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East of the Sun West of the Moon
A-Ha
East of the Sun West of the Moon
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Considerably Less Synth, More Traditional Rock-Oriented 1991 Release from the Norwegian Trio that Brought You the 1985 Hit 'Take on Me'. crying in the Rain ? an Everly Brothers Top-20 Hit ? is Included.

      
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All Artists: A-Ha
Title: East of the Sun West of the Moon
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros UK
Release Date: 4/21/1995
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, Scandinavia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992631426, 075992631440, 759926314264

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Considerably Less Synth, More Traditional Rock-Oriented 1991 Release from the Norwegian Trio that Brought You the 1985 Hit 'Take on Me'. crying in the Rain ? an Everly Brothers Top-20 Hit ? is Included.

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A Vanished Act.
Jason Stein | San Diego, CA United States | 02/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"By the time East of the Sun, West of the Moon was released in 1991 in the U.S. a-ha had faded from the limelight. I bought East/West spontaneously thinking that it might be interesting to hear from them since they had disappeared. I was blown away. I didn't think this band was more than a synth pop band. I didn't think they could evolve and play. After East/West I went back and bought Scoundrel Days and Stay on These Roads (already had Hunting High and Low). In 1993, a-ha released Memorial Beach which continued down the road they started with East/West. Of the 5 studio albums, East/West is their most original and daring. They changed their sound drastically and it worked. Not many bands can do that. I hear a-ha is releasing a new cd in parts of Europe in April 2000, and I am looking forward to hearing some new material. In 1995, Morten Harket released his solo album Wild Seed, which was okay. Hunting High and Low is just as good as East/West, but the latter is more original and interesting. It's a shame a-ha faded all together in America. Buy East/West and keep an open mind. You won't be disappointed, it's worth the money. It's just as good as Hunting, just in a different way."
Let musicians make music
Payeyo | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | 06/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite A-ha CD, and I have all of them. This one proves they're real musicians that don't need to hide behind technology. I'm sure that a lot of people are gonna be put out by this transitional work, specially if you have only heard "take on me".But this eclectic mix of Pop, hard rock, jazz, and ballads accentuated by a beautiful haunting cover of "Crying in the Rain" is just perfection.
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My personal favorite!
Pål Amundsen | Tønsberg, Vestfold Norway | 08/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's beautiful, it's haunting - I'm no Norwegian patriot, not at all, but this is one of the greatest bands ever, and as mentioned above I personally think that this album is their absolute greatest effort ever. I agree with one of the viewers who hears a clear similarity between one of the best cover-songs ever done Crying In The Rain and the haunting, yes, Rolling Thunder. Perfectly written it seems for Harkets' melancholic and beautiful voice, it's one of a kind isn't it? You recognize it immediately, just like when you hear Sting, Phil Collins, Dave Matthews and other of the great personalities of rock and roll. If you haven't already heard this album, then give it a chanse. It contains almost everything a good album should : a little ruff rock and roll(Sycamore Leaves), sweet ballads (Waiting For Her) all combined with the twist of an epic "sound-picture" - it's only missing the typicall A-ha 80s' synth-sound, but are you like me you wont miss it - they sound grown on this album. Highly recommended."