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U2 - SONGS OF SURRENDER Vinyl LP

U2 - SONGS OF SURRENDER Vinyl LP

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Expected 3/17/23

Songs of Surrender features 16 new acoustic and reimagined recordings from the U2 catalog, produced and compiled by The Edge, including "One," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," and "Pride (In The Name Of Love)."

"Music allows you to time travel," explained The Edge, "And we became curious to find out what it would be like to bring our early songs back with us to the present day and give them the benefit, or otherwise, of a 21st century reimagining.

"What started out as an experiment quickly developed into a personal obsession as so many of our songs yielded to a new interpretation. Intimacy replaced post punk urgency. New tempos, new keys, and in some cases new chords and new lyrics arrived. A great song, it turns out is kind of indestructible.

"The process of selecting which songs to revisit started with a series of demos. I looked at how a song would hang together if all but the bare essential elements were taken away. The other main aim was to find ways to bring intimacy into the songs, as most of them were originally written with live concert performance in mind.

"Reviewing these sketch recordings with producer Bob Ezrin, it was very easy to see the ones that worked straight off the bat and those that needed more work. We all got into the sensibility of less is more."

U2 have sold over 175 million albums, won 22 Grammy awards, and released 14 studio albums.

The 2 LP set is pressed on 180-gram vinyl with a 4-page insert featuring liner notes from The Edge.

Tracks:

Side A:

  1. One
  2. Where The Streets Have No Name
  3. Stories For Boys
  4. Walk On (Ukraine)

Side B:

  1. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  2. City Of Blinding Lights
  3. Ordinary Love
  4. Invisible

Side C:

  1. Vertigo
  2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  3. The Fly
  4. If God Will Send His Angels

Side D:

  1. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  2. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  3. I Will Follow
  4. "40"

 

Label: Interscope Records

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