Morten Harket "Spirit Battle" (unreleased album from Norwegian singer; 1979)
Morten Harket is a Norwegian singer, most known for being the vocals for the band A-ha. He also has had a solo career since 1993, but evidence shows he had planned a solo career much earlier.
Spirit Battle was recorded in 1979 at the Cross Music Studio where he was accompanied by Geir Kolbu. The album's recordings supposedly used the organ from the Trinity Church in Oslo, Norway. However, they never finished recording the album. The only thing to ever come out was the album's cover. Not even a single track from it is confirmed to exist.
Morten may have the original tapes from the recording session. Many demo tapes from his band A-ha, along with the band called Bridges, (an A-ha precursor) have been found thanks to members keeping the old tapes. Geir is pretty mysterious, he really only worked with Morten in both solo writing and a band called Soldier Blue, and he made a song for the album Wild Seed which could possibly be from the Spirit Battle album.
- The Wikipedia page on Wild Seed. Retrieved 17 Nov '18
- A-ha live Fansite tweet about the unreleased album. Retrieved 17 Nov '18
- An archived site (in Norwegian) that mentions the album. Retrieved 17 Nov '18