U2's ongoing vinyl remaster series rolls on with the February 22nd release of the band's 2009 album, No Line On The Horizon. The set, which was the band's chart-topping 12th studio album, has now been remastered and pressed on 180-gram double LP black vinyl, plus limited edition 180-gram double LP ultra-clear vinyl.
The album, which all told, debuted at Number One in 30 countries, was produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Steve Lillywhite and recorded in Morocco, Dublin, New York City, and London. No Line On The Horizon featured the band's singles “Get On Your Boots,” “Magnificent,” and “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight.”
The vinyl reissue also includes two additional remixes to celebrate the album's 10th anniversary — “Magnificent (Wonderland Remix)” by Pete Tong and Paul Rogers and “I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (Redanka’s ‘Kick the Darkness’ Vocal Version).”
Bono explained that at the end of the day it's the connection between U2's songs and the listeners that makes it matter: “That is, y'know, (laughs) my drug of choice. That's for me, the thing. I cannot believe you hear this melody line in your head and you, sort of, take it down and you find words for it and arrangement for it — and the next thing y'know, you can be in a car in Tokyo, and it's on the radio. That's really my, my drug of choice. And songs are everything, really, to us.”
AUDIO: BONO ON SONGWRITING