" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
YOU, ME, AND WORLD WAR III

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 Release Date 1995
 Artist Gavin Friday
 Record Label Island Records
 Albums With U2 Shag Tobacco (1995)
 Promotional Releases Available but without U2 song.
 TRACKS FEATURING U2
Bono co-wrote and performs on the track "Billy Boola (Tim Simenon Movie Mix).
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
  • You, Me, and World War III (Tim Simenon - the 'Big' Single Remix) (4:33)
  • You, Me, and World War III (The Grid - Armageddon Mix) (7:10)
  • You, Me, and World War III (The Grid - Orbiting Planet Mix) (7:10)
  • Billy Boola (Tim Simenon Movie Mix) (3:44)
LINER NOTES
Billy Boola:  Written by Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer, and Bono.  Produced by Tim Simenon and Gavin Friday.  All titles:  Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
OTHER NOTES
Bono growing up was close friends with a lad who went by the name Gavin Friday.  To this day Gavin remains a friend, and a close confidant of Bono.  Gavin also has his own solo career in the music business, getting his start with the Virgin Prunes when Bono was getting started with U2.  On Gavin's third album, Shag Tobacco, Bono and The Edge stopped by to provide backing vocals on "Little Black Dress".

This single was released from that album.  But it is not the song which contains the backing vocals by Bono and The Edge.  Instead, this release is listed here because of the fourth track on the single, "Billy Boola".  That song was written for use in the movie In the Name of the Father, and is performed by Gavin and Bono.  On this recording, it is listed as the "Tim Simenon Movie Mix".  This mix is the same mix that is found on the soundtrack album.  It is the same length and listening to the two side by side, one cannot hear any audible difference between the two.

Other formats of the single, including the commercially released 12" vinyl, did not contain "Billy Boola" but instead had another mix of the title track which had no U2 appearances.

RELATED RELEASES
  • "In the Name of the Father" was co-written and performed by Bono and Gavin Friday for the In the Name of the Father soundtrack in 1993. It was also released as a single. It also featured on the Gavin Friday promo The World According to Me.
  • "Billy Boola" was co-written and performed by Bono and Gavin Friday for the In the Name of the Father soundtrack. It also featured on Gavin's 1995 single, You Me and World War Three single.
  • Gavin and Bono co-wrote "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart" which was performed by Sinead O'Connor on the In the Name of the Father soundtrack. It was also released as a single. The single also featured another song co-written by Bono and Gavin "The Father and his Wife the Spirit".
  • "Thief of Your Heart" also was released on The Best of Sinead O'Connor. A live version was also released on her She Who Dwells compilation.
  • Bono and Edge sing back up on the track "Little Black Dress" on Gavin Friday's album Shag Tobacco.
  • Gavin and Maurice Seezer recorded the song "Children of the Revolution" with Bono and released it on the Moulin Rouge Soundtrack
  • Gavin Friday contributed backing vocals to "Satellite of Love" which was released on U2's One single.
  • Gavin Friday worked with Maurice Seezer on a retelling of the story Peter and the Wolf. Bono joined him for this project, contributing illustrations to the book.
  • Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer co-wrote "Time Enough for Tears" with Bono, which was sung by Andrea Corr and featured on the In America Soundtrack and on the Corrs soo album "Borrowed Heaven". A promotional For Your Consideration CD was also released for Golden Globe voters.
CATALOG INFORMATION
 5" CD:
 UK Pressing, CID621 / 854 525-2
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 42285 45252 5
Package: Digipack
Matrix: CID621 10397361 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
Catalog Information:
UK, Island, CID621 / 854 525-2
Track Listing:
You, Me, and World War III (Tim Simenon - the 'Big' Single Mix) / You, Me, and World War III (The Grid - Armageddon Mix) / You, Me, and World War III (The Grid - Orbiting Planet Mix) / Billy Boola (Tim Simenon Movie Mix)
Further Information:
Distributed throughout Europe.
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