Another Day (U2 song)

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"Another Day"
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Single by U2
Released26 February 1980[1]
Format7" vinyl
RecordedDecember 1979
GenrePost-punk
Length3:24
LabelCBS Records
Songwriter(s)U2
Producer(s)Chas de Whalley
U2 singles chronology
"Another Day"
(1980)
"11 O'Clock Tick Tock"
(1980)

"Another Day" is a song by Irish rock band U2.[2] It was commercially released as the band's first single in February 1980 by CBS Ireland as a follow-up to their first release, the EP U2-3.

Recording[edit]

"Another Day" was recorded by U2 at CBS Studios in London at No. 31-37 Whitfield Street, W1,[3][4][Note 1] in December 1979 during a mini-tour of the Capital city, which comprised their first live performances outside of Ireland. It was produced by the CBS talent scout Chas de Whalley.[5]

The B-side is an early version of the song "Twilight", recorded by the band with the sound engineer Dave Freely at the Eamonn Andrews Studios in Dublin in a 15-minute demo session in February 1979,[6] which would later be re-recorded for inclusion on its first album Boy (1980).

Release[edit]

The single was released on 26 February 1980 exclusively in Ireland in a small scale pressing but failed to enter the Irish Singles Chart. In 2008, the song was included in the deluxe editions of the reissue of Boy.

Live performances[edit]

The song is known to have been played at six concerts (twice on 11 May 1980, for a total of 7 occasions). Its last known performance was on 27 July 1980 at Leixlip Castle, County Kildare in Ireland.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Another Day"3:24
2."Twilight" (Demo version)4:35

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The studio closed and the building was converted into an office block in 2005. http://www.devonshireproperty.co.uk/projects/whitfield_street.php

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sams, Aaron; Kantas, Harry. "U2 – "Another Day" Single". U2songs.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ Entry for 'Another Day' on the online 'Discogs' recording database. https://www.discogs.com/U2-Another/release/952259
  3. ^ History of the CBS Studio, London. http://www.philsbook.com/cbs-Levys.html
  4. ^ Entry for CBS Studios, London, on 'Discogs' online database. https://www.discogs.com/label/198769-Whitfield-Street-Recording-Studios
  5. ^ 'Another Time, the inside story of U2's first record', by Chas de Whalley, 'Record Collector Magazine', 1 September 2004. Re-printed on the @U2 website https://www.atu2.com/news/another-time-the-inside-story-of-u2s-very-first-record.html
  6. ^ https://www.discogs.com/U2-Another-Day/release/952259

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