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U2 (Official Thread)

Discussion in '80's Music' started by METALPRIEST, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Johnny-Too-Good

    Johnny-Too-Good Senior Member

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    From 'Ultimate Classic Rock' -

    U2 has released ‘Songs of Innocence,’ its first album in five years, for free via iTunes. Everyone with an account in 119 countries — something like half a billion people — will have exclusive access to the album through October 13. Physical copies arrive via Interscope Records the next day.

    “From the very beginning, U2 have always wanted our music to reach as many people as possible — the clue is in our name, I suppose — so today is kind of mind-blowing to us,” Bono said, during a special Apple announcement. “The most personal album we’ve written could be shared with half a billion people, by hitting send. If only songwriting was that easy.”

    ‘Songs of Innocence’ features 11 new songs. A deluxe edition will include an acoustic session featuring select tracks from ‘Songs of Innocence,’ as well as four additional tunes.

    The album, which will also reportedly be available via iTunes Radio and Beats Music, was recorded in New York, London, Los Angeles and Dublin with producers Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood — the latter of whom has worked with U2 since 1987′s ‘The Joshua Tree.’ A complete tracklisting is below.

    Anyone who signs up for iTunes in the next five weeks receives a free copy, as well. “It’s exciting and humbling to think that people who don’t know U2 or listen to rock music for that matter might check us out,” Bono added.

    U2, ‘Songs of Innocence’ Tracklist:


    ‘The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)’
    Every Breaking Wave’
    ‘California (There Is No End To Love)’
    ‘Song For Someone’
    ‘Iris (Hold Me Close)’
    ‘Volcano’
    ‘Raised By Wolves’
    ‘Cedarwood Road’
    ‘Sleep Like A Baby Tonight’
    ‘This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now’
    ‘The Troubles’

    Deluxe Edition Bonus Songs:
    ‘Lucifer’s Hands’
    ‘The Crystal Ballroom’
    ‘The Troubles’ (Alternative version)
    ‘Sleep Like A Baby Tonight’ (Alternative Perspective Mix by Tchad Blake)
     
  2. Sweaty

    Sweaty ThE OtHeR rAmOnE

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    Might have a listen to that, still think it will not be as good as early stuff but hey, it's free...
     
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    Listening to a track called "Buffering", seems like this one has no lyrics or instruments.

    Listening 30 its hard to comment on exactly how it sounds, maybe a little tame.

    :D

    Think I'll wait for the hard copy

    Jim
     
  4. Sharp Dressed Man

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    Gotta give it to them. That's a cool way to promote the album and perhaps even reach new fans. It’s impressive that they manage to keep it a secret in a time where it's nearly impossible to keep anything secret anymore. Kudos to them. I'll DL the album and check it out.
     
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    I downloaded it yesterday night and gave it a listen on the Reciever

    Jim
     
  6. Musikwala

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    To those who are giving this album a listen, be a little patient with it. :gig This one is definitely a grower! I almost did not like it at all on first listen. Now on the 3rd listen or so, I'm beginning to like a few of the songs. Only beginning. lol.

    I remember 2004's Atomic Bomb instantly appealed to me and I was over the moon after the first listen. Later I grew weary of it. Even 2009's NLOTH didn't take too long to hit the sweet spot. But thankfully that one has had more staying power with me. This new one sounds devoid of any catchy melodies on first listen.
     
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    All that and the "3 Boobs ! Is 3 better than 2 ?" thread is garnering more attention in a shorter period of time :)

    I have listened to the entire album multiple times, and it's still pretty average.

    Jim
     
  9. Jet

    Jet Midway Up The Ceiling

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    I heard that free release was an accident. :dunno:
     
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    :oyea:

    Boobs beats U2 any day of the week, Jim. Not 3 though :oyea:
     

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