" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
THE BRIDGE

Cover
 Release Date November 1985
 Artist Cactus World News
 Record Label Mother Records
 Albums With U2 Urban Beaches 2001 (2001)
 Promotional Releases Not Available
 TRACKS FEATURING U2
Bono produced the three tracks from the original EP, "The Bridge", "The Other Extreme", and "Frontiers"
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
  • The Bridge (3:50)
  • The Other Extreme (4:12)
  • Frontiers (4:54)
LINER NOTES
The Bridge: Eoin McEvoy: Vocals and acoustic guitar. Wayne Sheehy: Drums, percussion, piano. Fergal MacAindris: Bass guitar. Frank Kearnes: Electric and acoustic guitar. Produced by Bono and Jon Kelly.  Recorded by Kevin Moloney and mixed by Jon Kelly at Windmill Lane II, Dublin. 
The Other Extreme: Eoin McEvoy: Vocals and acoustic guitar. Wayne Sheehy: Drums, percussion, piano. Fergal MacAindris: Bass guitar. Frank Kearnes: Electric and acoustic guitar. Produced by Bono and Jon Kelly.  Recorded by Kevin Moloney and mixed by Jon Kelly at Windmill Lane II, Dublin. 
Frontiers: Eoin McEvoy: Vocals and acoustic guitar. Wayne Sheehy: Drums, percussion, piano. Fergal MacAindris: Bass guitar. Frank Kearnes: Electric and acoustic guitar. Produced by Bono and Jon Kelly.  Recorded by Kevin Moloney and mixed by Jon Kelly at Windmill Lane II, Dublin. 
OTHER NOTES
Mother Records was created by U2 in the mid-80's to give local Irish bands a chance to get some publicity and to get one single released.  Cactus World News had formed in late 1984, and had managed to get a demo version of "The Bridge" on Irish radio.  Bono apparantly heard this and offered the band a chance to release the song through their new label.

This EP was recorded in Windmill studios between January and July of 1985, and Bono acted as a producer for the songs.  This was the second release on Mother records.

RELATED RELEASES
  • The original EP versions are included as bonus tracks on the 2001 remaster of the Urban Beaches CD by Cactus World News.
  • For more information about recordings on Mother Records please check out the Mother Records Discography (Off Site).
CATALOG INFORMATION
 7" VINYL:
 Ireland Pressing, MUM2
Label: Mother Records
UPC: None
Package: Picture Sleeve
Catalog Information:
Ireland, Mother, MUM2
Track Listing:
The Bridge / The Other Extreme / Frontiers
Further Information:
Black vinyl.
Other Images:
 12" VINYL:
 Ireland Pressing, 12MUM2
Label: Mother Records
UPC: None
Package: Diecut Picture Sleeve
 Ireland Pressing, 12MUM2
Label: Mother / Island Records
UPC: None
Package: Generic Diecut Sleeve
Catalog Information:
Ireland, Mother, 12MUM2
Track Listing:
The Bridge / The Other Extreme / Frontiers
Further Information:
The 12" was released with two different picture sleeves.  The first is black with red printing, and the front has some embossed graphic designs of the Mother Records logo.  The back has lyrics and photos pertaining to the release, and the label of the vinyl does not mention Island Records.  The second version is a plain black sleeve with rounded corners, and the label on the vinyl does include mention of Island.
Other Images:
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