" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
STAY (FARAWAY SO CLOSE)

Version I

Version II
 Commercial Release November 22 / 23, 1993
 Record Label Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: 4, Canada: --, UK: 4
 Album Zooropa (1993)
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
Stay (Faraway So Close) (Album Version): Words by Bono. Music by U2. Produced by Flood with Brian Eno and the Edge. Engineered by Flood and Robbie Adams. Mixed by Flood. 
I've Got You Under My Skin: Music and lyric by Cole Porter. Produced by Phil Ramone. Co-Produced by Mark Cattaneo. From the Frank Sinatra album Duets. 
Lemon (Bad Yard Club Edit): Words by Bono. Music by U2. Produced by Flood with Brian Eno and The Edge. Remix and Additional Production : David Morales for Dex Mix Productions. Engineer : David Sussman. Keyboard Programming : Satoshi Tonii for Dex Mix Productions. Percussion : David Morales. 
Slow Dancing: Words and Music: U2. Recorded by Flood. Mixed by Robbie Adams. Engineered by Robbie Adams. 
Bullet the Blue Sky (Live): Words by Bono. Music by U2. Recorded at the RDS, 28/08/93. Mixed and engineered by Mike Robinson and Robbie Adams. Radio Producer: Jeff Griffin. 
Love is Blindness (Live): Words by Bono. Music by U2. Recorded at Yankee Stadium, 30/08/92. Mixed and engineered by Robbie Adams.
OTHER NOTES
Although released in most areas as the first 'traditional' single from Zooropa, Stay was actually the third single released from the album, following Numb and Lemon. Stay would reappear throughout the years on other material released by U2. In 1993, an alternate version of the track was featured on the Faraway So Close soundtrack. A remix, titled the Underdog Remix appeared on the fan club only compilation CD, Melon, in 1995. In 2002 the track was featured on Craig Armstrong's album, As if to Nothing, and it featured vocals rerecorded by Bono in the summer of 2001. 

The single actually contained two titles on the sinle for many releases making it a double A-Side with "I've Got You Under My Skin". The track was recorded as a duet by Bono and Frank Sinatra and was released at the same time as Stay.  Both were climbing the charts at Christmas of 1993. The duet between Bono and Frank Sinatra was released on Sinatra's Duets album. 

As a live song, Stay first appeared on the Zooropa leg of the ZOO TV tour in 1993.  It was only played in Europe, and did not appear in 1997's Popmart tour. In 2001, Stay had the distinction of being the only song from the Zooropa album played live in North America during a tour.  It was recorded live on May 25, 2001 and released as a b-side to the European / Australian Walk On single, and the Canadian Stuck in a Moment single.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 7" VINYL:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: IS578 / 858 076-7
UPC: 0 42285 80767 7
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin
Further Information:
Other Images:
B Side Label

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 422-858 076-7
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin
Further Information:
Other Images:
 CASSETTE:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIS578 / 858 076-4
UPC: 0 42285 80764 6
Package: Hard Shell Case
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 422-858 076-4
UPC: 0 422-858076-4 6
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 422-858 076-4
UPC:
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 858 076-4
UPC:
Package: Hard Shell Case
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin
Further Information:
Other Images:
 5" CD:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CID578
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin / Lemon (Bad Yard Club Edit) / Lemon (Perfecto Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIDX578
UPC:
Package: Digipack
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / Slow Dancing / Bullet the Blue Sky (Live) / Love is Blindness (Live)
Further Information:
Some came in stickered sleeves clearly stating only one CD was contained in the package, since the tracklistings for both singles are listed on the back.
Other Images:

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 422-858 097-2
UPC: 0 422-858097-2 5
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: 422-868 097-2 01!
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin / Slow Dancing / Bullet the Blue Sky (Live) / Love is Blindness (Live) / Lemon (Bad Yard Club Edit)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 422-858 097-2
UPC: 0 42285 80972 5 97
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: #931114LL 422858097-2 MFG BY CINRAM
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin / Slow Dancing / Bullet the Blue Sky (Live) / Love is Blindness (Live) / Lemon (Bad Yard Club Edit)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 858 077-2
UPC: 0 42285 80772 1
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: MADE BY DISCTRONICS B ** CID578 ** #02
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin / Lemon (Bad Yard Club Edit) / Lemon (Perfecto Mix)
Further Information:
This version is subtitled "The Swing Format"
Other Images:

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIDX 578 / 858 079-2
UPC: 0 42285 80792 9
Package: Digipack
Matrix: MADE BY DISCTRONICS B ** 858079-2 ** #01
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / Slow Dancing / Bullet the Blue Sky (Live) / Love is Blindness (Live)
Further Information:
Released in a double digipack with room to hold the second CD, which was sold separately. This version is subitled "The Live Format".
Other Images:
Interior Photo: Band Shot / Interior Photo: Statue 1 / Interior Photo: Statue 2 / Interior Photo: Song Credits

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 858 076-2
UPC:
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CID 578 / 858 077-2
UPC: 0 42285 80772 1
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: 858 977-2 00 L7
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin / Lemon (Bad Yard Club Edit) / Lemon (Perfecto Mix)
Further Information:
CD lists "Made in France by PMDC" just under the Island Records logo.
Other Images:

Country: Germany
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 74321 17441 2
UPC: 7 43211 74412 6
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin / Lemon (Bad Yard Club Edit) / Lemon (Perfecto Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Germany
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 74321 17924 2
UPC: 7 43211 79242 4
Package: Digipack
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / Slow Dancing / Bullet the Blue Sky (Live) / Love is Blindness (Live)
Further Information:
This release was identical to the UK release of the single, but contained a sticker on the back cover which listed the catalog number and UPC code for Germany.
Other Images:
Close Up of Back Sticker / Interior Photo: Band Shot / Interior Photo: Song Credits

Country: Japan
Label: Island Records
Catalog: PHCR-8713
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Stay (Faraway So Close) / I've Got You Under My Skin / Lemon (Bad Yard Club Edit) / Lemon (Perfecto Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:
Lemon (1993) Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me (1995)
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