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    Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:11:12

    Bono Says New U2 Album Will Be Shorter - He says "No Line on the Horizon" was one or two songs too long

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    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) announces the free download of the new U2 album on iTunes as members of U2 The Edge (2nd L), Larry Mullen Jr (C), Adam Clayton (2nd R) and Bono as and look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    Bono told Billboard.biz that U2's next studio album, which is due out some time in 2011, will be a wee bit shorter than 2009's No Line On The Horizon. It's U2. They can do whatever the hell they damn well please.

    "We were trying to write an album with No Line on the Horizon that had a kind of narrative and if I look back on it now, it's probably too long. Maybe just by one song or two," Bono mused reflectively. "It's incredible that people think 'Oh gosh I can put 17 songs on this' … it's like more cornflakes in a better box."

    More Corn Flakes...better box. That's my new phrase of choice.

    Did you like No Line on the Horizon? Are you looking forward to U2's next studio effort?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    02.16.11




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