Friday, January 16, 2009

Details emerge about new U2 album

U2 finally released details on their new album, No Line on the Horizon, today. This is their 13th album in 28 years and their first since 2004's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. It's due out March 3rd, the day after my birthday. the first single, "Get on your Boots" should hit the radio early next week. I'm stoked! Still trying to decide which of the 3 deluxe formats I'm going to buy. Normally, I'd buy the "most deluxe" version with the hardcover book, DVD, and poster, but $95 is pretty steep!

From Billboard:

U2 Reveals New Album Track List
January 16, 2009 12:01 AM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

U2 has unveiled the track list for its new album, "No Line on the Horizon," due March 3 from Interscope. The 11-song set is led by the single "Get on Your Boots," which premieres Monday (Jan. 19) on Dublin's 2FM. It will be released digitally Feb. 15 and physically the following day.

The new album blends such classic U2 rockers as "I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" and "Get on Your Boots" with more experimental fare like the seven-minute "Moment of Surrender" and "Fez -- Being Born." The former is an electro-leaning track with an Eastern-inspired scale in the chorus, making it one of the weirder U2 tracks in decades.

Sources say U2 recorded enough material with producers Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno and Steve Lillywhite for an entire separate album, but it is unknown if any of it will see the light of day.

As previously reported, "No Line on the Horizon" will be available in five different incarnations. Japanese artist/photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto shot the album cover, viewable by clicking here.

U2 is expected to tour this summer, its first outing since signing a multi-rights deal with Live Nation last March. The group will perform "Get on Your Boots" Feb. 18 at the BRIT Awards ceremony in London.

Track Listing:

  1. No Line on the Horizon
  2. Magnificent
  3. Moment of Surrender
  4. Unknown Caller
  5. I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
  6. Get On Your Boots
  7. Stand Up Comedy
  8. Fez -- Being Born
  9. White As Snow
  10. Breathe
  11. Cedars of Lebanon

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