" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
HEROINE

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 Release Date 1986
 Artist The Edge / Sinead O'Connor
 Record Label Virgin Records
 Albums With U2 Captive Soundtrack (1986)
 Promotional Releases None
 TRACKS FEATURING U2
The Edge writes, performs and is credited with this release.  Larry Mullen provides drums.
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
Heroine (7" Version / Theme from Captive): Written by The Edge. Vocals: Sinead O'Connor. Lyric: The Edge and Sinead O'Connor. Produced by The Edge with Michael Brook. Remixed by Steve Lillywhite.
Heroine (Mix II): Written by The Edge. Vocals: Sinead O'Connor. Lyric: The Edge and Sinead O'Connor. Produced by The Edge with Michael Brook. 
OTHER NOTES
In 1986 The Edge embarked on a solo album, as he scored the movie Captive.  For the main theme of the movie he brought in Sinead O'Connor on vocals, and Larry Mullen on drums. At this point in time Sinead had worked with the group In Tua Nua, but in a writing / arranging of songs for them and had not participated in recording with them.  She had been performing live in Ireland but her first released recording effort was this single with the Edge.

The single featured the a mix called the 7" Version, as well as a second mix of the song "Heroine".  Upon close comparison there appears to be little difference between the version on the 7" single and that on the soundtrack album other than a few seconds of blank space at the end of the track.  The song isn't even labelled as a different mix on the 7" and instead labels it as "Theme from Captive" just like the soundtrack does.  On both sources it is listed as being remixed by Steve Lillywhite.  The second mix of "Heroine" adds a longer instrumental introduction, and fades out with Sinead's vocals still prominant instead of the instrumental ending found on the soundtrack.

Both the single and the soundtrack itself are now deleted and are no longer being pressed. The mix from the soundtrack album does appear on Sinead's So Far...The Best Of album, and also appears on various Celtic music compilations.

RELATED RELEASES
  • Sinead O'Connor recorded "Heroine" with the Edge. It was the main song on the Captive Soundtrack and was also released as a single. It also appeared on 2005's Collaborations compilation featuring Sinead performing with other artists
  • Sinead O'Connor recorded "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart", a song written by Bono and Gavin Friday for the In the Name of the Father Soundtrack. It was also released as a single with additional mixes. She also recorded a live version of the song for her She Who Dwells album.
  • The track "The Father and his Wife the Spirit" was written by Bono and Gavin Friday and was performed by Sinead O'Connor as a b-side to her single You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart.
  • "I'm Not Your Baby" was recorded by U2 and Sinead O'Connor for the End of Violence Soundtrack. It also appeared on 2005's Collaborations compilation featuring Sinead performing with other artists
  • Sinead O'Connor perfoms the chant that opens "Bullet the Blue Sky" on the U2 Go Home DVD.
CATALOG INFORMATION
 7" VINYL:
 UK Pressing, VS897
Label: Virgin Records
UPC: 5 012980 089772
Package: Picture Sleeve
Catalog Information:
UK, Virgin, VS897
Track Listing:
Heroine (7" Version) / Heroine (Mix II)
Further Information:
Black vinyl.
Other Images:
UK 7" B Side
 12" VINYL:
 UK Pressing, VS897-12
Label: Virgin Records
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Catalog Information:
Canada, Virgin, VSX-1345 UK, Virgin, VS897-12
Track Listing:
Heroine (7" Version) / Heroine (Mix II)
Further Information:
Black vinyl.
Other Images:
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