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

Cover
 Commercial Release October 20, 1981
 Record Label Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: 104, Canada: --, UK: 11
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
COMMERCIAL SINGLES
Fire Gloria
PROMOTIONAL RELEASES
Fire Promo Single I Will Follow Promo Single
LINER NOTES
Vocals: Bono.  Guitars, piano: The Edge.  Bass: Adam Clayton.  Drums: Larry.  Producer: Steve Lillywhite.  Studio: Windmill Lane, Dublin, July - August '81. Manager: Paul McGuinness.  All songs written by U2.  All songs published by Island Music Inc., BMI.
OTHER NOTES
October was U2's second full length commercial release.  It was recorded between July and August of 1981, and was released one year after Boy had been released.  October was a hard release for U2.  During the recording sessions of the album, U2 had visited the Seattle area on tour, and Bono's briefcase was lost.

Inside that briefcase were lyrics to the new songs which Bono had been working on for months.  U2 were suddenly faced with booked studio time and having no lyrics to record during that time.  They were not in a position to delay recording, and thus went into the studio with some last minute lyrics, and others were made up on the spot.

The album yielded two commercial singles, and continued the momentum that U2 were building up, although in general October was considered a weaker release than Boy by many, and to this day seems to be considered the same.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 12" VINYL:
Label:
UPC:
Package:
Catalog Information:
Argentina, Ariola, SUP 80213 [1981] Japan, Island / Polystar, R25D-2084 [1987]
Argentina, Island, TLP 70027 [1987] Mexico, Polygram, LPR-25021
Australia, Island, L37670 Mexico, Bertlesmann, LAE 628
Brazil, Island, 670.4042 New Zealand, Island, L-37670
Canada, Island, ISL 9680 Portugal, Island / Dacapao, 10.204185.48
France, Island, 6313 247 Portugal, Island / Dacapao, 5 204.185
Germany, Island, 204 185-320 South Africa, Island, ILPC 29680
Greece, Island / EMI, VG 71410 Sweden, Island, ILPS 9680
Ireland, CBS, 85369 UK, Island, ILPS 9680
Israel, Island, BAN129680 USA, Island, 90092-1
Italy, Island, ILPS 19680 Yugoslavia, Island / Jugoton, LSI 11007
Japan, Island, 25S-44 Zimbabwe, Island, ILPS 29680
Track Listing:
As listed above. 
Further Information:
Released in a cardboard sleeve. Some versions contained an inner sleeve as well.  Varioius labels were used in different regions.
Other Images:
Additional images from international pressings always welcome!
Catalog Information:
 CASSETTE:
 Canada Pressing, ISLC-9680
Label: Island Records
UPC: None
Package: Hardshell Case
Catalog Information:
Argentina, Island, ??? Italy, Island, 404185
Australia, Island, 842 297-4 Mexico, Polygram, MCR 25021
Canada, Canada, ISLC-9680 Mexico, Bertlesmann, CS 628
France, Island, 7200 247 UK, Island, CIT9640
Germany, Island, ???  UK, Island, ICT9640 [1+1 Cardboard Case]
Ireland, CBS, 40 85369 [1+1]  USA, Island, 422-842 297-4
Italy, Island, ILK719680 Yugoslavia, Island / Jugoton, CAI 9252
Track Listing:
As listed above. 
Further Information:
Other Images:
Additional images not available above always welcome!
 5" CD:
 Australia Pressing, D37670
Label: Island / Festival Records
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix:
 Canada Pressing, CID-111
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 42284 22972 2
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: #920926J CID-110 MFG BY CINRAM
Note: 2002 Repress
 Japan Pressing, UICY 2356
Label: Island / Polygram Records
UPC:
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix:
Note: 2002 Repress
 UK Pressing, IMCD 223
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 42284 22972 2
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix:
Note: 1996 Repressing
 USA Pressing, 7 90092-2
Label: Island Records
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: 4228 42 2972 04!
Note: Record Club Pressing
Catalog Information:
Australia, Island / Festival, D37670 Japan, Island / Phonogram, PHCR 4702 [1995]
Australia, Island, 842 297-2 Japan, Island / Phonogram, PHCR 4834 [1998]
Canada, Island, CIXD111 Japan, Island / Universal, UICY 2356 [2002]
Canada, Island, CID111 Japan, Island / Universal, UICY-9708 [2004]
France, Island, IMCD 223 Mexico, Polygram, 422-842 297-2(23)
Germany, Island, 610 560 UK, Island, CID 111
Israel, Island, ABCD IMCD223 UK, Island, IMCD 223 [1996]
Italy, Island, CDIC9680 USA, Island, 90092-2 [Digipack]
Japan, Island / Polystar, P33D-20021 USA, Island, ??? [Longbox]
Japan, Island / Polystar, P24D-10049 [1988] USA, Island, 422-842 297-2
Japan, Island / Phonogram, PHCR-1702 USA, Island / BMG, 7 90092-2
Track Listing:
As listed above. 
Further Information:
Other Images:
Additional images not available above always welcome!
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