Cover One

Cover Two
 Commercial Release December 2006
 Artist Mary J. Blige and U2
 Record Label Geffen / Island Records
 Album Featuring U2 The Breakthrough (2005)
 Promo Releases None
 Tracks Featuring U2 One (Radio Edit) (4:03)
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
CD One:
  • One (Radio Edit) - Mary J. Blige and U2 (4:03)
  • Can't Hide from Love (Live) - Mary J. Blige (3:51)
CD Two:
  • One (Radio Edit) - Mary J. Blige and U2 (4:03)
  • I'm Going Down (Live) - Mary J. Blige (3:25)
  • My Life '05 - Mary J. Blige (6:24)
One (Radio Edit): Words:  Bono.  Music:  U2.  Produced by Ron Fair.  Pro Tools / Co produced by Tal Herzberg.  Vocals and Guitar:  Bono.  Guitar:  The Edge.  Bass guitar: Adam Clayton.  Drums and percussion:  Larry Mullen Jr.  Original recording by Carl Glanville.  Strings arranged and conducted by Ron Fair.  Strings recorded by Allen Sickles.  String Players:  Endre Genet, Natalie Leggett, Tereza Stanislav, Jackie Brand, Charlie Bisharat, Joel Derouin, Mario De Leon, Julie Gigante, Josefina Cergara, Tammy Hattwan, Clayton Hansop, Sid Page, Roberto Cain, Phillip Levy, Songa Lee, Alan Grumfeld, Lily Ho Chen, Alyssa Park, Brian Dembrow, Sam Formicola, Matt Funes, Darrin McCann, Marlow Fisher, Andrew Duckles, Steve Erbody, Larry Corbett, David Low, Suzie Katayama, Armen Ksajikian, Paula Hochhalter.  Piano and organ:  Ron Fair.  Additional electric and acoustic guitar:  John Goux.  Additional recording engineered by Mike Eleopolous.  Mixed by Jack Joseph Puig.  Mix assisted by by Dean Nelson.
On September 10, 2005 U2 contributed to the Hurricane Katrina benefit, "Shelter from the Storm:  A Concert for the Gulf Coast".  Their contribution was done live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Canada where they were rehersing for the third leg of the Vertigo Tour.  As a special bonus, Mary J. Blige appeared with them to sing the song.

That performance was released as a concert DVD and features the original version of this song.  For her album The Breakthrough, Mary J. Blige took this base performance, and additional strings and vocals, as well as additional music was added.  It was released as a single worldwide featuring the Radio Edit of this new mix.

The second CD lists One (Video Accessed with this CD) on the tracklisting, which lead to some confusion that the video was available on this CD.  This is NOT the case.  Instead the CD allowed the user to unlock the video which was hosted on the internet and is not on the CD itself.

  • The longer version of the song is featured on Mary J. Blige's album The Breakthrough.
  • The original version of this recording with just U2 and Mary J. Blige is featured on the DVD Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast.
 5" CD:
 UK Pressing, MCSTD 40458 / 9855983
Label: Island / Geffen Records
UPC: 6 02498 55983 3
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matix: 9855983 01
Catalog Information:
UK, Island / Geffen, MCSTD 40458 / 9855983
Track Listing:
One (Radio Edit) / Can't Hide from Love (Live)
Further Information:
Part one of a two part single.  They were sold separately.
Other Images:
 5" CD:
 UK Pressing, MCSXD 40458 / 9855928
Label: Island / Geffen Records
UPC: 6 02498 55928 4
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matix: 9855928 01
Catalog Information:
UK, Island / Geffen, MCSXD 40458 / 9855928
Track Listing:
One (Radio Edit) / I'm Going Down (Live) / My Life '05
Further Information:
This CD also allowed access to the video for One which was hosted on the internet and not available on the CD itself.
Other Images:
Case with sticker
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