New U2 album will feature re-recordings of 40 songs from the band’s career
The recent release of Bono’s autobiography has inspired U2 as a whole to revisit their past. In “Surrender: 40 Canções Uma História”, the band’s lead singer used 40 of the band’s songs to narrate his life. Now, the quartet has confirmed that it will release the album “Songs Of Surrender” which will also bring 40 songs that marked the band’s career in new versions.
It is not yet known if the repertoire of the disc will be the same chosen by Bono for the book. There, the singer selected not only hits (“With Or Without You”, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”), but also songs beloved by fans (“Bad”, “11 O’Clock Tick Tock”) and more recent songs (“Landlady “, “Every Breaking Wave”).
Bono is also doing a series of performances in theaters where he sings intimate versions of U2 songs and tells the story that they are in “Surrender”, which has already been translated into Portuguese.
The album, the first by the Irish in six years, will be released on March 17, not by chance, “St. Patricks Day”. A video packed to the sound of the new version of “Beautiful Day”, showing the evolution of the band, which released its debut album in 1980, was released to mark the announcement of the disc.