Monday, 21 July 2008

No Line on the Horizon

O ştire de ultimă oră anunţă acest titlu pentru următorul album U2. Evident, nu trebuie luat nimic ca sigur. Acum 4 ani zvonurile vorbeau de un album Vertigo, care în final s-a numit How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. Oricum, zvonurile sunt bune şi ele, pentru că sporesc nerăbdarea. Dar iată ce avem până acum:

Data lansării. A rumor from a reliable source: The new album will be released on November 18. Mark your calendars. In pencil. Until we find out more.
Update: A second reliable source has also said the album will be out on November 18.

A discussion about the release date is underway in the @U2 Forum. (sursa:

Titlul albumului (şi probabil numele primului single, al cărui clip se filmează în aceste zile în Spania): The domain name has been registered by people at Universal Music at the end of June, will be this the title of the new album or the first single (and video) which is going to be filmed in Cadiz this week? The name No Line on the Horizon as the title of a song was revealed by Bono, during an Interview, to USA Today last year.
Speculations are starting
. (sursa:

Piese de pe album:
"The Cedars of Lebanon" - Daniel Lanois revealed this track in an interview with the Montreal magazine, Voir. He said the song was inspired by Jimi Hendrix.
"Moment of Surrender" - Brian Eno reportedly told fans about this song outside Hanover Quay studios in early June, 2008. Eno called it "the best thing" he's recorded with U2.
"For Your Love" - a song title seen on the band's white board from the Fez recording sessions.
"One Bird" - same as above.
"No Line On The Horizon" - Bono and Edge played this song for a USA Today writer during an in-the-car interview at the Sundance Film Festival. On hearing it, writer Anthony Breznican says "heavy distortion fills the car," and later adds: "The song is rough, weaving between brutal guitar blasts underscoring the mellow title refrain." Edge explains that the song "It came out of a new distortion box that my guitar tech got."
Unknown Title - in the same interview with Anthony Breznican, Bono and Edge played a second song whose opening lyric is, "It's six o'clock...". Bono tells Breznican that numbers are significant in each of the new songs.
"If I Could Live My Life Again" - Bono says this song is "inspired by the great Argentinian poet Jorge Luis Borges." Bono said he had just begun the song while speaking with author Michka Assayas in December, 2005. Their interview appears as the extra material in the paperback version of Bono in Conversation with Michka Assayas.
"Love Is All We Have Left" - a song Bono named during his May, 2006, trip to Africa as one that he had recently written. "It’s like an old Broadway tune. I thought it was a Frank Sinatra song," Bono said.
"North Star" - a song from the How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions which included a guest organ appearance from Michael W. Smith. In this CCM article, Smith describes the song as a tribute to Johnny Cash.
"Mercy" - one of the last songs to get cut from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, described in Blender magazine as "a six-and-a-half-minute outpouring of U2 at its most uninhibitedly U2-ish".
"Lead Me In The Way I Should Go" - a contender for Atomic Bomb first mentioned in this February, 2003, interview with Bono in Grammy Magazine.
"You Can't Give Away Your Heart" - a contender for Atomic Bomb first mentioned in SPIN magazine (sursa: