| 4 November 2005|
4 November 2005
| February 2005 – July 2005|
Martin Terefe, A-ha, Max Martin, Michael Ilbert, George Tanderø, Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Foot of the Mountain
Universal Music (Argentina)
Synthpop, New wave, Pop rock
A-ha albums, Synthpop albums
Analogue is the eighth studio album by the Norwegian band A-ha, released in 2005. It is aha's first album on Polydor Records (Universal), having previously been signed to Warner Music. Four singles were also released from this record. The album's second single, "Analogue (All I Want)" became the group's first top 10 hit on the UK Singles Chart since "Stay on These Roads" (1988). The album reached #24 in the UK and got silver certification there.
^[a] signifies an additional producer
^[b] signifies a remixer
A-ha:Morten Harket – vocals
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy – guitars, keyboards, vocals
Magne Furuholmen – guitars, keyboards, piano, vocals
Additional musicians:Per Lindvall – drums
Alex Toff – drums
Frode Unneland – drums
Sven Lindvall – bass
Martin Terefe – bass, guitars, piano
Jørun Bøgeberg – bass
Claes Björklund – guitars, piano
Geir Sundstøl – guitars
Andreas Olsson – guitars
Christer Karlsson – piano
Graham Nash – backing vocals
The song "Analogue (All I Want)" was originally a song called "Minor Key Sonata (Analogue)", which (like the rest of the album) was produced by Martin Terefe and mixed by Flood. Max Martin was then brought in to turn "Minor Key Sonata (Analogue)" into a more radio-friendly song, with a less surreal lyric and catchier chorus. The song was then re-written as "Analogue (All I Want)" and re-recorded, and is the only track on the album not produced by Terefe. Upon its release as a single, it became the band's first top 10 hit in the UK since 1988.
The B-side to "Analogue (All I Want)", "Case Closed on Silver Shore", was also produced during the Analogue sessions by Terefe, and mixed by Flood, but was never released on the album. It was written by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy.
The lead vocal on "The Summers of Our Youth" is by Furuholmen (the second time on an A-ha release), with Harket joining him on the chorus.
In their live version of "Holyground", Waaktaar-Savoy plays an omnichord.
The songs "Cosy Prisons" and "Over the Treetops" includes backing vocals by Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
1Celice3:41Analogue (album) Wikipedia
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