With the album wrapped, the story behind No Line on the Horizon is set to be revealed. First out of the blocks is Q Magazine.
The new edition, which hits the streets later this week, features interviews with each of the band and in a day or two we'll be carrying video of the photo shoot - narrrated by Adam.
Meanwhile, over at Q4music, Editor Paul Rees, visited Olympic Studios to hear seven tracks 'at various stages of completion'.
'First impressions were that, while the two most recent U2 albums (2000's All That You Can't Leave Behind and 2004's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb) marked a return to basics, No Line On The Horizon is more in keeping with the spirit of 1991's Achtung Baby: which is to say, a bolder, more testing collection.
'The material itself runs a gamut from the classic U2-isms of Magnificent, which echoes The Unforgettable Fire's opening track A Sort Of Homecoming in its atmospheric sweep, to the straight up pop of Crazy Tonight (the track Will.I.Am was taking a pass at) and the swaggering Stand Up, wherein U2 get in touch with their, hitherto unheard, funky selves - albeit propelled by some coruscating Edge guitar work, a signature feature of a number of the tracks..."
More Q tips from the studio here.