New album title: “Solar”?

We received this (highly suspect) e-mail today:

Hi guys, i work in Universal from Colombia and i receive today a preview od promotional poster of new album of U2 direct from ireland
the new album name write n poster is SOLAR
the image of poster (preview) is the Sun with a 04 red rays of then, write U2 – Solar (in stores March 08, 2004 with limited cd rest of 80-00)
and is very possible this album launch in a “the rest of 1980-2000” extra cd (limited edition)
ps: this is a preview (beta poster maybe?)
thanks!!!
BoNoCoLomBia

(quoted verbatim)

70 thoughts on “New album title: “Solar”?

  1. ok…I hope this may be semi true..Cuz that is a Great Name for an album!!
    woohooooooo!!! keep us posted !

  2. ok…I hope this may be semi true..Cuz that is a Great Name for an album!!
    woohooooooo!!! keep us posted !

  3. I doubt the boys are anywhere near a finalized title this far out. remember not long before atyclb was released, the record company bought several website domains that reflected what I thought were the proposed titles being kicked around at the time, “peace and love” and other clunkers among them. that said, “solar” is a decent album name. it’s evocative.

  4. I doubt the boys are anywhere near a finalized title this far out. remember not long before atyclb was released, the record company bought several website domains that reflected what I thought were the proposed titles being kicked around at the time, “peace and love” and other clunkers among them. that said, “solar” is a decent album name. it’s evocative.

  5. Well, this is pretty sure to be a hoax. I dunno how there could be an album title, date of release, and promotional poster when it was said just this past week in an official interview with Paul McGuiness that Bono keeps saying he wants to finish and get the album out by the end of the year. He also mentioned about how the band had made the mistake in the past of releasing an album too early. So I seriously doubt that an exact date would be named when the record isn’t finished. This reeks of hoaxness.

  6. Well, this is pretty sure to be a hoax. I dunno how there could be an album title, date of release, and promotional poster when it was said just this past week in an official interview with Paul McGuiness that Bono keeps saying he wants to finish and get the album out by the end of the year. He also mentioned about how the band had made the mistake in the past of releasing an album too early. So I seriously doubt that an exact date would be named when the record isn’t finished. This reeks of hoaxness.

  7. “Solar” is a working title. It may well be “Lunar” by the time the record comes out.

    “The Rest of 1980-2000” will be a bonus cd released with the new album.

    Other than this, it’s all rumours and conjecture, friends.

  8. “Solar” is a working title. It may well be “Lunar” by the time the record comes out.

    “The Rest of 1980-2000” will be a bonus cd released with the new album.

    Other than this, it’s all rumours and conjecture, friends.

  9. Mark 8, 2004 seems like a bogus release date. U2 need to stick close to fourth quarter 2003 release for christmas shoppers.

  10. Mark 8, 2004 seems like a bogus release date. U2 need to stick close to fourth quarter 2003 release for christmas shoppers.

  11. someone sent me an email from interscope today regarding U2’s 30th anniversary tour in 2006. it will be called “we’re winging it.” the preee release is currently being formatted and will be sent on april 12, 2005. it discusses the long overdue u2 box set, which will be released during the tour. the box set will contain 38 CDs, 12 dvds, and 634 page book covering u2 live… it will be called “her you go, now shut the hell up.”

  12. someone sent me an email from interscope today regarding U2’s 30th anniversary tour in 2006. it will be called “we’re winging it.” the preee release is currently being formatted and will be sent on april 12, 2005. it discusses the long overdue u2 box set, which will be released during the tour. the box set will contain 38 CDs, 12 dvds, and 634 page book covering u2 live… it will be called “her you go, now shut the hell up.”

  13. Are new releases Tuesdays in the USA and Mondays R.O.W.? Just checking to see if the date jibes…

  14. Are new releases Tuesdays in the USA and Mondays R.O.W.? Just checking to see if the date jibes…

  15. Steve Averill at Four5One said in Cleveland that he has heard about 8 songs but they are in the studio this week and are going back to hear more. They have not been given the directive yet to come up with sleeve designs. That happens when the music gets a bit more stable. I doubt from what Averill said about the process of sleeve design and other comments that any of this is true. He didn’t even seem aware of a limited edition “rest of 1980-2000” which seems to be the most beLIEvable part.

  16. Steve Averill at Four5One said in Cleveland that he has heard about 8 songs but they are in the studio this week and are going back to hear more. They have not been given the directive yet to come up with sleeve designs. That happens when the music gets a bit more stable. I doubt from what Averill said about the process of sleeve design and other comments that any of this is true. He didn’t even seem aware of a limited edition “rest of 1980-2000” which seems to be the most beLIEvable part.

  17. I reckon an album release date of Feb/Mar 2004 to be very plausible, preceded by a December 2003 single release with all the poohaa and attention we’re used to.
    Either Edge or Bono recently mentioned a Feb 2004 album release.

  18. I reckon an album release date of Feb/Mar 2004 to be very plausible, preceded by a December 2003 single release with all the poohaa and attention we’re used to.
    Either Edge or Bono recently mentioned a Feb 2004 album release.

  19. Shame on u2log.com (otherwise a great site) for even bothering to print such drivel. Any U2 fan worth their salt would know that after Pop, the band would never make a hard commitment to a release date this far in advance.

    There’s a sucker born every minute…

  20. Shame on u2log.com (otherwise a great site) for even bothering to print such drivel. Any U2 fan worth their salt would know that after Pop, the band would never make a hard commitment to a release date this far in advance.

