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U2 surprise the world with new album ‘Songs of Innocence’

U2 10/09/2014

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Years of rumour and conjecture, short glimpses from the band themselves, tentative hopes for new music from fans worldwide, but nobody could have predicted how spectacular the return of U2 would be.

The latest studio album Songs Of Innocence, containing 11 new tracks, will be released by Island Records on 13th October, 2014.  The release follows the album being given today to U2.com subscribers and gifted by Apple to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide yesterday (Sept 9th).

Songs of Innocence is U2’s most personal work to date, charting the band’s earliest influences from 70s rock and punk rock to early 80s electronica and ambient music and giving insight into how and why the band came together. The album deals with themes of home and family, relationships and discovery and was recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and is produced by of Danger Mouse, along with the stellar line up of  Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood.

The track listing for Songs Of Innocence is as follows:

The Miracle (of Joey Ramone),

Every Breaking Wave,

California (There Is No End To Love),

Song For Someone, Iris (Hold Me Close),

Volcano, Raised By Wolves,

Cedarwood Road,

Sleep Like A Baby Tonight,

This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now,

The Troubles

In addition, a deluxe version of Songs Of Innocence will be released on 13th October, which will contain an acoustic session of select songs from the album plus four additional tracks: Lucifer’s Hands, The Crystal Ballroom, The Troubles (Alternative version), Sleep Like A Baby Tonight (Alternative Perspective Mix by Tchad Blake)

Pre-order here

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