Sunday, December 21, 2008

No Line on the Horizon

Details for U2's new album have been officially released. It's out on Monday, March 2nd, that'll mean in Ireland and Britain it'll most likely be released the previous Friday. No details on tracklisting yet, however have it available for pre-order already.
There are 4 (yes, FOUR) different editions available. The most extravagant which is worth a hundred dollars is
...a deluxe limited-edition-collectors item: packaged in a special box, album CD in a cardboard folded sleeve w/ 36 page color booklet and fold out poster. Box also includes 60-page hard cover book plus an additional fold-out poster and a DVD of the new film from Anton Corbijn featuring the music of U2 in a slip case cover.

The amazon link is here; check out the right hand side of the page for the different versions of the album.
I'm looking forward to hearing it.
Here's the official blurb from

No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Monday 2nd March 2009.

Written and recorded in various locations, No Line On The Horizon is the group’s 12th studio album and is their first release since the 9 million selling album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, released in late 2004.

Sessions for No Line On The Horizon began last year in Fez, Morocco, continued in the band’s own studio in Dublin, before moving to New York’s Platinum Sound Recording Studios, and finally being completed at Olympic Studios in London.

The album calls on the production talents of long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite.