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SDEtv / a-ha: MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice ‘fanbox’ edition unboxed!

a-ha‘s MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice was released a few weeks back and the pick of the formats was the deluxe ‘fanbox’, which includes four discs, a book and various other items of memorabilia. SDE has taken a look at this special edition, which was only officially released in Germany, and created an unboxing video for your viewing pleasure…

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summer solstice - 2CD+Blu-ray+DVD fanbox

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Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 46.72
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 37.98
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 47.21
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 35.6
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 36.06
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 51.03
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 68.23
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summer solstice - 2CD+Blu-ray

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Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 28.47
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 26.99
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 33.52
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 27.99
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 34.9
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 29.99
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 43.92
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summer solstice - 3LP vinyl

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Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 29.12
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 21.99
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 25.57
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 37.99
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 35.89
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 32.99
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 45.01
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summer solstice - 2CD

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Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 9.91
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 14.83
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 11.99
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 12.09
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 11.49
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 15.37
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 17.4
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 19.99
HMV uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 9.99
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2CD+ Blu-ray (or 2CD+DVD) Edition

Disc: 1
1. This Is Our Home (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
2. Lifelines (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
3. I’ve Been Losing You (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
4. Analogue (All I Want) (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
5. The Sun Always Shines On TV (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
6. A Break In The Clouds (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
7. Foot Of The Mountain (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
8. Stay On These Roads (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
9. This Alone Is Love (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
10. Over The Treetops (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
11. Forever Not Yours (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)

Disc: 2
1. Sox Of The Fox (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
2. Scoundrel Days (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
3. The Killing Moon (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
4. Summer Moved On (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
5. Memorial Beach (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
6. Living A Boy’s Adventure Tale (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
7. Manhattan Skyline (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
8. The Living Daylights (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
9. Hunting High And Low (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
10. Take On Me (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)

Disc: 3
1. This Is Our Home (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
2. Lifelines (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
3. I’ve Been Losing You (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
4. Analogue (All I Want) (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
5. The Sun Always Shines On TV (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
6. A Break In The Clouds (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
7. Foot Of The Mountain (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
8. Stay On These Roads (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
9. This Alone Is Love (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
10. Over The Treetops (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
11. Forever Not Yours (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
12. Sox Of The Fox (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
13. Scoundrel Days (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
14. The Killing Moon (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
15. Summer Moved On (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
16. Memorial Beach (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
17. Living A Boy’s Adventure Tale (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
18. Manhattan Skyline (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
19. The Living Daylights (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
20. Hunting High And Low (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
21. Take On Me (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
22. Menu / a-ha / MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice
23. Friendship
24. Songs
25. Project

2CD Edition

Disc: 1
1. This Is Our Home (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
2. Lifelines (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
3. I’ve Been Losing You (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
4. Analogue (All I Want) (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
5. The Sun Always Shines On TV (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
6. A Break In The Clouds (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
7. Foot Of The Mountain (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
8. Stay On These Roads (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
9. This Alone Is Love (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
10. Over The Treetops (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
11. Forever Not Yours (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)

Disc: 2
1. Sox Of The Fox (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
2. Scoundrel Days (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
3. The Killing Moon (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
4. Summer Moved On (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
5. Memorial Beach (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
6. Living A Boy’s Adventure Tale (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
7. Manhattan Skyline (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
8. The Living Daylights (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
9. Hunting High And Low (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
10. Take On Me (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)

3LP vinyl edition

LP 1
1. This Is Our Home (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
2. Lifelines (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
3. I’ve Been Losing You (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
4. Analogue (All I Want) (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
5. The Sun Always Shines On TV (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
6. A Break In The Clouds (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
7. Foot Of The Mountain (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)

LP 2
1. Stay On These Roads (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
2. This Alone Is Love (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
3. Over The Treetops (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
4. Forever Not Yours (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
5. Sox Of The Fox (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
6. Scoundrel Days (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
7. The Killing Moon (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)

LP 3
1. Summer Moved On (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
2. Memorial Beach (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
3. Living A Boy’s Adventure Tale (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
4. Manhattan Skyline (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
5. The Living Daylights (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
6. Hunting High And Low (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
7. Take On Me (Live From MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)

20 responses to SDEtv / a-ha: MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice ‘fanbox’ edition unboxed!

  1. Arnd says:

    It’s a well-made box worth its 40 Euros, but with a few flaws.

    First, there is no track list in the booklet. The only track list is on a loose sheet of paper stuck on the back of the box.
    Then, all stage announcements are included on the CDs. That’s unusual with audio live recordings for good reasons (on Ending on a High Note, all but the music was edited from the CD version). So the CDs are really no added value, I might as well play the DVD.

    The booklet (digibook), though, is high-end print quality, heavy paper and all.

    (And am I the only on who finds Paul’s smile on the cover image weird?)

    • JeniLP says:

      I was also confused by the loose tracklist sheet. :-/ And I wish they made poster of one of those pictures of shabby-flashy-classy black-and-white photoshoot.
      But I think both the mentioned issues are connected with the fact that the ‘box’ and ‘poster’ had had to be designed before the tracklist was accepted and new photos taken.
      All in all I love the boxset and the album as well!

  2. Shawn says:

    I love a-ha. Been a fan since the very beginning. The packaging and presentation of this boxset is really well done. I appreciate that they put a lot into it. As for the music, I have to confess to being underwhelmed. I was looking forward to it – but most of the life seems to have been drained out of the songs. The duets with other performers were particularly unimpressive. The band seems to have spent a good deal of time rehearsing and to have rekindled a desire to work together. I hope this will be reflected in their next album as I was very disappointed with Cast in Steel.

  3. martin farnworth says:

    nice package. never a fan of this MTV “unplugged” business though whoever the artist is. always felt it was more about proving your musicianship/ strength of the tunes where the unplugged version is usually a little bit duller and makes me want to go to the original.

    it irked me though the snobbery around the duran duran mtv unplugged they did as though they weren’t worthy to perform that way.

  4. Lemmin says:

    Very nice, you do a great job on these videos Paul, alys appreciated!

  5. chris says:

    I’ve always written these guys off as a 1 & 1/2 hit wonder. Given the royal treatment this release is getting I may have to go a little deeper to see what I may be missing.

  6. Darren H says:

    I have it, it’s beautiful. Love it.

  7. Neil says:

    Still find it bizarre that there is no 5.1 mix on the Blu-ray in this day and age.

  8. Paul E. says:

    Paul, has your “Track Suit” any real estate left to accommodate another patch?

  9. John T says:

    Hi Paul, is there anything written down the spine of the outer box?

  10. Kenny says:

    Why do they insist on putting a dvd and a blue-ray in the same package? You either want one or the other. Silly me….off course….so they can shove the price up.

    • JeniLP says:

      Well, perhaps it was done for people like me: I do not have blue-ray player, so I enjoy dvd for now, but with perspective to get blu-ray some other day)))

  11. Colinthebruce says:

    As I said before, bought the vinyl and shameful a download code not included in this day and age,

  12. joel says:

    Wow…the art is fantastic…and the package seems very well done

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