar to the European pressing. On the spine there is now a Dolby HX logo and the catalogue number which has been changed to 9 W4-25300. On the inside of the insert, it displays that it was "Manufactured by Columbia House under license", The UK Fan Club address has also been omitted. On the inside of the spine, the usual German Manufacturing information has been replaced with some Dolby information instead. There is also some additional Copyright and care for your cassette information which doesn't appear on the European release. The actual tape also displays that it was Manufactured by Columbia House under license and that it was Made in U.S.A.

The second USA pressed cassette which is very similar to the Columbia House issue, but was instead Manufactured at Warner Bros. Records Inc. - 3300 Warner Blvd, Burbank, Calif. 91510. - Made in U.S.A. The front and back cover artworks is the same apart from the catalogue number on the spine has been change to 9 25300-4. The inside of the insert has also been amended to include the Warner Blvd, Burbank, Calif address instead of Columbia House. The usual UK Fan Club address has now been included. The tape is again white with black text, the layout and design is similar to the earlier Columbia House pressing, MADE IN USA has been additionally inscribed into the plastic at the top of side 2. The Manufacturing information at the bottom has also been changed accordingly. Some copies of the tape come with an additional SR printed underneath the catalogue number, whilst other copies come instead with AR.

There is another USA pressed cassette which was released instead by Reprise, the layout and design is vertually the same as the second pressing apart from the Manufacturing information on the actual tape has been slightly changed to read Reprise Records, a division of Warner Bros. Records Inc., 3300 Warner Blvd, Burbank, Calif. 91510 - Made in U.S.A. On the actual spine of the front cover and on the tape itself, the usual Warner Bros. logo has been replaced with a Reprise logo. The same catalogue number is used 9 25300-4.

Hunting High And Low US Reprise cassette front of sleeve   Hunting High And Low US Reprise cassette back of sleeve   Hunting High And Low US Reprise cassette

There is another US release which comes with the same front and back sleeve as the standard USA release, some additional Manufacturing information has been printed on the back sleeve which reads "mfd. by RCA Music Service under License 6550 East 30th Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46219". An additional catalogue number R-114779 has also been displayed under the Manufacturing information on the back sleeve and on the left hand side of the record label.

There is an Indiana cassette release which was Manufactured in the USA, it is very similar to the actual US Warner Brothers pressed cassette and comes with the same front and back cover artworks, it additionally has printed over the bottom of the front cover artworks in white text some Manufacturing information "Mfd. for RCA Music Service under License 6550 East 30th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219". The catalogue number C114779 is also displayed in white on the front cover and in black text on the actual spine. The tape is white with black text, the layout and design is again very similar to the US pressing, but the Manufacturing information at the bottom has been changed, it reads "Warner Bros. Records Inc., a subsidiary & licensee of Warner Bros. Inc. Mfd. for RCA Music Service under License. Made in U.S.A". On the left hand side the catalogue number C114779 is also displayed.

Hunting High And Low US Indiana cassette


Venezuela

The LP release comes with the regular front and back cover artworks but there is no barcode on the back sleeve. Also displayed at the bottom of the back sleeve is some Spanish Manufacturing information which reads "HECHO EN VENEZUELA POR RODVEN DISCOS Y DISTRIBUIDO POR SONO-RODVEN", some Spanish Copyright information is also included "Prohibida la reproduccion, locacion (alquiler) y prestamo de este ejemplar y su radiodifusion o ejecucion publica. Reservados todos los derechos de los autores de las obras y del productor de fonogramas (P) 1985". There is some addition legal text which reads "DEPOSITO LEGAL NB-85-2603" and a round "P.V.P Bs.55" logo. The catalogue number "3093" is shown above the "Warner Bros" logo at the bottom right hand corner. The record labels are white with the "Warner Bros." logo displayed at the top, the title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" is shown underneath in uppercase. The full track listing to each side is displayed both in Spanish and English. Around the edge of the label is some slightly different Manufacturing and Copyright information compared to the back sleeve, it reads "HECHO POR WEA DE VENEZUELA S.A. RESERVADOS TODOS LOS DERECHOS DEL PRODUCTOR FONOGRAFICO DE LAS OBRAS GRABADAS EN ESTE DISCO PROHIBIDA SU REPRODUCCION EJECUCION Y UTILIZACION PUBLICA".

