Early U2 Reissues Packed with Rarities

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Jonathan Cohen, Billboard,

A wealth of previously unreleased and rare material will be found on reissues of the early U2 albums "Boy," "War" and "October," due July 22 via Universal. Each album will be available as a remastered single CD, a deluxe set with a second disc of extras and on vinyl.

U2's 1980 debut album, "Boy," features the previously unreleased tracks "Speed of Life," "Saturday Night" and "Cartoon World" and a previously unreleased mix of "I Will Follow." "Boy-Girl" and "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" are captured in live versions taped at London's Marquee.

The new edition of 1981's "October" boasts a series of tracks taped live at London's Hammersmith Palais and Boston's Paradise Theatre, a BBC session with Richard Skinner and Common Ground's remix of "Tomorrow."

1983's "War" is bolstered here with the previously unreleased track "Angels Too Tied to the Ground," several remixes of "New Year's Day" and "Two Hearts Beat as One" plus the 7-inch single edit of "New Year's Day."

U2 is recording its next album with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. No release date has been set, but rumblings are that it may be out before the end of the year via Interscope.

Here are the tracklists for the U2 reissue bonus discs:

"Boy":
I Will Follow (Previously Unreleased Mix)
11 O'Clock Tick Tock
Touch
Speed of Life (Previously Unreleased Track)
Saturday Night (Previously Unreleased Track)
Things To Make and Do
Out of Control
Boy-Girl
Stories For Boys
Another Day
Twilight
Boy-Girl (Live at the Marquee, London)
11 O'Clock Tick Tock (Live at the Marquee, London -- Previously Unreleased Version)
Cartoon World (Live at the National Stadium, Dublin -- Previously Unreleased Track)

"October":
"Gloria" (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
"I Fall Down" (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
"I Threw a Brick Through a Window" (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
"Fire" (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
"October" (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
"With a Shout" (Richard Skinner BBC Session)
"Scarlet" (Richard Skinner BBC Session)
"I Threw a Brick Through a Window" (Richard Skinner BBC Session)
"A Celebration"
"J. Swallo"
"Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl"
"I Will Follow" (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
"The Ocean" (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
"The Cry/Electric Co." (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
"11 O'Clock Tick Tock" (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
"I Will Follow" (Live From Hattem, Netherlands)
"Tomorrow" (Bono & Adam Clayton, Common Ground Remix)

"War":
"Endless Deep"
"Angels Too Tied to the Ground" (Previously Unreleased Track)
"New Year's Day" (7" single edit)
"New Year's Day" (USA Remix)
"New Year's Day" (Ferry Corsten Extended Vocal Mix)
"New Year's Day" (Ferry Corsten Vocal Radio Mix)
"Two Hearts Beat As One" (Long Mix)
"Two Hearts Beat As One" (USA Remix)
"Two Hearts Beat As One" (Club Version)
"Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop)"

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