October (album)

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October
Studio album by U2
Released 12 October 1981
Recorded Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, July–August 1981, Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, April 1981
Genre Rock, post-punk
Length 41:05
Label Island
Producer Steve Lillywhite
U2 chronology
Boy
(1980)
October
(1981)
War
(1983)
Singles from October
  1. "Fire"
    Released: July 1981
  2. "Gloria"
    Released: October 1981

October is the second album by Irish rock band U2, from the year 1981. The album is about spirituality. It got mixed reviews and it was not played much by radio stations.

Recording[change | change source]

After touring for Boy, U2 began to write new songs. The band started recording in the studio in July 1981. Then Bono lost his notebook with the lyrics after a show in Portland, Oregon. He had to make up the words to songs as he was singing on the microphone. His lost notebook was returned many years later, in 2004. Bono said its return was "an act of grace".[1]

Track listing[change | change source]

All of the songs were written by U2, and all of the lyrics were written by Bono.

  1. Gloria - 4:14
  2. I Fall Down - 3:39
  3. I Threw a Brick Through a Window - 4:54
  4. Rejoice - 3:37
  5. Fire - 3:51
  6. Tomorrow - 4:39
  7. October - 2:21
  8. With a Shout (Jerusalem) - 4:02
  9. Stranger in a Strange Land - 3:56
  10. Scarlet - 2:53
  11. Is That All? - 2:59

People[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "U2 lyrics returned after 23 years". BBC News. October 22, 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3945519.stm. Retrieved 1 August, 2013.