" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN (PROMO)

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 Release Date December 13, 2004
 Record Label Island Records
 Album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
Commercial Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Chris Thomas. Additional production by Steve Lillywhite and Nellee Hooper.  Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Nellee Hooper. Mix engineering by Simon Gogerly and Greg Collins. Programming by Fabien Waltmann. Additional mix engineering by Simon Gogerly. Assistant mix engineering by Ian Rossiter. Keyboards and additional vocal by the Edge.

Designed at Four5One Creative.

OTHER NOTES
The second promotional single for the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb album in Europe is Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own.  In North America a different promotional single was released around the same time, All Because of You.  The commercial singles for either song would be released in these regions as well.

The first promo single contained two edits of the title track for radio play.  Although released before the end of 2004, the CD is marked 2005 on the liner.

The vocals in the 99 BPM version occasionally take on a quality which we fondly refer to as "Robo-Bono." Both edits contain the same music, the 99 Beats Per Minute version is just played a bit faster - and there are some slight artifacts in the audio caused by this. Rather interesting. The 103 BPM mix came out in March 2005, 13 seconds shorter still and boasting "more tempo". 

CATALOG INFORMATION
 5" CD:
Country: Spain
Label: Island Records
Catalog: U2/1
UPC: None
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Matrix: U2/1  #1  -  NOVODISC O.D. GROUP S.A.
Track Listing:
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Radio Edit 99 BPM)
Further Information:
Released in a cardboard sleeve for the Spanish market.
Other Images:

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: U2 PRO4
UPC: None
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Radio Edit 99 BPM) / Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Radio Edit 96 BPM) (4:51)
Further Information:
Released in a slimline jewel case for the European market.
Other Images:

Country: US
Label: Interscope Records
Catalog: INTR 11362-2 
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel Case 
Matrix: INTR R11 3622 01$ 
Track Listing:
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Radio Edit 99 BPM) / Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Radio Edit 96 BPM) (4:51)
Further Information:
Released in a regular jewel case for the US market.
Other Images:
Insert.

   
Country: US
Label: Interscope Records
Catalog: INTR-11400-2 
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel Case 
Matrix: INT R11 4002 01$
Track Listing:
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Radio Edit 103 BPM)
Further Information:
Released in a regular (blank) jewel case for the US market.
Other Images:
Press Sheet.
All Because of You (2004) City of Blinding Lights (2005)
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