U2 ~ Songs Of Experience

£68.99
Price in reward points: 690
  • Label: Island
  • Product Code: 5797705
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Artist: U2
  • Format: Limited Edition 2 x Vinyl LP +CD + Fold-out + Download Voucher - Numbered Box Set
  • Condition: New

Description

This is a Pre-Sale Order For Release on 1st December 2017.  Order now and your item will be sent to you on, or shortly after, the date of release.


U2 return with their hotly anticipated new studio album ‘Songs of Experience’. The Island Records priority release completes a stellar year for the Dublin band, following their return to stadiums with the critically acclaimed, sold out ‘The Joshua Tree Tour 2017’ playing to 2.4 million fans in just 51 shows across Europe and North and South America, as well as the successful 30th Anniversary re-issue of ‘The Joshua Tree’.


Recorded in Dublin, New York and Los Angeles, Songs of Experience was completed earlier this year with its subject matter influenced by Brendan Kennelly’s* advice to Bono, to “…write as if you’re dead”. The result is a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singer’s heart: family, friends, fans and indeed himself.


Songs Of Experience is the companion release to 2014’s ‘Songs Of Innocence’, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake.

 

Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band-members’ teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans.


‘The Blackout’ and ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’ were the first songs to be made available from the album. ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’ is the band’s first UK Top 20 airplay record in a decade and has also been remixed by Norwegian superstar DJ and producer Kygo.


*Brendan Kennelly - Irish poet, novelist and Professor Emeritus at Trinity College, Dublin.


BOXSET SPECIFICATION

12” x 12” rigid box (numbered)

2LP gatefold vinyl – cyan blue vinyl, 16 tracks

Deluxe CD, 17 tracks

Fold-out poster

Songs of Experience Newspaper

Download voucher


DELUXE 2 x 180gsm CYAN BLUE VINYL LP/CD BOX SET plus BOOKLET and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

TRACKLIST:

DELUXE VINYL LP TRACKLISTING

Love Is All We Have Left
Lights of Home
You’re The Best Thing About Me
Get out of Your Own Way
 American Soul
Summer of love
Red Flag Day
The Showman (Little More Better)
The Little Things That Give You Away
Landlady
The Blackout
Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
13 (There is a Light)

+ Bonus tracks as follows:
Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)
Book Of Your Heart
Lights of Home (St Peter's String Version)

DELUXE CD TRACKLISTING:
Love Is All We Have Left
Lights of Home
You’re The Best Thing About Me
Get out of Your Own Way
American Soul
Summer of love
Red Flag Day
The Showman (Little More Better)
The Little Things That Give You Away
Landlady
The Blackout
Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
13 (There is a Light)

+ Bonus tracks as follows:
Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)
Book Of Your Heart
Lights of Home (St Peter's String Version)
You’re The Best Thing About Me (U2 vs Kygo)




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