2015 Grammy Award Nominee for:
Best Rock Album
Songs of Innocence is U2's most personal work to date, charting the band's earliest influences from '70s rock and punk rock to early '80s electronica and ambient music and giving insight into how and why the band came together. The album deals with themes of home and family, relationships and discovery and is produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood.
Songs of Innocence was recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and is produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood. The album closes with 'The Troubles' featuring the distinctive vocals of Swedish indie singer-songwriter Lykke Li.
"No other rock band does rebirth like U2. No other band certainly of U2's duration, commercial success and creative achievement believes it needs rebirth more and so often. But even by the standards of transformation on 1987's The Joshua Tree and 1991's Achtung! Baby, Songs of Innocence U2's first studio album in five years is a triumph of dynamic, focused renaissance: 11 tracks of straightforward rapture about the life-saving joys of music, drawing on U2's long palette of influences and investigations of post-punk rock, industrial electronics and contemporary dance music..." - Rollingstone.com, September 11, 2014
Rolling Stone was breathless with enthusiasm, awarding the album a full 5 out of 5 stars: These are the oldest stories in rock & roll adolescent restlessness; traumatic loss; the revelation of rescue hiding in a great chorus or power chord. But Songs of Innocence is the first time U2 have told their own tales so directly, with the strengths and expression they have accumulated as songwriters and record-makers.
Heavyweight 180g Vinyl
Includes exclusive remix
LP 1 - Side 1:
1. The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
2. Every Breaking Wave
3. California (There is no End to Love)
4. Song for Someone
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Iris (Hold Me Close)
3. Raised By Wolves
4. Cedarwood Road
LP 2 - Side 3:
1. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
2. This is Where You Can Reach Me Now
3. The Troubles
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. The Crystal Ballroom 12" Mix