Daily U2 News Digest for 2009-01-22

delicious (feed #6) 11:03pm Four5One on their artwork for No Line On the Horizon. Bono requested the use of Sugimoto’s work.
generic (feed #22) 11:53pm U2 Accused of CD Art Theft (antiMUSIC)
delicious (feed #6) 4:28am The Evolution of Apple Design Between 1977-2008 (very brief U2 mention)
delicious (feed #6) 4:30am Joshua Trees and America: Finding what we’re looking for and saving our …
delicious (feed #6) 4:32am U2 ipod inspired cufflinks. I kid you not.
delicious (feed #6) 4:34am Obama Reveals Top 10 Favorite Songs – AOL Music Canada
delicious (feed #6) 9:03am No Line On The Horizon Hmv Com Only Exclusive Ltd Slipcase
delicious (feed #6) 9:05am Australian Exclusive Release – No Line On the Horizon (+1 Bonus Track)
delicious (feed #6) 9:09am Images of the various different releases of No Line on the Horizon
generic (feed #25) 9:14am U2 3D
delicious (feed #6) 9:28am Images of the Get On Your Boots single artwork

Daily U2 News Digest for 2009-01-21

generic (feed #25) 8:24pm U2 – Gloria
delicious (feed #6) 2:19am Worldwide Radio Goes Wild For New U2
delicious (feed #6) 2:39am We were told to keep an eye on www.nolineonthehorizon.com
generic (feed #22) 3:56am U2 slammed with ‘copycat’ accusation (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
generic (feed #22) 4:04am U2 slammed with ‘copycat’ accusation (KIMT Mason City)
generic (feed #22) 4:10am U2 slammed with ‘copycat’ accusation (San Diego 6)
delicious (feed #6) 4:53am Musician Taylor Deupree writes: "U2 ALBUM COVER…HAVE I SEEN THIS BEFORE??"
generic (feed #25) 5:17am u2 sing at the Obama party
generic (feed #25) 6:42am U2 OBAMA CONCERT from ( Washington, 18th January 2009 ) ( Pride ) ( City of Blinding Lights ) WE ARE ONE
generic (feed #22) 6:24pm New U2 song is happy stuff indeed (The Kansas City Star)

Elbow’s Guy Garvey: ‘We Were Huge U2 Fans’

Guy Garvey, lead singer of the British band Elbow, says the band members were all U2 fans. Elbow, who won the 2008 Mercury prize, has recorded U2’s song Running to Standstill for the new War Child album, ‘Heroes’.

Guy Garvey - Elbow
Photo copyright cvodb, 2008

Garvey says it was the first song the band ever learnt together:

“We were huge U2 fans… it was the first thing we ever played together as nippers”, said Garvey. “It was too lovely a thing that we’d also covered it many, many moons ago.”

You can listen to Guy Garvey being interviewed by XFM’s Ian Camfield, and you can also hear Elbow’s lush cover of ‘Running To Stand Still’ on the XFM website.

The War Child album ‘Heroes’ will be released on February 16th.

Continue for the full tracklisting

Lanois: Bono wanted ‘spiritual songs for the future’

Alan Cross on ExploreMusic.com’s blog has started posting the transcript of his interview with Daniel Lanois.

“We started in Fez Morocco because we wanted a musical and exotic location. One of my first conversations with Bono was one about future hymns—spiritual songs for the future—and he was at the opinion that Morocco would be a great crossroads for a universal feeling for the album.”

Read more on ExploreMusic.com

You can also listen to two brief soundbytes from the interview on AtU2.com in which Lanois reveals he’s seen the band’s preliminary set-drawings, including a 360-degree stage, with all the ‘artillery’ out of the sight line.

Daily U2 News Digest for 2009-01-20

generic (feed #22) 8:11pm Dublin radio airs new U2 single (Pioneer Press)
generic (feed #22) 10:12pm Dublin radio broadcasts new U2 single (AP via Yahoo! News)
generic (feed #22) 10:18pm U2 releases first song from new album (Newsday)
generic (feed #22) 10:36pm U2 offers fans a taste of new album (San Francisco Chronicle)
generic (feed #25) 11:01pm U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name (2002 Super Bowl Live)
generic (feed #22) 1:49am Dublin radio broadcasts new U2 single (AP via Yahoo! News)
youtube (feed #10) 2:09am Posted a video on YouTube.

generic (feed #22) 2:25am U2 releases first song from new album (Orlando Sentinel)
generic (feed #22) 3:16am Dublin radio airs new U2 single, `Get Your Books On’ (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
generic (feed #19) 3:17am
delicious (feed #6) 4:48am U2 – Get on your boots
delicious (feed #6) 5:26am Download ‘America’s Song’ mp3 from Oprah.com
generic (feed #25) 5:40am U2 – Get On Your Boots (New Single HQ)
generic (feed #22) 6:24am Emerald Isle dwellers gets first taste of U2 song (Post-Bulletin)
generic (feed #22) 8:15am We Want U2 Get Your Thoughts On (E! Online)
youtube (feed #15) 8:31am Posted a video on YouTube.

generic (feed #22) 9:20am U2 Get Their Boots On (IGN Music)
delicious (feed #6) 10:05am Boden Sea, Uttwil, 1993 – Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, born 1948)
generic (feed #22) 12:10pm U2 releases new single ‘Boots’ (UPI)
generic (feed #22) 1:11pm U2 fans hear first new single in 5 years (New York Daily News)
delicious (feed #6) 1:14pm No Line on the Horizon – pre-order on iTunes
generic (feed #25) 1:32pm U2: Inauguration Concert (Full)- Pride/City of Blinding Lights
generic (feed #22) 4:10pm Dublin radio broadcasts new U2 single (Las Cruces Sun-News)

Get On Your Boots (3:24) – the credits

These are the credits to Get On Your Boots as printed on the 1-track european CD single:

Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono
Produced by Brian Eno and Danny Lanois
Additional production by Declan Gaffney
Engineered by Richard Rainey
Additional engineering by Declan Gaffney and Carl Glanville
Mixed by Declan Gaffney
Keyboards by Terry Lawless
Additional percussion by Sam O’Sullivan
Published by Universal Music Publishing BV

Thanks to Oli at www.u2swisshome.com for the information.