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Old 02-28-2005, 08:13 AM   #1
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COOL article from 1999

U2's New LP To Be Their Greatest Ever
Music 365, December 21, 1999


U2's new album will be "the greatest record we've ever made," according to the band's bassist Adam Clayton. As yet there is no confirmed title, track listing or release date, though a spokesperson for the band did confirm, when contacted by Music365, that the album will be released in late summer.

Speaking in the new edition of Propaganda, the official U2 fanzine, Clayton said that sessions had begun a mere six weeks after the band's worldwide PopMart tour had ended, and that the band have been in the studio frequently since last summer.

Clayton said that, unlike with their last album, Pop, the emphasis has been on "trying to preserve the recording of the band as a unit." "I'd like to think that we are making the greatest U2 record we've ever made," Clayton concludes. "Bono already does think that!"

At the moment the record's working title is a closely guarded secret, though some working titles for tracks have emerged. Asked by Propoganda to talk about a new song he liked, the band's drummer, Larry Mullen Jr, nominated "Bulldozer," while singer Bono offered the following enigmatic story concerning a song called "Kite." "There's a hill behind my house," he explained. "I took my two little girls up the hill to prove to them and myself I could be the perfect parent. I bought a large four-foot-by-three-foot kite -- it lasted sixty seconds before it was taken out of my hands and crashed to the ground. The next attempt was taken off in a great gust never to be seen again... The third shot and the two little girls disappeared -- I'm still there..."

Additionally, the album is expected to contain "The Ground Beneath Her Feet," the lyrics of which were written by novelist Salman Rushdie, and the title used as the title of his most recent novel.

Also, as reported earlier on Music365, Bono has inscribed five lines of lyrics for the album on Jubilee 2000's "chain of words" around St. Martin In The Fields church in Trafalgar Square, London:

"never know your place
slow down to win the race
it's not real estate it's space
it's not karma, it's grace
that will get you where you're going"

Earlier this month the future of the new U2 album was put in jeopardy when Bono's laptop, which contained everything the singer had written for the LP, was stolen from his car in Dublin. It was later recovered and returned.
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what ever happened bulldozer?
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well, to bad they failed to make it...

that's interesting:


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Earlier this month the future of the new U2 album was put in jeopardy when Bono's laptop, which contained everything the singer had written for the LP, was stolen from his car in Dublin. It was later recovered and returned.
Sounds familiar with:
"Earlier this month the future of the new U2 album was put in jeopardy when a copy of new album went missing during the..." you know the story of Edge's CD of HTDAAB...

eh...
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i heard bulldozer became elevation but i am probably way off on that.
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i heard bulldozer became elevation
You're right - I think - same story as with Native Son->Vertigo
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U2's new album will be "the greatest record we've ever made," according to the band's bassist Adam Clayton.
NOT. EVEN. CLOSE.

Thank god I didn't read that back in 1999.


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They said that hut dab will be the best album they ever made
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They said that hut dab will be the best album they ever made
No they didn't. Don't lie to make your point.
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