Saturday, December 20, 2008

What's happening to the new U2 album?

No Line on The Horizon is the title of the much delayed and forthcoming new U2 album. it was meant to arrive in Spring 2008 and then, November. It has now been pushed back to February and U2 have just announced March as the release date.

U2 say "No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Monday 2nd March 2009.

Written and recorded in various locations, No Line On The Horizon is the group’s 12th studio album and is their first release since the 9 million selling album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, released in late 2004.

Sessions for No Line On The Horizon began last year in Fez, Morocco, continued in the band’s own studio in Dublin, before moving to New York’s Platinum Sound Recording Studios, and finally being completed at Olympic Studios in London.

The album calls on the production talents of long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite."

The Irish Independent has an article on how 2008 has treated U2 and the new album.

"It was supposed to be the biggest album of the year, one that would help swell the coffers of Universal Music -- the world's largest record company. But U2 clearly had not read the script."

Read the rest of the article here

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