The new a-ha live album/concert film MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice will apparently be released in eight different versions on October 6th, and can now be pre-ordered from various online stores.
Thankfully, all the 21 tracks performed at the Giske concerts in June will be included in all versions (except the 1CD Acoustic Hits edition). This is the first time an entire a-ha concert is released without songs missing. But if you want to buy the 3LP vinyl version, be aware that 11 of the 21 tracks have been edited for time.
Blu-ray and DVD bonus features are called “Friendship”, “Songs” and “Project”.
The version that many fans will be interested in getting is the Limited Edition Fanbox, which not only includes the 2CD, Blu-ray and DVD, but also a hardcover book about the recording process, a poster, wristband, badge and button. Currently only available from Germany, but at a good price. The book seems to be in English, based on the fanbox image on Amazon. Update: the book is confirmed by a-ha.com on Twitter to be in English.
Note: When ordering from amazon.de – if you don’t understand German, you can change the language to English at the bottom of the page.
Here are pre-order links through Amazon Germany and Amazon UK:
Limited Edition Fanbox: amazon.de
3LP vinyl: amazon.de
1CD (Acoustic Hits): amazon.co.uk