" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD "
NO LINE ON THE HORIZON ALBUM - U2

COVER
 Release Date:  UK: February 27, 2009 ROW: February 28, 2009
 Record Label:  Island / Interscope Records
 Top Chart Placement:  UK: 1 US: 1 Can: 1
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics):
  • No Line on the Horizon (4:12)
  • Magnificent (5:24)
  • Moment of Surrender (7:24)
  • Unknown Caller (6:03)
  • I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (4:14)
  • Get On Your Boots (3:25)
  • Stand Up Comedy (3:50)
  • Fez - Being Born (5:17)
  • White as Snow (4:41)
  • Breathe (5:00)
  • Cedars of Lebanon (4:13)
  Bonus Track (Japan / Australia / iTunes):
  • No Line on the Horizon 2 (4:07)
  Bonus Track (iTunes Pre-Orders):
  • Get On Your Boots (Crookers Remix) (4:27)
  Bonus Track (on Linear DVD - video only):
  • Winter (6:18)
 COMMERICAL SINGLES:
Get On Your Boots I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Magnificent
 PROMOTIONAL RELEASES:
Get On Your Boots I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Magnificent Artificial Horizon (Fan Club)
 LINER NOTES:
To follow.
 OTHER NOTES:
No Line on the Horizon was released in 2009 in various formats. 
  • A regular CD in a jewel case, or super jewel case depending on territory.
  • A deluxe edition was released in a digipack style case, which included the album, an expanded booklet, and a fold out poster, and a download of Anton Corbijn's "Linear".
  • A magazine edition included a 64 page "magazine" and access to download Anton Corbijn's movie "Linear".  The CD release in this edition was in a cardboard slip case. 
  • A box set which included the 64 page "magazine" in hardcover, Anton Corbijn's movie "Linear" on DVD, and the digipack release of the CD.
  • Double 12" vinyl. 
  • Download
No Line on the Horizon was intially intended to be a double album with one CD being called "Daylight" and the other "Darkness", but later was carved apart and released as a single album, with plans for a second album "Songs of Ascent" to follow quickly thereafter.  However in the time since the release the second album has been delayed from initial plans to release in the Fall of 2009. 

U2 began work on the album in 2006, in sessions with producer Rick Rubin.  Two songs from these sessions were used on the compilation album U218, released while the band was still on the Vertigo Tour.  In 2007, a decision was made to shelve the remainder of that material in favour of collaboration with Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno.  Much of the album work took place in Fez, Morocco during June of 2007.  Further work to complete the album was undertaken in Hanover Quay Studios in Dublin, Platinum Sound Studios in New York City, and Olympic Studios in London.

During these final sessions, the double album that was, became a single album.  Songs were changed out, as evidenced by the late inclusion of "White as Snow" and the late cut of "Winter".  The song order was changed extensively.  An early glimpse of the possible order and tracklisting can be seen in the "Linear" film by Corbijn.  It was too late to recut the film to match the track listing, and the film remains representative of the track list of the album as of mid 2008.  The film itself was only phyically included in the box set in DVD format.  Other releases included "Linear" only as a download.

The album has thus far spawned three singles, "Get On Your Boots", "Magnificent" and "I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight". The album also served as a focal point for the very successful 2009 "U2 360 Degrees Tour" which toured Europe and North America to sold out stadium crowds.  During that tour, the band performed "No Line on the Horizon", "Magnificent", "Moment of Surrender", "Unknown Caller", "I'll Go Crazy...", "Get On Your Boots" and "Breathe".  The remaining songs have not been performed live.  The tour continues into 2010.

An early leak of the album happened on February 18, 2009, when a branch of Universal Music in Australia accidentally released the album for sale on the wrong date.  It was quickly pulled from the store, but the damage was done, and copies began to circulate on the internet.

 RELEASE DETAILS:
 2 x 12" VINYL RECORD:
Pictured: EU Pressing, 17960301
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 17960301
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Catalog Information:
EU, Island, 17960301 USA, Interscope, B0012630-01
Tracklisting:
Contained the 11 main tracks, and no bonus tracks
Further Information:
Double vinyl released in gatefold sleeve.
Other Images:
Other Images Welcome!
 5" COMPACT DISC (CD):
Pictured: Canadian Pressing, 0251796037
Label: Mercury / Island Records
Catalog: 0251796037
UPC:
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Matrix: 06025 270 124-5 01 + 52303624
Pictured: USA Pressing,
Label: Interscope Records
Catalog:
UPC:
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Matrix:

 
Catalog Information:
Argentina, Island, 1796037 Phillipines, Island, 060251796037 (*)
Brazil, Island, 60251796037 Poland, Island, 00602517976078.86
Canada, Island, 0251796037 South Africa, Island, SSTARCD7316 (*)
EU, Island, 1796037 (*) Tawain, Island, 1796037
Korea, Island, 1796037 Thailand, Island, 1797607
Malaysia, Island, 1797607 USA, Interscope, B0012630-02
Tracklisting:
Contained the 11 main tracks, and no bonus tracks
Further Information:
Released in regular jewel case in most regions, but appeared in a super jewel case in the regions marked with a (*) above..
Other Images:

Pictured: Australia
Label: Mercury / Island Records
Catalog:
UPC:
Package:
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
Australia, Island, 1796035 (*) New Zealand, Island, 1796035 (*)
Japan, Island, UICI-1077
Tracklisting:
Contained the 11 main tracks, plus No Line on the Horizon 2 as a bonus track.
Further Information:
Released in regular jewel case, but appeared in a super jewel case in the regions marked with a (*) above..
Other Images:

Pictured: UK Pressing
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 1796034
UPC: 602517 96034 3
Package: Slipcased Super Jewel
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
UK, Island, 1796034 (*)
Tracklisting:
Contained the 11 main tracks, and no bonus tracks
Further Information:
Released only through HMV stores in the UK, this version of the album came in an embossed slipcase, which had the U=2 vertical logo embossed in the white cover of the slip case.  The back of the slipcase listed the tracks, and the above catalog information.  The CD contained within was the same as the normal UK release, 1796037.
Other Images:

Pictured: Canada
Label: Mercury / Island Records
Catalog:
UPC:
Package: Digipack
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
Canada, Island,  Tawain, Island, 1796028
EU, Island, 1796028 USA, Interscope, B0012635-02
Tracklisting:
Contained the 11 main tracks, and no bonus tracks
Further Information:
This deluxe edition of the CD was released in a digipack case, with a plastic outer sleeve.  The '=' was printed on the outside of the plastic sleeve which slipped over the digipack.  Also included in the package was a fold out poster, an expanded booklet, and access to download Anton Corbijn's "Linear" movie.
Other Images:

Pictured: Canada
Label: Mercury / Island Records
Catalog:
UPC:
Package: Magazine with Inserts
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
Canada, Island,  US, Interscope, B0012637-02
EU, Island, 1796031
Tracklisting:
Contained the 11 main tracks, and no bonus tracks
Further Information:
The magazine edition of the album included the 64page booklet, in a soft cover format, more a book than a magazine.  The CD itself was included in a cardboard slip case.  Also included in the package was access to download Anton Corbijn's "Linear" movie.
Other Images:
 5" CD + 5" DVD:
Pictured: Canada
Label: Mercury / Island Records
Catalog:
UPC:
Package: Box Set
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
Canada, Island,  Japan, Island, UICI-9035
EU, Island, 1796097 USA, Interscope, 
Tracklisting:
Contained the 11 main tracks, and no bonus tracks
Further Information:
Other Images:
 
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