The Venezuela cassette release was manufactured by "Rodven" and was distributed by "WEA", it comes with a black tape with white text. The front cover insert is white and displays a rather darker image of the usual album artworks, the title is printed underneath in large black uppercase letters along with the usual "WB" logo. The spine and back cover is also in white and displays the title "A-ha Hunting high and low", full track listing, catalogue number "3093" and Spanish Manufacturing information which reads;- "Hecho en Venezuela por Rodven Discos y distribuido por WEA de Venezuela". There is also a round brown sticker displaying "RODVEN P.V.P BS.140" additionally on the spine.


Yugoslavia

The Yugoslavia LP of "Hunting High And Low" has a similar cover to the European release but the text on the back cover has been printed much bolder, at the top next to the barcode, we have a large "Suzy" logo, whilst at the bottom right hand corner above the "Warner Bros." logo, we have some publishing information which is printed in Bosnian and reads "Izdavač: Izdavačka radna organizacija SUZJ Zagreb, Gruška 10, Jugoslavija Mušicki urednik: Ranko Antonić Direktor - glavni i odgovorni u rednik: Hrvoje Markulj". The usual German Manufacturing information at the bottom left hand corner has been partly covered up in white, leaving only the section "A Warner Communications Company" on show. There also appears to be two different pressings, although both come with the exact same front and back cover sleeve, the 1st pressing comes with picture labels featuring an artist drawing of a tree - lined street with the tracks listed in black over the bottom of the picture. At the top, we have "BURBANK, HOME OF WARNER BROS. RECORDS" in large lettering, the title "A-HA HUNTING HIGH AND LOW" is displayed underneath in a much smaller font. Around the outer edge of the label is some Manufacuring and Copyright information;- "ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED. UNAUTHORIZED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED. PRESSED BY JUGOTON". It also has displayed at the bottom "SUZY RECORDS PRODUCTION".

The second pressing comes with the more usual white lined label with black text, it displays the "Warner Bros". logo at the top with the title underneath, the track listing including the credits and production information is shown on the lower half of the label. Around the outer edge is the exact same Copyright information which appeared on the first pressing, although the "Pressed by Jugoton" has now been omitted and replaced instead by "Warner Bros. Records Inc./WEA Internaional Inc". The first pressing appears not to come with the usual inner sleeve but the second pressing additionally included one. The catalogue number on both pressings is however exactly the same 925300-1.

Hunting High And Low Yugoslavia LP picture label   Hunting High And Low Yugoslavia cassette

The cassette has a slightly different sleeve compared to the UK release. The picture on the front is similar to the LP cover with "a-ha hunting high and low" printed in green and red letters within the picture. Above this, on a white background, "a-ha" and the title are printed in red letters. "Suzy" is printed in large letters on the spine, next to the title. The cassette is black with yellow labels and black text.


Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe LP release is very similar to the South African pressing which again comes with the same duller front and back cover compared to the German release, the round circle displaying the printed text "Includes the hit singles TAKE ON ME and THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V." is also shown on the right hand side of the front cover. On the back cover the same Catalogue number WBC 1594 as the South African release is displayed in the top right hand corner, it also additionally shows that it was "Available on Cassette: ZWB 1594". Along the bottom of the back cover, the usual "Warner Bros. Records Inc." handwriting is on display but has been partly printed over with some black Marketing and Copyright information which reads "Marketed by WEA (Pty) Ltd. A Warner Communications Company a division of Warner Communications Inc. All Rights Reserved - Unauthorised Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws". The actual Label on the Record is white and unlike the South African pressing, all of the text including the "Warner Bros. Records" logo is printed in black rather than some parts being in colour, the actual layout and design also differs, around the top outer edge of the label, we have some Copyright information, plus that the record was "Manufactured by TEAL Record Company". On the lower half of the label, we have the title "HUNTING HIGH AND LOW A-Ha" with the full track listing and production credits included underneath. The record speed 33.3 is shown on the left hand side and the catalogue number on the right hand side. There is no additional inner sleeve.


