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U2 with Tim Cook

A note from the band to Dave Fanning

A note from the band to Dave Fanning

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U2 with Tim Cook

THE highly anticipated new U2 album is being offered as a free download to the almost half billion Apple iTunes users around the world.

U2’s latest studio album Songs Of Innocence contains 11 new tracks.

It will be released physically by Island Records on 13th October, 2014. 

Songs of Innocence is U2’s most personal work to date, charting the band’s earliest influences from 70s rock and punk rock to early 80s electronica and ambient music and giving insight into how and why the band came together.

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A note from the band to Dave Fanning

A note from the band to Dave Fanning

A note from the band to Dave Fanning

The album deals with themes of home and family, relationships and discovery and was recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and is produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood.

As is a decades-old tradition, Dave Fanning got the first play of the record on his RTE 2FM show this evening.

The album is the band's first release of new music since 2009.

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