Posted by DjPaulT on February 6th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
The Sun Always Shines on T.V.” is a song by Norwegian pop band A-ha. It was released as the third single from the band’s debut album, Hunting High and Low. In many countries the single was not as successful as the band’s previous, “Take on Me”, which hit #1 in the U.S. and several countries around the world. In the UK and Ireland, however, “The Sun Always Shines on T.V.” actually improved upon the #2 charting of their debut, remaining at the top spot on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 1986, having been released there on 16 December 1985.
This is the first edition of the UK 12″ single release.
The shorter extended version which is the rarer one, features a slow piano intro, before the steady drum beat commences.
Comes with a limited edition poster featuring a multicolour group-shot (Morten, Magne and Pål from left to right pictured in full length) by Robert Erdmann.
The 24″x36″ poster promotes the “hunting high and low”-album in white letters and larger a-ha logo in red.
The ‘Extended Version’ featured is NOT the same ‘Extended Version’ that was featured on subsequent pressings – these later pressings all featured the ‘US Dance Mix’ which was remixed by Steve Thompson.
The Sun Always Shines On T.V. (Extended Version) 7:06
Producer – Alan Tarney
Producer – A-Ha
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1985||The Sun Always Shines On T.V.||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#20|
|1985||The Sun Always Shines On T.V.||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play||#5|
Label: Warner Bros. Records – W8846(T)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Poster
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Credits: Photography – Jonathan Lennard
Written-By – Pål Waaktaar
From the a-ha album “hunting high and low”
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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