Wild Seed is a 1995 album by Norwegian singer Morten Harket. It is his first solo album to be sung in English. The front man of legendary cult band a-ha, Morten Harket, has also had a distinguished solo career and this 1995 album is part of that rich vein of quality pop/rock/synth music. Morten Harket is a musical treasure and this album adds to his legacy. CD album including bonus recording 'A Change Is Gonna Come', complete with fold-out picture sleeve plus Japanese lyric booklet and obi-strip).
Morten Harket is best known as the lead singer of the Norwegian synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released nine studio albums and topped the charts in several countries after their breakthrough hit "Take on Me" in 1985. Morten Harket is known for his extraordinary vocal range, which some sources have claimed spans five octaves, although Harket himself said in 2009, “I’ve never counted, quite honestly”. His voice is capable of "The greatest falsetto in the history of pop music EVER…" according to NME's Sylvia Patterson, to an "unyielding groan" as described in Entertainment Weekly. Harket has released four solo albums: 1993 - Poetenes Evangelium; 1995 - Wild Seed; 1996 - Vogts Villa; 2008 - Letter From Egypt.
It’s shaping up to be an epic year for a-ha as the Norwegian trio marks its 30th anniversary in 2015 with a series of album reissues as well as a highly anticipated reunion tour and their first new album in six years. As part of the celebration, a-ha will unveil HUNTING HIGH AND LOW: 30th ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE EDITION. The set boasts four CDs and one DVD. Available September 18th, the set includes a remastered version of the original album, which has sold more than 10 million copies since its 1985 debut. The set also features various b-sides and more than two dozen rare and unreleased demos. Also featured is a full version of the album in early and alternate mixes. Unheard and all released for the first time. The DVD in the "Hunting High and Low" set contains an unseen slightly alternate cut of the 1985 “Take On Me” video as well as the 1984 version and of course the "classic" video.
Pal Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen, formerly of Bridges, formed a-ha in the early '80s. Morten Harket joined the duo, and they left for the now "legendary London flat" (so called because of its state of disrepair) to make it. By late 1983 they had achieved part of that goal by signing to WEA. "Take on Me" took three times to become a hit in the U.K., eventually hitting number two in November 1985…