30 July 2008
'It's all hands on deck...'
... to finish the new record, says Paul McGuinness, who also talks about the newly released editions of Boy, October and War in an interview with The Telegraph in the UK.
'Thirty years since their Irish debut single, U2 have embarked on a comprehensive programme of remastering and reissuing. This week, their first three albums, Boy, October and War are released in deluxe editions that include previously unreleased songs.
"We have treated it as an opportunity, not a chore," says McGuinness. "I do not expect the CD to disappear in my lifetime, but I think artists and record companies have to put more effort into it, otherwise why would people want one over a download?...'
The piece is written by Neil McCormick, who also wrote the sleeve notes for the remastered version of October.