"French Disco" (2009)

Demo Song

Background Information

In February 2009 on an interview with NRJ Radio in France, Bono mentioned that the song “Magnificent” had started under the title “French Disco”. “Magnificent” was developed and released on No Line on the Horizon.

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 “Diorama” an early title for “I’ll Go Crazy”.

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