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U2 – How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004 12-Inch Vinyl Album)


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How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is the eleventh studio album by U2. It was released on 22 November 2004 in the United Kingdom by Island Records and a day later in the United States by Interscope Records. Much like their previous album All That You Can't Leave Behind, the record exhibits a more mainstream rock sound after the band experimented with alternative rock and dance music in the 1990s.

The album was produced by Steve Lillywhite, with additional production from Chris Thomas, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Flood, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, and Carl Glanville. 

Bono described the album as 'our first rock album. It's taken us twenty years or whatever it is, but this is our first rock album.' Thematically, the record touches on life, death, love, war, faith, and family. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb received generally positive reviews from critics and reached number one in 30 countries, including the US, where first-week sales of 840,000 copies nearly doubled the band's previous personal best. The album and its singles won all nine Grammy Awards for which they were nominated (U2 themselves were awarded eight out of the nine). It was also the fourth-highest-selling album of 2004, with almost ten million copies sold, and features several successful singles, such as Vertigo, City of Blinding Lights and Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own.

 

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Vertigo
  2. Miracle Drug
  3. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
  4. Love And Peace Or Else
  5. City Of Blinding Lights

Side Two

  1. All Because Of You
  2. A Man And A Woman
  3. Crumbs From Your Table
  4. One Step Closer
  5. Original Of The Species
  6. Yahweh

 

Format: Vinyl / 12" Album

Label: Island Records

Catalogue No: U214

Barcode: 0602498681725

Release Date: 22 Nov 2004