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U2 detail new album ‘Songs of Experience’ and confirm 2018 UK tour plans

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U2 have unveiled full details of their fourteenth studio album ‘Songs of Experience’.

Released on Friday 1st December, the album is a companion release to 2014’s ‘Songs Of Innocence’ and features 13 songs including ‘You're The Best Thing About Me’ and ‘The Blackout’ together with ‘The Little Things That Give You Away’ that was debuted on this year’s monumental Joshua Tree Tour.

The deluxe edition boasts four extra tracks –‘Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)’, ‘Book Of Your Heart’, ‘Lights of Home (St Peter's String Version)’ and ‘You're The Best Thing About Me (U2 vs Kygo)’.


‘Songs of Experience’ was recorded in Dublin, New York and Los Angeles and produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow, and Jolyon Thomas.

The accompanying artwork was created by U2’s long-term collaborator Anton Corbijn and features Bono’s son Eli Hewson and The Edge’s daughter Sian Evans.

According to the band, the album’s subject matter was “influenced by Irish poet, novelist and Trinity College, Dublin Professor Emeritus Brendan Kennelly’s advice to Bono to 'write as if you’re dead.'

“The result is a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singer’s heart: family, friends, fans, himself.”

Confirming that 2018 dates in Europe are on the horizon, fans who pre-order the album by 30th November in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Italy and Holland will have the chance to enter a presale to buy up to 2 tickets for the yet-to-be-announced shows.

As well as access to the presale to the European shows, fans who pre-order the album will receive previously unreleased new song ‘Get Out of Your Own Way', first single ‘You’re the Best Thing About Me’ and the album version of 'The Blackout' as instant grat downloads. Deluxe pre-orders will also come complete with the Kygo remix of 'You're The Best Thing About Me'.

Click here to pre-order the album.

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE TRACKLISTING
1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. Lights of Home
3. You're The Best Thing About Me
4. Get Out of Your Own Way
5. American Soul
6. Summer of Love
7. Red Flag Day
8. The Showman (Little More Better)
9. The Little Things That Give You Away
10. Landlady
11. The Blackout
12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
13. 13 (There is a Light)

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE ­DELUXE CD & DIGITAL
1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. Lights of Home
3. You're The Best Thing About Me
4. Get Out of Your Own Way
5. American Soul
6. Summer of Love
7. Red Flag Day
8. The Showman (Little More Better)
9. The Little Things That Give You Away
10. Landlady
11. The Blackout
12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
13. 13 (There is a Light)
14. Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)
15. Book Of Your Heart
16. Lights of Home (St Peter's String Version)
17. You're The Best Thing About Me (U2 vs Kygo)

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE ­ DELUXE VINYL
1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. Lights of Home
3. You're The Best Thing About Me
4. Get Out of Your Own Way
5. American Soul
6. Summer of Love
7. Red Flag Day
8. The Showman (Little More Better)
9. The Little Things That Give You Away
10. Landlady
11. The Blackout
12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
13. 13 (There is a Light)
14. Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)
15. Book Of Your Heart
16. Lights of Home (St Peter's String Version)

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