Word from The Edge

One of U2log.com’s editors spoke to The Edge and Bono outside U2’s studio in Dublin today. Asked how recording was going The Edge answered the band has ‘so many new tunes’ a new record could be made out of it.
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The Edge continued stating they ‘just didn’t have the time’ for that, because ‘the record company wants a record for Christmas (probably the single release), they’re doing the Greatest Hits with two new songs, and (and he seemed most excited about this) they are remixing the Pop album.

Bono added that the band is pressed for time and close to missing deadlines.

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88 thoughts on “Word from The Edge

  1. I think Edge has on multiple occasions stated he would really like to remix every album they ever made?

  2. I think Edge has on multiple occasions stated he would really like to remix every album they ever made?

  3. Would someone explain the remixing thing to me? Why can’t the band just get together like on the ONE video and belt out their new song LIVE for the record? What’s all the fiddling with machines for? Aren’t they ABOVE all that now? *looks at the Bono picture*

  4. Would someone explain the remixing thing to me? Why can’t the band just get together like on the ONE video and belt out their new song LIVE for the record? What’s all the fiddling with machines for? Aren’t they ABOVE all that now? *looks at the Bono picture*

  5. This all sounds very consistent with what my girlfriend was told the day before by Bono outside Hanover Quay studios. After apologizing for not coming out and saying hi when they arrived he explained that they were running very behind schedule and that “we needed to get this track down or the world was going to explode.”

  6. This all sounds very consistent with what my girlfriend was told the day before by Bono outside Hanover Quay studios. After apologizing for not coming out and saying hi when they arrived he explained that they were running very behind schedule and that “we needed to get this track down or the world was going to explode.”

  7. This is really unexpected and very interesting. Remixing the WHOLE Zooropa album?? ‘Daddy’s gonna pay for your crashed lemon’? ‘My Babyface feels Numb’? I have just one question: why?…..
    Nice photos by the way! Walk on!

  8. This is really unexpected and very interesting. Remixing the WHOLE Zooropa album?? ‘Daddy’s gonna pay for your crashed lemon’? ‘My Babyface feels Numb’? I have just one question: why?…..
    Nice photos by the way! Walk on!

  9. methinks the ‘remixing’ thing might be for remasters…..
    re releasing all the lovely albums with clearer enhanced sound and maybe adding things they never had a chance to before…

    perhaps….

    interesting no matter what it is!!

  10. methinks the ‘remixing’ thing might be for remasters…..
    re releasing all the lovely albums with clearer enhanced sound and maybe adding things they never had a chance to before…

    perhaps….

    interesting no matter what it is!!

  11. This is wierd!! But maybe what they mean by the remixing thing is Like a throw off(a con as BONO would put it) Making a new record without all the electronica.. like re making the album in a sense(same themes etc) but without all of that techno stuff.. just a guess really, if it is remix album well that would be wierd.. But I guess I will buy it HAHHAA

  12. This is wierd!! But maybe what they mean by the remixing thing is Like a throw off(a con as BONO would put it) Making a new record without all the electronica.. like re making the album in a sense(same themes etc) but without all of that techno stuff.. just a guess really, if it is remix album well that would be wierd.. But I guess I will buy it HAHHAA

  13. I remember Edge saying how he was unhappy with the final mix of ‘Discotheque’ and Larry being REALLY unhappy with how incomplete ‘Staring at the Sun’ was and that it could have been a huge hit..my guess is that if they are going to release these on a greatest hits, they’ll want to fix them.

  14. I remember Edge saying how he was unhappy with the final mix of ‘Discotheque’ and Larry being REALLY unhappy with how incomplete ‘Staring at the Sun’ was and that it could have been a huge hit..my guess is that if they are going to release these on a greatest hits, they’ll want to fix them.

  15. Even better!!!! POP is a great album, don’t let others fool you. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the 1990-2000 ‘Greatest Hits’ would contain all new versions of these songs? POP forever!

  16. Even better!!!! POP is a great album, don’t let others fool you. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the 1990-2000 ‘Greatest Hits’ would contain all new versions of these songs? POP forever!

  17. Pop has already been remixed to an extent. A number of the singles were different to what exists on the Pop CD. Last Night On Earth and Please come to mind. I really like the different mixes on the singles. They seem “warmer”.

