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2019-02-15: New Release Oddities

Lots of little bits of information coming out about various releases, so we’ve taken a few minutes to put together a little update here:

The Europa EP

Record Store Day is being held on April 13 this year. We are told that U2 will be releasing a special EP from the Experience + Innocence tour, featuring live tracks taken from shows in Europe, including “New Year’s Day” from one of the...

2019-02-09: The Crystal Ball: Australia Rumours and Looking ahead at 2019

Updated information: February 9, 2019:

A few additional pieces of information have been sent our way, but these are for a tour that has not been officially announced, and appears to still be in the planning stages, and these items may change with the official announcement:

  • A rumoured show for New Zealand is being reported to us as happening on November 8, 2019. It is not known if this...

2019-02-08: James Lavelle Remix of “Wake Up Dead Man” Appears Again

Almost a year ago we were able to tell you about a new mix of “Wake Up Dead Man” that had appeared many years later. The song, originally from 1997’s Pop album, had been remixed back in 1997 by Unkle. Unkle was a British group, founded in 1992 by James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy. Lavelle had a monthly radio show on Soho Radio, and on March 21, 2018, he commented about the mix, “Since I’ve...

2019-01-23: U2’s Dublin Exhibition Centre

It was announced today that U2 have gotten permission to develop the area they currently use in Hanover Quay as a studio, into a new exhibition centre. There have been certain conditions that will have to be met to go forward with the design including payments to the Planning Authority, a donation to the development of the LUAS line in that area, as well as conditions relating to the...

2019-01-17: U2’s The Europa EP Update & Fan Club Release & No Line Release Date

Earlier this month our sources shared information with us regarding a new release for Record Store Day 2019 which is being called “The Europa EP.” The 12-inch release will be released for Record Store Day on April 13, 2019. That EP will be a live EP with songs from the second leg of the Experience and Innocence tour.

We are pleased to confirm that side A will open with the opening track...

2019-01-11: Songs of Experience: Your Answers (Part One)

In early 2018, a month after Songs of Experience had been released we asked our audience a number of questions about the album. They included questions about the album itself, what formats you had purchased, and how you were listening to it. We asked questions about how it ranked among your favourite U2 albums. Many of you told us that the album was too new to give it a such ratings, but our...

2019-01-07: Chasing Bono…in Soho: An interview with Neil McCormick

You may have read the book (I Was Bono’s Doppelganger), or seen the film (Killing Bono). Neil McCormick is an artist born out of the post-punk movement that touched, among other places, Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin, in the mid-70s.

I Was Bono’s Doppelganger tells the tale of Neil, and his brother Ivan (a former member of Feedback), and their musical journey alongside U2’s....

2019-01-07: No Line on the Horizon Remaster for the 10th Anniversary

No Line on the Horizon is being released for the 10th anniversary of the album, and the album will be fully remastered, and will be released with two additional remixes on the vinyl. It is being released in two different formats, a regular black vinyl pressing that will be kept in print, and a limited edition clear vinyl.

  • The album will be released on 180g clear or black vinyl.
  • The...

2019-01-05: U2’s Record Store Day 2019 Release Plans: The Europa EP

Originally posted: January 4, 2019 Last Updated: January 5, 2019

We are pleased to share with you that U2 will once again participate in Record Store Day for 2019. Our sources which have been very reliable in the past have told us that this new release is a special one, taken from the recently finished Experience and Innocence tour. The record is being called “The Europa EP” and will be on...

2018-12-31: A Look Back at the Releases of 2018

It’s been a busy year of news, and that’s been one of our priorities this year. From tour rumours, to tracking new releases, we spend a lot of time in that area of the site. But the discography is continually maintained and updated in the background as well. As 2018 comes to an end we’d like to take a look back at some of the releases of 2018. First up we’ll have a list of new items added...

2018-12-30: The History Mix: Snake Charmer on CD

At the end of October, a surprise CD release came out, Snake Charmer an EP that The Edge had contributed to in 1983, had finally been released on CD. This was 35 years (almost to the day) after the original had been released on vinyl and cassette. The new release was issued by the Music on CD label, a legitimate label, providing legally licensed releases. They focus mainly on re-issuing...

2018-12-12: New Line on the Horizon: Next Year

For those who have been waiting patiently for more reissues to come out from U2’s back catalog, we have some good news for you.

No Line On the Horizon is being released on February 22, 2019 on vinyl. This marks the 10th anniversary of the original release of the album, released in February 2009. This will be a double disc vinyl set and will be pressed on 180g vinyl. This is the latest in a...