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a-ha - Cast In Steel

Johan Wippsson Format: Album
Release date: 2015-09-04
Label: Swinglong Ltd
Genre: Pop
Producer: Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Peter Kvint, Erik Ljunggren, John O'Mahony, Steve Osborne, Alan Tar
Artist discography


Cast in Steel is the Norwegian A-Ha's tenth album. However, it is the first since 2009 years, Foot of the Mountain which was a nice and slightly electronic history.
Think the band with this album would go back the roots as it’s the first to use the original band logo since Memorial Beach from 1993 and once again they have worked with Alan Tarney that produced their first three classic albums. Stylistically, it is also similar to the classic A-Ha with luxurious and stylish pop melodies, but with a modern touch. However, it is pretty soft and wished that the band had been a little more adventurous. Should you be a little critical, it's just too many mid-tempo tunes, and many of them feel similar. Still, it is very well done and Cast Steel is a very nice record for the more quite moments. Just listen to the beautiful "Living at the End of the World" and "The Wake" where Morten Harket really shines and shows what a unique singer he is.
Even the luxurious and the upstanding "Giving Up the Ghost" must be mentioned, as it is the best track on Cast in Steel.
So another strong album from this super group that is far from a one hit wonder and that should get even more recognition.

Tracklisting 1. Cast In Steel
2. Under the Makeup
3. The Wake
4. Forest Fire
5. Objects in the Mirror
6. Door Ajar
7. Living At the End of the World
8. Mythomania
9. She's Humming a Tune
10. Shadow Endeavours
11. Giving Up the Ghost
12. Goodbye Thompson


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