Release Date October 8, 1999 (Australia / Europe)
February 22, 2000 (North America)
 Artist Michael Hutchence
 Record Label V2 Records
 Singles With U2 None
 Promotional Releases Slide Away (1999)
A Straight Line (2000)
Bono contributes vocals and additional lyrics to the track "Slide Away"
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
  • Let Me Show You (3:37)
  • Possibilities (4:31)
  • Get On The Inside (4:48) 
  • Fear (3:43)
  • All I'm Saying (4:05)
  • A Straight Line (3:38)
  • Baby It's Alright (3:52)
  • Don't Save Me From Myself (3:21)
  • She Flirts For England (3:12)
  • Flesh And Blood (5:03)
  • Put The Pieces Back Together (4:38)
  • Breathe (3:52)
  • Slide Away (4:20)
Slide Away:  Michael Hutchence, Bono:  Vocals; Jonathan Cohen:  Cello; Gail Ann Dorsey:  Backing Vocals; Andy Gill:  Bass, Guitars and Programming;  Susan McGill:  Violin;  Steven Price:  String Arrangements; Natalie Thompson:  Violin.
This album was recorded before Michael Hutchence's death in 1997.  Hutchence was the lead singer with INXS, an Australian band, and was a close friend of Bono.  The album was finished in 1999, with Bono writing some additional lyrics to finish the track "Slide Away".  Bono then recorded these additional lyrics which were mixed into the existing Hutchence lyrics.  A point to note, Danny Saber, a sometimes U2 remixer, was involved in the mixing and production of this album..
  • The song "Elegantly Wasted" by INXS was supposedly written by Hutchence after a night out with Bono, and was loosly based on that evening. 
  • The song "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" from All That You Can't Leave Behind was written in memory of Hutchence. 
  • Slide Away was released on the album Michael Hutchence as well and European promotional singles were released.. 
  • Slide Away also was featured on a US four track promo for the track A Straight Line from the Michael Hutchence album. 
 5" CD:
 Canada Pressing, 63881-27064-2
Label: V2 Records
UPC: 6 38812 70642 3
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: #000209F 63881270642 L381 CINRAM
Catalog Information:
Australia, V2, VVR1007888 UK, V2, VVR1007882
Canada, V2, 63881-27064-2 UK, V2, VVR1010482P (Promo)
Japan, V2, V2CI-51
Track Listing:
As listed above.
Further Information:
The Australian release was released in limited edition numbered packaging.  All other versions were released unnumbered.  A small number of slipcased promo CDs were pressed for the UK market with a different catalog number.
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