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    Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:06:32

    U2 to Release "Songs of Innocence" on October 14 - See the track listing

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    • U2 - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (R) as The Edge looks 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.
    • U2 - 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.
    • U2 - 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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    HUGE NEWS, ROCK FANS!

    U2 will release Songs of Innocence, a new studio album containing 11 new tracks, on October 14. The news comes after the album was gifted by Apple to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide on Tuesday, September 9.

    The album is the band's most personal work to date, charting early influences from '70s rock and punk rock to early '80s electronica and ambient music and giving insight into how and why the band came together. The album deals with themes of home and family, relationships and discovery and was recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and was produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood.

    Track Listing:

    The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
    Every Breaking Wave
    California (There Is No End to Love)
    Song for Someone
    Iris (Hold Me Close)
    Volcano
    Raised By Wolves
    Cedarwood Road
    Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
    This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
    The Troubles

    U2 will be releasing a deluxe version of Songs of Innocence, which will boast an acoustic session of select songs from the album plus four additional tracks:

    Lucifer's Hands
    The Crystal Ballroom
    The Troubles (Alternative version)
    Sleep Like a Baby Tonight (Alternative Perspective Mix by Tchad Blake)

    What is your favorite U2 song ever?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.10.14



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