" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
CITY OF BLINDING LIGHTS
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics):
 RELEASE DATA:
Release Date: Label:
June 6, 2005 Island Records
Top Chart Postion: From Album:
US: NA, Canada: 2, UK: 2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
Promotional Releases:
Available
 LINER NOTES:
City of Blinding Lights (Radio Edit): Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono.  Produced by Flood.  Additional production by Chris Thomas and Jacknife Lee.  Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney and Kieran Lynch.  Mixed by Nellee Hooper.  Mix Engineering by Simon Gogerly and Greg Collins.  Programming by Fabien Waltmann.  Assistant Mix Engineering by Ian Rossiter.  Piano by The Edge and Bono.  Synthesizers by Jacknife Lee.
The Fly (Live from "Stop Sellafield"): Words by Bono.  Written by U2.  Recorded by Mike Hayes / Omnibus Mobile.  Recorded live at the Greenpeace 'Stop Sellafield' concert at the G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England on June 19th, 1992.
Even Better than the Real Thing (Live from "Stop Sellafield"): Words by Bono.  Written by U2.  Recorded by Mike Hayes / Omnibus Mobile.  Recorded live at the Greenpeace 'Stop Sellafield' concert at the G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England on June 19th, 1992.
All Because of You (Killahurtz Fly Mix):  Music by U2.  Written by Bono.  Remixed by Killahurtz: Mick Park and Lea Kenny.  Engineered and Mixed by Lea Kenny.  Additional live bass and guitars by Darren Murray.
Out of Control (Live at Brooklyn Bridge): Recorded live at the Empire-Fulton Ferry Park, Brooklyn, New York on 22nd November 2004
 OTHER NOTES:
City of Blinding Lights was released as the fourth single from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, but was only the third world wide single release.  All Because of You was only released in Canada commercially by the time this release came out.  The single in a suprising move, goes back to a 1992 concert for Greenpeace that U2 participated in for the live tracks featured as B-Sides.  These were definitely not expected.  These tracks would later show up on the Zoo TV Live from Sydney DVD release which was probably being worked on at this time.

Once again a DVD single was released to accompany the audio releases.  This time the DVD featured video footage of U2 performing "City of Blinding Lights" from their 2004 concert at the Brooklyn Bridge.  It also features the finished video clip for the previous single "Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own".

As part of the promotion for this single, a cardboard wallet was made available by mail to residents of the UK who had previously registered with Island Records.  These were sent out by mail and were not available in other regions.  Shipped flat, they could be folded into a box which would hold the two CDs and the DVD released in the UK.  The front of the wallet and the back of the wallet both feature similar artwork to the single.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 3" CD:
Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 9871933
UPC: 6 02498 71933 6
Package: 3" Slimline Jewel
Matrix: 06024 987 193-3 01 * 51606745
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Radio Edit) / Out of Control (Live at Brooklyn Bridge)
Further Information:
Produced in Germany for the international market, these 3" CDs have been produced for each single from the album.  The inner matrix of this release lists "MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L"
Other Images:
In Outer Case
 5" CD:
Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 9871932
UPC: 6 02498 71932 9
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Matrix: 9871829 03 TECHNICOLOR ifpi L286
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Radio Edit) / All Because of You (Killhurtz Fly Mix)
Further Information:
Unlike other Australian singles released for this album this version was released in a card sleeve as it was in Europe.
Other Images:

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 9871830
UPC: 6 02498 71830 8
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: 9871830 03 TECHNICOLOR ifpi L285
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Radio Edit) / The Fly (Live from 'Stop Sellafield') / Even Better than the Real Thing (Live from 'Stop Sellafield')
Further Information:
Released in a slimline jewel case.  The red information area on the front cover was actually printed on the cover and is NOT a sticker.
Other Images:

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 0249871830
UPC: 6 02498 71830 8
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: LT40 0249871830 #50422V25
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Radio Edit) / The Fly (Live from 'Stop Sellafield') / Even Better than the Real Thing (Live from 'Stop Sellafield')
Further Information:
Currently the only domestic release of this single listed by Universal Canada.  This appears to be the only single being released in Canada domestically.
Other Images:

Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 9871932
UPC: 6 0298 71932 9
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Matrix: 06024 987 193-2 01 * 51603908
Track Listing:
Ciity of Blinding Lights (Radio Edit) / All Because of You (Killahurtz Fly Mix)
Further Information:
Released in a cardboard sleeve throughout the EU.
Other Images:

Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 9871830
UPC: 6 02498 71830 8
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: 06024 987 183-0 01 * 51605716
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Radio Edit) / The Fly (Live from 'Stop Sellafield') / Even Better than the Real Thing (Live from 'Stop Sellafield')
Further Information:
Features the label "Made in Germany" on the underside of the disc.
Other Images:

Country: Japan
Label: Island / Universal Records
Catalog: UICI-5020
UPC: 4 988005 391698
Package: Slimline Jewel with OBI
Matrix: UICI-5020 1W V IFPI L244
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Radio Edit) / All Because of You (Killahurtz Fly Mix) / The Fly (Live from 'Stop Sellafield') / Even Better than the Real Thing (Live from 'Stop Sellafield')
Further Information:
Released in a slimline jewel case with an outer OBI strip with information in Japanese.
Other Images:
Front Cover without OBI / OBI Front and Back / Interior Insert I / Interior Insert II

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CID890 / 9871 829 
UPC: 6 02498 71829 2
Package: Slimline Jewel Case 
Matrix: CID890 01
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Radio Edit) / All Because of You (Killahurtz Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:
Front Cover with Sticker

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIDX890 / 9871 830
UPC: 6 02498 71830 8
Package: Slimline Jewel Case 
Matrix: CIDX890 01
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Radio Edit) / The Fly (Live from 'Stop Sellafield') / Even Better than the Real Thing (Live from 'Stop Sellafield')
Further Information:
Other Images:
Front Cover with Sticker
 5" DVD:
Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 9872014
UPC: 6 02498 72014 1
Package: Jewel Case
Matrix: 9872014 03 U2 TECHNICOLOR L285
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Live at Brooklyn Bridge - Video) / Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Live Vocal Version Intro - Video) / City of Blinding Lights (Album Version - Audio Only)
Further Information: 
Released in a slimline jewel case in PAL format.
Other Images:

Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 9872014
UPC: 6 02498 72014 1
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: 00289 400 000-2 51 10 * 50994213
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Live at Brooklyn Bridge - Video) / Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Live Vocal Version Intro - Video) / City of Blinding Lights (Album Version - Audio Only)
Further Information: 
Other Images: 

Country: Japan
Label: Island Records
Catalog: UIBI-5005
UPC: 4 988005 395382
Package: Slimline Jewel Case
Matrix: UIBI-5005-0-1 1A IFPIL245
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Live at Brooklyn Bridge - Video) / Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Live Vocal Version Intro - Video) / City of Blinding Lights (Album Version - Audio Only)
Further Information:
Released in the Japanese market in a slimline jewel case with an outer OBI strip with information in Japanese.  This release is in NTSC format.
Other Images:
OBI Strip Front and Back / Front Cover without OBI / Interior Sleeve 1 / Interior Sleeve 2

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIDV890 / 9871 831
UPC: 6 02498 71831 5
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Matrix: MADE BY UML 06024 987 183-1 50 01  * 51611548
Track Listing:
City of Blinding Lights (Live at Brooklyn Bridge - Video) / Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Live Vocal Version Intro - Video) / City of Blinding Lights (Album Version - Audio Only)
Further Information: 
Released in a regular jewel case in PAL format.
Other Images: 
Insert / Front Cover with Sticker
Sometimes You Can't Make It... (2004) All Because of You (2005)
Site © 1995-2004 U2 Wanderer. All rights reserved. All images are copyright their respective designers. This website is an informational resource for private use only and is not affiliated with U2, their management company, their record label or any related bodies.  The information presented within these pages is based upon information provided by other fans, and U2 Wanderer takes no responsibility for any problems resulting from use of the material presented within.