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 - War - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 12:50)on June 7, 2020 at 3:48 am
U2 War (1983 UK 10-track LP with picture labels featuring Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day & Two Hearts Beat As One, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside. The sleeve is Excellent [1" hairline split in a top edge] & shows a little age wear whilst the vinyl grades EX/EX- with a few spindle marks & hairlines to show play ILPS9733)
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U2 Pride (In The Name Of Love) (1984 UK 4-track 12" vinyl EP, also including Boomerang I and II plus 4th Of July. The black & white picture sleeve shows a little age discolouration but has an image of and features a quote by Martin Luther King onthe reverse, while the vinyl shows only light signs of play 12IS202)
- U2 - The Unforgettable Fire + Shrink - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 28-May-2020 15:21)on June 7, 2020 at 3:48 am
U2 The Unforgettable Fire (1985 UK 5-track 12" vinyl EP, also including The Three Sunrises, Love Comes Tumbling, Bass Trap plus a live version of A Sort Of Homecoming recorded at Wembley. The glossy picture sleeve retains its opened shrinkwrapand the vinyl has just light signs of play 12IS220)
- U2 - October - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 20-May-2020 09:31)on June 7, 2020 at 3:48 am
U2 October (1981 UK 11-track vinyl LP, including Gloria & Fire, complete with illustrated inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with some foxing in places, the vinyl does display a few light hairlines but nothing that would impact on play ILSP9680)
- U2 - Desire - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 20-May-2020 05:11)on June 7, 2020 at 3:48 am
U2 Desire (1988 UK limited edition 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including the Hollywood Remix of the title track & Hallelujah Here She Comes, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent conditionwith few signs of play 12ISG400)
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