I’ve recently worked on two sets of reissues: a-ha and Slowdive.
It was great to speak with a-ha and revisit their first two albums. After so many years it becomes clear how they approached what they doing with a distinctly arty perspective.
Listening to all of Slowdive’s releases raises so many questions about why they weren’t recognised as the unique template-setters that they were back then.
The two a-ha CDs were issued in July:
a-ha Hunting High and Low
a-ha Scoundrel days
Following on from these (released 4 October) will be 25: The Very Best of a-ha – the 25th-year anniversary 2-CD set:
And the three Slowdive albums are issued on 18 August:
Slowdive Just For A day, Souvlaki, Pygmalion