U2 Announce 'Songs of Surrender' New Album, Reveal Track Listing – Audio Ink Radio

2023-01-14

U2, Songs of Surrender

U2 Songs of Surrender – Story by Anne Erickson, album cover art via Interscope

U2 Songs of Surrender – Story by Anne Erickson, album cover art via Interscope
U2 will release their latest album, “Songs of Surrender,” on St. Patrick’s Day. The upcoming set sees the legendary band reimagine 40 songs from their catalog.
U2’s The Edge announced the collection in a handwritten note sent to fans. In it, he stated, “The fact is that most of our work was written and recorded when we were a bunch of very young men. Those songs mean something quite different to us now. Some have grown with us. Some we have outgrown. But we have not lost sight of what propelled us to write those songs in the first place. The essence of those songs is still in us, but how to reconnect with that essence when we have moved on, and grown so much?”
He added, “Music allows you to time travel and so we started to imagine what it would be like to bring these songs back with us to the present day and give them the benefit or otherwise, of a 21st century re-imagining,” The Edge added. “What started as an experiment quickly became a personal obsession as so many early U2 songs yielded to a new interpretation. Intimacy replaced post-punk urgency. New keys. New chords. New tempos and new lyrics arrived. It turns out that great song is kind of indestructible. Once we surrendered our reverence for the original version each song started to open up to a new authentic voice of this time, of the people we are, and particularly the singer Bono has become.”
Bono also mentioned the project in the afterword of his new memoir, “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.” “During lockdown, we were able to reimagine 40 U2 tracks for the Songs of Surrender collection, which gave me a chance to live inside those songs again as I wrote this memoir,” he wrote. “It also meant I could deal with something that’s been nagging me for some time. The lyrics on a few songs that I’ve always felt were never quite written. They are now. (I think.)”
Listen to U2’s updated version of “Beautiful Day” below. Also, view the full track listing for “Songs of Surrender” below.


Letters from the Edge announcing "Songs of Surrender" have started to appear. See the story here: https://t.co/i1xnQuNrxO
(Many thanks to @daniDpVox and @U2360gradi for sharing!) pic.twitter.com/4jyBmJPaT9
— U2Songs.com (@u2songs) January 9, 2023

‘Songs of Surrender’ Tracklist:
Side 1 – The Edge
01. One
02. Where The Streets Have No Name
03. Stories For Boys
04. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
05. Out Of Control
06. Beautiful Day
07. Bad
08. Every Breaking Wave
09. Walk On (Ukraine)
10. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Side 2 – Larry
01. Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
02. Get Out Of Your Own Way
03. Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
04. Red Hill Mining Town
05. Ordinary Love
06. Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
07. Invisible
08. Dirty Day
09. The Miracle Of Joey Ramone
10. City Of Blinding Lights
Side 3 – Adam
01. Vertigo
02. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
03. Electrical Storm
04. The Fly
05. If God Will Send His Angels
06. Desire
07. Until The End Of The World
08. Song For Someone
09. All I Want Is You
10. Peace On Earth
Side 4 – Bono
01. With Or Without You
02. Stay
03. Sunday Bloody Sunday
04. Lights Of Home
05. Cedarwood Road
06. I Will Follow
07. Two Hearts Beat As One
08. Miracle Drug
09. The Little Things That Give You Away
10. 40
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