- Title:U2 Three [Single]
- Style:Album Rock,Alternative/Indie Rock,College Rock,Contemporary Pop/Rock,Post-Punk,Alternative Pop/Rock
- Date of release:July, 1979
- Size FLAC version1267 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1275 megabytes
- Size WMA version1246 megabytes
- Formats:MMF DXD ASF FLAC AA MIDI
Three, also known as U2 3, is the debut release by Irish rock band U2. It was released in Ireland on 26 September 1979 through the CBS record label. Three compromises three songs recorded with producer Chas de Whalley at Windmill Lane Studios in August 1979.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. The band formed in 1976 and released their debut EP Three in 1979 exclusively in Ireland. Following the release of their single "Another Day" in 1980, U2 signed a recording contract with Island Records, and released their first album, Boy, later that year. The band has since released 14 studio albums, the most recent being Songs of Experience in 2017. U2 Lyrics by Title – U. om. U2 by Song Title – U2Wanderer.
Two versions of the single were released in most countries, one with an orange and red color scheme, and the other with green and blue. Unlike previous single Staring at the Sun, which was released in its album version, Last Night on Earth was re-recorded for single release. The song had first taken shape during the sessions for Zooropa, but was left incomplete at the time. Two-track cassette and CD formats of the single included Last Night on Earth (Single Version) as the A-side and Pop Muzik (Pop Mart Mix) as the B-side. Pop Muzik was originally recorded in 1979 by the group M. A remix of that track, by Steve Osborne, was being played as U2 took the stage each night on The PopMart tour. The version released on this single was mixed by Steve Osborne, with the addition of newly recorded vocals by Bono.
Three things on this dying planet are certain: death, taxes and the reliable appearance of a new U2 album every three to five years until the end of time. Worse, first single "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)," with its aspirational whoops, finds the band cribbing lamely from the bands who cribbed lamely from U2. Hardcore fans could appreciate redeeming gems like "Iris (Hold Me Close)" and "Sleep Like a Baby Tonight," but the rest of the world sent this one straight to spam folder.
U2’s third single, made with legendary Joy Division producer Martin Hannett, came out in May 1980 – just weeks before the death of Ian Curtis. As longtime U2 comrade Gavin Friday recalled, Martin Hannett was like a Womble from hell, smoking spliffs: his hair, the smoke and this extraordinary sound. Even a hardened pro like Hannett was taken aback by how raw U2 were. The spare, elegant sound of Zooropa‘s third and final single was a successful attempt at a tribute to Frank Sinatra. I mean, no one is going to mistake us for Frank Sinatra’s backing band, said Clayton. A very humble little combo sound is what we ended up with, and that really worked.
CreditsBono - Composer
Adam Clayton - Composer
The Edge - Composer
Larry Mullen, Jr. - Composer
U2 - Primary Artist
|1||Out of Control Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.||U2|
|2||Stories for Boys Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.||U2|
|3||Boy-Girl Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.||U2|