Bono has posted a video to Instagram of himself singing a new song dedicated to the people of Italy as they remain on lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. The song is inspired by all those videos of confined Italians singing to each other across the street.
A classic CMU ‘and finally’ story would probably have added “haven’t the people of Italy suffered enough already?” at this point. But in the current circumstances I’m not sure we can. And isn’t that the real tragedy here?
Anyway, this Bono guy, he’s done this song and posted it to Instagram. He thinks it’s called ‘Let Your Love Be Known’, but he doesn’t seem entirely sure. Introducing it, he says that it was written about an hour previously in “bubblin Dublin”. In the caption, he adds that the song is “for the Italians who inspired it… for the Irish… for anyone who … is in a tight spot and still singing. For the doctors, nurses, carers on the front line, it’s you we’re singing to”.
It’s a bit rough around the edges, but the song does capture some of what’s happening right now. And now we have a record of it too, along with Bono’s terrible selfie camera work, which includes lots of close-ups of his mouth and eyes. Also, while the video was filmed horizontally, it’s been posted vertically, placing huge black bars at the top and bottom.
Honestly, Bono’s never going to get a job in social media after all this. And I assume that was his main goal when making the video, so bad luck on that.
Anyway, if none of this has put you off, then you can watch the video and listen to the song here:
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- U2 - Zooropa - Sealed - Japanese - CD album - Promo - £39.99, $54.79, €46.79 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2021 12:44)on September 28, 2021 at 2:31 am
U2 Zooropa (Scarce 1993 Japanese 10-track promo sample picture printed CD, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release; with a custom stamped inner rim on the disc complete with lyric booklet picture sleeve & promo stickered yellow 'U2 Zooropa' obi-strip, still sealed from new PHCR-1750)
- U2 - The Joshua Tree + Insert - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $41.10, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 18-Sep-2021 09:46)on September 28, 2021 at 2:31 am
U2 The Joshua Tree (Classic 1987 UK 11-track LP, co-produced by Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois, including Where The Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For & With Or Without You, gatefold picture sleeve complete with fold-out illustrated lyric insert. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl looks seldom played U26)
- U2 - The Joshua Tree + Insert - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.25, €29.25 (Back In Stock) (arrived 15-Sep-2021 08:07)on September 28, 2021 at 2:31 am
U2 The Joshua Tree (Classic 1987 UK 11-track LP co-produced by Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois, including Where The Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For & With Or Without You, complete with fold out illustrated lyric insert, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play U26)
- U2 - Fire - German - 12" vinyl - £18.00, $24.66, €21.06 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2021 14:55)on September 28, 2021 at 2:31 am
U2 Fire (Original 1981 German blue Island label issue 4-track 12" single, also including Johnny Swallow and live versions of 11 O'Clock Tick Tock and The Ocean recorded at the Paradise Theatre, Boston in March '81, yellow '12 inch' picture sleeve. The sleeve has some general wear, whilst the vinyl has only light signs of play)
- U2 - Pride - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $34.25, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2021 14:59)on September 28, 2021 at 2:31 am
U2 Pride (In The Name Of Love) (1984 UK 4-track 12" vinyl EP, also including Boomerang I and II plus 4th Of July, black & white picture sleeve shows which has an image of and features a quote by Martin Luther King on the reverse. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl is in a 'near as new' condition, one of the cleanest examples we have seen in years! 12IS202)
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