10-09-2014 @ 08:29
The new U2 album is set for worldwide release on October 13th, but september 9th Apple have given it to half a billion iTunes Store customers. (Not got an iTunes account ? Create one here and the album will soon show up in your library.)
Bono has written to fans, introducing the new songs: 'Remember us? Pleased to announce myself, Edge, Adam and Larry have finally given birth to our new baby... "Songs of Innocence"...It's been a while. We wanted to get it right for you/us. We just finished it last week and thanks to Apple and iTunes it's with you today...'
The physical release next month is accompanied by a 24-page booklet. A deluxe, gatefold double album, contains an acoustic session of songs from the album and four additional tracks: Lucifer's Hands, The Crystal Ballroom, The Troubles (Alternative version) and Sleep Like a Baby Tonight (Alternative Perspective Mix by Tchad Blake). The album will also be available as a gatefold, double white-vinyl LP with an exclusive remix of "The Crystal Ballroom".