Sunday, January 29, 2023

U2 stream Songs Of Surrender version of With Or Without You

U2 is streaming a new version of their 1987 classic, “With Or Without You”, from the forthcoming collection, “Songs Of Surrender.”

The lead single from “The Joshua Tree” is one of 40 songs from the group’s extensive history that were re-recorded during sessions over the past two years for the project, which was curated and produced by The Edge.

Due March 17, the set presents what the group refers to the process as “a musical reimagining” of their material, resulting in a completely new recordings of each track, which includes the arrangements and, in some cases, new lyrics.

"Most of our work was written and recorded when we were a bunch of very young men,” says The Edge. “Those songs mean something quite different to us now. Some have grown with us. Some we have outgrown. But we have not lost sight of what propelled us to write those songs in the first place. The essence of those songs is still in us."

“With Or Without You” follows “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” as the second preview to the 2023 package, which follows Bono’s recent memoir, “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story”; the subtitle is a nod to the book’s forty chapters, which are each named after a U2 song and accompanied by forty original drawings by the singer.

Get your copy of the two new tracks here.

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