Monday, June 14, 2010

the last hurrah for a-ha

Today, a-ha unveiled their last hurrah. Literally! After 25 years together, the Norwegian trio will bid their fans a fond farewell with “Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)”.

It will be available from all fine digital outlets in Norway on July 5. No word on whether it will be a stand alone single anywhere else in the world. But you can rest easy. It will be included on “25″, a new, double CD, greatest hits compilation to be released on July 19.

Here's a little taste.



The intro is very Depeche Mode. N'est-ce pas? What they really should've done is release a CD with a studio recording of their cover of DM's "A Question Of Lust".



This performance from BBC2 was originally transmitted on June 25, 2009. It's just begging to be recorded properly.

2 comments:

  1. Had no idea about this! Good song!

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  2. Michael of LondonJune 15, 2010 at 7:25 PM

    The Last Hurrah. How unusual and moving (I think) to have something so specific as a final single title. Farewell lovely A-ha. Especially your “I’ve Been Losing You (Extended Mix)”.

    Apologies if you’re already familiar with it, but the BBC made a great documentary called Synth Britannia. I think that you might like it. Someone has very kindly put in on YouTube in 9 parts.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeVRYPjcVXg

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