" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
THE SAINTS ARE COMING

Cover
 Commercial Release November 6, 2006
 Record Label Interscope / Mercury / Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: NA, Canada: NA, UK: NA
 Album 18 Singles (2006)
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
The Saints are Coming:  U2 and Green Day.  Produced by Rick Rubin.  Recorded by Greg Fidelman.  Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge.
The Saints are Coming (Live from New Orelans): U2 and Green Day.  Recorded using the Westwood 1 Mobile.  Mixed by Bob Ezrin.  Engineered by Biff Dawes and Chris Dugan.  Horns arranged by Bob Ezrin and Rupert Christie.  Trumpets:  Derrick "Kabuky" Shezbie, Glen Andrews, Gregory Davis, Shannon Haynes.  Trombones:  Troy "Shorty" Andrews, Stafford Agee, "Big" Sam Williams, Reginald Stuart.  Sousaphones:  Phillip Frasier.  Robert Expino.  Executive Producer:  Bob Ezrin.  Performance courtesy of the NFL.

Audio Post Production:  Cheryl Engles at Partial Productions Inc.  Mastering:  Arnie Axosta at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood.  Photography by Anton Corbijn.  Design by Four5One Creative.  Green Day appear courtesy of Reprise Records.  Both tracks written by Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson and published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd.

OTHER NOTES
The Saints are Coming was the first single from the compilation album of U2 singles titled simply 18 Singles.  The release date for this single was November 6, 2006.  The compilation album fulfills their obligations to Island records in the UK, and this single will be the first release under their new label, Mercury, in the UK.

The song "The Saints are Coming" was originally recorded by a Scottish punk band, the Skids.  Green Day and U2 covered the song, and recorded it to support Music Rising, an organization founded to help return music to New Orleans after the devestation of Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005.  The song was produced by Rick Rubin.

Prior to the release of a studio version of this song, U2 and Green Day performed on September 25, 2006 at the opening game of the New Orleans Saints football team.  During that performance, The Edge joined Green Day on stage to peform "Wake Me Up When September Ends", and then the whole band with Green Day performed "The Saints are Coming", and then a short performance of "Beautiful Day".  This performance live became the b-side for this release.  It was also released as a Digital Single, and early downloaders found they received a different Rehersal version of the song than what is now available on this single.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 7" VINYL:
Country: UK
Label: Mercury Records
Catalog: 1713138
UPC: 6 02517 13138 5
Package: Picture Sleeve
Matrix:
Track Listing:
The Saints are Coming (Studio) / The Saints are Coming (Live)
Further Information:
Pressed in the UK and was a limited release, numbered on the back of the cover.  Although reported on u2.com as being limited to 5000 copies, in reality 9845 units were pressed for sale, and another 1222 copies were used for samples, promotions etc.
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B-Side of Vinyl
 5" CD:
Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 1713137
UPC:
Package:
Matrix:
Track Listing:
The Saints are Coming (Studio) / The Saints are Coming (Live)
Further Information:
Due November 6, 2006.  More information to follow.
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Country: Canada
Label: Island / Mercury Records
Catalog: 0251713137
UPC: 6 02517 13137 8
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: L387 0251713137 Made in Canada #61014Y05
Track Listing:
The Saints are Coming (Studio) / The Saints are Coming (Live)
Further Information:
Released in a slimline case for the Canadian market.
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Country: Europe
Label: Island / Mercury Records
Catalog: 00602517131361
UPC: 6 02517 13136 1
Package: Card Sleeve
Matrix: 006025 171 313-6 01 * 51805623
Track Listing:
The Saints are Coming (Studio) / The Saints are Coming (Live)
Further Information:
Released for the European market in a card sleeve.
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Country: Europe
Label: Island / Mercury Records
Catalog: 1713137
UPC: 6 02517 13137 1
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
The Saints are Coming (Studio) / The Saints are Coming (Live)
Further Information:
CD is labelled as being "Made in Germany"
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Country: Japan
Label: Island Records
Catalog: UICI5023
UPC: 4 988005 454379
Package: Slimline Jewel with OBI
Matrix: UICI-5023 1R V
Track Listing:
The Saints are Coming (Studio) / The Saints are Coming (Live)
Further Information:
Released in a slimline jewel case with an OBI strip with Japanese information.  The inside of the insert is printed with the lyrics of the song in both English and Japanese unique to this release.
Other Images:
Front Cover without OBI / Insert Interior 1 (Logo) / Insert Interior 2 (Lyrics) / OBI Strip

Country: Mexico
Label: Island / Mercury Records
Catalog: 1713136
UPC: 6 02517 13136 1
Package: Card Sleeve
Matrix:
Track Listing:
The Saints are Coming (Studio) / The Saints are Coming (Live)
Further Information:
CD is labelled as being made in Canada in the clear plastic inner ring.
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Country: New Zealand
Label: Island / Mercury Records
Catalog: 1713136
UPC: 6 02517 13137 8
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
The Saints are Coming (Studio) / The Saints are Coming (Live)
Further Information:
CD is labelled "Made in NZ" on the text in the front.
Other Images:

Country: UK
Label: Island / Mercury Records
Catalog: 1713137
UPC: 6 02517 13137 8
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: 1713137 01
Track Listing:
The Saints are Coming (Studio) / The Saints are Coming (Live)
Further Information:
Released in a slimline case for the UK market.
Other Images:
All Because of You (2005) Window in the Skies (2007)
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