As a life long fan, this has been a long time coming. Maybe three, if you count the Farewell Tour as another. Recorded at the Oslo Spektrum in December 2010, is a chance for those fans who couldn't get a ticket for the Norwegian synth pop trio's last ever live performance to bask in the glory of their triumphant swan song. Next Christmas they presented a-ha with three Everly Brothers guitars made from the same tree! The band had played South and North America, Europe and Asia. But it was even more than that — the final show from the band that had found worldwide success in 1985.
Opening with 90 seconds of minimal spacy synths, the audience's anticipation is palpable until 's trademark brooding vocals kick-start an anthemic rendition of their only U. It looks and sounds amazing! Yet still, a-ha bowed out. I remember playing the song to Morten and Magne for the first time backstage at Top Of The Pops. Get the BluRay- you will not be disappointed. This beautifully filmed concert experience is a must for any music lover. Some songs evoke places, others evoke moods and influences. The energy of the audience was wonderful.
Hunting High and Low was the first album I ever bought, sadly, it took me until now to rediscover them. They returned in 1983 — with Morten — and concentrated on honing their music, recording demo after demo in a south London studio. . The sound mixing is excellent. Exactly nine months earlier, on 4 March, a-ha had set out on their Farewell Tour, also billed as Ending On A High Note.
The concert on the previous night was also recorded as a back-up. This is definitely one of the top five concert blu-rays that I own. This is the end, but it is also a beginning. The memories, atmosphere and joy of this last night live on too. Hopefully a-ha will see how much they are missed and somehow see to unretire at some point 30th anniverary tour? It was recorded at the , on 4 December 2010; which was initially planned to be their final concert before their eventual reunion in 2015. It was a brave choice as a single, as its portmanteau structure wasn't necessarily that radio friendly. There is a complete listing of the concert songs on A-ha's storefront website from playdotcom.
Thankfully, cameras were there to capture a-ha as they bowed out at the end of 2010. Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott's is a great concert blu-ray, but comparing that to this concert is like comparing apples to oranges. It was recorded at the Oslo Spektrum, Oslo on 4 December 2010; which was initially planned to be their final concert before their eventual reunion in 2015. Back in 1982, Magne and Pål came to London to see if their music could make its way abroad. Sad to see this band end their career with 'a-ha'. I like many people here in the U. Stage setup and visuals at the concert are incredible.
Ending On a High Note — The Final Concert Ending on a High Note: The Final Concert Live at Oslo Spektrum: December 4, 2010 is a live album released in 2011 by Norwegian band a-ha. Wonderful classic songs that I know I will cherish for the rest of my time. I've also come to realize one of the factors in a-ha deciding to retire is that for someone Morten's age to continue singing all those impossible high notes. Three German fans wore shirts saying you made the soundtrack of our lives. This turned out well as where I did buy it from sold it for less than half price of what Amazon wanted for it. Twenty-five years on, a-ha had decided that it was over. There were only so many tickets.
Amazon quickly refunded my money and paid for the shipping. Of course, there are two phases to a-ha. As Morten says, there was a plan. Oslo was the final goodbye. Lot's of energy in this concert. I am proud to be of Norwegian heritage. Cinematography and visual mixing is excellent.
Check out this concert, cool show! The performance here is stellar. Then you will realize what this amazing band has been up to for the past decade or so, and what you have been missing all these years. The band have never sounded better- which is sad, considering this is their last outting as such. For those of you to whom the rest are unfamiliar, you will not be disappointed. Can't give this enough stars. He also managed them during their comeback at the Royal Albert Hall in 1984 where we met the Everlys for the first time.
This is truly a concert experience. It takes time for that to sink in. The concert on the previous night was also recorded as a back-up. Morton's voice is awesome isn't he in his fifties? But not everyone could make it to Oslo. I enjoyed everything about this.