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 The Best Of 1980-1990 (BPI certified platinum award to recognise sales in the United Kingdom of more than 300,000 copies of the Island Records album, presented to Bono. Measuring approximately 30 inches by 20 inches, featuring two 'platinum' LP records mounted side-by-side, above a sleeve miniature and the BPI presentation plaque. Black-matted, silver-framed and plexi-glazed. A stunner!)
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U2 Rattle & Hum (1988 UK 17-track double LP with picture labels, including Desire, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Angel Of Harlem & When Love Comes To Town. The gatefold picture sleeve shows some shelfwear & scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with minor play only U27)
- U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - Sealed - UK - 2-disc CD/DVD set - £24.99, $31.24, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 29-Dec-2020 13:30)on January 18, 2021 at 12:34 am
U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004 UK Limited Collectors Edition 2-disc [CD/DVD] set comprising the 12-track CD album including the singles Vertigo, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, City Of Blinding Lights & All Because Of You, plus the Bonus DVD featuring documentary footage and 5 bonus video performances from U2 HQ. Both discs are 'as new' UNPLAYED housed in the superb die-cut 6" x 8" card picture slipcase which remains sealed within its original shrinkwrap and comes complete with 48-page hardback book containing illustrations, paintings and photography by U2!)
- U2 - Angel Of Harlem - UK - 12" vinyl - £9.99, $12.49, €11.19 (New Item) (arrived 30-Dec-2020 15:28)on January 18, 2021 at 12:34 am
U2 Angel Of Harlem (1988 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single with picture labels showing images of Billie Holiday & Elvis Presley, also including A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel and Love Rescue Me [co-written by Bob Dylan]. The picture sleeve has a little shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl remains in excellent condition 12IS402)
- U2 - Desire - EX - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 30-Dec-2020 15:31)on January 18, 2021 at 12:34 am
U2 Desire (1988 UK limited edition 3-track 12" vinyl single also including the Hollywood Remix of the title track and Hallelujah Here She Comes, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minor signs of wear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition & looks barely played 12ISG400)
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