On White Vinyl

25 Nov 202038

On White Vinyl
From 'I Will Follow' to 'Shadows and Tall Trees' it was forty years ago last month that the band's debut album Boy was released. 
If you're old enough to have bought a copy at the time, chances are you bought it on vinyl and in your local record store. And to celebrate Boy's fortieth, the album returns this Friday,  November 27th, in a  special limited edition release on white vinyl to mark Black Friday and Record Store Day UK.
Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin and produced by Steve Lillywhite, Boy was originally released on 20th October 1980 and features the singles 'A Day Without Me' and 'I Will Follow' as well as live staples 'Out Of Control' and 'The Electric Co.'.
The limited edition white vinyl pressing includes an additional double-sided poster plus a lyrics/credits insert.  The release is exclusive to independent retailers for Black Friday, November 27th, 2020. Find a participating shop. 
12" Info
• 1LP 180g white vinyl
• Double-sided poster (B2 size, folded)
• Double-sided lyrics & credits insert (12” x 12”)

Did you buy a copy of Boy when it came out first time around ? 
Can you remember where and when…and what it meant to you? 
Tell us about in the comments below.

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Best Christmas present ever
I got Boy for Christmas in December 1980 after my boyfriend recorded it onto a cassette from his copy of Boy which he bought when it was released. My mum didn’t have much money at the time and I said that as long as I got Boy I didn’t need anything else for Christmas. I was fifteen years old at the time. Boy has been simply the most played album that I have ever owned as it was constantly played from the moment I unwrapped it on Christmas Day. That album has been one of my most treasured possessions as it takes me back to the days of sitting on the floor in my bedroom constantly playing a Boy on my record player as a teenager. I still own that copy of Boy and forty years later at the age of fifty five I’m still as much in love with U2’s music as I was then. I still regard Boy as one of my best Christmas presents ever.
Bono's voice was like a girl,
Edge his gitar was like an agresive pitbull, Larry's drum kit was like a second hand pan set, Adam's hear was out of contole and by myself: I was 8 years old and did not the EXIST of U2 what became the loudest band on Earth and will be my favorit band till I die. Love and light, Detlev Lassche
I received a promo copy to review as I worked in the music business when Boy was released. I loved what I heard so much that the stylus skipped on the LP as I jumped up & down with joy! Needless to say, it received a stellar review & I have been a massive fan ever since that day! ❤️⏺️
I have bought BOY OCTOBER AND WAR albums on the same day , in 1985 And too when they were ressiued and remastered BOY is a fabulous debut album, made by a very talented young Band : )) I love every songs of BOY , especially electric co !!!!
I was 14 years old and was the first person in Co Kerry to 'BOY' the album
Ero giovanissimo
Gli U2 arrivarono come un pugno nello stomaco nella discografia mondiale. Comprai il disco nel 1995 quando. fui folgorato da The Unforgettable Fire. Che dire? Of o volta che riascolto i primi album sento sempre un'emozione diversa. Sono pezzi immortali
Stiletto Damaged Boy
Here's the image of the tiny stiletto dent left by my then girlfriend in 1986,.. Why would my 16 year old self, leave the cover just lying on the floor?!
I actually got this LP when it came out, although I didn´t buy it myself. We used to live in Brasil back then, and when my mother came home from visiting her parents in Europe she brought me "BOY" as a present. She said : "your uncle saw them play at Pinkpop last month and he thinks they might actually become something.." how right he was !!! And I´ve been a fan since then :-)
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