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Stay On These Roads by A-Ha

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  • Audio CD (November 10, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: May 17, 1988
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros UK
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002LEO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,581 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Fernando on August 14, 2005
Format: Audio CD
By the time this album came out in 1988, my interest in A-ha was a bit on the wane. I had been a diehard fan, loved every single song in their first album and one of my favorite songs of all time is in their second ('The Swing of things'). By then I was playing football and being "tough", moving into harder (and more "manly") Metal. Yet, while A-ha's symphonic synthetizers and passionate lyrics still beaconed, somehow the release of this album failed excite me at all; I remember reading with disinterest of the release of the first single, Stay on These Roads, in a local Sunday paper and thought I had moved on.

A few weeks later I happened to hear the song in the radio. I wasn't blown away, it was better, it moved me deeply; it is lush, panoramic and intoxicating. I couldn't disagree more with a previous reviewer who advises to "skip it", Stay on hese Roads is one of the most moving songs I've ever heard. I purchased the tape a few months later and it became a staple in my walkman.

Yes, A-ha was getting more mature, but there were hints of it in their previous albums. For a band that was influenced, first and foremost by The Doors, A-ha had somehow, deliberately or not, turned into a poppish band. As a digression, there is a video on the net of the very first release of 'Take on Me' (not the cool MTV video) and by golly it is just a step above Wham! in the bubble-gum chart. Of course, that made them appealling to a much younger audience; a few years later I found an article-review of a concert from this album, and most of the comments were made by 12-14 year old girls. The benefit to them is that as A-ha tours Europe today, they sing to mostly to 28-30 year old women (far thinking Norwegians!).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gustavo D. on September 10, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I built this review title from the title song where it says: " stay on these roads, we shall meet , I know..."
This is the first entire A-ha album (1988)I listened in my life. I bought its LP only for 86 american dollar cents nearly (calculated from the brazilian money) this week. Luckily, this record was well preserved.
It was far from being a waste of time: Despite the weaker tracks,this one has very few mistakes, enough to be considered masterpiece.
Looking at the sleeve,we can see that this norwegian trio had the appearance of a " boy band" like Backstreet Boys or New Kids on the Block. But they don't all that chorographies or playbacks as typical group of this genre.
A-ha proved it: this cd has lots of keyboards (this habit makes me remember Roxette), soft and enjoyable vocals in addition , many beautiful melodies ( on tracks 2, 1 ,6 ,7 and 8).

It may attract you: tracks 1, 3 and 9 were radio friendly. I used to listen them when I was a child without knowing what A-ha was.
In Hurry Home,the topic is a woman that doesn't earn money sufficiently coming back home after a hard day's work. This track is good too. Touchy! (the only song with a guitar solo that made me remember David Murray's style, from Iron Maiden)and You are the one are typical love themes talking about attraction, fascination.

Tracks 6 and 7 (some vocals made me remind Ice House, who sing a piece called No promises, an 80's hit)are pretty good for relaxing. I liked track 7 so much that I repeated it several times (very sweet and elegant).

The songs that have more "filler" attributes are You'll end up crying and This alone is love ( however,I like the chorus. The band used the musical note rise in the end, just like Stratovarius in "The kiss of judas" ,the Bee Gees in "You win again", Garbage in "Run baby run" etc.)

Yeah, like I said in the title: A-ha ,we shall meet again in other album. You convinced me.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 1999
Format: Audio CD
a-ha's third album, and their last synth-pop venture, is a complete success! Their maturing sound, which becomes evident on their next album, peeks through a bit here and delivers wonderfully. Too bad a lot of people missed out on it. Highly recommended!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tim Brough VINE VOICE on October 31, 2010
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The third album from A-ha was their first to show any slips in quality, after their first two albums of impeccable, smart Synth-pop. "Stay On These Roads" sounds disjointed and rushed, like the songs were brought together in a hurry without regard for the more coherent flow of the debut and the great "Scoundrel Days." Still, there's plenty of enjoyable music here, and a couple of obvious missed opportunities to keep the band's commercial fortunes alive in the USA.

In fact, this was the last A-Ha album to even chart in America, peaking at a measly 148 before vanishing. It also contains one of the very few failed James Bond theme songs, "The Living Daylights." (Oddly enough, a rerecorded version. The original can be found on the A-ha singles collection.) Full of the usual dramatic pulse of the John Barry themes, "The Living Daylights" is every bit as good as Duran Duran's "View To a Kill," yet for some reason, only took off overseas. The same fate befell the poppier "Touchy!" which was a top ten international hit.

Once again, the quality was good, even if the attention wasn't being paid. The danceable "The Blood The Moves The Body" and the emotional title track again show why vocalist Morten Harket is such a unique voice in pop music. There's also the six-minute plus "Out of Blue Come Green," which may be his best vocal in the whole of A-ha's canon. "Stay On These Roads" has a bit too much filler for my tastes, but the high points still make it a good album.
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