Boy [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
From the outset, U2 went for the big message -- every song on their debut album Boy sounds huge, with oceans of processed guitars cascading around Bono's impassioned wail. It was an inspired combination of large, stadium-rock beats and post-punk textures. Without the Edge's echoed, ringing guitar, U2 would have sounded like a traditional hard rock band, since the rhythm section and Bono treat each song as an anthem. Of course, that's the charm of Boy: all of its emotions are on the surface, delivered with optimistic, youthful self-belief, yet the unusual, distinctive guitar textures give it an unexpected tension that makes it an exhilarating debut. The songs may...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
From the outset, U2 went for the big message -- every song on their debut album Boy sounds huge, with oceans of processed guitars cascading around Bono's impassioned wail. It was an inspired combination of large, stadium-rock beats and post-punk textures. Without the Edge's echoed, ringing guitar, U2 would have sounded like a traditional hard rock band, since the rhythm section and Bono treat each song as an anthem. Of course, that's the charm of Boy: all of its emotions are on the surface, delivered with optimistic, youthful self-belief, yet the unusual, distinctive guitar textures give it an unexpected tension that makes it an exhilarating debut. The songs may occasionally show some weakness -- the driving "I Will Follow," the dark "An Cat Dubh," and the shimmering "The Ocean" stand out among the sonic textures -- yet the band's musical and lyrical vision keep Boy compelling until the finish. [Island's 2008 reissue included an untitled bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2008
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602517646469
  • Catalog Number: 001084302
  • Sales rank: 37,785

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Will Follow (3:37)
  2. 2 Twilight (4:22)
  3. 3 An Cat Dubh (4:46)
  4. 4 Into the Heart (3:27)
  5. 5 Out of Control (4:14)
  6. 6 Stories for Boys (3:02)
  7. 7 The Ocean (1:35)
  8. 8 A Day Without Me (3:13)
  9. 9 Another Time, Another Place (4:32)
  10. 10 The Electric Co. (4:46)
  11. 11 Shadows and Tall Trees (4:40)
  12. 12 [Untitled] (0:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
U2 Primary Artist
The Edge Guitar, Background Vocals
Bono Vocals
Adam Clayton Bass, Bass Guitar
Larry Mullen Jr. Drums
Technical Credits
U2 Composer, Producer
The Edge Composer, Remastering
Arnie Acosta Remastering
Bono Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Martin Hannett Producer
Steve Lillywhite Producer, Audio Production
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
John Dent Mastering
Paul Morley Liner Notes
Gerry Fitzgerald Engineer
Steve Averill Art Direction, Cover Design
Paul S. Thomas Engineer
Paul McGuinness Management
Robbie McGrath Remixing
Tim Painter Engineer
Susan Byrne Cover Photo
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