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 Joshua Tree (2007 UK Deluxe Limited 20th Anniversary Edition Triple Disc set, featuring the classic 11-track album, digitally remastered from the original analogue master tapes, a Bonus 14-track Disc featuring a collection of b-sides &demos from the original album sessions, along with a DVD containing footage from the 'Joshua Tree' Tour live from the Hippodrome in Paris and other rare video footage, complete with a fifty six page hardback book and five photographic prints in an 8" x 6" x 1½" picture box. The box shows very little wear and the contents are 'as new')
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U2 No Line On The Horizon (2009 UK limited edition 11-track enhanced CD album - Produced by Brian Eno, Danny Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, 'No Line On The Horizon' features the single 'Get On Your Boots' and is enhanced with access to an exclusive downloadable Anton Corbijn film, 'Linear'. Presented in a digipak picture sleeve complete with a 32-page picture / lyric booklet and a Fold-Out Poster!)
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U2 Pride [In The Name Of Love] (1984 UK solid centre 7" single, also including Boomerang II. The white textured picture sleeve has the Martin Luther King picture printed on the back & shows minimal wear whilst the vinyl is excellent with few signs of play IS202)
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U2 New Year's Day (1983 UK 4-track 12" vinyl EP, including the Long Version of the title track & Treasure [Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop] along with live versions of Fire, I Threw A Brick Through A Window & A Day Without Me, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only a little light storage wear with a little discolouration in places & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for its thirty five years 12WIP6848)
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U2 Pride [In The Name Of Love] (1984 UK limited edition 5-track 12" vinyl single, also including Boomerang I & II plus Touch plus a previously unreleased version of 11 O'Clock Tick Tock. The top-opening blue textured picture sleeve has a spot of sticker residue to the front and shows minimal discolouration and the vinyl remains in EX condition ISX202)
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