A-ha have confirmed details of the deluxe 30th anniversary reissue of their debut album Hunting High And Low. The five-disc set will be released on September 18, just two weeks after the trio’s new album Cast In Steel.

The first CD comprises a remastered version of the original 10-track album, while disc two contains 25 demos recorded between 1982-84. These consist of 18 demos of eventually-released songs, including the original demo of Take On Me under its original title Lesson One. The other seven demos are of unreleased songs including Nothing To It, The Love Goodbye and Go To Sleep.

The third CD features Stop! And Make Your Mind Up and Driftwood – originally the B-sides of Take On Me and The Sun Always Shines On TV respectively – plus the 7” and extended versions of Take On Me, The Sun Always Shines On TV, Train Of Thought and Hunting High And Low, as well as the original 1984 12” mix of Take On Me. Also included are the dub and US remixes of Train Of Thought and the instrumental versions of Take On Me and The Sun Always Shines On TV.

The fourth disc consists of 10 previously unreleased alternate mixes for each song from the final album, while the fifth disc is a DVD featuring the videos for the album’s four singles, as well as the original 1984 video for Take On Me and a previously-unseen alternate cut of the song’s classic 1985 video.


Similarly expanded versions of Stay On These Roads, East Of The Sun West Of The Moon and Memorial Beach are promised for later in the year.

Meanwhile, A-ha have confirmed details of a tour for Cast In Steel. Dates are:

Manchester Arena (March 25)

London O2 (26)


Glasgow SSE Hydro (28)

Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (29)