  18. Pop has already been remixed to an extent. A number of the singles were different to what exists on the Pop CD. Last Night On Earth and Please come to mind. I really like the different mixes on the singles. They seem “warmer”.

  19. I’m thinking by remix they really meant “remaster”. they could do better mixes with them than were on the album, mainly because last time they were sped up and had no choice but to go with what they had. I myself would love to hear better mixes of Please (the single version was great), Staring at the Sun, Last Night on Earth (again, the single version was great), and Wake Up Dead Man etc…

  20. I’m thinking by remix they really meant “remaster”. they could do better mixes with them than were on the album, mainly because last time they were sped up and had no choice but to go with what they had. I myself would love to hear better mixes of Please (the single version was great), Staring at the Sun, Last Night on Earth (again, the single version was great), and Wake Up Dead Man etc…

  21. Remixing POP is a good idea. But the whole album?! I think it’s not possible. Maybe EDge just wanted to say “we’re remixing the chosen sngs of Pop for the Best of”.

  22. Remixing POP is a good idea. But the whole album?! I think it’s not possible. Maybe EDge just wanted to say “we’re remixing the chosen sngs of Pop for the Best of”.

  23. I will be thrilled with a remixed “Please” and “Staring at the Sun”. Heck, just about anything. Hey- thanks for the pictures. Bono looks pretty good for a bald guy (sorry, you knew someone had to say it). 🙂

  24. I will be thrilled with a remixed “Please” and “Staring at the Sun”. Heck, just about anything. Hey- thanks for the pictures. Bono looks pretty good for a bald guy (sorry, you knew someone had to say it). 🙂

  25. Pop has such great songs…It so good that the Band wants to make sure the songs on the album are not dismissed. Smart move.

  26. Pop has such great songs…It so good that the Band wants to make sure the songs on the album are not dismissed. Smart move.

  27. ho hum, it has been my dream for almost 20 years to go to dublin when the boys were in the studio and hang out and perhaps run into them in a pub…dreams eh ?? i am 32 i wonder if i’ll do it before i am 52 !!!
    (apols for my dull introspection…must be the heat !)

  28. ho hum, it has been my dream for almost 20 years to go to dublin when the boys were in the studio and hang out and perhaps run into them in a pub…dreams eh ?? i am 32 i wonder if i’ll do it before i am 52 !!!
    (apols for my dull introspection…must be the heat !)

  29. Oh man…they’re so famous they can’t even record an album…THAT SUCKS!!!
    I love balding/bald guys.

  30. Oh man…they’re so famous they can’t even record an album…THAT SUCKS!!!
    I love balding/bald guys.

  31. Pop really was THE underrated album of the catalog. It is sooo good. I’ll be anxious to see to what extent the remixing goes. I think the single versions were all better than the originals on the album, esp. Please and Angels. It would be nice to see the album get some of the praise it deserves.

  32. Pop really was THE underrated album of the catalog. It is sooo good. I’ll be anxious to see to what extent the remixing goes. I think the single versions were all better than the originals on the album, esp. Please and Angels. It would be nice to see the album get some of the praise it deserves.

  33. I have actually “burned” a copy of Pop with all the remixed versions of the singles and my friends and I all listen to it before we listen to the orig. release. Seems like Please and LAst Night on Earth were in demo for on the album, Discotheque single is more rock and roll bass heavy and the If God… is much much more beautiful as on the single (which also appears on the sndtrk to that terrible Meg Ryan Nicholas Cage movie.)

  34. I have actually “burned” a copy of Pop with all the remixed versions of the singles and my friends and I all listen to it before we listen to the orig. release. Seems like Please and LAst Night on Earth were in demo for on the album, Discotheque single is more rock and roll bass heavy and the If God… is much much more beautiful as on the single (which also appears on the sndtrk to that terrible Meg Ryan Nicholas Cage movie.)

  35. Well….i guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. I doubt U2 would be releasing a remixed album of POP THIS year, and if they did, it would be just as rushed (maybe even more so) than POP itself! I hope they spend some time on it and give it until next year at least.
    One thing about this BEST OF business that I hope occurs is that they don’t just put the original versions of songs such as “THE FLY” and “LEMON” on there and actually do new versions of them as the live versions were AMAZING!
    I really loved the single versions of all the POP songs, hopefully they don’t just do new versions/REMIXES of THOSE songs.

