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Classic U2 Albums Set For Vinyl Reissue In April

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U2 is re-releasing three of its classics on vinyl representing the ’80s, ’90s, and the ’00s. In a press release, the band announced the April 13th reissues of the 1985 EP Wide Awake In America, 1997’s Pop, and 2000’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind. All three sets are remastered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, including a download card, new historical booklets, and faithful reproductions of the original artwork.

Wide Awake In America was released on June 10th, 1985. The four-track half-live/half-studio EP was originally only released in North America and Japan, and subsequently re-released internationally in the late-1980’s. Side One features live performances of “A Sort Of Homecoming” and “Bad” from UK shows on The Unforgettable Fire tour in late-1984. Side Two features two B-sides from the 12-inch single of “The Unforgettable Fire,” “The Three Sunrises,” and “Love Comes Tumbling.”

Pop was U2’s ninth studio album, released on March 3rd, 1997 and topped the charts in America, the UK, Ireland and 26 other countries. The album features the singles, “Discotheque,” “Staring At The Sun,” “Last Night On Earth,” “Please, If God Will Send His Angels,” and “Mofo.”

All That You Can’t Leave Behind was U2’s the tenth studio was released on October 30th, 2000. The album scored a total of seven Grammy awards following its release, hitting Number One in 32 countries. Highlights on the set include includes the singles “Beautiful Day,” “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” “Elevation,” and “Walk On.”

Bono recalled an incident that underlined the fact that U2 was, is, and always will be, brothers in arms: “Adam (Clayton) had a birthday recently and, and he just said — kinda shocked everybody, ’cause he’s normally so wry — and he just said, ‘I’m really glad you’re all here. A few years ago, I didn’t know that I’d be here.’ And I thought, ‘Wow, yeah.’ It’s funny just watching everybody come through something and to want to be in the room because there was nowhere else they wanted — not ’cause there was nowhere else they wanted to go, because there was nowhere else they could go. That’s the first feeling that you have in a band: ‘This is where we want to be.'”

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 7, 8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 11, 12 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
May 15, 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 22, 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
June 5, 6 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live
June 13, 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 17, 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
June 21, 22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 25, 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
July 1 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Photo Courtesy of Interscope

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