    There’s a sucker born every minute…

  21. Next time I get bored, I’m going to dream up some fake album names, post them online, and watch them get reported as “news.”

    I love the disinformation age! Everything is real! Maybe!

  22. Next time I get bored, I’m going to dream up some fake album names, post them online, and watch them get reported as “news.”

    I love the disinformation age! Everything is real! Maybe!

  23. I like the “title” Solar = heat / brightness and continuing theme of Beautiful Day and joy. At the other end, a dark, rocking, Exit-like track called “Eclipse.”

  24. I like the “title” Solar = heat / brightness and continuing theme of Beautiful Day and joy. At the other end, a dark, rocking, Exit-like track called “Eclipse.”

  25. I like when stuff like this is posted…you really have to wonder what kind of people take the time and make the effort to come up with these things, and then send them around. Doesn’t it ever occur to anyone that you can work for Universal or Interscope, cleaning the toilets or making salads in the cafeteria?? I, for one, will expect nothing out of U2 unless Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry tell me directly to my face that something is going to happen (hint, hint, hint…)

  26. I like when stuff like this is posted…you really have to wonder what kind of people take the time and make the effort to come up with these things, and then send them around. Doesn’t it ever occur to anyone that you can work for Universal or Interscope, cleaning the toilets or making salads in the cafeteria?? I, for one, will expect nothing out of U2 unless Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry tell me directly to my face that something is going to happen (hint, hint, hint…)

  27. two things: a) popmartyr & buzz, if you don’t like u2log then go somewhere else and stop waisting my valuable sit-on-my-ass-and-read-fun-u2-stuff-time with your stupid posts. b) see a.

  28. two things: a) popmartyr & buzz, if you don’t like u2log then go somewhere else and stop waisting my valuable sit-on-my-ass-and-read-fun-u2-stuff-time with your stupid posts. b) see a.

  29. I Love this Name!
    SOLAR!!
    and i love the track called eclipse (post 24) uheuheuheuh!!!

  30. I Love this Name!
    SOLAR!!
    and i love the track called eclipse (post 24) uheuheuheuh!!!

  31. i think its true, look edge says:
    It’s hard to describe it, other than its just a very raw rock n’ roll album. A band in its primary colours of guitar, bass, drums, voice and a lot of vitality and energy, so far anyway. By the time it comes out it could be a country and western album.”
    vitality and energy = sun (solar)
    western movies always have a hot sun!!
    SOLAR IS BORN!!!

  32. i think its true, look edge says:
    It’s hard to describe it, other than its just a very raw rock n’ roll album. A band in its primary colours of guitar, bass, drums, voice and a lot of vitality and energy, so far anyway. By the time it comes out it could be a country and western album.”
    vitality and energy = sun (solar)
    western movies always have a hot sun!!
    SOLAR IS BORN!!!

  33. You never know, but thanks to the log we at least can discuss it… I don’t think the point was to give us any inside scoop a year from a release date, just to make us aware of what this paticular guy was saying, so let’s all relax… But since I am Bono’s assistant nose picker, I know it actually called “Bloody Finger”, and the first single is called, “With or Without Goo”…

  34. You never know, but thanks to the log we at least can discuss it… I don’t think the point was to give us any inside scoop a year from a release date, just to make us aware of what this paticular guy was saying, so let’s all relax… But since I am Bono’s assistant nose picker, I know it actually called “Bloody Finger”, and the first single is called, “With or Without Goo”…

  35. i just phoned mr mcguinnes and he told me the real title of the next album.
    “a boy in october’s war under a blood red sky saw an unforgettable fire. it was the joshua tree burning down making a rattle and hum. achtung baby! some said him. but it was too late cause he was wide awake in zooropa flying on a pop yellow lemon thinking bout all that you can’t leave behind. All the best! (80 90 90 00) ”

  36. i just phoned mr mcguinnes and he told me the real title of the next album.
    “a boy in october’s war under a blood red sky saw an unforgettable fire. it was the joshua tree burning down making a rattle and hum. achtung baby! some said him. but it was too late cause he was wide awake in zooropa flying on a pop yellow lemon thinking bout all that you can’t leave behind. All the best! (80 90 90 00) “

  37. Oh my!! Just look at this posting.. I just thought it a really cool album name and am certainly not taking this seriously! As someone said until it comes from their mouths you have to take it with a grain of salt.
    As someone else said, it fun to speculate and discuss it at such a cool website as u2log.com!
    I am a several times daily reader of this site and just couldn’t live without it.
    So popmartyr and buzz take it elsewhere if you are going to be so critical about what this site posts or doesn’t.

  38. Oh my!! Just look at this posting.. I just thought it a really cool album name and am certainly not taking this seriously! As someone said until it comes from their mouths you have to take it with a grain of salt.
    As someone else said, it fun to speculate and discuss it at such a cool website as u2log.com!
    I am a several times daily reader of this site and just couldn’t live without it.
    So popmartyr and buzz take it elsewhere if you are going to be so critical about what this site posts or doesn’t.

  39. It’s the second “working title album rumour”. The first was calling the album “The ordinary Land”, the second “Solar”.

    I prefer The Ordinary Land!!!!!

  40. It’s the second “working title album rumour”. The first was calling the album “The ordinary Land”, the second “Solar”.

    I prefer The Ordinary Land!!!!!

  41. correction.. its the third working title rumor.. the second was hanover over at interference.com.. imo i think they have the best info about the new album out of all places ive seen so far…

  42. correction.. its the third working title rumor.. the second was hanover over at interference.com.. imo i think they have the best info about the new album out of all places ive seen so far…

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