  36. Well….i guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. I doubt U2 would be releasing a remixed album of POP THIS year, and if they did, it would be just as rushed (maybe even more so) than POP itself! I hope they spend some time on it and give it until next year at least.
    One thing about this BEST OF business that I hope occurs is that they don’t just put the original versions of songs such as “THE FLY” and “LEMON” on there and actually do new versions of them as the live versions were AMAZING!
    I really loved the single versions of all the POP songs, hopefully they don’t just do new versions/REMIXES of THOSE songs.

  37. first off where is a comment from POP-ROX?!?!?!? you’d think he’d be ecstatic hehe, pop is definetley the most underrated album. my uncle and i think it is like the beatle’s revolver, where at first everyone was all sgt. pepper’s and abbey road (joshua tree and achtung baby) but years later people will rediscover this masterpiece!!!!!!!!

  38. first off where is a comment from POP-ROX?!?!?!? you’d think he’d be ecstatic hehe, pop is definetley the most underrated album. my uncle and i think it is like the beatle’s revolver, where at first everyone was all sgt. pepper’s and abbey road (joshua tree and achtung baby) but years later people will rediscover this masterpiece!!!!!!!!

  39. Amen, POP kicked ass!!! Gone is one of the better U2 songs ever, as is Please (also Please has some of the best lyrics not only by Bono, but some of the best lyrics ever in a song or poem, in my opinion), and the rest of the album is killer also!!! I hope people pull their heads out and realize this like you guys have… However, I bet they meant they are remastering tracks for the best of, but maybe I’m wrong… All I do know is, this best of is going to be incredible, and I can’t wait!!! That and the new Filter album are way up on list of stuff that doesn’t suck and I must go buy this year… What about you guys???

  40. Amen, POP kicked ass!!! Gone is one of the better U2 songs ever, as is Please (also Please has some of the best lyrics not only by Bono, but some of the best lyrics ever in a song or poem, in my opinion), and the rest of the album is killer also!!! I hope people pull their heads out and realize this like you guys have… However, I bet they meant they are remastering tracks for the best of, but maybe I’m wrong… All I do know is, this best of is going to be incredible, and I can’t wait!!! That and the new Filter album are way up on list of stuff that doesn’t suck and I must go buy this year… What about you guys???

  41. all this remixing news and working on a couple of new songs sounds great – but i still think they could have found time to do those euro stadium shows!! You are all right however, those POP remix singles were much better than the LP versions!

  42. all this remixing news and working on a couple of new songs sounds great – but i still think they could have found time to do those euro stadium shows!! You are all right however, those POP remix singles were much better than the LP versions!

  43. I remember an interview with dj Carter Alan where he was talking about POP and made the comment that he thought that many of the songs on that album would work better as striped down (ie acoustic) songs. Maybe he was on to something because many songs from that record have progressively been played more striped down in live performances (Staring At The Sun, Wake Up Dead Man, Please). Wonder if the ‘remixing’ process will stripe down more songs…any thoughts? (PS. I must wholly agree with Ryan’s post about Please…the lyrics are inventive & brilliant! Some of Bono’s best work as a writer.)

  44. I remember an interview with dj Carter Alan where he was talking about POP and made the comment that he thought that many of the songs on that album would work better as striped down (ie acoustic) songs. Maybe he was on to something because many songs from that record have progressively been played more striped down in live performances (Staring At The Sun, Wake Up Dead Man, Please). Wonder if the ‘remixing’ process will stripe down more songs…any thoughts? (PS. I must wholly agree with Ryan’s post about Please…the lyrics are inventive & brilliant! Some of Bono’s best work as a writer.)

  45. It’s STRIP, STRIPPED and STRIPT, E.B. I always thought mixing was layering, which is the opposite of what you want…right? Because they do record each musical instrument seperately so they can “mix”/”loop” or layer the sounds together on the final recording to give the listener the IMPRESSION that everyone played together when they really didn’t. Thus, the difference between studio and live performances. It’s like the movies…everything on screen is a lie!! I think Gone’s vocals are desasterous but a good effort on Bono’s part considering the HIGH emotional content of the lyrics. I just cry thinking about it…boo hoo.

