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U2 turns their rock anthems into intimate affairs on ‘Songs of Surrender’
World Cafe sits down with guitarist The Edge, who produced and curated the band’s new collection of re-recordings.
- "With or Without You"
- "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
- "The Fly"
- "Stories for Boys"
- "Walk on Ukraine"
If you had the chance to go back and change something in your past, would you take it? Are there things that you did or choices you made that you might like to try a different way now that you’re a bit older and wiser? That’s the premise behind U2‘s latest project, Songs of Surrender.
The new album revisits 40 songs from U2’s back catalogue, and the band performs them in entirely new ways. In this session, U2 guitarist The Edge, who produced and curated the album, talks about the significance of these songs and why the band wanted to revisit, re-record and, in some cases, re-write songs from their past. He’ll also share early U2 stories and talk about how playing old songs in fresh ways helped prepare them to start writing their next album of all new songs.