CD

Argentina   Hunting High And Low 7599-25300-2 / WE 835
Australia 1st press Hunting High And Low 253002 / OMCD033
Australia 2nd press Hunting High And Low 253002 / OMCD1033
Australia 3rd press Hunting High And Low 253002
Brazil Microservice - 1st press Hunting High And Low 925300-2
Brazil Microservice - 2nd press Hunting High And Low M925300-2
Brazil Videolar - 1st press Hunting High And Low 925 300-2
Brazil Videolar - 2nd press Hunting High And Low M925300-2 / AB0001000
Brazil Videolar - 3rd press Hunting High And Low M925300-2 / AC0001000 / AD0001000 / AE0000500
Brazil Sonopress Hunting High And Low M925 300-2 / AF0001000 / AG0001000
Canada 1st press - Columbia House Hunting High And Low W2 25300 (542894T)
Canada 2nd press - Warner Music Canada Ltd, Victoria Park Ave Hunting High And Low CD 25300
Canada 3rd press - WEA Music of Canada Ltd, Birchmount Rd Hunting High And Low CD 25300
Germany   Hunting High And Low 925 300-2
Germany gold Hunting High And Low 925 300-2
West Germany WB Hunting High And Low 9 25300-2
West Germany Reprise Hunting High And Low 9 25300-2
Japan 1st press Hunting High And Low 32XD-375
Japan 2nd press Hunting High And Low 18P2-2666
Japan re-issue Hunting High And Low WPCR-75249
Japan re-issue - promo Hunting High And Low WPCR-75249
Japan Hot Price Hunting High And Low WPCR-1085
Japan Hot Price - promo Hunting High And Low WPCR-1085
Japan   Hunting High And Low WPCR-1085
Japan Forever Young Hunting High And Low WPCR-78001
Japan   Hunting High And Low 7599-25300-2 (WE 835)
Korea   Hunting High And Low 25 300-2 (SW-M-0028)
Russia   Hunting High And Low 4607173154965
Russia slipcase Hunting High And Low 7599-25300-2/HH-187CD/03
South Africa   Hunting High And Low 7WBXD 73
Switzerland 1st press Hunting High And Low 9 25300-2
Switzerland 2nd press Hunting High And Low 9 25300-2
Taiwan   Hunting High And Low 7599-25300-2
UK / Europe   Hunting High And Low 7599-25300-2 (WE 835)
Ukraine   Hunting High And Low 9 25300-2 OD 000812
USA long box Hunting High And Low 2-25300
USA   Hunting High And Low 9 25300-2
USA Discovery Systems Hunting High And Low 25300-2 DIDX 491
USA Reprise/WEA Manufacturing Hunting High And Low 9 25300-2
USA Reprise/Discovery Systems Hunting High And Low 9 25300-2 DIDX 491
USA Columbia House Hunting High And Low W2-25300

LP

Argentina   Hunting High And Low 80934
Australia   Hunting High And Low 25300-1
Brazil   Hunting High And Low 610.7054
Canada Columbia House Hunting High And Low W1 25300 (542894)
Canada WEA Music of Canada Ltd Hunting High And Low 92 53001
Colombia   Hunting High And Low 6096
Ecuador   Hunting High And Low 80079
France   Hunting High And Low 925 300-1 / WE 381
Germany   Hunting High And Low 925 300-1
Germany Club- Sonderauflage Hunting High And Low 32357-6
Israel Warner Bros. Hunting High And Low BAN 925300-1
Israel Reprise Hunting High And Low BAN 925300-1
Italy   Hunting High And Low 925300-1
Japan   Hunting High And Low P-13153
Korea   Hunting High And Low OLW-365
Korea Green Hunting High And Low ST 75
Mexico   Hunting High And Low LWB-6412
New Zealand   Hunting High And Low 25300-1
Peru   Hunting High And Low WBR 0253001.1 / 25300-1
The Philippines   Hunting High And Low 1-925 300
Portugal   Hunting High And Low 1590011
South Africa   Hunting High And Low WBC 1594
Spain   Hunting High And Low 925 300-1
Taiwan   Hunting High And Low WU1101R (25300-1)
Turkey   Hunting High And Low WX30-925300-1
UK   Hunting High And Low WX30 / 925 300-1
UK Reprise HuntingHigh And Low WX30 / 925 300-1
UK Reprise Re-issue Hunting High And Low WX30 / 7599-25300-1
USA   Hunting High And Low 1-25300
USA Columbia House Hunting High And Low W1-25300
USA Indiana Hunting High And Low 1-25300 / R-114779
Venezuela   Hunting High And Low 3093
Yugoslavia 1st press - Jugoton Hunting High And Low 925300-1
Yugoslavia 2nd press - WEA International Hunting High And Low WB 4925300-1
Zimbabwe   Hunting High And Low WBC 1594

