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‘We’ve always been about community in U2, about family and friends. «Songs Of Innocence» is the most intimate album we’ve ever made. With this record we were looking for the raw, naked and personal, to strip everything back.» – Bono

Etter U2`s nylige gigantiske PR-jippo der de i samarbeid med Apples gjennomførte en felleslansering av deres nye studioalbum «Songs Of Innocence» og nye Iphone 6 der albumet kunne lastes gratis ned via itunes, lanseres nå en deluxe edition av albumet med nytt albumcover og 2 nye låter samt akustiske versjoner av låtene i forrige utgivelse.

Det visuelle i album art coveret (bilde ovenfor) gjenspeiler de nye sangene og deres inspirasjon i de tidlige årene av U2 som tenåringer i Dublin. Den britiske motefotograf og filmregissør Glen Luchfords slående cover bilde av Larry Mullen Jr. som beskytter sin 18 år gamle sønn, resonerer med bandets ikoniske 1980 debutalbum «Boy» 0g albumet «War», tre år senere. Begge disse album viser barneansiktet til Peter Rowen, yngre bror av Guggi og Bonos barndomsvenn som vokste opp på Cedarwood Road.

Sistnevnte er også tittel til låt nummer 8 på det nye albumet!

«Cedarwood Road» (lyric):

I was running down the road

The fear was all I knew

I was looking for a soul that?s real

Then I ran into you

And that cherry blossom tree

Was a gateway to the sun

And friendship once it?s won

It?s won? it?s one

Northside just across the river to Southside

That?s a long way here

All the green and all the gold

The hurt you hide, the joy you hold

The foolish pride that gets you out the door

Up on Cedarwood Road, on Cedarwood Road

Sleepwalking down the road

Not waking from those dreams

?Cause it?s never dead it?s still in my head

It was a warzone in my teens

I?m still standing on that street

Still need an enemy

The worst ones I can?t see

You can? you can

Northside just across the river to Southside

That?s a long way here

All the green and all the gold

The hurt you hide, the joy you hold

The foolish pride that sends you back for more

Up on Cedarwood Road, on Cedarwood Road

If the door is open it isn?t theft

You can?t return to where you?ve never left

Blossoms falling from a tree they cover you and cover me

Symbols clashing, bibles smashing

Paint the world you need to see

Sometimes fear is the only place we can call home

Cedarwood Road

«We’ve always been about community in U2, about family and friends. «Songs Of Innocence» is the most intimate album we’ve ever made. With this record we were looking for the raw, naked and personal, to strip everything back. The idea of the unique relationship between a parent and child, the image of a father and son, came from the band. The shoot with Larry and his son was initially an experiment but everyone loved it as a visual metaphor for the record. If you know the album you’ll see the themes in the visual language, how ‘holding on to your own innocence is a lot harder than holding on to someone else’s.» – Bono

Deluxe edition av albumet «Songs Of Innocence» utgis 13. oktober via plateselskapet Universal Music.

Følg med på Rockman fremover for oppdaterte nyheter om U2s nye album og andre spennende musikknyheter!

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