Bono co-writes song for Sheridan film

Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer and Bono have written a song called “Time Enough for Tears” for the upcoming Jim Sheridan film “In America”. Vocalist on the track is Andrea Corr.

Talking to Friday explained: “Bono saw the film and was blown away by it. He wanted to work with us and something happened, organically.”

Friday and Seezer have recently completed work on the score for Sheridan’s film. It is their third collaboration with the director, after “In the Name of the Father” and “The Boxer”.

The song has 40’s Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald feel to it and is likely to surprise anyone who expects something along the line of the previous collaboration, “In the Name of the Father”.

Friday: “It’s very poetic, very romantic. Very vulnerable and naked. It’s a beautiful song.” The film, “In America”, will premiere next year, April/May at the earliest.

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Round up, Reviews, previews, tabs

We were away from our desks for a while. Apologies if you tried to contact us and got no response. Here are some updates from our mail box: John Kennedy, a former production and tour manager with U2, is to take over the post of director for the Cork 2005 European City of Culture. Kennedy also worked as production manager on the acclaimed TV series Bringing It All Back Home. (p)reviews the Best of CD, track by track. If you haven’t been able to track down “The hands that built America”, U2 Satellite Television lends a, um, hand.

And for the musicians among us, two readers sent in tabs for “Hands”. Nick van den Broecke pointed us to his website and Dave Curran, sent his tabs to us:

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