If You Change That Velvet Dress

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U2wanderer.org has details on an upcoming release called
More Friends Small World Big Band Volume 2” by Jools Holland (and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra), former member of Squeeze and presenter of the BBC’s fab music show “Later with Jools“. First song on the tracklisting is one of U2’s sexiest tunes, “If you wear that velvet dress” featuring Bono. The album will be out November 18th in the U.K. and worldwide in the new year. Pre-order at Amazon.co.uk.

32 thoughts on “If You Change That Velvet Dress

  1. Luv — that’s a very, very common tactic. Jools Holland is a massive personality in the UK and is essentially unknown in America; theoretically, delaying the release gives the record company more time to market the album. Not that it ever works that way, but. Artists who are seen as “European” very rarely acheive simultaneous US/Europe releases, actually — Kylie Minogue’s album, which ended up being a hit here, was out for almost six months in Europe before its American release.

  2. Luv — that’s a very, very common tactic. Jools Holland is a massive personality in the UK and is essentially unknown in America; theoretically, delaying the release gives the record company more time to market the album. Not that it ever works that way, but. Artists who are seen as “European” very rarely acheive simultaneous US/Europe releases, actually — Kylie Minogue’s album, which ended up being a hit here, was out for almost six months in Europe before its American release.

  3. And on a separate note — maaaaaan do I love that song. Here’s hoping the re-version’s good… (and hey! VonB! Why didn’t they get you-know-who to sing it this time ’round? ;-D)

  4. And on a separate note — maaaaaan do I love that song. Here’s hoping the re-version’s good… (and hey! VonB! Why didn’t they get you-know-who to sing it this time ’round? ;-D)

  5. Chris – thanks! Although I wish it’d be out sooner in the U.S.
    That would have gone on my Christmas list . . . 🙂

  6. Chris – thanks! Although I wish it’d be out sooner in the U.S.
    That would have gone on my Christmas list . . . 🙂

  7. helloooooooo that song was on the most wondrows and rumpsaing album ever, *POP* man and it;s a classic just ask my ladyfriend hehehe.. i;d like to thank U2 for that, and for always adding a little BOOMCHA in my life.. and may the moon forever be a mirrorball

  8. helloooooooo that song was on the most wondrows and rumpsaing album ever, *POP* man and it;s a classic just ask my ladyfriend hehehe.. i;d like to thank U2 for that, and for always adding a little BOOMCHA in my life.. and may the moon forever be a mirrorball

  9. Sorry for the off topic note here…
    Has anyone heard the “Big Yam” mix of God will send? it’s on at U2.com…would love to hear everyones response…I am still unsure.

  10. Sorry for the off topic note here…
    Has anyone heard the “Big Yam” mix of God will send? it’s on at U2.com…would love to hear everyones response…I am still unsure.

  11. Sorry for the off topic note here…
    Has anyone heard the “Big Yam” mix of God will send? it’s on at U2.com…would love to hear everyones response…I am still unsure.

  12. Sorry for the off topic note here…
    Has anyone heard the “Big Yam” mix of God will send? it’s on at U2.com…would love to hear everyones response…I am still unsure.

  13. Is this version of Velvet Dress a re-worked one? I wish they would just re-release POP with the re-worked versions of the songs… and not give us the half assed re-wroked single versions (Last Night On Earth and IGWSHA) although the single version of Please was awesome, And… heard the Big Yam mix, and I posted my opinions of it in another topic… I think it is a big steaming pile of monkey crap. The stupid drum track ruins the mood that the original creates and in effect ruins the whole song. I still can’t figure out how these songs can’t be released on the Best Of but are released on the b-sides and rarities cd, being ruined by subpar remixes. Not all songs are like this, but why in the hell a remix like this made the extra cd and not a song like Satellite Of Love or even a good version of Salome (the Zoomancer or whatever the hell is a fsteaming pile of monkey crap too), or Where Did It All Go Wrong, or even Always is beyond me. I could see the royalties check thing for Satellite Of Love, but c’mon! I like everything else but this extra cd has been a little dissapointing. And while I am sutre that I will get flamed because “if I thought that they would release exactly what I wanted then I’ve got problems in the first place” but honestly… I don’t care. My word is not the gospel, it’s only my opinion. Okay… I am done my rant… for now! Muahahahahahahahaha! I’ve got the munchies.

  14. Is this version of Velvet Dress a re-worked one? I wish they would just re-release POP with the re-worked versions of the songs… and not give us the half assed re-wroked single versions (Last Night On Earth and IGWSHA) although the single version of Please was awesome, And… heard the Big Yam mix, and I posted my opinions of it in another topic… I think it is a big steaming pile of monkey crap. The stupid drum track ruins the mood that the original creates and in effect ruins the whole song. I still can’t figure out how these songs can’t be released on the Best Of but are released on the b-sides and rarities cd, being ruined by subpar remixes. Not all songs are like this, but why in the hell a remix like this made the extra cd and not a song like Satellite Of Love or even a good version of Salome (the Zoomancer or whatever the hell is a fsteaming pile of monkey crap too), or Where Did It All Go Wrong, or even Always is beyond me. I could see the royalties check thing for Satellite Of Love, but c’mon! I like everything else but this extra cd has been a little dissapointing. And while I am sutre that I will get flamed because “if I thought that they would release exactly what I wanted then I’ve got problems in the first place” but honestly… I don’t care. My word is not the gospel, it’s only my opinion. Okay… I am done my rant… for now! Muahahahahahahahaha! I’ve got the munchies.

  15. Oh btw… I meant to ask. Does anyone know of a website that the performance of All I Want Is You and North And South of the River in mp3? Those were great.

  16. Oh btw… I meant to ask. Does anyone know of a website that the performance of All I Want Is You and North And South of the River in mp3? Those were great.

  17. allo
    u2station.com has teh omagh tracks in mp3 under tracks, also kazaa.com.

    is this verson of vervet dress up yet?

  18. allo
    u2station.com has teh omagh tracks in mp3 under tracks, also kazaa.com.

    is this verson of vervet dress up yet?

  19. On an unrelated note – got my ‘best of’ today – (I’m in Ireland BTW) and it’s verrry good. No hidden track, I’m afraid, and The Fly is indeed there. (track no.17). “Hands…” is a very cool song, the new mixes are also very cool – and check out the funky DVD, They’ve got Please live in Helsinki!

  20. On an unrelated note – got my ‘best of’ today – (I’m in Ireland BTW) and it’s verrry good. No hidden track, I’m afraid, and The Fly is indeed there. (track no.17). “Hands…” is a very cool song, the new mixes are also very cool – and check out the funky DVD, They’ve got Please live in Helsinki!

  21. No, it’s a double-CD pack with a DVD in cardboard casing stuck onto the front. The version of “PLEASE” on the DVD is dead badly mixed. You can’t hear Bono at all!

  22. No, it’s a double-CD pack with a DVD in cardboard casing stuck onto the front. The version of “PLEASE” on the DVD is dead badly mixed. You can’t hear Bono at all!

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