Take On Us! Pyongyang Gold Stars Play Great Popular Hits Vol. 1
"The most amazing piece of North Korean pop culture." - John Oliver, Last Week Tonight
The songs of A-Ha as you've never heard them before, interpreted by the Hermit Kingdom!
Pressed on limited edition 'Revolutionary Red' vinyl!
In spring 2013, military tensions on the Korean peninsula had reached a boiling point amid escalating rhetoric between North Korea and the United Nations following Pyongyang's third nuclear test. In this tense atmosphere, a small team of Norwegian artists headed into the heart of the Hermit Kingdom to record a tribute album to international pop stars A-ha, re-interpreted by elite accordion students of Pyongyang's Kum Song (Gold Star) Music School. They made it out alive, and brought back this spectacular example of musical collaboration against all odds - and fine pop songs, too. Let a hundred a-ha-ccordions play!
Side A 1. The General Galloping On a White Horse 2. Take On Me 3. Train of Thought 4. Hunting High and Low 5. The Blue Sky 6. Living a Boy's Adventure Tale
Side B 1. The Sun Always Shines On T.V. 2. And You Tell Me 3. Love is Reason 4. I Dream Myself Alive 5. Here I Stand and Face the Rain 6. The Sun Always Shines On T.V. [A New Religion Mix By Eric Väpnargård]