Another Day (U2 song)

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"Another Day"
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Single by U2
Released26 February 1980[1]
RecordedDecember 1979
StudioWhitfield Street (London)
LabelCBS Ireland
Producer(s)Chas de Whalley
U2 singles chronology
"Out of Control"
"Another Day"
"11 O'Clock Tick Tock"

"Another Day" is a song by Irish rock band U2.[2] It was commercially released as a single on 26 February 1980 by CBS Ireland as a follow-up to the band's first release, the EP U2-3.


"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).


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]

1."Another Day"3:24
2."Twilight" (Demo version)4:35


  1. ^ The studio closed and the building was converted into an office block in 2005.


  1. ^ Sams, Aaron; Kantas, Harry. "U2 – "Another Day" Single". Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ Entry for 'Another Day' on the online 'Discogs' recording database.
  3. ^ History of the CBS Studio, London.
  4. ^ Entry for CBS Studios, London, on 'Discogs' online database.
  5. ^ de Whalley, Chas (September 2004). "Another Time: The Inside Story of U2's Very First Record". Record Collector. No. 301.
  6. ^

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