"Diorama" (2009)

Demo Song

Background Information

“Diorama” is a working title for “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” that was developed during the sessions for No Line on the Horizon.

In a May 2009 interview with the National Post, Daniel Lanois spoke about the recently released No Line on the Horizon album:

Q: The next track is I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight.

A: That started out as an Eno contribution. It was called Diorama.

Q: That’s a very Eno-esque title.

A: Yeah. It always had a great vibe to it. In our absence, the U2 lads reworked the song and it became what you are hearing now.

Q: They took it away from Fez and redid it?

A: We have an open license to turn things upside down, keep one part from one, move it to another.

In the book accompanying the box set and the magazine versions of “No Line on the Horizon” a number of song titles are listed on a board above Edge’s head in one of the photos included. The song titles include songs we know about and a few other names that had not been seen. The full list included “I Was Lost,” “No Line on the Horizon,” “Moment of Surrender,” “Magnificent (French Disco),” “Chromium Chords,” “Tripoli,” “Cedars of Lebanon,” “For Your Love,” “Sexy Boots,” “Breathe,” “Hymn / White as Snow,” “Not as Yet,” “Diorama,” and “Kingdom of Your Love.” “I Was Lost” is likely an early version of “Unknown Caller.” “French Disco” was revealed to be “Magnificent.” “Chromium Chords” and “Tripoli” likely merged along the way becoming “Fez – Being Born.” “For Your Love” is an early title for “Stand Up Comedy,” “Sexy Boots” an early title for “Get on Your Boots” and “Diorma” an early title for “I’ll Go Crazy”.

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