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New U2 Album Information

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ALBUM NAME:

Bono has said on multiple occasions that the album will be called Songs Of Ascent; that's now in question, though, as the band is reportedly working on several album projects at once

PRODUCER(s): Danger Mouse is reportedly producing one album; will.i.am, David Guetta, and RedOne are reportedly producing another; there's also a chance that Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite are producing a third album of unused tracks from No Line On The Horizon

ALBUM RELEASE DATE: According to Rolling Stone, U2 is now looking at late 2012 for its next album.

FORMATS: unknown

TRACKLIST: unknown

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.

[*]"Mount Zion" - a song mentioned in the May 2011 Hot Press interview

[*]"I'll Believe Her When She Sings" - another song mentioned in the May 2011 Hot Press interview and described as part of the "club music" sessions with RedOne

[*]"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, and a live version with different lyrics appeared on the vinyl release, U2 Wide Awake In Europe in late 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 were 18 songs being performed in the original version of the 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.

In the spring of 2011, Bono and Edge were said to be writing new songs for Spider-Man. We don't know the names of any of those tracks.

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

 

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"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.

 

Borges once said: "I made the worst sin a man can make, I haven´t been happy"

 

Brilliant

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Sorry don't believe it. U2 said they were unsure about the work with dangermouse.
Really?? I thought they were unsure about their work with RedOne but not with Danger Mouse...actually thought their newest album would come from there
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MacFoley']Sorry don't believe it. U2 said they were unsure about the work with dangermouse.

Really?? I thought they were unsure about their work with RedOne but not with Danger Mouse...actually thought their newest album would come from there

 

ah, thats it, redones sorry, not dangermouse.....

still dont think 2012 is the year we will see the new album, and its a bit soon to be talking about a new album when the tour just finished to be honest.

if we go by every 4 years or more a new album from them is out, then 2013 at the earliest.

but the world is going to end in 2012 so it might never happen...

 

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