" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS

Version I
 Commercial Release December 8 / 9, 1997
 Record Label Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: --, Canada: --, UK: 14
 Album Pop (1997)
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Produced by Flood, Howie B and Steve Osborne. Recorded by Mark 'Spike' Stent and Howie B. Assisted by Rob Kirwan and Conal Markey. Mixed by Howie B., Steve Osborne and Mark 'Spike' Stent. Assisted by Conal Markey and Ben Hillier.
Slow Dancing: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Featuring Willie Nelson. Mickey Raphael on Harmonica. Produced by Flood. Recorded by Mark 'Spike' Stent. Engineered by Rob Kirwan. Mixing and chorus vocals: Brian Eno.
Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad: Music by Bono and the Edge. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Nellee Hooper. Recorded and mixed by Mark 'Spike' Stetn. Programming and keyboards by Marius de Vries. String arrangement by Craig Armstrong.
Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live): Music and lyrics by U2. Performed by the Edge. Recorded live at Kosevo Stadium, Sarajevo on September 23rd, 1997. Producer: CHris Lycett. Production co-ordinator: Andy Rogers. Engineered and mixed by Mike Robinson. Sound consultant: Flood.
MOFO (Romin Remix): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Additional production by Johnny Moy for Influx productions. Mixed and engineered at Peak Studios by Leo Pearson. Original production by Flood. Recorded by Mark 'Spike' Stent. Assisted by Rob Kirwan. Mixed by Alan Moulder, Howie B, Steve Osborne, Mark 'Spike' Stent. Assisted by Rob Kirwan. Keyboards: Steve Osborne.

Front cover illustration by Ron Wrake. Design by ABA, Dublin. Reproduced by Sonicon, London.

OTHER NOTES
A bit of the strange choice for the next single off of the Pop album, If God Will Send His Angels had long been dropped from U2's live performances by the time the single was released. Some have speculated that the references to Father Christmas and christmas trees lead to this one being chosen for a christmas time release. The single itself was released as a double single with MOFO being the second single of the set. Again, like Last Night on Earth and Please, If God Will Send his Angels was rerecorded for the single release and differed from the version found on the Pop Album. The song was also released on the City of Angels soundtrack at the same time, and thus some of the singles for this release, and one version of the video feature clips and images from that movie.

The b-sides for the single featured a rerecording of Slow Dancing, a song that Bono had written for Willie Nelson, that U2 finally had an opportunity to record with Nelson. The original version of Slow Dancing which featured only U2 had appeared as a b-side to 1993's Stay (Faraway So Close) single.

This single also featured U2's recording of Two Shots of Happy One Shot of Sad, a song which was written for the late Frank Sinatra, who never had an opportunity to record it.  Rounding out the single was a live recording of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" originally from the War album and released in 1983 as
a single. This recording was done at U2's Sarajevo concert in 1997, on a night where Bono was losing his voice, and the Edge took lead on vocals on this track. A beautiful, quiet version of the song.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 CASSETTE:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIS684
UPC: 7 31457 21884 6
Package: Hard Shell Case
Track Listing:
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) / MOFO (Romin Remix)
Further Information:
Both tracks on each side of the cassette. Sides labelled '1' and '2' even though the content is identical on both.
Other Images:

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-572 188-4
UPC:
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Track Listing:
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) / MOFO (Romin Remix)
Further Information:
Both tracks on each side of the cassette.
Other Images:
 5" CD:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CID 684 / 572 189-2
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) / Slow Dancing / Two Shots of Happy One Shot of Sad / Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Sarajevo)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIDT 684 / 572 190-2
UPC: 7 31457 21902 7
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Matrix:
Track Listing:
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) / MOFO (Romin Remix)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CID 684 / 572 189-2
UPC: 7 31457 21892 1
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: CID684 10494131 01 &
Track Listing:
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) / Slow Dancing / Two Shots of Happy One Shot of Sad / Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Sarajevo)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-572 190-2
UPC: 7 31457 21902 7
Package: Card Sleeve
Matrix: 314 572 190-2 01@
Track Listing:
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) / MOFO (Romin Remix)
Further Information:
This CD single was quickly withdrawn.  It did make it into the marketplace in the form of a promo with the barcode covered by a plain white sticker.
Other Images:

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-572 189-2
UPC: 7 314-572189-2 1
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: 314 572 189-2 01@ C MADE IN THE USA BY PMDC
Track Listing:
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) / Slow Dancing / Two Shots of Happy One Shot of Sad / Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Sarajevo)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-572 189-2
UPC: 7 31457 21892 1
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: #971126D 3145721892 L381
Track Listing:
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) / Slow Dancing / Two Shots of Happy One Shot of Sad / Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Sarajevo)
Further Information:
The only version of If God Will Send His Angels released in Canada.
Other Images:
Inside of Front Cover

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 572 190-2
UPC:
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Matrix:
Track Listing:
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) / MOFO (Romin Remix)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 572 189-2
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) / Slow Dancing / Two Shots of Happy One Shot of Sad / Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Sarajevo)
Further Information:
Other Images:
Please (1997) MOFO (1997)
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