|Christy Moore, Bono and the Edge collaborated on writing
the song "North and South of the River". In 1995, Christy Moore recorded
the song, and Bono and the Edge recorded backing vocals for the song.
This was released as a standalone single with an orange "water" pattern
on the front cover of the CD. The CD and cassette versions of the
single were released on Sony Records.
In 1996, Christy released his album, Graffiti Tongue which included
an acoustic version of "North and South of the River". This version
did not contain the backing vocals by Bono and the Edge, and was a much
more stripped down version of the song. It too was released as a
single to promote the Graffiti Tongue album. This time it was released
on Grapevine Records, backed by "The Limerick Rake" (Grapevine, Ireland,
The longer version, which did feature Bono and the Edge, was also released
on a compilation in the 90s. This was called the Celtic
Heartbeat Collection Vol. 2. U2 would later record their own version
of "North and South of the River" without Christy Moore and it would appear
as a bside in 1997 to Staring at the Sun.