'11 O'CLOCK TICK TOCK' at 40.

4 Mar 20209

'11 O'CLOCK TICK TOCK' at 40.

Marking the 40th anniversary of it's original release, '11 O'Clock Tick Tock' will be released on 12" transparent blue vinyl to celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday 29th August (updated RSD date).
The limited edition release includes the full length version of the track, as well as the original 7” B-side 'Touch'; plus two previously unreleased live recordings  - 'Touch' and 'Twilight' - from the band's show at London's Marquee club in September 1980.
'11 O'Clock Tick Tock' was produced by Martin Hannett and recorded in the spring of 1980 at Dublin's Windmill Lane Studios. Released in May that year, the song was U2's first single on Island Records.

In a special collaboration with the charity War Child , £1 from every copy sold in the UK will go towards helping to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children around the world caught in conflict. 
The release will only be available from independent record shops on Saturday 29th August on @RSDUK. More information at recordstoreday.co.uk

12" Info

• 4 track 12” EP, cut at 45 rpm
• Pressed on 180gsm transparent blue vinyl
• Full colour gatefold outer sleeve
• Photo gallery on inner gatefold

Side A
1. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock – 4:13
2. Touch – 3:26

Side B
1. Touch (Live at the Marquee, London, 1980) – 3:26
2. Twilight (Live at the Marquee, London, 1980) – 4:27

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A Beauty in Blue
I am looking forwards to this one. Being a vinyl junkie I love these special releases and thank the band for being such a supporter of the independent record stores through Record Store Days. Although I stream music and have cd's there is quality to vinyl you just don't get anywhere else, plus the whole experience of handling and placing it on the turntable is an event in itself which if you have the time to me increases the pleasure.
I'd love to get it. Does anyone know how can I find that gem in Italy?
Jo Van de Vreken
RSD new date!!!!
Due to corono-virus, Record Store Day is postponed. New date is Saturday 20. June 2020.
Hope I'll find it here in France! :)
Looking forward to this Its bloody gurjuz... U2 pls come back to melbourne Australia. Im having withdrawl symptoms xxxx
I am looking forward to this! Can’t wait to hear the two live tracks left off of the subscription gift from 5 years ago
Making time again.
16th birthday, the old HMV in Liverpool, managed to buy the 11 O’Clock Tick Tock 7” single as part of the 4 U2 Play singles pack, and play it I did! I love this song, a live highlight for many years, and one I wish U2 would return to. Check out the 2000 performance in New York on YouTube; it would still sound great today. Anyway, a 12” extended version for RSD will be equally savoured, especially with those additional included tracks. Looking forward to this one!
Andy Evans
Can’t believe this never got on one of the first 3 albums great tune
U2 fan.
The cover looks great! .....love the early songs. ..seen them playing the song many times. ..looking forward to rsd in April 18th.
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