U2 - Songs Of Experience

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InfoCD & LP1st December 2017

U2 return with their hotly anticipated new studio album Songs of Experience. This 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.

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

 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.

Double cyan blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Two printed inner sleeves and a six panel oversized booklet and Download card. The vinyl includes the Deluxe track listing 

CD Tracklist:

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. Lights of Home
  3. You’re The Best Thing About Me
  4. Get out of Your Own Way
  5. American Soul
  6. Summer of love
  7. Red Flag Day
  8. The Showman (Little More Better)
  9. The Little Things That Give You Away
  10. Landlady
  11. The Blackout
  12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  13. (There is a Light)

Bonus tracks on Deluxe CD:

  1. Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)
  2. Book Of Your Heart
  3. Lights of Home (St Peter's String Version)
  4. You’re The Best Thing About Me (U2 vs Kygo)

2LP Track list:

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. Lights of Home
  3. You’re The Best Thing About Me
  4. Get out of Your Own Way
  5. American Soul
  6. Summer of love
  7. Red Flag Day
  8. The Showman (Little More Better)
  9. The Little Things That Give You Away
  10. Landlady
  11. The Blackout
  12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  13. There is a Light)
    + Bonus tracks as follows:
  14. Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)
  15. Book Of Your Heart
  16. Lights of Home (St Peter's String Version)

Deluxe Box Set

  • 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.

Artist U2
LabelUMC
Filed Pop Music