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 (1983 UK 10-track LP with picture labels featuring Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day & Two Hearts Beat As One, barcoded gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside. The sleeve is excellent & shows some age wear whilst the vinyl grades EX/EX- with a few spindle marks & hairlines to show play ILPS9733)
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U2 War (UK/EU limited edition 10-track LP remastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Originally released in February 1983, their third album features the singles Two Hearts Beat As One, New Year's Day and Sunday Bloody Sunday. Gatefold picture sleeve replicating the original cover artwork, with picture inner and 16-page booklet featuring liner notes, lyrics and previously unseen pictures. Factory sealed & recommended)
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U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind (2020 UK/EU Super Deluxe limited edition ELEVEN Disc box set pressed on Audiophile 180gm Vinyl, featuring the original remastered album together with live, rare and unreleased recordings including b-sides, out-takes and alternate versions & a 19-track live album from their 'Elevation Live' tour in Boston, five 12" singles featuring eleven remixed & four previously unreleased tracks, a 32 page hardback book by Anton Corbijn containingpreviously unseen photos, a double-sided poster and download code voucher in a superb picture box. Factory sealed in the original custom stickered shrinkwrap)
- U2 - October - Final Vinyl - Japanese - vinyl LP - £150.00, $166.50, €171.00 (New Item) (arrived 16-Aug-2022 12:39)on October 3, 2022 at 10:01 pm
U2 October (Rare 1987 Japanese limited edition 'Final Vinyl' series 11-track LP manufactured by Polystar, the second album by the Irish rock band originally released in 1981, including the singles Gloria & Fire. Comes in a picture sleeve completewith lyric insert & obi-strip. The sleeve shows just some light wear and some sposts of foxing, whllst the vinyl shows very little signs of play R25D-2084)
- U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $11.10, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2022 12:19)on October 3, 2022 at 10:01 pm
U2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1987 UK 3-track 7" vinyl single, also including Spanish Eyes and Deep In The Heart, spot lacquered card picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is near mint IS328)
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