Wednesday, September 08, 2004

New single...and new album for U2

NEW YORK (Billboard) - U2 has covered German techno band Kraftwerk's "Neon Lights," and will release the track Nov. 8 on one of two CD singles for its new song "Vertigo."

The band's as-yet-untitled Interscope album, from which "Vertigo" is drawn, arrives Nov. 22 internationally and a day later in North America.

The "Vertigo" disc will be available in two CD formats, one will feature "Neon Lights," and the other the new track "Are You Gonna Wait Forever?" A DVD version will also be available, featuring a Jacknife Lee remix of "Vertigo," a live performance of the song taped at the band's Hanover Quay Studio in Dublin, and a gallery of photos recently shot in Lisbon by Anton Corbijn.

Last week, the group confirmed six of the 11 tracks that will appear on the album, including "A Man and a Woman," "Crumbs From Your Table," "Yahweh," "City of Blinding Lights" and "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own." http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=musicNews&storyID=6170954

A new album from U2 is always a newsworthy event. Their last offering, 2001's "All That You Can't Leave Behind", was a record-breaker at the Grammys (scooping awards in back-to-back years). So I'm pretty excited about this one.

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