  46. It’s STRIP, STRIPPED and STRIPT, E.B. I always thought mixing was layering, which is the opposite of what you want…right? Because they do record each musical instrument seperately so they can “mix”/”loop” or layer the sounds together on the final recording to give the listener the IMPRESSION that everyone played together when they really didn’t. Thus, the difference between studio and live performances. It’s like the movies…everything on screen is a lie!! I think Gone’s vocals are desasterous but a good effort on Bono’s part considering the HIGH emotional content of the lyrics. I just cry thinking about it…boo hoo.

  47. “Best Of” will be released first, then the “Gangs of NY,” then the new album, and finally a “U2 7” type release of “Pop” in acoustic form…I think.

  48. “Best Of” will be released first, then the “Gangs of NY,” then the new album, and finally a “U2 7” type release of “Pop” in acoustic form…I think.

  49. I didn’t like Pop at all. Anything they can do to it will be an improvement. I’d rather see them working on new stuff though but it’s their business.

  50. I didn’t like Pop at all. Anything they can do to it will be an improvement. I’d rather see them working on new stuff though but it’s their business.

  51. Woo HOO!!!!! Pop is my favourite album apart from Achtung.. I wonder what they are truely doing with it? I think maybe one of the songs they are releasing for the best of’s might be a re recorded Pop song, and I think it might be Gone, Can’t f**king wait 😛

  52. Woo HOO!!!!! Pop is my favourite album apart from Achtung.. I wonder what they are truely doing with it? I think maybe one of the songs they are releasing for the best of’s might be a re recorded Pop song, and I think it might be Gone, Can’t f**king wait 😛

  53. Ps: I always had a feeling U2 ‘might’ do something with POP cause they always felt uneasy about it right from the launch of it. U2 always seem to confront things which bug them so history repeats

  54. Ps: I always had a feeling U2 ‘might’ do something with POP cause they always felt uneasy about it right from the launch of it. U2 always seem to confront things which bug them so history repeats

  55. first off where is a comment from POP-ROX?!?!?!? you’d think he’d be ecstatic hehe, pop is definetley the most underrated album. my uncle and i think it is like the beatle’s revolver, where at first everyone was all sgt. pepper’s and abbey road (joshua tree and achtung baby) but years later people will rediscover this masterpiece!!!!!!!!

  56. first off where is a comment from POP-ROX?!?!?!? you’d think he’d be ecstatic hehe, pop is definetley the most underrated album. my uncle and i think it is like the beatle’s revolver, where at first everyone was all sgt. pepper’s and abbey road (joshua tree and achtung baby) but years later people will rediscover this masterpiece!!!!!!!!

  57. *sniff* It brings a tear to my eye to come and see this page… I thought I was the only one in the world who loved *POP*!! It HAS to be their best album… it’s just so unique!! If they’re re-mixing the album to try and ‘fix their mistakes’ I won’t be happy, but if it’s just to give a different interpretation then I say bring it on! And as for that guy who likes Filter, how can one guy like something so good as U2 and yet look forward to something as crap as Filter? If you want a REAL rock album, get the forthcoming self-titled album from ‘Pacifier’… Aug 19th in OZ and by the end of the year in the US…

  58. *sniff* It brings a tear to my eye to come and see this page… I thought I was the only one in the world who loved *POP*!! It HAS to be their best album… it’s just so unique!! If they’re re-mixing the album to try and ‘fix their mistakes’ I won’t be happy, but if it’s just to give a different interpretation then I say bring it on! And as for that guy who likes Filter, how can one guy like something so good as U2 and yet look forward to something as crap as Filter? If you want a REAL rock album, get the forthcoming self-titled album from ‘Pacifier’… Aug 19th in OZ and by the end of the year in the US…

  59. i’m so happy they are remixing the best album they ever made *POP* FOREVER!!!!!!!!! thanks boys!! i always knew they’d go back to their best record

  60. i’m so happy they are remixing the best album they ever made *POP* FOREVER!!!!!!!!! thanks boys!! i always knew they’d go back to their best record

  61. All the remixing business has had me wondering if they’ll attempt it on another record, like October. That record was rather rushed in being made, I seem to recall Edge talking about having another go at that record in an interview last year (Much Music I believe).

  62. All the remixing business has had me wondering if they’ll attempt it on another record, like October. That record was rather rushed in being made, I seem to recall Edge talking about having another go at that record in an interview last year (Much Music I believe).