Cassette

Argentina 1st press - ESSA Caza Mayor Y Menor (Hunting High And Low) 4-25300
Argentina 2nd press - EMI Caza Mayor Y Menor (Hunting High And Low) 90934
Argentina 3rd press - EMI Caza Mayor Y Menor (Hunting High And Low) 93934
Australia   Hunting High And Low 25300-4
Brazil 1st press Hunting High And Low 761.7054
Brazil 2nd press Hunting High And Low 761.7054
Canada 1st press - Columbia House Hunting High And Low W4-25300 (542894C)
Canada 2nd press - WEA Music of Canada Ltd Hunting High And Low 92 53004
Chile 1st press Cazando Por Todas Partes (Hunting High And Low) 195097
Chile 2nd press Cazando Por Todas Partes (Hunting High And Low) 195097
Chile 3rd press Cazando Por Todas Partes (Hunting High And Low) 195097
Germany?   Hunting High And Low 925 300-4 / WE 481
Greece   Hunting High And Low 925300-4
Hungary?   Hunting High And Low 25300-4
Indonesia   Hunting High And Low 25300-4
Israel   Hunting High And Low MCB 925300-4
Italy Warner Bros. Hunting High And Low 925300-4
Italy Reprise Hunting High And Low 925300-4
Japan   Hunting High And Low PKG-3119
Japan Promo Hunting High And Low PSC65
Korea   Hunting High And Low OWT-365
Malaysia 1st press Hunting High And Low 25300-4
Malaysia 2nd press Hunting High And Low 25300-4
Mexico 1st press Hunting High And Low CSWB-6412
Mexico 2nd press Hunting High And Low CSWB-6412
New Zealand   Hunting High And Low 25300-4
Peru 1st press Hunting High And Low Z-WBR 0253001.5
Peru 2nd press Hunting High And Low Z-WBR 0253001.5
Philippines 1st press Hunting High And Low M5-1-125300
Philippines 2nd press Hunting High And Low M5-1-125300
Portugal   Hunting High And Low 1590014
Russia   Hunting High And Low 75992 53004
Russia Никитин Hunting High And Low 7599-25300-4
South Africa 1st press Hunting High And Low ZWB 1594
South Africa 2nd press Hunting High And Low ZWB 1594
Saudi Arabia Unofficial? Hunting High And Low /
Spain   Hunting High And Low 92 5300-4
Taiwan   Hunting High And Low 25300-4/WU1101
Turkey   Hunting High And Low 925300-4
UK / Germany 1st press Hunting High And Low WX30C / 925 300-4 (U) / WE 481
UK / Germany 2nd press Hunting High And Low WX30C / 925 300-4 (U) / WE 481
UK / Europe 3rd press Hunting High And Low WX30C / 925 300-4 (U) / WE 481
UK / Germany 4th press Hunting High And Low WX30C / 925 300-4 (G) / WE 421
UK / Germany 4th press
variation
Hunting High And Low WX30C / 925 300-4 (G) / WE 421
UK   Hunting High And Low WX30C / 925 300-4 (U) / WE 481
USA Columbia House Hunting High And Low W4-25300
USA Warner Bros Hunting High And Low 4-25300
USA Reprise Hunting High And Low 4-25300
USA Indiana Hunting High And Low 9 25300-4 / C114779
Venezuela   Hunting High And Low 3093
Yugoslavia   Hunting High And Low 925300-4

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