Country: United Kingdom/Norway
Musical genre(s): Pop
a1 Members (since 2009) : Ben Adams, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read
To all a1 fans, I have good news. They have released a new album Caught in the Middle: The Collection. Two discs that feature classics of the late 90s and early 2000s including my favourite the remake of A-Ha’s “Take on Me”.
The music is amazing! Disc 1 is my favourite between the 2 discs because it features most of my favourite tracks. It really feels as though as I were in the late 90s, hearing the music or even watching their music videos. The love songs are so poetic and touching, even romantic such as Take on Me, Like a Rose, Ready or Not, Everytime. Their songs about heartbreak are catchy and very expressive like the 2 following examples: Same Old Brand New You and No More.. The remake of Take on Me is so much fun, because they have their own beat, yet one still remembers the original version.
The second disc has quite a few songs that got made into remixes. Remixed music is not my style. If you like dance club-style music, these remixed songs are for you. However, the French version of Caught in the Middle entitled Nos Differences featuring French artist Eve Angeli is incredible. It’s impressive to hear a1 members singing in French. Loved it!
Overall, this album is fun, and has a nostalgic feel to it. It’s a nice to remember their older hits, while enjoying their more recent material. The acoustic songs are the best, because you really hear their voices at their best, which shows how a1 members can truly sing.
My favourite songs are : Take on Me, Like a Rose, Ready or Not, Caught in the Middle, Same Old Brand New You, and Nos Differences (French Version of Caught in The Middle)
I hope that a1 will come to Canada soon. I would definitely attend their show!