a-ha - Scoundrel Days

180 Gram Vinyl LP Record Reissue + Digital Download

Imported by Captain Stomp

$38.90
In Stock


Calculate Shipping

Scoundrel Days is the second studio album by Norwegian synth-pop band a-ha, originally released in October 1986 via Warner Bros. Records.

While not quite as strong as the band's debut, Scoundrel Days still connects musically and lyrically. The opening two songs alone make for one of the best one-two opening punches around. The tense edge of the title track, featuring one of Morten Harket's soaring vocals during the chorus and a crisp, pristine punch in the music, and "The Swing Of Things", a moody, elegant number with a beautiful synth/guitar arrangement (plus some fine drumming courtesy of studio pro Michael Sturgis) and utterly lovelorn lyrical sentiments that balance on the edge of being overheated without quite going over.

When a-ha are on, though, they're on - "October" snakes along on a cool bass/keyboard arrangement and a whispery vocal from Harket; "Maybe Maybe" is a quirky little pop number that's engagingly goofy; while "Soft Rains Of April" captures the band at its most dramatic, with the string synths giving Harket a perfect bed to launch into a lovely vocal, concluding with a sudden, hushed whisper.

The '80s may be long gone, but Scoundrel Days makes clear that not everything was bad back then.

Check out the tracks: “I’ve Been Losing You”; “Cry Wolf”; “Maybe, Maybe” and “Manhattan Skyline”.

This LP record is a "Vinyl Collector" series reissue (May 2015) on 180 gram vinyl featuring remastered audio with a printed inner sleeve and digital download code, pressed in Europe.

(081227954673)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Scoundrel Days

4:02

A2

The Swing Of Things

4:14

A3

I’ve Been Losing You

4:24

A4

October

3:55

A5

Manhattan Skyline

4:52

B1

Cry Wolf

4:06

B2

We’re Looking For The Whales

3:43

B3

The Weight Of The Wind

3:59

B4

Maybe, Maybe

2:36

B5

Soft Rains Of April

3:12

SKU 081227954673
Record Label Warner Bros. Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 081227954673
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 21 May 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 06 October 1986
Barcode # 081227954673
Shipping Weight 0.2950kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Digital Download Code, Remastered Audio, Reissue, Mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios, "Vinyl Collector" Series, Back on Vinyl for the first time in over 25 years!
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Synth-Pop
Genre Electronic
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

Be The First To Review This Product!

Help other Captain Stomp Records users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.

Write a product review


You May Also Like



More From This Category