Electrical Storm is now officially released for broadcast worldwide and
already racing up airplay charts.
Even before the official release of the promotional single - pictured left
- last week, stations from Mexico City to Melbourne were playing the
unofficial version, after its surprise premiere on BBC Radio One (see our
'There's been fantastic reaction to Electrical Storm,' said a spokesman at
Universal Records. 'Radio programmers seem to love it as much as the
Bono has also been talking about the single, which is not released in the
shops until October 21st, to Neil McCormick in the UK's Daily Telegraph
'It's about a couple in a room, feeling a storm brewing in the sky outside
and equating that to the pressure they feel in their relationship. I think
it captures a sense of unease I feel around the world, especially in
America, an air of nervous anticipation. It's not an overtly political song,
but I don't think we could have written it before what happened in New
Electrical Storm, due for release on October 21st, will be available on
two CDs and a DVD format. The tracklistings are:
* CD1 - Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix) plus two remixes of New
York, Nice Mix and Nasty Mix both by KLF's Jimmy Cauty.
* CD2 - Electrical Storm and a live medley of Bad, 40 and Where The
Streets Have No Name recorded in Boston on the Elevation tour.
* DVD - Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix) and video, exclusive sound
bites from the band and a collection of photographs by Anton Corbijn.