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A single CD with bonus CD re-mastered audio and restored packaging.

The bonus CD includes b-sides, live tracks and raritites.

Includes a 32 page booklet featuring previous unseen photos, full lyrics and new liner notes by Neil McCormick and explanatory notes on the bonus material by The Edge.

Though it's probably one of their least-acclaimed albums, OCTOBER is where it all began to come together for U2. The youthful exuberance they demonstrated on BOY was now a given, but for this, their second album, the conceptual end of things began to coalesce as well. The Edge had begun to expand his sonic palette, and the effects-heavy guitar approach that he would rely on for the next several years came to full fruition here. There's further development of the bold, anthemic approach that would come to characterize the band's arrangements, and the songwriting is just plain better. Most affecting, and indicative of the group's progress is the emotional epic "Gloria;" full of resounding major chords and throbbing rhythms, it's simultaneously an open admission of self-doubt and a call to arms to embrace life's uncertainties. This contrast is what makes OCTOBER, along with much of U2's early work, so effective.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Gloria
  2. I Fall Down
  3. I Threw A Brick Through A Window
  4. Rejoice
  5. Fire
  6. Tomorrow
  7. October
  8. With A Shout
  9. Stranger In A Strange Land
  10. Scarlet
  11. Is That All
Disc 2:
  1. Gloria (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
  2. I Fall Down (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
  3. I Threw A Brick Through A Window (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
  4. Fire (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
  5. October (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
  6. With A Shout (Richard Skinner BBC Session)
  7. Scarlet (Richard Skinner BBC Session)
  8. I Threw A Brick Through A Window (Richard Skinner BBC Session)
  9. A Celebration
  10. J. Swallo
  11. Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl
  12. I Will Follow (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
  13. The Ocean (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
  14. The Cry/Electric Co. (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
  15. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
  16. I Will Follow (Live From Hattem, Netherlands)
  17. Tomorrow (Bono & Adam Clayton, Common Ground Remix
Release date Australia
July 21st, 2008
Island Records
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