Songs Of Innocence - iTunes
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  1. The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) Lyrics
  2. Every Breaking Wave Lyrics
  3. California (There is no End to Love) Lyrics
  4. Song for Someone Lyrics
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close) Lyrics
  6. Volcano Lyrics
  7. Raised By Wolves Lyrics
  8. Cedarwood Road Lyrics
  9. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight Lyrics
  10. This is Where You Can Reach Me Now Lyrics
  11. The Troubles Lyrics
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Songs Of Innocence received its digital release on September 9th 2014, when Apple distributed it to half a billion iTunes Store customers.

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(If you have an iTunes account simply go to the Music app on your iOS device, or to your iTunes music library on your Mac or PC, and find 'Songs Of Innocence' under the artist or album tab. The new album is in iCloud, just tap the track listing to start listening or tap the cloud icon to download. If you don't have an iTunes account, creating one is easy and once you have registered, Songs of Innocence will show up in your music library.)

The first studio album from the band since No Line On The Horizon in 2009, the new album is a kind of musical autobiography, with eleven songs charting U2's earliest influences from 70s rock and punk to early 80s electronica and soul... and revealing how music changed everything. As Bono sings in the lead song, 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)', 'I woke up when the miracle occurred/ Heard a song that made some sense out of the world...'

Exploring themes of home and family, relationships and discovery, detailed liner notes fill out the picture with resonant stories, like one of the first gigs the teenage band got into. 'The 4 members of U2 went to see the Ramones playing in the state cinema in Dublin without thinking about how we were going to get in. we had no tickets and no money.. My best friend Guggi had a ticket and he snuck us through a side exit he pried open. The world stopped long enough for us to get on it. Even though we only saw half the show, it became one of the great nights of our life....'

On October 13th the physical release of Songs Of Innocence comes with a 24-page booklet. A deluxe, gatefold double album, contains an acoustic session of songs from the album and four additional tracks: Lucifer’s Hands, The Crystal Ballroom, The Troubles (Alternative version) and Sleep Like a Baby Tonight (Alternative Perspective Mix by Tchad Blake)

The album will also be available as a gatefold, double white-vinyl LP with an exclusive remix of "The Crystal Ballroom".

Release Date:
09 September, 2014
Produced By:
Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood
Engineer:
Declan Gaffney
Label:
Island Records
Recorded At:
Electric Lady Studios, The Church Studios, Shangri-La, Strathmore House, Pull Studios, Assault and Battery, The Woodshed

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Songs Of Innocence - iTunes Reviews

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Soundbites

Recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles, Songs Of Innocence is produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood.

COMMENTS

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Kati_mol
10 January, 2015
Winning me over
For a long while, I've held the view that U2 peaked, (never to be bettered) with Achtung Baby. But this album is actually starting to win me over; slowly. The fact that Bono is actually a superb poet and story teller and the music they create is so visual, keeps brining me back to this band. Back in the early 90's my teenage self wouldn't listen to much more than U2 (Patti Smith, James, PJ Harvey and The Orb) - but over the years I've drifted away from my one time favourites. This might just be the album that grabs my attention and pulls me back in. I've purchased a live date ticket - so I guess it has already!
viperbono
24 October, 2014
On Repeat since the iTunes Release
Thank goodness it wasn't another NLOTH(there were good songs on the album but it was disappointing as a whole). This album has been on repeat since the iTunes release. Thank you Lord for giving us U2 and their soul speaking muisc! I grew up listening to these amazing guys since I was 6 years old, thanks to my brother! Thanks again U2 for being apart of my life all these years, keep up the good work and I hope they release albums for another 100 years! U2 is my Miracle Drug.
jfrieze
23 September, 2014
The very talented Rockers are back!!
This album is truly amazing. The bass riff on "Volcano" is wonderful. I don't remember a bass part like it since "Two hearts beat as one". The only music I have listened to in the last week
rrachee
23 September, 2014
The more I listen
The more I listen the more I like and I had a blissful weekend introducing my 11 year old daughter to all the older albums. I keep hearing hints about a tour and I just need to say small, large, inside, outside I don't care and I bet others don't either, just want to hear these songs live (and my daughter will kill me if I don't take her to a U2 concert)!!!!!
paoladegliesposti
16 September, 2014
U2 songs of innocence
i read all the lyrics first and i was enthusiastic about them. Great page in between U2's albums. Music is ok! And vocals are perfect indeed.
peach23
15 September, 2014
Play then Replay !!
On my 20th listen and just gets better and better, a very rewarding listen. Many favourites, about 11 of them.
bredppx
14 September, 2014
Thank you
So cool So good So happy Thank you very much for these "Songs Of Innocence"
martdag
14 September, 2014
My favorite
It's the best sound from U2 so far! I am 24 and when "No Line on the Horizon" and "How to Dismantle.." came out, it was amazing, but not as great. Definitely my favorite. Thank you U2!
capva
14 September, 2014
Great
Power, melody ... It gives me energy, you too?
gu2lherme_
13 September, 2014
Thank you guys
Perfect songs... songs for someone!!! Amazing...
12 September, 2014
Poisonous Honey
And here it is 11 melodies that come out of headphones entering like a poisonous honey from my ears up to solicit distant ecstasies of soul. Echoes of Beauty.
Forsman
12 September, 2014
Tack så mycket!!! (Thank you so very muc
Finally! The waiting is over. For the album. No a new wait starts: for the tour. Bittersweet. Please hurry!!!
dmcbride42
11 September, 2014
Sonic Wovens
I love that it takes time to uncover the full beauty of U2 music. The gift evolves with each listen. I am so enjoying this latest sonic wonder as it gradually weaves its way into my days. Especially loving Troubles and Every Breaking Wave. Thank you!
mshirya
11 September, 2014
Mikhail
Thank you! Well done! Wait for a tour.
Carolynfoss
10 September, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful gift!
When are you coming to Toronto Canada??
JRecio
10 September, 2014
Love to experience a work of art.
It was a long wait, but well worth it. You are wonderful artists and so excited to finally have heard the new work!!!
10 September, 2014
got to love U2!!
great songs, great sounds....what a voice!!! WHAT A BAND!!!
buttiauxnicolas
10 September, 2014
I LOVE TRACKS 1! 2! 5! 9!
Merci à VOUS 4!!!!! Moment magique hier soir, et cette nuit!!!! Venez vite jouer à Paris ou Nice.... Nico
Kreso
09 September, 2014
FINALY !
This was a long "wait" for all U" fans.. me including !!
medagio
09 September, 2014
U2 is a miracle drug
great album, thanks so much, you make my life happy
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