Posted in music on January 19, 2009

U2

Get On Your Boots, the first single from U2's new album No Line On The Horizon, will be released as a digital download on February 15th with a physical format to follow on February 16 through Mercury/Universal (UK).

Produced by Brian Eno, Danny Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, sessions for No Line On The Horizon began in Fez, Morocco, and continued at the band's Dublin studio, New York's Platinum Sound Recording Studios, and London's Olympic Studios.

Released on March 2nd (March 3rd in the US), the album will come in a standard format with 24 page booklet and in digipak format. The digipak includes an extended booklet and the album's companion film "Linear" by Anton Corbijn. A limited edition 64 page magazine will also be available, featuring the band in conversation with artist Catherine Owens, and new Anton Corbijn photographs. No Line On The Horizon will be released on 180gm vinyl. (More on the formats below)

The album cover artwork is an image of the sea meeting the sky by Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.

In related news, Bono and The Edge contributed to Tom Jones's new album, are working on a Spiderman musical, and performed yesterday for Obama in Washington DC.

Listen to the new song at U2's site. Full album tracklist, and list of formats, below...

Here's the full tracklisting:

1. No Line On The Horizon
2. Magnificent
3. Moment of Surrender
4. Unknown Caller
5. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
6. Get On Your Boots
7. Stand Up Comedy
8. Fez - Being Born
9. White As Snow
10. Breathe
11. Cedars Of Lebanon

No Line On The Horizon will be available in five formats;

- Standard jewel case - with album CD and 24 page booklet

- Digipak format - limited edition with album CD, 32 page colour booklet and fold out poster. Features access to exclusive downloadable Anton Corbijn film.

- Magazine format - limited edition with album CD, with 64 page magazine. Features access to exclusive downloadable Anton Corbijn film.

- Box format - limited edition bespoke box containing digipak format album CD, DVD of Anton Corbijn's exclusive film, 64 page hardback book, plus a fold out poster.

- LP vinyl - limited edition with 2 black vinyl discs, gatefold sleeve, and a 16 page booklet

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Comments (34)

U2, LOL

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 3:07 PM

This is a new low.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 3:18 PM

I like this song. Reminds me of "The Fly". I like Achtung era u2. Haters...

Posted by Jonny Von Golden | January 19, 2009 3:29 PM

Anyone who listens to "indie" music and doesn't appreciate U2 needs to do some studying.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 3:30 PM

"- LP vinyl - limited edition with 2 black vinyl discs, gatefold sleeve, and a 16 page booklet"


I hope the lathe engineer fucks up the cutting of the master on purpose; shitty bands like U2 don't deserve to have their music cut to a medium as timeless as vinyl.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 3:40 PM

"Shitty bands like U2 don't deserve to have their music cut to a medium as timeless as vinyl."

Yeah, leave that to bands like Vampire Weekend & Deerhunter.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 3:42 PM

"shitty bands like U2 don't deserve to have their music cut to a medium as timeless as vinyl."

WOW, the ignorance...

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 3:44 PM

i generally like U2 but this song is god awful. seriously, this is bad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 3:49 PM

@ Jonny

I'm actually a huge fan of the Achtung/Zooropa era; in fact, I could even do without most of their 1980s output. "Achtung Baby" is the album as far as I'm concerned. But this new song isn't worthy of "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb", let alone "Achtung".

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 3:54 PM

This is one of the worst songs I've ever heard. I thought the last couple albums sucked, but this truly is a new low.

And I'm definitely not an "indie kid" who's too cool for u2. I love pretty much every album they did up until "Pop" (whew, that was terrible... but not in the same realm of shitdome as get your boots on or whatever). Last saw them on the elevation tour at MSG (with the big heart coming off the stage) and thought it was a great show.

I guess I can say it... U2 officially sucks now. It's sad, but true.

Posted by wembley | January 19, 2009 5:18 PM

wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 5:43 PM

The image seems to be inspired more so by the idea of the Green Ray portrayed famously by Eric Rohmer in the film The Green Ray.

Posted by michaelways | January 19, 2009 5:56 PM

U2 have always have been crap and will always be crap.
Corporate cock suckers with as much cultural relevance as Walmart.
Its smoke and mirrors guys, with some non threatening liberal bullshit that appeals to the middle class white americans who have money to spend.
Music for people who dont like music.

Make Bono History!

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 6:12 PM

"WOW, the ignorance..."


U must be a liberal, they tend to use words like "ignorance" far more than necessary.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 6:25 PM

i'd say it was pretty ok.

