Long before Bono began drunk blogging for the Times and investing $100 million in Palm Pilots, he fronted the U2s. They’re still very, very popular. As mentioned here last month, the band’s 12th studio album will be called No Line On The Horizon and was produced by Daniel Lanois, Steve Lillywhite, and noted political pundit Brian Eno. It’s now got an all gray cover and tracklist, too.
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that this image of the sea meeting the sky is by Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Sophisticated.
Here’s the tracklist:
01. “No Line On The Horizon”
03. “Moment of Surrender”
04. “Unknown Caller”
05. “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”
06. “Get On Your Boots”
07. “Stand Up Comedy”
08. “Fez – Being Born”
09. “White As Snow”
11. “Cedars Of Lebanon”
“Get On Your Boots” is out as a digital single on 2/15. The band will perform it a few days later at the Brit Awards. UPDATE: According to one press release we just got, the song hits the Web for streaming on Tuesday.
No Line On The Horizon (Interscope) hits Irish record stores first on 2/27, then the rest of Europe 3/2, and North America the following day.