Lifelines (A-ha album)

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Lifelines
A-ha lifelines.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 24, 2002
RecordedJune 2001 – January 2002
GenrePop rock, synthpop
Length61:34
LabelWEA 809274 48492 5
ProducerStephen Hague, Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley, Martin Landquist, Ian Caple
A-ha chronology
Minor Earth Major Sky
(2000)
Lifelines
(2002)
Analogue
(2005)
Singles from Lifelines
  1. "Forever Not Yours"
    Released: 2 April 2002
  2. "Lifelines"
    Released: 8 July 2002
  3. "Did Anyone Approach You?"
    Released: 30 September 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link
PopMatters(Good) link
Groove.no(4/7) link
MusicOMH.com(Good) link

Lifelines is the seventh album by the Norwegian band A-ha, released in 2002. The album was a Top 10 success in nine countries, and reached number 1 in four of those, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide.[citation needed]

Singles and videos[edit]

Cover art[edit]

The cover for the album was made by Andy Frank during the shooting of Forever Not Yours video in Havana, it is an edited image of Jose Marti Parque Stadium. In the booklet there are also images of old theatre and old American car as well as other views which can be found on the streets of Havana.

Track listing[edit]

Standard version
No.TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s)Length
1."Lifelines"Magne FuruholmenFuruholmenMartin Landquist, Stephen Hague4:17
2."You Wanted More"FuruholmenFuruholmen, Morten HarketLandquist, Hague3:39
3."Forever Not Yours"Harket, Ole Sverre-OlsenFuruholmen, HarketHague, Landquist4:06
4."There's a Reason for It"Paul Waaktaar-SavoyWaaktaar-SavoyIan Caple4:21
5."Time & Again"Waaktaar-SavoyWaaktaar-SavoyWaaktaar-Savoy5:03
6."Did Anyone Approach You?"Waaktaar-SavoyWaaktaar-SavoyTore Johansson4:10
7."Afternoon High"Waaktaar-SavoyWaaktaar-SavoyClive Langer, Alan Winstanley4:30
8."Oranges on Appletrees"FuruholmenFuruholmen, HarketLanger, Winstanley, Hague[a]4:16
9."A Little Bit"Waaktaar-SavoyWaaktaar-SavoyIan Caple4:10
10."Less Than Pure"Waaktaar-SavoyWaaktaar-SavoyIan Caple4:13
11."Turn the Lights Down"Furuholmen, HarketFuruholmen, HarketLandquist, Hague4:14
12."Cannot Hide"Harket, Sverre-OlsenHarket, LandquistLandquist3:19
13."White Canvas"FuruholmenFuruholmenLandquist3:27
14."Dragonfly"FuruholmenFuruholmenLanger, Winstanley3:19
15."Solace"FuruholmenFuruholmenIan Caple4:20
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • The Russian version of the album contains an introduction spoken by Morten Harket in Russian.

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals by Morten Harket
  • Keyboards by Magne Furuholmen
  • Guitars by Pal Waaktaar Savoy
  • Mixed by Michael Brauer, Stephen Hague and Bob Kraushaar (track 8), Stephen Hague (track 11), Carl Michael Herlofsson (track 12), Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley (track 14)
  • Per Lindvall: drums (tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 & 15).
  • Sven Lindvall: bass (tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 13 & 14).
  • Jørun Bøgeberg: bass (tracks 9 & 10).
  • Anneli Drecker: backing vocals (tracks 1 & 11).
  • Martin Landquist: additional instruments (1, 12 & 13)
  • Beats por Attila: additional instruments (12)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
Austria Austrian Albums Chart[2] 2
Canada Canadian Albums Chart[3] 28
Czechoslovakia Czech Albums Chart 23
Denmark Danish Albums Chart 9
Estonia Estonian Albums Chart 1
European Union European Albums Chart 5
France French Albums Chart 30
Germany German Albums Chart[4] 1
Greece Greek Albums Chart 9
Hungary Hungarian Albums Chart 29
Japan Japanese Albums Chart 99
Latvia Latvian Albums Chart 1
Netherlands Dutch Albums Chart 92
Norway Norwegian Albums Chart[5] 1
Poland Polish Albums Chart 8
Russia Russian Albums Chart 2
Spain Spanish Albums Chart 32
Sweden Swedish Albums Chart[6] 21
Switzerland Swiss Albums Chart[7] 6
United Kingdom UK Albums Chart[8] 67

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[9] Gold 150,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aha the netherlands website". 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-13.
  2. ^ Austrian Album Chart Archived 2016-01-28 at the Wayback Machine Cited 26 March 2008
  3. ^ "Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-03-07.
  4. ^ German Album Chart Archived 2009-01-08 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Norwegian Albums Chart Archived 2009-01-29 at the Wayback Machine, Cited 26 March 2008
  6. ^ Swedish Album Chart Archived 2016-01-28 at the Wayback Machine , Cited 26 March 2008
  7. ^ Swiss album Chart Archived 2016-01-28 at the Wayback Machine page on Start Something in various European charts, Cited 26 March 2008
  8. ^ UK Album Chart
  9. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (A-ha; 'Lifelines')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.

External links[edit]