Lemon Remastered and Reissued 2023
Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2023-07-20)
Tomorrow, on July 21, 2023, U2 are issuing a newly remastered digital single to streaming sites, and digital storefronts. The single is “Lemon”, released originally in 1993. The newest version is being listed as “Remastered 2023” in stores.
Four tracks are available on the single:
- Lemon (Edit / Remastered 2023) (04:41)
- Lemon (Morales BYC Version Dub / Remastered 2023) (06:35)
- Lemon (Bad Yard Club Mix / Remastered 2023) (10:14)
- Lemon (Momo’s Reprise / Remastered 2023) (04:08)
You will be able to listen to all four below, once it hits midnight in your region (in the US, tracks are generally released at midnight ET to streaming services.)
The original single was released on CD in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, as well as on cassette in Australia on November 8, 1993. The song reached #6 in the ARIA charts (Australia) that year, and #4 in the RIANZ charts (New Zealand).
The single was also made available on 12-Inch in the US, with a slightly different track listing. In 2004 it was also made available digitally as part of “The Complete U2“ on iTunes, with additional mixes, but it has been unavailable since that collection has been removed from sale.
The original CD single included the Oakenfold Jeep Mix, and the album version of the song, those are replaced here with the BYC Version Dub, and the mix, Momo’s Reprise, which had appeared on the 12-Inch single in the US.
This is the first wide digital release to streaming services and other digital storefronts.
U2 have been revisiting their singles on streaming / digital platforms, and updating the offerings there. A large set was done in July 2022, and “Get Out of Your Own Way” was added in September 2022. This is the first new issue since that time.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Zooropa album, which is being re-issued in lemon yellow vinyl this fall. That release on vinyl is also expected to be accompanied by a digital release. The release date for the newest version of the album is October 27, 2023, and we took a look at this release and other events for the 30th anniversary celebration earlier this month.
Listen to the 2023 Remaster
These will be available after it reaches midnight in your country tonight.
Lemon (Edit / Remastered 2023)
Lemon (Morales BYC Version Dub / Remastered 2023)
Lemon (Bad Yard Club Mix / Remastered 2023)
Lemon (Momo’s Reprise / Remastered 2023)