Permanent Record Podcast
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Join hosts Brian and Sarah (and the occasional special guest!) as they discuss classic albums of the 1970s and 1980s - albums which have earned a permanent spot of honor in our record collections!
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a-ha - Hunting High and Low (episode 2)
a-ha - Hunting High and Low (1985) - Episode 2 Brian and Sarah return to their microphones to discuss the debut album of the Norwegian band a-ha. They cover the band's formation and the interesting process of creating this album, they discuss each of the ten tracks on "Hunting High and Low," and they each give the album a final review and "record adapter" rating. Part 1: Personal History We hear about Sarah's slightly-fuzzy history with the album, and learn whether or not Brian even heard the entire album in the 80s! Part 2: Band history and album creating We learn how a-ha was formed and then discover the somewhat convoluted and drawn-out process of the making of "Hunting High and Low." How many times was "Take On Me" actually released? Find out here! Part 3: Track by Track Each of the ten songs on "Hunting High and Low" are dissected, with Brian and Sarah comparing notes and sharing trivia as they go along. Take On Me Train of Thought Hunting High and Low The Blue Sky Living a Boy's Adventure Tale The Sun Always Shines on T.V. And You Tell Me Love Is Reason I Dream Myself Alive Here I Stand and Face the Rain Part 4: Final Grade Brian announces his final review and rating of the album, and Sarah follows suit. Which one of them rates it higher? Part 5: Extra Credit Question Which song would you choose to be re-recorded and re-produced - because at this point, why not rework one more song?