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Why were these two songs never released? I'm really curious, but at the same time disappointed that these weren't released as tracks on an album.

 

They are two stunning songs. Do you think there's any chance they might add it to their new album?

I'm sure they will be released on a regular album at some point.

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North Star is a brand new song. It was only recorded this year during Bono's injury lay-off. I would expect that we will see this as a track on Songs of Ascent.

 

Mercy is a strange one. As I'm sure you know, it was dropped from HTDAAB at a late stage (God only knows why!!) but was released a few weeks ago on Wide Awake in Europe. It's up in the air as to whether it will be on the next album or not. I sure hope so though!

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North Star is a brand new song. It was only recorded this year during Bono's injury lay-off. I would expect that we will see this as a track on Songs of Ascent.

No it isn't. It's a How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb leftover, written in tribute to Johnny Cash.

Mercy is a strange one. As I'm sure you know, it was dropped from HTDAAB at a late stage (God only knows why!!) but was released a few weeks ago on Wide Awake in Europe. It's up in the air as to whether it will be on the next album or not. I sure hope so though!
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I heard the same as Maggie - I saw a proposed who SOA tracklisting somewhere and it was pretty cool - with Soon and Stingray Guitar too.

And I do hope that Glastonbury appears on something soon as I loved hearing that song.

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I heard the same as Maggie - I saw a proposed who SOA tracklisting somewhere and it was pretty cool - with Soon and Stingray Guitar too.

And I do hope that Glastonbury appears on something soon as I loved hearing that song.

link? this sounds like the dangermouse album to me.

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Zhivvy']I heard the same as Maggie - I saw a proposed who SOA tracklisting somewhere and it was pretty cool - with Soon and Stingray Guitar too.

And I do hope that Glastonbury appears on something soon as I loved hearing that song.

link? this sounds like the dangermouse album to me.

I will try and remember where I saw this - it was a few months back - but there were 10 tracks all together. Really annoying me that I cannot remember where it bloody was!

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wasnt this was it zhivster????

 

POSSIBLE SONGS MENTIONED

 

These are two types of songs listed below:

 

1. songs mentioned in the buildup to U2's new album

2. songs believed to be unused from previous albums

 

It's possible that some of these titles were changed and have already appeared under a different name. It's also possible that, as song titles changes, some of these may be referring to the same song.

 

* "The Sacred Heart of Malibu" - a new song that Bono played for Dutch journalist Bert van de Kamp, and mentioned in his book, And They Called Him Bono

* "Mother of Pearl" - another new song that Bono played for van de Kamp

* "Return of the Stingray Guitar" - an instrumental rock track that U2 has been playing to start shows on the European U2 360 tour in 2010

* "Glastonbury" - another song that U2 performed on the European tour; U2 wrote this song shortly after the end of the 2009 U2 360 tour and planned to premiere it at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2010

* "Soon" - this is the name of the song U2 used as the intro music when the band took the stage on the 2009 U2 360 Tour; it appeared on the 7-inch, orange vinyl that accompanied the U2 360 at the Rose Bowl super deluxe DVD box set, and was previously said to be called "Kingdom Of Your Love"

* "Tripoli" (unused from No Line On The Horizon) In a video on U2.com, Brian Eno explains that this song became "Fez" on No Line On The Horizon.

* "Winter" (unused from No Line On The Horizon) - this song appears in the Jim Sheridan film, Brothers

* "Every Breaking Wave" Bono told Rolling Stone this is a "surging anthem" and would be the first single. U2 played a rough version of it a few times during the European tour in 2010.

* "If I Could Live My Life Again" - Bono says this song is "inspired by the great Argentinian poet Jorge Luis Borges." Bono said he had just begun the song while speaking with author Michka Assayas in December, 2005. Their interview appears as the extra material in the paperback version of Bono in Conversation with Michka Assayas.

* "Love Is All We Have Left" - a song Bono named during his May, 2006, trip to Africa as one that he had recently written. "It’s like an old Broadway tune. I thought it was a Frank Sinatra song," Bono said.

* "North Star," a song from the How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions which included a guest organ appearance from Michael W. Smith. In this CCM article, Smith describes the song as a tribute to Johnny Cash. Bono and Edge performed an acoustic version of this song a few times during the European tour.

* "Mercy", one of the last songs to get cut from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, described in Blender magazine as "a six-and-a-half-minute outpouring of U2 at its most uninhibitedly U2-ish." U2 played it regularly during the last couple weeks of the European tour in 2010.

* "Lead Me In The Way I Should Go" -- a contender for Atomic Bomb first mentioned in this February, 2003, interview with Bono in Grammy Magazine

* "You Can't Give Away Your Heart" - a contender for Atomic Bomb first mentioned in SPIN magazine

 

SPIDER-MAN SONGS

 

There are 18 songs being performed in the new Broadway musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. If a U2 album is made from these songs, here are the track names as they're listed in the playbill:

 

* "Splash Page"

* "Behold and Wonder"

* "Bullying by Numbers"

* "No More"

* "D.I.Y. World"

* "Bouncing Off the Walls"

* "Rise Above"

* "Pull the Trigger"

* "Picture This"

* "I'll Take Manhattan"

* "Spider-Man Rising"

* "Turn Off the Dark"

* "Walk Away"

* "Think Again"

* "Sinistereo"

* "Deeply Furious"

* "If the World Should End"

* "The Boy Falls From the Sky"

* "Love Me or Kill Me"

 

All tracks are credited to Bono and Edge, except "The Boy Falls From the Sky," which is credited as Lyrics by Bono and The Edge, Music by U2.

 

LATEST NEWS

 

December 7, 2010: Black Eyed Peas' frontman will.i.am has confirmed that he's producing a new U2 album; we believe this to be the dance/club-sounding album that Bono has mentioned before.

 

http://www.atu2.com/newalbum/

 

this is also interesting......................

 

Yes, There Will Be a Spider-Man CD (But Will It Have U2?)

Posted: January 06, 2011

By: Matt McGee / @mattmcgee

 

Creative Goods, the company that runs the official Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark online store, says there will be a soundtrack CD released soon ... but we don't know if U2 (or just Bono & Edge) will be on it in any capacity aside from being the songwriters.

 

Ben Z., an @U2 reader, contacted the site recently to ask if and when a Spider-Man soundtrack would be available. On Tuesday, Creative Goods sent him this reply:

 

We anticipate the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark CD to be released in the next few months. Please check back.

 

It's quite possible (maybe likely) that the CD will not have U2 or Bono & Edge, but instead will be the cast performing the songs that Bono and Edge wrote for the production. Your guess is as good as ours. Regardless, fans who want to hear the songs no matter who performs them should be able to within a few months.

 

http://www.atu2.com/

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