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Songs of Innocence
Album Rock,Contemporary Pop/Rock
September 9, 2014
Assault And Battery
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Songs Of Innocence is the most intimate album we've ever made. With this record we were looking for the raw, naked and personal, to strip everything back. The idea of the unique relationship between a parent and child, the image of a father and son, came from the band. and reveal how music changed everything.

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U2's Songs of Innocence Album released on September 9, 2014. Had Apple not been readying the launch of its new iPhone 6, U2 might have had to invent the thing itself. In a bold move only this band could pull off, Bono and the gang hijacked the tech giant's Sept. Songs of Innocence is a colossal-sounding record from rock's ultimate stadium wreckers, and a quick listen reveals why no other marketing strategy would have worked.

Comes with a digital booklet in PDF format.

11 Songs, 48 Minutes. Released: 9 Sep 2014. 2017 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited. More By U2. See All. U218 Singles. U218 Singles (Deluxe Version). The Best of 1990-2000.

Which makes Songs of Innocence (oof) an Apology Album. Thing is, they’ve already made the mea culpa, rld record with All That You Can’t Leave Behind, fourteen years ago. Even the new LP title shows the band cautiously approaching the public with its hands up. Indeed, Songs of Innocence (christ) smells of lotus and the airport like ATYCLB and the following HTDAAB, albeit pressed into the Danger Mouse mold as to sonically mimic his work with Broken Bells, Black Keys, Beck, Gorillaz, Gnarls Barkley, et al. It practically comes packaged with a Super Bowl.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 4:15
2 Every Breaking Wave Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 4:12
3 California (There Is No End to Love) Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 3:59
4 Song for Someone Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 3:46
5 Iris (Hold Me Close) Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 5:19
6 Volcano Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 3:14
7 Raised by Wolves Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 4:05
8 Cedarwood Road [For Guggi] Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 4:25
9 Sleep Like a Baby Tonight Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 5:01
10 This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now [For Joe Strummer] Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 5:05
11 The Troubles Bono / The Edge / U2 U2 4:45


