Songs Of Surrender U2
Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Subgenre: Modern Rock
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- 1One (Songs Of Surrender)03:36
- 2Where The Streets Have No Name (Songs Of Surrender)04:17
- 3Stories For Boys (Songs Of Surrender)02:51
- 411 O'Clock Tick Tock (Songs Of Surrender)03:58
- 5Out Of Control (Songs Of Surrender)04:09
- 6Beautiful Day (Songs Of Surrender)03:53
- 7Bad (Songs Of Surrender)05:31
- 8Every Breaking Wave (Songs Of Surrender)05:11
- 9Walk On (Ukraine) (Songs Of Surrender)04:07
- 10Pride (In The Name Of Love) (Songs Of Surrender)03:57
- 11Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (Songs Of Surrender)05:17
- 12Get Out Of Your Own Way (Songs Of Surrender)03:27
- 13Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of (Songs Of Surrender)04:34
- 14Red Hill Mining Town (Songs Of Surrender)05:02
- 15Ordinary Love (Songs Of Surrender)03:13
- 16Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own (Songs Of Surrender)05:00
- 17Invisible (Songs Of Surrender)04:23
- 18Dirty Day (Songs Of Surrender)03:57
- 19The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (Songs Of Surrender)03:29
- 20City Of Blinding Lights (Songs Of Surrender)04:55
- 21Vertigo (Songs Of Surrender)03:29
- 22I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Songs Of Surrender)04:15
- 23Electrical Storm (Songs Of Surrender)04:13
- 24The Fly (Songs Of Surrender)04:02
- 25If God Will Send His Angels (Songs Of Surrender)05:14
- 26Desire (Songs Of Surrender)02:56
- 27Until The End Of The World (Songs Of Surrender)04:44
- 28Song For Someone (Songs Of Surrender)03:48
- 29All I Want Is You (Songs Of Surrender)04:28
- 30Peace On Earth (Songs Of Surrender)04:22
- 31With Or Without You (Songs Of Surrender)03:14
- 32Stay (Faraway, So Close!) (Songs Of Surrender)05:03
- 33Sunday Bloody Sunday (Songs Of Surrender)04:13
- 34Lights Of Home (Songs Of Surrender)04:20
- 35Cedarwood Road (Songs Of Surrender)03:24
- 36I Will Follow (Songs Of Surrender)03:40
- 37Two Hearts Beat As One (Songs Of Surrender)04:08
- 38Miracle Drug (Songs Of Surrender)03:35
- 39The Little Things That Give You Away (Songs Of Surrender)04:52
- 40"40" (Songs Of Surrender)03:03
Info for Songs Of Surrender
U2 Songs Of Surrender – a collection of 40 seminal U2 songs from across the band’s catalogue, re-recorded and reimagined for 2023 in sessions spanning the last two years, to be released in full on Friday 17th March. The first track to be made available from this brand new set of recordings is the anthemic "Pride (In The Name Of Love)".
Songs Of Surrender is curated and produced by The Edge and sees the band revisit some of the most celebrated songs of their 40+ year career, including "With Or Without You", "One", "Beautiful Day", "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Invisible", for a musical reimagining resulting in a completely new recording of each track, to include the arrangements and, in some cases, new lyrics.
The Edge said of the project: “Music allows you to time travel, 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.”
The 40 newly recorded tracks are collected together under each of the four band member names across four separate ‘albums’, with The Edge adding – “Hearing the songs interact, and finding the running orders for the four albums was really thrilling; finding the surprising segues, getting a chance to DJ. Once we had four distinct albums it was easy to see who would be the figurehead for each one.”
Bono, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
The Edge, lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Adam Clayton, bass
Larry Mullen Jr., drums, percussion
With its textured guitars, U2's sound was undeniably indebted to post-punk, so it's slightly ironic that the band formed in 1976, before punk had reached their hometown of Dublin, Ireland. Larry Mullen Jr. (born October 31, 1961; drums) posted a notice on a high-school bulletin board asking for fellow musicians to form a band. Bono (born Paul Hewson, May 10, 1960; vocals, guitar), the Edge (born David Evans, August 8, 1961; guitar, keyboards, vocals), Adam Clayton (born March 13, 1960; bass), and Dick Evans responded to the ad, and the group formed as a Beatles and Stones cover band called the Feedback, before changing their name to the Hype in 1977. Shortly afterward, Dick Evans left the band to form the Virgin Prunes. Following his departure, the group changed its name to U2.
U2's first big break arrived in 1978, when they won a talent contest sponsored by Guinness; the band were in their final year of high school at the time. By the end of the year, the Stranglers' manager, Paul McGuinness, saw the band play and offered to manage them. Even with a powerful manager in their corner, the band had trouble making much headway -- they failed an audition with CBS Records at the end of the year. In the fall of 1979, U2 released their debut EP, U2 Three. The EP was available only in Ireland, and it topped the national charts. Shortly afterward, they began to play in England, but they failed to gain much attention.
U2 had one other chart-topping single, "Another Day," in early 1980 before Island Records offered the group a contract. Later that year, the band's debut, Boy, was released. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the record's sweeping, atmospheric but edgy sound was unlike most of its post-punk contemporaries, and the band earned further attention for its public embrace of Christianity; only Clayton was not a practicing Christian. Through constant touring, including opening gigs for Talking Heads and wet T-shirt contests, U2 were able to take Boy into the American Top 70 in early 1981. October, also produced by Lillywhite, followed in the fall, and it became their British breakthrough, reaching number 11 on the charts. By early 1983, Boy's "I Will Follow" and October's "Gloria" had become staples on MTV, which, along with their touring, gave the group a formidable cult following in the U.S.
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