U2’s “No Line on the Horizon” arrives March 3.

U2’s “No Line on the Horizon” arrives March 3. December 18, 2008

The Washington Post:

Irish rockers U2 have named their new album “No Line On The Horizon,” and will release it worldwide in early March, their label said on Thursday.

The quartet’s 12th studio album was originally expected to be released by the end of this year, but the band announced in September that it would keep writing more tunes. Recording took place in Morocco, Dublin, New York and London.

Interscope Records will release “No Line On The Horizon” internationally on March 2, and a day later in North America.

It marks the follow-up to “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb,” which was released in late 2004 and went on to sell 9 million copies worldwide, according to Interscope. It also garnered U2 their second album of the year Grammy, following 1987’s “The Joshua Tree.”
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The new album was produced by long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite. Tunes recorded in 2006 with producer Rick Rubin, the man behind Johnny Cash’s comeback, have been jettisoned.

Tour plans have not been announced.


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One response to “U2’s “No Line on the Horizon” arrives March 3.”

  1. I’m excited. I’m glad they’re taking the time they feel like they need.

    Do you have any gut instincts as to what kind of album they got on their hands here? It seems like they’ve been experimenting, so I’m thinking it might be kind of an edgy (no pun intended) album, a la Achtung Baby. And I’d be excited to see if they achieve the “whole-album” (as opposed to a “collection of good tracks”) feel that Bono mentioned he thought was missing from their last two efforts.

    Anyway, I’m excited and wish them all the best.