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New U2 Album in October

February 7, 2008

*Update on album title, tracks, audio, and release here.

No name, no firm info, but a partial track list….

  • No Line On The Horizon” – Bono and Edge played this song for a USA Today writer during an in-the-car interview at the Sundance Film Festival. On hearing it, writer Anthony Breznican says “heavy distortion fills the car,” and later adds: “The song is rough, weaving between brutal guitar blasts underscoring the mellow title refrain.” Edge explains that the song “It came out of a new distortion box that my guitar tech got.”
  • Unknown Title – in the same interview with Anthony Breznican, Bono and Edge played a second song whose opening lyric is, “It’s six o’clock…”. Bono tells Breznican that numbers are significant in each of the new songs.
  • “If I Could Live My Life Again” – Bono says this song is “inspired by the great Argentinian poet Jorge Luis Borges.” Bono said he had just begun the song while speaking with author Michka Assayas in December, 2005. Their interview appears as the extra material in the paperback version of Bono in Conversation with Michka Assayas.
  • “Love Is All We Have Left” – a song Bono named during his May, 2006, trip to Africa as one that he had recently written. “It’s like an old Broadway tune. I thought it was a Frank Sinatra song,” Bono said.
  • North Star,” a song from the How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions which included a guest organ appearance from Michael W. Smith. In this CCM article, Smith describes the song as a tribute to Johnny Cash.
  • Mercy“, one of the last songs to get cut from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, described in Blender magazine as “a six-and-a-half-minute outpouring of U2 at its most uninhibitedly U2-ish”
  • Lead Me In The Way I Should Go” — a contender for Atomic Bomb first mentioned in this February, 2003, interview with Bono in Grammy Magazine
  • You Can’t Give Away Your Heart” – a contender for Atomic Bomb first mentioned in SPIN magazine

HT: @U2 : CM

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2008 5:08 pm

    such excitement & joy on this news. your U2 fandom is inspiring. lol.

    i got big ideas. i’m outta control.

  2. Doris permalink
    February 8, 2008 12:15 pm

    Can hardly stand the wait!!!!!

  3. yjmarigold permalink
    February 8, 2008 10:03 pm

    The titles of the tunes are SO interesting! I really get the feeling that this CD will be unbelievable.

  4. February 10, 2008 2:58 am

    Yes!
    My theory is that ATYCLB and HTDAAB were only warmups. Hope I’m right.

  5. Jim permalink
    May 30, 2008 9:52 am

    I can’t wait. It’s been about four years now and I am ready for soke new material!

  6. Jim permalink
    May 30, 2008 9:52 am

    I can’t wait. It’s been about four years now and I am ready for some new material!

  7. Billy permalink
    August 5, 2008 10:16 am

    SWEETTTTTTTTTTT

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