  63. i always hate how people say what other people listen to is crap, but when someone says u2 is crap, they feel all defensive and emotional about it and claim that their music taste is superior. btw, i personally love filter too, u jackass!

  64. i always hate how people say what other people listen to is crap, but when someone says u2 is crap, they feel all defensive and emotional about it and claim that their music taste is superior. btw, i personally love filter too, u jackass!

  65. It would be nice if there was a “remixed” Pop released. But more than likely, if anything, it would be a “remastered” Pop. It seems there are a few bands out there that will remaster their entire catalog. I wonder if the boys are thinking in that direction? Now would be the time to cash in if that is the plan. I seriously doubt they would put that much work into reworking Pop substantially. Especially with all of the other stuff going on right now for them.

  66. It would be nice if there was a “remixed” Pop released. But more than likely, if anything, it would be a “remastered” Pop. It seems there are a few bands out there that will remaster their entire catalog. I wonder if the boys are thinking in that direction? Now would be the time to cash in if that is the plan. I seriously doubt they would put that much work into reworking Pop substantially. Especially with all of the other stuff going on right now for them.

  67. Way to go Jude. I agree. We are above trashing other people’s music aren’t we? Filter or Pacifier aren’t my bands of choice but I’m not going to diss on someone else’s likes. It’s disrespectful and not fair to them and certainly doesn’t help this thread.

  68. Way to go Jude. I agree. We are above trashing other people’s music aren’t we? Filter or Pacifier aren’t my bands of choice but I’m not going to diss on someone else’s likes. It’s disrespectful and not fair to them and certainly doesn’t help this thread.

  69. My hunch is that one of the remixed Pop songs is Holy Joe as a single for the upcoming Best of, just like “Sweetest Thing” single from the last Best Of album (a previous B-side). Here’s to a stripped rock version of Mofo.

  70. My hunch is that one of the remixed Pop songs is Holy Joe as a single for the upcoming Best of, just like “Sweetest Thing” single from the last Best Of album (a previous B-side). Here’s to a stripped rock version of Mofo.

  71. I was just on Zootopia & I read an interesting thought on the POP remixing: perhaps the band intends to give the remixed album away with the last Propaganda issue.

  72. I was just on Zootopia & I read an interesting thought on the POP remixing: perhaps the band intends to give the remixed album away with the last Propaganda issue.

  73. Hey mitch, I don’t think I asked you, but… I’ve never heard of pacifier, but if you don’t think Filter is real rock, maybe you should look into it a little… U2 is also Filter’s biggest influence… Why don’t you buy The Amalgamut and try posting again, I’d love to hear why you don’t think Filter is REAL rock and roll like U2 at that point… Rudeness aside, I can’t wait for U2, I got my new Filter CD (low and behold, it IS the BEST ROCK AND ROLL I’VE HEARD ALL YEAR AND THEN SOME) today and I love it!!! Go get it Jude, you won’t be dissapointed!!! Sorry U2log folks, I won’t post something this off topic again!!!

  74. Hey mitch, I don’t think I asked you, but… I’ve never heard of pacifier, but if you don’t think Filter is real rock, maybe you should look into it a little… U2 is also Filter’s biggest influence… Why don’t you buy The Amalgamut and try posting again, I’d love to hear why you don’t think Filter is REAL rock and roll like U2 at that point… Rudeness aside, I can’t wait for U2, I got my new Filter CD (low and behold, it IS the BEST ROCK AND ROLL I’VE HEARD ALL YEAR AND THEN SOME) today and I love it!!! Go get it Jude, you won’t be dissapointed!!! Sorry U2log folks, I won’t post something this off topic again!!!

  75. Perhaps the re-mixed “Pop” will be the Bonus CD with the Best-Of?

    Songs like Wake-Up Dead Man, Please, Gone, Staring At The Sun, If God Will.. Velvet Dress, if they were reworked well, this album would move up another level definitely. Its a very underrated record I find. I haven’t heard the single mixes of the Pop singles, were they a lot better than the album versions?

  76. Perhaps the re-mixed “Pop” will be the Bonus CD with the Best-Of?

    Songs like Wake-Up Dead Man, Please, Gone, Staring At The Sun, If God Will.. Velvet Dress, if they were reworked well, this album would move up another level definitely. Its a very underrated record I find. I haven’t heard the single mixes of the Pop singles, were they a lot better than the album versions?

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