FlinterFile: U2- New Year’s Day

U2 had their first hit in the US with this song in 1983.The song nearly hadn’t existed, as Bono had troubles finding the right words to fit the music. Finally he did come up with this love song, which refers to the movement of solidarity in Poland. On the song, the Edge can be heard both playing piano and guitar, and Larry Mullen on drums, which were recorded in the stairway of the studio. The song was mixed in 10 minutes, as another band was waiting to enter the studio and record their songs. In these 10 minutes, Bono sang the final track of the album, 40 (which was Psalm 40, as he didn’t have any text). The song was a number 53 hit in the US and number 10 in the UK. Enjoy

U2- New Year’s Day

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Posted on January 1, 2018, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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