An Xtra Special Christmas XTRACTS

24 Dec 20206

An Xtra Special Christmas XTRACTS

It's been six months since U2 X-Radio launched on Sirius XM and this third episode of XTRACTS, highlights some of the memorable conversations and special guests the band have invited into the studio in 2020.

This bumper end of year show, running for two and a half hours, features:
- Guy Garvey, Kevin Godley, St Vincent, Howie B and Michael Franti in the Guest DJ slot
- An extended conversation between Edge and Noel Gallagher
- Adam reading William’s Blake’s The Little Boy Lost
- Presenter John Kelly interviewing Elvis Costello, Lisa Dwan and Tracy K Smith 
- Along with Bono calling Ava Du Vernay and reading fan letters to Nick Cave and Kendrick Lamar

Planning some downtime over the holiday period? Set aside an hour or two to join the band and their guests on this specially curated show and add your responses in the comments below.

Tune in to Chris Rock, David Byrne, Phoebe Robinson & Bryan Stevenson on Episode 1 of XTRACTS.

And here's Adam hosting Episode 2 of XTRACTS  Episode 2 of  XTRACTS 



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Great episodes
Thanks for providing these highlights from U2 X-Radio! I´m impressed by its high quality. There is a wonderful mixture of insightful conversations, personal stories and music. The Edge is a talented interviewer who chooses his questions carefully and with much sensitiveness. It´s touching to listen to Brian Eno´s words about how he experienced the lockdown. It´s great that The Edge sees the current circumstances as a chance to think about things that have to change. I also enjoyed the personal contributions of Adam and Bono. Adam reads William Blake´s "The Little Boy Lost" beautifully and I´m also moved by Bono´s fan letter to Nick Cave. Interviews with Elvis Costello, Noel Gallagher, Howie B and more introduce us to some important companions of U2.
Ramesh Paramjothy
Hero Brian
Great inspirational conversation with Brian and Edge, specially on incompetent selfish so called world leaders like Trump and Johnson Great discussion on climate changes
Christmas Vigil
Thank you for the most beautiful Christmas vigil it was so heartfelt and beautiful it made me cry.--the readings were perfect for our times and the music chosen was the perfect accompaniment. God Bless and keep u all, thank u for giving us a Christmas Eve service when so many of us were in isolation. in this difficult year, we appreciate all the light, my brothers. Stay safe until we meet again.
Bienvenidos a Valencia Genial
Thanks - a great Christmas present!
For those not living in the US (like me), I've been very impressed by what I've heard about the quality of these radio programmes. However, I've also been frustrated that I can't hear them! So I'm very glad that the band has made it possible to hear XTRACTS, even if we can't catch every programme if we're outside the US. The list of people involved in the latest edition looks awesome. I'm really looking forward to listening to this over Christmas. The perfect Christmas present from U2. Thank you!
This is an new way of communication to learn more about the person who formed U2-Boys band. Thanks U2 for the incredible music-journey to the final evening at Vertigo. Dos Tres 14:40. Love and light, Detlev Lassche for The Vertigo-Hunter. Miss You Sugar.
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