Steve Averill - Design
Ben Baptie - Engineer, Mixing
Cecil Bartlett - Assistant
Tchad Blake - Mixing
Sharon Blankson - Creative Consultant
Natalia Bonner - Violin
Bono - Composer, Dulcimer, Guitar, Keyboards, Lyricist, Vocals
Everett Bradley - Choir/Chorus
Brian Burton - Keyboards, Percussion, Programming
Greg Clark - Choir/Chorus
Adam Clayton - Guitar (Bass), Keyboards
Caroline Dale - Cello, String Arrangements
Danger Mouse - Additional Production, Choir Arrangement, Producer
Adam Durbridge - Assistant
Declan Durbridge - Engineer
Ada Dyer - Choir/Chorus
The Edge - Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Lyricist, Programming, Vocals (Background)
Tom Elmhirst - Mixing
Xavier Encinas - Design
Paul Epworth - Additional Production, Clapping, Keyboards, Percussion, Producer, Programming, Slide Guitar
Tabitha Fair - Choir/Chorus
Flood - Keyboards, Producer
Gavin Friday - Creative Consultant
Declan Gaffney - Additional Production, Clapping, Engineer, Guitar (Acoustic), Keyboards, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Programming, Vocal Effect, Vocals (Background)
Carl Glanville - Engineer
Jefferson Hack - Creative Director
Bobby Harden - Choir/Chorus
Christina Hardy - Creation
Chris Heaney - Assistant
Seamus Heaney - Contribution
Kim Hill - Choir/Chorus
Philipp Humm - Design
Joseph Hartwell Jones - Assistant
Kennie Takahashi - Engineer, Mixing
Nadine King - Production Manager
Lykke Li - Featured Artist
Glen Luchford - Cover Photo
Nelson Mandela - Contribution
Rab McAllister - Technical Manager
Quiona McCollum - Choir/Chorus
Shaughn McGrath - Cover Design, Design
Todd Monfalcone - Assistant
Larry Mullen, Jr. - Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Background)
Sean Oakley - Assistant
Sam O'Sullivan - Drum Technician, Studio Manager
Leo Pearson - Keyboards
Paolo Pellegrin - Photography
Jesse Peters - Coordination
Nicki Richards - Choir/Chorus
Carlos Ricketts - Choir/Chorus
Dallas Schoo - Guitar Technician
Scott Sedillo - Mastering
Drew Smith - Assistant
Ryan Tedder - Guitar (Acoustic), Keyboards, Producer, Programming
U2 - Composer, Primary Artist
Joe Visciano - Assistant, Clapping, Vocals (Background)
Matt Wiggins - Engineer, Mixing
  • Nagor
This is an extremely unsatisfying U2 album. I remember Bono saying somewhere that if they made two shit albums in a row they would pack it in. I love U2 and think that some of their later work is worth revisiting - AllTYCLBehind was a great album. Atomic Bomb was a blander version but it still had a few great moments. No Line on the Horizon was their first truly bad album but it did have three reasonably good songs at the beginning. Songs of Innocence is the first U2 album I have listened to where nothing stands out except for the consistently bland production and songs that have no bite or soul. Yes, band members can talk about how meaningful these songs are to them, and how it is personal this time, and they have returned to their childhood. This seems to me to be a bit desperate and contrived. If they hadn't kept banging on about this in interviews I wouldn't have guessed. It certainly doesn't come across in the music. Van Morrison has never talked about what the songs on Astral Weeks are about and yet no one could listen to this masterpiece once without thinking of innocence and experience. It is inescapable and timeless. U2's Songs of Innocence reminds me of a shopping mall rather than Cypress Avenue. This is frustrating as a fan as Bono can still sing but if I hear another bland chorus from this band I will scream.But no one needs this new album. U2 have already made their journey from innocence - Boy - to experience - Achtung Baby. Play ... I Will Follow, Electric Co and then One and Love is Blindness. These songs can be connected to William Blake and Van Morrison without too much of a stretch but all the songs on U2's latest are completely forgettable.
  • BeatHoWin
Too many reviews are reviewing the release and not the songs. I think 8 out of 11 songs are all there, fully realized and wonderful. Particularly "Volcano" and "Raised by Wolves" which feature things they haven't done since their Joy Division/Siouxsie days. Definitely a far better album than Atomic Bomb, ATYCLB, Pop and October. I understand the negative reviews because while revisiting an old sound is cool to some (like me), it can also feel very legacy to others.
  • Kazimi
Ok , so we were all shocked to find this on our iPods whilst putting the kettle on one morning, but I still really enjoyed some songs on the record. No one can deny the quirkiness of'' sleep like a baby tonight '' which to my mind would have been a hit had it been released on disc. ''A song for someone'' managed to creep in to the charts, but when Bono admittedly succumbs to writing love songs to a woman he's been married to for 35 yrs, you kind of wonder why he bothers, as it sounds like he's becoming devoid of new ideas. Iris (hold me close ) a dedication to his late-mother comes together quite well, but the record becomes abit banal after numerous listens. Don't be too hard on the boys though - there are still some worthwhile tunes ... Cedarwood Road and This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now are worth a listen. The cover of the album has many scratching their heads, and given the aftermath of the whole thing I think U2 would like to have their time over again. I doubt they would go down this path again. Let's hope they can put ''the troubles'' behind them , learn from it , and stick it up everyone with a fantastic new record. If they don't, they have nothing to prove though.
  • Akta
Very nice an innovative album. The team did not stop and did not become frozen piece of glory 80-th and continued to try and discover new things for themselves and their fans.A little bit of punk, a little of the new wave and very unexpectedly from U-2.Strongly recommend do not listen to the people for whom it is only "The Joshua tree" and "WAR". And I highly recommend everyone who understands that you can not always stay in place and you need to look. As beatiful eksperemntalny album of the U-2. Solid 4 star.
  • Cogelv
I really like this album. Reading lots of negative reviews, but I gotta disagree. In fact, I would say this is their best album since 'Pop'. I also really enjoyed the autobiographical nature of some of the songs.
  • Moogugore
one of my favorite U2 albums. Every track gives me many moments of goose bumps galore. Anthemic and beautiful. One of my favorites. I just saw them in tampa for the JT tour. Awesome concert
  • Wyameluna
Not quite the turkey that some fans have labeled it, “Songs of Innocence” is planted somewhere in between. Listenable, but unmemorable, the tracks smear together in a polished blur of studio wizardy. Save for “Song For Someone”, I can’t think of any track where I went back for a re-listen or even bothered to hum. This album feels like a great band treading water until the collective writer’s block dissipates.
  • Yojin
This is an exceptional statement from a band never staying constant.A band ever moving, knowing no boundaries.As the comparisons of ATYCLB with older stuff seem to me absurd (I can’t find a beautiful day sound similarity -kite?in a little while?etc- in older albums) the same happens here too in my opinion.Apart from the lyrics making a reference to the past the music has nothing to do with boy October or war. They seem to move forward (or somewhere anyway) retaining their characteristic “this is U2” soul,either you like it or not.I personally enjoyed it very much and I still do some years after I first baught it.
  • Siramath
U2 has done their fair share of shape-shifting since the genre bending experiment of Achtung Baby. Songs Of Innocence is no exception, blending the immediacy of its debut with something that rivals its 90s catalog. Songs Of Innocence seems to struggle with its place but ultimately it finds the band going back to where they came in. It has moments of anthemic rock mixed with introspective writing, and the results are indeed mixed but it's not overwhelming like its earlier experiments. Key tracks are Every Breaking Wave, Song For Someone, Volcano, and This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now.
  • Saithi
I was excited to hear that U2 was releasing a new album. So, I decided to download it, digitally. However, my expectations were not completely met. I only listened to Songs of Innocence, once, and I found out a band rehashing the same old sound of the 1980`s and 1990`s. Bono and band sound dated and tired. Probably, there are a few songs that stand out as the most decent ones (i.e The Miracle (of Joey Ramone), Every Breaking Wave, Song for Someone) that save the album from being a huge disaster. I don't mean to say that Songs of Innocence is bad. It is an uneven album with some good songs filled with so-so tracks,in the vein of How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. Besides, the extra tracks of this Deluxe Edition adds very little value to the album itself. If you are a U2 completist, grab a copy. But, if you are a music fan like me, don't take it too seriously.