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Memorial Beach
Memorial Beach
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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Import edition of the Norwegian adult alternative act's fifth album, originally released in 1993 on Warner Brothers.


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All Artists: A-Ha
Title: Memorial Beach
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wea International
Original Release Date: 1/1/1993
Re-Release Date: 7/15/1999
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: 093624522928, 093624522942, 766488076226, 936245229282


Album Description
Import edition of the Norwegian adult alternative act's fifth album, originally released in 1993 on Warner Brothers.

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(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is probably A-HA's most over-looked album. Unfairly so. Maybe their listeners weren't expecting a "rock" album from them. And this is definitly their "rock" album. A very good rock album at that! It sounds very much influenced by "60's classic rock & psychedelia". Several of the tunes remind's one of "THE DOORS". Especially "LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER" & "LOCUST"(the spoken word part towards the end echos the poetry of 'Jim Morrison'. The beautiful & mesmerizing title track("MEMORIAL BEACH"),sounds like a relative of "The Door's" "Riders On The Storm". Other songs have strong elements of 60's rock influences. "COLD AS STONE" is one. What a great song! At over 8 minutes they really get into every corner of it for us; the guitar work is great. A couple of the songs sound a little like "U2" however; namely "DARK IS THE NIGHT FOR ALL" & the pretty "ANGEL IN THE SNOW". Still, all the songs flow together nicely. A-HA seems to put out a great CD no matter what style they choose to cover. This one just happened to 'rock'. If you like good music,great melody, you'll like any one of their CD's. MEMORIAL BEACH is a must have if you like 'rock'; or just like good music."
Excellent music, lackluster promotion
Alysen | Atlanta, GA | 04/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are looking for teenie-bopper dance music, you won't find it here. Memorial Beach is a dark, melancholic album full of intense music and beautiful singing--what a-ha has always been about--from the haunting guitar in "Cold as Stone" to the lovely melodic "Angel in the Snow." Although the album never got the recognition or airplay that it deserved here in the U.S., that does not lessen the talent behind its making one bit. Paul Waaktaar-Savoy is probably one of the greatest songwriters in the world and it shows in everything he does. That, combined with Morten Harket's perfectly executed vocals, prove that a-ha's international fame is still duly deserved."
Haunting memories
C. Garces | Plantation, Florida United States | 07/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was a young teen in 1993, grunge was in full force, I would listen to bands like Screaming Trees, Tad, Paw and ofcourse the mighty Nirvana. Then I fell in love with a girl from Norway and she was into this band A-HA. This album came out and what I thought I would hate became an album that has stayed in my collection since 1993 and that always brings out a melancholic side to a day. Even as I sit here in this beautifull warm day in summer, as Memorial Beach comes out of the speakers I am taken back to a time when everything was so much more simple and innocent. Be it "Memorial beach" haunting piano and chorus, or "Angel in the Snow", with its hearfelt lyrics and romantic guitar, this album is all around solid. Not being an old school A-HA fan or anything, I cant compare it to other albums or anything, but as a lover of good music I strongly recomend this album. It just has all the elements that make an album great such as amazing lyrics, in that the music actually reaches inside and touches you. Anyway, once again I recomend this album, you wont regret it."