2009 release from the Norwegian trio, their ninth studio album in an illustrious 25 year career. Opening with the galloping charge of ‘The Bandstand’, the album quickly defines itself with the keyboard intro before Morten’s instantly recognizable vocals announce their return. Melting into the Arcade Fire influenced ‘Riding the Crest’ which Paul describes as ‘Electro Blues’, the album flows into the melancholic ‘What There Is’ before thundering back into the stunning single and title track ‘Foot of the Mountain’. with other tracks like ‘Shadowside’ and ‘Sunny Mystery’ incorporating the most driving and contagious beats and lyrics of A-HA’s career, Foot of the Mountain is an album that cements A-HA’s position in the world of pop. Recorded between Autumn 2008 and Spring 2009 in New York, Oslo, Hamburg, Stockholm and Bath, alongside producers Steve Osborne, Erik Ljunggren, Roland Spremberg and Mark Saunders. Universal.