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Reel Big Fish / Roar Engelberg / Poor Rich Ones / Pearl / Edyta Górniak / Dark Voices / Ellen Lu Trelle / Janez Detd / Multicyde / A1 / Kings Of Convenience / Spin-Up / Reel Big Fish / The Supers / Milk Inc / Susperia / Rainstorm Project / Gardar Thór Cortes / Emou / Jonteknik feat. Martyn Bailey / Other
Reel Big Fish - Take On Me (1998 / 1999)
A SKA version was included on the soundtrack for the film "Baseketball" and also released on a 3 track CD-single in the U.S. The cover of the single features a yellow, green, blue and orange swirl with a shot of the band holding their instruments in the centre. "REEL BIG FISH" is printed above in large black letters with green and white outlines. "Take On Me" is printed in green letters with yellow outlines at the bottom. The disc is orange with "REEL BIG FISH" in silver, orange and black at the top plus the track listing and other text in black. The tracks are Take On Me (3:02), Alternative Baby (2:56) and Why Do All Girls Think They're Fat (2:22). The disc is made in the EU with copyright 1999.
There was also a 2 track promo CD-single featuring the single and instrumental versions. The cover of the 2-track promo is pink with white "swirls" and light pink stars. The disc is black with pink titles plus additional pink stars.
In 2002, Reel Big Fish released a 3 track E.P. in the UK which included "Take On Me". Click here for more details.
Roar Engelberg - Har En Drøm (09.98)
Tracks: Har En Drøm (3:50) / En Natt Forbi (3:15) / Danse Mot Vår (3:52) / Vårsøg (3:30) / Alle Mine Tanker (3:49) / Kjærlighetsvise (4:03) / Samba Loco (2:09) / Nocturne (3:11) / På 'An Igjen (2:26) / Tir N'a Noir (3:53) / Karneval Igjen (2:25) / Hunting High And Low (2:35) / Grågåsa (3:49) / Eg Ser (3:22)
Poor Rich Ones - Hunting High And Low (02.99)
A three track CD by "Poor Rich Ones" featuring a cover version of a-ha's song "Hunting High And Low" was released in Norway. It features the tracks "Hunting High And Low" (4:32), "Clean And New" (4:44) and "Kindly Country" (5:59). There was also a promo CD of this release.
Pearl - Take On Me (02.99)
Edyta Górniak - Edyta Górniak (1997)
Edyta Górniak - live '99 (1999)
Edyta Górniak - Hunting High And Low (2000)
Dark Voices - Train Of Thoughts (01.11.99)
Ellen Lu Trelle - The Sun Always Shines On TV (24.01.2000)
Janez Detd - Take On Me (03.2000?)
Multicyde - The Banger (La La) (04.2000?)
A1 - Take On Me (28.08.2000)
The boyband "A1" released a cover version of "Take On Me". Two different CD singles plus a cassette single were released in the UK. Disc 2 features different mixes of "Take On Me" plus the video for their single. The single went to the top of the charts in the UK.
Kings Of Convenience - Quiet Is The New Loud (29.01.2001)
The album "Quiet Is The New Loud" by Norwegian duo "Kings Of Convenience" includes a limited edition bonus disc which features a cover version of a-ha's "Manhattan Skyline".
The cover shows a picture of the two guys, sitting outside, one of whom is comforting the woman sitting next to him.
Kings Of Convenience - Winning A Battle Losing The War (19.02.2001?)
The Single "Winning A Battle Losing The War" by "Kings Of Convenience" features a cover version of "Manhattan Skyline" (4:16). There were two slightly different singles available in the UK. One comes in a digi-pak, the other in a wallet sleeve. The wallet sleeved single features the radio edit of the title track and mentions on the spine that it is an edit. Apart from that, the track list is the same and confusingly, it is listed in reverse order. The sleeves of both singles are almost identical; white with a black and white picture of the guys at the bottom with the title in black and yellow text above.
