"Shadows In Tall Trees" (1978)

Demo Song

Background Information

“Shadows In Tall Trees” is a title that was seen on a demo tape from U2 recorded in 1978. The title is likely a result of a typo on the demo tape, as lyric sheets and other references from that era all call the song “Shadows and Tall Trees”.

We have taken an in depth look at U2’s pre-Island Records demo sessions in two parts. Part One dealt with 1978 – February 1979. Part Two dealt with the latter part of 1979 until early 1980. “Shadows In Tall Trees” is discussed in Part One. The song is also looked at in more detail under the entry for “Shadows and Tall Trees” here.

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