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U2 - October (Reissue, Remastered)


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Description

October is the second studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was released on 12 October 1981 by Island Records, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The album was lyrically inspired by the memberships of Bono, the Edge, and Larry Mullen Jr. in a Christian group called the "Shalom Fellowship", and consequently it contains spiritual and religious themes. Their involvement with Shalom Fellowship led them to question the relationship between the Christian faith and the "rock and roll" lifestyle, and threatened to break up the band. After completing the third leg of the Boy Tour in February 1981, U2 began to write new material for October, entering the recording studio in July 1981. Just as they did for their 1980 debut Boy the band recorded at Windmill Lane Studios with Lillywhite producing. The recording sessions were complicated by Bono's loss of a briefcase containing in-progress lyrics for the new songs, forcing a hurried, improvisational approach to completing the album on time. October was preceded by the lead single "Fire" in July 1981, while its second single "Gloria" coincided with its release. The album received mixed reviews and limited radio play. In 2008, a remastered edition of October was released.

Release info

Label: Mercury 1761679
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 2008
Genre: Rock
Style: Arena Rock, Classic Rock

Tracklist

A1 Gloria
A2 I Fall Down
A3 I Threw A Brick Through A Window
A4 Rejoice
A5 Fire
B1 Tomorrow
B2 October
B3 With A Shout
B4 Stranger In A Strange Land
B5 Scarlet
B6 Is That All?

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