Spin-Up - Heart Arrow Star (10.09.2001)
The Norwegian girl group "Spin-Up" recorded a cover version of "The Sun Always Shines On T.V." which was included on their 12-track album "Heart Arrow Star". "The Sun Always Shines On T.V." is the last track on the album.
Emil Bulls - Take On Me (29.10.2001)
This cover version of Take On Me (3:41) by German hardrock band "Emil Bulls" was released in Germany and Australia (4 March 2002). The fold-out cover is black with cartoon drawings of angels and a devil. "Take On Me" is glowing yellow in the background with the Emil Bulls logo in orange above.
The one track promo has a similar cover, but with "For promotion only!" printed underneath the cartoon. The disc is black with yellow text.
Reel Big Fish - Take On Me (25.03.2002)
Reel Big Fish released a 3 track E.P. "Sold Out" in the UK. It includes the Reel Big Fish track "Sell Out" (3:47) and two cover version's: a-ha's "Take On Me" (3:02) and Duran Duran's "Hungry Like The Wolf" (3:39). The cover features a black and white picture of the band standing in front of a wall. The top section of the sleeve is light pink with the title in white and red. The disc is black with a white rim, the yellow fish logo at the top and silver text below.
The Supers - Mystery On Pop Mountain (2002)
The Canadian band "The Supers" released the album "Mystery On Pop Mountain" on Tri-Pop Records. It features a mellow country-tinged interpretation of a-ha's "Take On Me". The cover is a "Hardy Boys Mystery" book parody (complete with the crease of any well-read book down the left-hand edge!). The three band members are pictured (Maury, Graham and Tim).
Milk Inc. - The Sun Always Shines On TV (01/09/2003)
The Belgium dance duo Milk Inc. have released a dance version of The Sun Always Shines On TV. The cover of the single is yellow with a shot of the duo at an angle across the middle. The Milk Inc. logo is printed towards the top right hand corner of the sleeve. The single has been released in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Susperia - The Sun Always Shines On TV (2005)
This EP features a heavy version of "The Sun Always Shines On TV" and was released in Denmark. The cover is grey with a red and white spikey logo in the centre. "Susperia" is printed in white at the top with "Devil May Care" at the bottom. The disc is of similar design to the front cover.
Rainstorm Project - Purple Eyes (30.03.2007)
In March 2007, the German band / project "Rainstorm Project" released their album "Purple Eyes" which features a cover version of "Scoundrel Days" (track 7). An edit version of the song can also be found on the radio promo single with the track "Lovesong". The promo single was released all over Europe, Japan and Brazil. The cover of the album features two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle with a picture of an eye on each.
Gardar Thór Cortes - Hunting High And Low (16.04.2007 / 23.07.2007)
The Icelandic opera singer Gardar Thór Cortes released a classical rework of a-ha's "Hunting High And Low" on 23 July in the UK. This song was also included on the 12 track album "Cortes" on 16 April 2007. "Hunting High And Low" is track 2 on the album. The cover of the album features a shot of the artist sitting down with the title printed in large white letters across the centre.
Emou - Spring Is Far To Come (09.2009)
This 9 track album features covers by German producer "Emou" (Mario Reinsch) which includes an electronic version of a-ha's "Scoundrel Days" (track 4 - 6:32). The cover features a shot of birds flying against a grey sky with a small lonely tree at the bottom. The titles are printed in grey and black on the left hand side.
Jonteknik feat. Martyn Bailey - A boy's adventure tale songs of a-ha (17.09.2010)
This eight track album features only cover versions of a-ha tracks (The Sun Always Shines On T.V. / Lifelines / Living A Boy's Adventure Tale / Manhattan Skyline / The Blue Sky / Hunting High And Low / (Seemingly) Nonstop July / Stay On These Roads) and was limited to 100 numbered copies. It comes in a jewel case with a 4 page colour booklet and photography postcard. The cover is white with a blue tone shot of the coast with a small inset picture of the artists facing each other, one of whom is in a Morten Harket pose. The artist and title are printed in shades of blue above and below the picture. The booklet and back sleeve feature more a-ha-esque pictures of the artist. The disc features a picture of a purple sea anemone.
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