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U2 Share Reimagined Version Of ‘Beautiful Day’

U2 recently shared a stripped-back, piano-led version of their 2000 hit single “Beautiful Day” from their upcoming Songs Of Surrender album.

Songs of Surrender is a companion album to Bono‘s recent memoir “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.” U2 have reimagined 40 songs from their catalog for the new album. The record will be released on March 17.

Songs Of Surrender was curated and produced by The Edge. It will see the band revisit some of the most celebrated songs of their 40+ year career, including “With Or Without You,” “One,” “Beautiful Day,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Invisible.”

“Music allows you to time travel,” guitarist The Edge stated when the project was first unveiled, “and so we started to imagine what it would be like to bring these songs back with us to the present day and give them the benefit or otherwise, of a 21st century re-imagining.”

“What started as an experiment quickly became a personal obsession as so many early U2 songs yielded to a new interpretation,” he added. “Intimacy replaced post-punk urgency. New keys. New chords. New tempos and new lyrics arrived. It turns out that great song is kind of indestructible.”

(Photo: Olaf Heine)

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