Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A-Ha - The Sun Always Shines On T.V. 12"

Another beautiful song from the 80's that still gets it's turn on my table these days. Despite them sounding like they were kicked in the nuts through every song, they delivered some brilliant music in the earlier stages of their career. 2 notable songs, 'Take On Me' and this single 'The Sun Always Shines On TV', were both brilliant tracks for the time. Although I do love 'Take On Me', I think that this listing is a much stronger song, perhaps it wasn't played to death on every station at the time or on every single retro compilation that came out after. It's nice to know that there are talents in small places called Norway that can provoke such imagination in the music industry, and rival those sounds that were coming out of the UK. This ep is one of my favorites and comes in at number 8 on my top 10 songs of the 80's list. Please don't go attempt to recreate their vocal ranges once you download this, the effect can be very painful for any males! Enjoy!

Track 1, The Sun Always Shines On T.V. (Extended)

Track 2, The Sun Always Shines On T.V.

Track 3, Driftwood

Grab the tracks here,

Canadian Warner Bros Records 1985, 92-04100

Personal rating 4.5/5

1 comment:

salcam said...

Brilliant!!!! Many thanks. I have this somewhere but can't face the possibility that my old tapes (tapes!) may not be fit to listen to anymore.