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2022-01-19: U2 Repressings Starting This Week

Some of U2’s releases are not kept in print, which means when they sare sold out they are not pressed again. They can only be ordered by stores until quantities have been sold out and when they are gone they are gone.

But other items in the catalog are kept in print. As stocks get low, they are repressed. These repressings are identical for the most part to earlier pressings, and contain...

2022-01-17: TV Reality: Early U2 TV Appearances

Here at U2Songs we continue to look back at U2’s history and try to sort through aspects that interest us. This time around we’re taking a look at U2’s earliest appearances on TV, those at home on the RTÉ network in 1978, 1979 and January 1980. We’ve seen a lot of information over the years as to when U2’s appearances were on television, and have questioned some of the information. We have...

2021-12-31: U2 2021 Review

2021 comes to a close today. As always, we like to take a few moments to look back on the year that is ending and share some of the U2 releases that have been out this year. We maintain an extensive U2 discography in the background, which is constantly being updated, and links in this article will lead you to more information on each release published there. We’ll take a look at the new...

2021-12-24: The Busk to be Released

As we shared a few days back, Bono will be participating in #TheBusk, a replacement for the annual Grafton Street Busk which cannot be held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Bono will be peforming “Running to Stand Still” for the celebration this evening.

The event was filmed on December 19, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. Bono will be joined by Glen Hansard, organizer of...

2021-12-19: Bono’s Annual Christmas Eve Busk

We’ve seen a number of people wondering if the Christmas Eve busk in Dublin will happen this year, and if Bono will participate.

Like last year, the busk will happen, and will be shown on YouTube and Facebook on Christmas Eve. Like last year, the event will be pre-taped in a closed location due to COVID-19 restrictions. This year, Bono was filmed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and will...

2021-12-15: Remembering Mike

It’s with a very heavy heart I have to share that one of the team here at U2Songs.com has passed away. Mike Long, aka Slaneman, joined the team when we were still over at U2Wanderer.org in 2005. He helped out with lyrics for a number of years and eventually took over the section. He had an ear that was unmatched, and as a professional musician we often turned to him to document differences...

2021-11-27: Sing 2 Early Access Screening

SPOILERS: Please note, this review contains some information that some may feel spoils the film Sing 2 if you wish to remain unspoiled, please think about skipping the review.

Tonight in North America there was a special preview of Sing 2 shown in many cities. It’s a single showing, done a month in advance of the main opening, which will be December 22, 2021.

The movie was fun. At an...

2021-11-23: Achtung Baby 30: Coloured Vinyl By The Numbers

For the 30th anniversary of Achtung Baby U2 issued a limited edition numbered pressing of the album in red and blue vinyl. Before we get started on more details about that release, we are mapping where the numbers are if you have bought a copy and want to share. Please remember it’s early, and many countries did not sell these, so many are waiting for orders to arrive in the post.

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2021-11-23: What Comes Next? Recent Interviews

Update: November 24, 2021

Bono appeared on The Today Show today to discuss his appearance in Sing 2 with Jenna Bush. The interview was pre-recorded and took place earlier in the week. As part of that interview he was asked about the band’s next steps.

“It’s nice to work without a purpose. Which is to say, it’s not like somebody is coming up and saying we have to have a U2 album or we...

2021-11-19: Achtung! Achtung! Baby turns 30

Turning 30 is a big deal.
It’s that transitional age, going from Innocence to Experience.
It is certainly not a smooth transition though. You still have more innocence that you’d like, and less experience than you think..!

I remember my 30th, where I had to go away and “dream it all up again” one way or another. Didn’t you?
U2 did the same in their 30s, and ended up in Berlin, where...

2021-11-19: Achtung! Get on the Map!

We like mapping things. In the past we’ve mapped where people picked up the numbered booklets that were given out with “Red Hill Mining Town“ on Record Store Day. We looked at the numbered box sets for Songs of Experience and where they ended up. And we also looked at the 40th anniversary edition of “Three“ and where it ended up.

We’d like to track your purchase of the new 30th anniversary...

2021-11-14: Achtung Baby: Multiple Covers on Vinyl Pressing

Anton Corbijn has worked with the band since 1982. We have been told he has been working with the band to ready new images for the 30th anniversary of Achtung Baby, using photographs from the original sessions held in Dublin, Tenerife, Tangiers and Berlin. Today he was featured on “Elevation” on U2 X-Radio on SiriusXM speaking about the 30th anniversary of the album and his photography for...