Posted by pls | January 19, 2009 6:55 PM

Nice one 6:12
Music for people who dont like sex.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 7:17 PM

fuck u2

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 7:31 PM

I don't like U2 anymore but I don't disrespect one of the best live show I saw during the boy and war tour before anyone knew what a studded belt looks like.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 8:39 PM

You don't like U2, no problem but to say things like U2 sucks etc is pretty dumb. Please tell us all what great music we should all be listening to instead! Anon 6:12 - you are just an idiot!
"Music for people who dont like music"? Enlighten us on what great music you listen to. Yes, U2 seem to be putting out weaker cd's as they grow older but the last time I saw them at MSG on The Vertigo tour was one of the best shows that I have seen in years. And I go out and see a ton of music, usually 1 or 2 times a week. I go to see all kinds of music: rock, roots/country, soul, reggae, world and yes even some indie although these days I think indie music in general is pretty lame.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2009 11:02 PM

Wow, the U2 fan likes ALL types of music even reggae, world and indie (whatever that is).
He likes Vanilla ice cream, loves Dane Cook and thinks Obama will make all the bad things go away.
Sleep well dude!

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2009 9:12 AM

dave matthews is music for people who don't like music. U2 is music for people who liked U2's 80s and 90s records and hope they'll stop caring about being popular.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2009 10:00 AM

October is their only record that doesn't eat giant turds.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2009 10:07 AM

their new song sounds like a QOTSA rip off

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2009 12:55 PM

Every U2 album is a souless vaccum.

One day U2 will end their career with Bono ripping off John Lydon with the words "ever felt like you've been cheated" and they will go off to count their money.

Perfect you suckers

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2009 1:05 PM

Compared to Vertigo this song is pretty bad. At one point I wasn't sure if I was listening to Alice in Chains or to some garage band from last year. They sound like they are trying too hard to get back their cred by going back to the "minimal" sound but what they should do instead is listen to their own records from twenty years ago and learn how to be true again

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2009 2:28 PM

U2's chiming guitars and soaring vocals have inspired every band from Radiohead to The Arcade Fire. hard to hear a band out there that has dense guitar productions and a caterwauling singer and not at least think some of that is owed to this band. listen to New Year's Day, eat yr words. goodnite

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 12:01 AM

"listen to New Year's Day"


I have, it's absolute horseshit, just like every other song these "musicians" have attempted to write. Shitty, shitty, insipid garbage, I could probably knock out a better song in fruityloops on my computer in 20 minutes. LOL

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 2:14 AM

U2 has won more Grammy's than any other band. You may not like them, which is fine, but to say they are rubbish just doesnt make much sense.

I def think nothing they put out now will top their earliers songs like with-or-without-you, where-the-streets-have-no-name & still-havent-found-what-im-looking-for.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 8:51 AM

don't yall know? it's not cool to like U2. all the alt-kids are hatin on it -so you should too. you should like animal collective instead only because that's what everybody else likes. you should grow a beard and read pitchfork so you seem credible and have knowledge on the next it-indie band that everybody will like in 3 months. then 3 months later when that happens, you should then hate that band and move on to the next thing. to like the same band for 20/30 years is very uncool. even if the music is still pretty good. let other people make up your mind for you on what is good right now.

Posted by synapse | January 23, 2009 9:23 AM

lol

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2009 2:53 AM

"I could probably knock out a better song in fruityloops on my computer in 20 minutes."

Please do.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2009 5:56 PM

don't yall know? it's not cool to like U2. all the alt-kids are hatin on it -so you should too. you should like animal collective instead only because that's what everybody else likes. you should grow a beard and read pitchfork so you seem credible and have knowledge on the next it-indie band that everybody will like in 3 months. then 3 months later when that happens, you should then hate that band and move on to the next thing. to like the same band for 20/30 years is very uncool. even if the music is still pretty good. let other people make up your mind for you on what is good right now.

Thank you.

Animal collective

F*ck. I went to one of their gigs recently. People their were SO SO desperate for this to be their next big thing. It so wasn't. Talking about wasting a crowd. They sold out their tour, and they couldn't have made a crowd of drunken teenagers have a good time, let alone the try hard scenesters that had come dying, begging, desperate to have a good time. And then you have bands like U2, who have pretty much made some of the best music, both classic and experimental, that's been turned out over the last 20 years, and you can't admit to liking U2 for fear of social suicide amongst most 'serious' music lovers.

In my experience most people that are on these art house scenes are a bunch of anemic waifs with no hormones and no pulse. They respond to anemic music that's trite musically, like animal collective, which is basically a one-trick band. "Hey we're euphoric", over and over again. The real thing they're selling is that these anemic music fans think their safe that they can like it and it means their part of the special club, better than everyone else.

Animal collective are a waste of concert tickets. They filled out rooms and did nothing with their audience. They're lucky the niche they occupy is currently interested in them, because they're doing nothing to progress their sound or entertain their audience. They could learn a lot from U2.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2009 8:02 PM

MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE MAN - U2 IS THE BAND!

Posted by doin'thehatersmoms | July 8, 2009 10:51 PM

U2 tours third world countries to make money with their memorabilia/new shit on the horizon act. And then 2012, the end of the world!

Posted by Nostro | September 20, 2010 11:12 PM

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