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A-HA: Collection (1985-2015) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

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A-HA: Collection (1985-2015) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

A-HA: Collection (1985-2015)
4 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1092 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 382 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 535 Mb
Warner Bros. / Warner-Pioneer Corporation
Pop-Rock / New Wave / Synthpop

Pal Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen, formerly of Bridges, formed a-ha in the early '80s. Morten Harket joined the duo, and they left for the now "legendary London flat" (so called because of its state of disrepair) to make it. By late 1983 they had achieved part of that goal by signing to WEA. "Take on Me" took three times to become a hit in the U.K., eventually hitting number two in November 1985. Going one better in the U.S. mainly due to the wide exposure of its stunning video on MTV, which fused animation with real-life action, their only further hit there was "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." which became a U.K. number one in early 1986, helping take the album Hunting High and Low to the Top Ten.

With a-ha's debut album mainly consisting of synth pop, the press were quick to dismiss them as a teeny bop sensation; however, there was more to the group than met the ear in Waaktaar's writing, and a more mature effort, Scoundrel Days, was released in October 1986. More focused, it had a stronger band feel thanks to its live drumming, displayed to great lengths on "The Swing of Things and lead single "I've Been Losing You" – a shock to critics at the time. Further striking imagery accompanied "Cry Wolf." After a world tour, a-ha supplied the soundtrack to the James Bond flick The Living Daylights. A remix appeared on their third album, Stay on These Roads, in 1988. Considered lackluster, Stay on These Roads did feature some interesting lyrics in "Blood That Moves the Body," regarding the over-intense affection the Japanese had for popular icons in their kamikaze-like suicides. On a lighter note, one of the famous quotes of this period came from Waaktaar: commenting on Def Leppard's success with Hysteria, he scoffed that a-ha were more rock & roll!

In 1990, a-ha were commended by the Everly Brothers for their rendition of "Crying in the Rain" from their fourth album, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, which was largely ignored in the U.K. due to a shift in interests toward dance and the Manchester scene. The year 1993 heralded some much needed new blood in the U2 terrain of "Dark Is the Night" from the Memorial Beach album. Following the unfortunate lack of success following Memorial Beach, Furuholmen retreated into the art world while Waaktaar released the album Mary Is Coming with his new band Savoy. Seven years after the release of Memorial Beach, a-ha issued Minor Earth Major Sky in summer 2000. Released in 2002, Lifelines sold well in Europe and was followed by a lengthy tour, documented on the live album How Can I Sleep with Your Voice in My Head, which was released in 2003.

A year later a-ha celebrated their 20th anniversary by releasing Singles 1984-2004, a collection that would put them back on the U.K. Top 20 Albums chart. In July of 2005 the band performed in Berlin as part of the massive worldwide event Live8. In November they released the new album Analogue. It was supported by a worldwide tour that included gigs in Russia and a festival in Chile. In 2009, upon issuing their ninth studio album, Foot of the Mountain, a-ha announced that they would be retiring. However, they returned in 2015 with a new album, Cast in Steel, followed by a world tour.

~ allmusic
A-HA: Collection (1985-2015) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]


John Hackett - Another Life (2015):

A-HA: Collection (1985-2015) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Tracklist VNL01 - Hunting High And Low:
JP LP 1985 Warner-Pioneer Corporation, P-13153

01. A1. Take On Me [3:50]
02. A2. Train Of Thought [4:15]
03. A3. Hunting High And Low [3:45]
04. A4. The Blue Sky [2:37]
05. A5. Living A Boy's Adventure Tale [5:05]
06. B1. The Sun Always Shines On T.V. [5:09]
07. B2. And You Tell Me [1:52]
08. B3. Love Is Reason [3:08]
09. B4. Dream Myself Alive [3:10]
10. B5. Here I Stand And Face The Rain [4:36]

foobar2000 1.1.18 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-08-26 23:25:04

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Analyzed: a-ha / Hunting High And Low (Japan, WB, P-13153)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.25 dB -14.69 dB 3:50 01-A1. Take On Me
DR12 -2.31 dB -15.97 dB 4:15 02-A2. Train Of Thought
DR10 -2.92 dB -16.40 dB 3:45 03-A3. Hunting High And Low
DR11 -2.95 dB -16.03 dB 2:37 04-A4. The Blue Sky
DR11 -3.04 dB -16.21 dB 5:05 05-A5. Living A Boy's Adventure Tale
DR10 -1.05 dB -13.95 dB 5:09 06-B1. The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
DR12 -5.43 dB -18.65 dB 1:52 07-B2. And You Tell Me
DR11 -1.63 dB -14.16 dB 3:08 08-B3. Love Is Reason
DR11 -2.01 dB -16.29 dB 3:10 09-B4. Dream Myself Alive
DR10 -2.03 dB -14.23 dB 4:36 10-B5. Here I Stand And Face The Rain
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 931 kbps
Codec: WavPack
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Original ripper: Dymokust
Original format: 32bit/192kHz
Vinyl Condition: Mint
Cleaning:
Direct Drive Turntable: Technics SL-1200 MK5G
Cartridge: Lyra Delos
Amplifier: Aesthetix Rhea
ADC: RME HDSP 9632
Postprocessing:

Downsampled to 16/44

A-HA: Collection (1985-2015) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Tracklist VNL02 - Scoundrel Days:
JP LP 1986 Warner-Pioneer Corporation, P-13400

01. A1. Scoundrel Days [4:03]
02. The Swing Of Things [4:15]
03. I've Been Losing You [4:24]
04. October [3:56]
05. A5. Manhattan Skyline [4:55]
06. B1. Cry Wolf [4:07]
07. B2. We're Looking For The Whales [3:43]
08. B3. The Weight Of The Wind [4:00]
09. B4. Maybe, Maybe [2:36]
10. B5. Soft Rains Of April [3:16]

foobar2000 1.1.18 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-08-26 23:25:21

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: a-ha / Scoundrel Days (Japan, WB, P-13400)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -2.04 dB -17.10 dB 4:03 01-A1. Scoundrel Days
DR12 -2.11 dB -16.97 dB 4:15 02-A2. The Swing Of Things
DR12 -0.58 dB -14.93 dB 4:24 03-A3. I've Been Losing You
DR13 -4.20 dB -19.15 dB 3:56 04-A4. October
DR11 -2.64 dB -17.35 dB 4:55 05-A5. Manhattan Skyline
DR12 -1.72 dB -16.00 dB 4:07 06-B1. Cry Wolf
DR12 -0.99 dB -14.86 dB 3:43 07-B2. We're Looking For The Whales
DR10 -2.20 dB -14.23 dB 4:00 08-B3. The Weight Of The Wind
DR12 -0.70 dB -14.56 dB 2:36 09-B4. Maybe, Maybe
DR11 -1.85 dB -15.95 dB 3:16 10-B5. Soft Rains Of April
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 950 kbps
Codec: WavPack
================================================================================




Original ripper: Dymokust
Original format: 32bit/192kHz
Vinyl Condition: Mint
Cleaning:
Direct Drive Turntable: Technics SL-1200 MK5G
Cartridge: Lyra Delos
Amplifier: Aesthetix Rhea
ADC: RME HDSP 9632
Postprocessing:

Downsampled to 16/44

A-HA: Collection (1985-2015) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Tracklist VNL03 - Stay On These Roads:
JP LP 1988 Warner-Pioneer Corporation, P-13651

01. A1. Stay On These Roads [4:47]
02. A2. The Blood That Moves The Body [4:07]
03. A3. Touchy! [4:34]
04. A4. This Alone Is Love [5:16]
05. A5. Hurry Home [4:36]
06. B1. The Living Daylights [4:47]
07. B2. There's Never A Forever Thing [2:52]
08. B3. Out Of Blue Comes Green [6:42]
09. B4. You Are The One [3:51]
10. B5. You'll End Up Crying [2:09]

foobar2000 1.1.18 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-08-26 23:25:41

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: a-ha / Stay On These Roads (Japan, WB, P-13651)
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -2.56 dB -17.78 dB 4:47 01-A1. Stay On These Roads
DR14 -1.32 dB -17.81 dB 4:07 02-A2. The Blood That Moves The Body
DR15 -0.83 dB -17.91 dB 4:34 03-A3. Touchy!
DR13 -3.02 dB -19.54 dB 5:16 04-A4. This Alone Is Love
DR14 -1.52 dB -18.75 dB 4:36 05-A5. Hurry Home
DR14 -0.92 dB -16.40 dB 4:47 06-B1. The Living Daylights
DR14 -2.55 dB -18.61 dB 2:52 07-B2. There's Never A Forever Thing
DR13 -1.26 dB -18.62 dB 6:42 08-B3. Out Of Blue Comes Green
DR14 -0.70 dB -16.10 dB 3:51 09-B4. You Are The One
DR11 -3.01 dB -18.52 dB 2:09 10-B5. You'll End Up Crying
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 904 kbps
Codec: WavPack
================================================================================




Original ripper: Dymokust
Original format: 32bit/192kHz
Vinyl Condition: Mint
Cleaning:
Direct Drive Turntable: Technics SL-1200 MK5G
Cartridge: Lyra Delos
Amplifier: Aesthetix Rhea
ADC: RME HDSP 9632
Postprocessing:

Downsampled to 16/44

A-HA: Collection (1985-2015) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Tracklist VNL04 - Cast in Steel:
DE LP 2015 Universal Music GmbH, 06025 4749841 0

01. A1. Cast In Steel [3:47]
02. A2. Under The Makeup [3:20]
03. A3. The Wake [3:41]
04. A4. Forest Fire [3:53]
05. A5. Objects In The Mirror [4:07]
06. B1. Door Ajar [3:42]
07. B2. Living At The End Of The World [4:02]
08. B3. Mythomania [3:46]
09. B4. Shadow Endeavors [4:18]
10. B5. Goodbye Thompson [3:29]

foobar2000 1.1.18 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-08-26 23:25:58

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: a-ha / Cast in Steel (Germany, Polydor, 474 984-1)
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -1.62 dB -13.35 dB 3:47 01-A1. Cast In Steel
DR9 -2.02 dB -13.38 dB 3:20 02-A2. Under The Makeup
DR10 -1.23 dB -13.35 dB 3:41 03-A3. The Wake
DR9 -2.63 dB -13.70 dB 3:53 04-A4. Forest Fire
DR9 -2.45 dB -13.05 dB 4:07 05-A5. Objects In The Mirror
DR10 -2.04 dB -13.47 dB 3:42 06-B1. Door Ajar
DR10 -1.24 dB -13.26 dB 4:02 07-B2. Living At The End Of The World
DR10 -1.88 dB -14.28 dB 3:46 08-B3. Mythomania
DR9 -1.90 dB -14.22 dB 4:18 09-B4. Shadow Endeavors
DR10 -1.72 dB -14.22 dB 3:29 10-B5. Goodbye Thompson
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 953 kbps
Codec: WavPack
================================================================================




Original ripper: Winny L
Original format: 32bit/192kHz
Vinyl Condition: Mint
Cleaning:
Direct Drive Turntable: McIntosh MT5
Cartridge: Transfiguration Axia III
Amplifier: PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter
ADC: DEVIALET 200
Postprocessing:

Downsampled to 16/44


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