U2 surprises the world with release through iTunes

U2’s latest studio album Songs Of Innocence, containing 11 new tracks, will be released by Island Records on 13th October, 2014. The release follows the album being given thuesday to U2.com subscribers and gifted by Apple to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide. Songs of Innocence is U2’s most personal work to date, charting the band’s earliest influences from 70s rock and punk rock to early 80s electronica and ambient music and giving insight into how and why the band came together. The album deals with themes of home and family, relationships and discovery and was recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and is produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood.

u2The track listing for Songs Of Innocence is as follows:
The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Every Breaking Wave, California (There Is No End To Love)
Song For Someone
Iris (Hold Me Close)
Volcano
Raised By Wolves
Cedarwood Road
Sleep Like A Baby Tonight
This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
The Troubles.

In addition, a deluxe version of Songs Of Innocence will be released on 13th October, which will contain an acoustic session of select songs from the album plus four additional tracks: Lucifer’s Hands
The Crystal Ballroom
The Troubles (Alternative version)
Sleep Like A Baby Tonight (Alternative Perspective Mix by Tchad Blake)