October [Deluxe Edition]

October [Deluxe Edition]

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by U2
     
 

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Compared to the gangly, green early songs that comprise the bonus disc of Boy, the bonus disc on October is a great leap forward -- which is a bit ironic, as the album proper is often considered a holding pattern for U2, containing the great "Gloria" but finding the group uneasy in the studio. Based on this bonus disc, the place whereSee more details below

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Compared to the gangly, green early songs that comprise the bonus disc of Boy, the bonus disc on October is a great leap forward -- which is a bit ironic, as the album proper is often considered a holding pattern for U2, containing the great "Gloria" but finding the group uneasy in the studio. Based on this bonus disc, the place where U2 was growing with leaps and bounds was on the stage, as this 17-track collection contains no less than 13 live cuts (including three tracks from Richard Skinner's BBC sessions), eight of them reprising songs from October that all sound bigger and better on-stage. They have muscle, might, and majesty, the earliest indications of U2 developing their seemingly effortless command of melodrama. That illusion of effortlessness is of course merely a mirage. It took them a long time to sound so at ease, but their constant road work in the wake of Boy not only tightened them up, it gave them focus, something that's evident here on the clutch of live material from Boy. Just over a year after the album's release, U2 sound vigorous and dramatic with these song and this authority helps give the non-LP single "A Celebration"/"Trash, Trampoline and Party Girl" intrigue. U2 could still stumble into the ridiculous, as on the "Fire" B-side "J. Swallo," but overall they were beginning to gel, to learn their strengths and how to use them. That gives October the best bonus disc out of this trilogy, even if Boy remains the most fascinating and historically relevant.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2008
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602517641938
catalogNumber:
001094802
Rank:
31000

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Gloria
  2. I Fall Down
  3. I Threw a Brick Through a Window
  4. Rejoice
  5. Fire
  6. Tomorrow
  7. October
  8. With a Shout
  9. Stranger in a Strange Land
  10. Scarlet
  11. Is That All?

Disc 2

  1. Gloria [Live at Hammersmith Pal
  2. I Fall Down [Live at Hammersmit
  3. I Threw a Brick Through a Window [Live At the Hammesmith, Palais London
  4. Fire [Live at Hammersmith Palai
  5. October [Live at Hammersmith Pa
  6. With a Shout
  7. Scarlet
  8. I Threw a Brick Through a Window [Richard Skinner BBC Ses
  9. A Celebration
  10. J. Swallo
  11. Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl
  12. I Will Follow [Live from Hattem,
  13. The Ocean [Live at Paradise Theatre,
  14. The Cry/Electric Co. [Live at Paradi
  15. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock [Live at Pa
  16. I Will Follow
  17. Tomorrow

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

U2   Primary Artist
Dónal Lunny   Track Performer
Edge   Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals
Sharon Shannon   Track Performer
Bono   Vocals
Adam Clayton   Bass,Bass Guitar,Track Performer
Larry Mullen   Drums
Steve Wickham   Electric Violin
Stephen Daley   Track Performer
Oisin Lunny   Track Performer
Nollaig Ni Chathasaigh   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dónal Lunny   Arranger,Producer
Edge   Composer,Remastering
Arnie Acosta   Remastering
Bono   Composer
Adam Clayton   Arranger,Composer
Pete Dauncey   Producer
Bob DeMuth   Engineer
Dale "Buffin" Griffin   Producer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer,Audio Production
Larry Mullen   Composer
Mike Robinson   Engineer
Bill Whelan   Producer
Ian Cooper   Mastering
Nick Stewart   Re-Release Coordinator
Steve Averill   Art Direction,Cover Design
Paul S. Thomas   Engineer
Paul McGuinness   Management
Dave Mulkeen   Engineer
Mark Farrar   Engineer
Neil McCormick   Liner Notes

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