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U2: No Line and New Stuff

February 24, 2009

Get On Your Boots

The first release off of No Line On the Horizon was sort of disappointing. “Get on Your Boots” is super-pop not vintage U2, but this is something I have come to expect from their first radio releases (Discotheque/Pop, Vertigo/Atomic Bomb, etc). However, the reviews I keep reading hold out the promise of yet another U2 reinvention with Lanois tinkering with the sound quite a bit. It’s going to be a progressive album.

Levitate (Spirit Come on Down)

Austin 360’s review strikes a similar chord. In fact, Joe Gross gives us a track line-up from best to worst: 4-3-2-1-7-8-9-11. And as if the new album wasn’t enough, U2 has released U2:Medium, Rare and Remastered‘ a limited edition double disk collection of rare tracks and lost early cuts spanning three decades in the studio with U2.The catch is a $50 members fee to, which came in handy for me during Atomic Bomb tour, affording me the opportunity to buy tickets ahead of the crowd. Plus, you do get access to some cool stuff. You can listen to “Levitate” a surging anthem that reverberates with spiritual power, a song I’ll be singing the rest of the day. The lyrics dip into that great b-side “Always” from All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Enjoy!

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  1. Sara permalink
    February 24, 2009 5:19 pm

    thx for the update, I know you are a huge U2 fan! I may get No Line (well, usually I try to preview first:)), the only one I own is Atomic Bomb – loved it!

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