A Day Without Me

A Day Without Me Front Sleeve

A Day Without Me
Front Sleeve

Release Date: August 1980

Highest Chart Position: UK: n/a USA: n/a

Liner Notes:

Engineer: Paul Thomas. Producer: Steve Lillywhite. Written by: U2.

Track List (7" Single):

  1. A Day Without Me (3:13)
  2. Things To Make And Do (2:13)


  • France:
    • 7": Island 6837 672 (Different B-side)
  • Germany:
    • 7": Island 102.657
  • Ireland:
    • 7": CBS 8905X, CBS 8687
  • Netherlands:
    • 7": Island 102 657 (Different PS)
  • UK:
    • 7": Island WIP 6630, Island WIP 6630 DJ (No PS / Promo)

Media Review:

Review: A Day Without Me [#1]

2 stars (out of 5)

By JT Griffith, All Music Guide

This single is U2's fourth and was released three months in advance of the band's 1980 debut album, Boy. It is an important single because it is the first single from U2's first album and is the first produced by Steve Lillywhite. The classic song "I Will Follow" makes its appearance on only the French version of this 7", making this only valuable for the obscure instrumental "Things to Make and Do." The French version was cooler in 1980, but today's collector would probably want the song that is harder to find. The A Day Without Me single has never been released on CD and "Things to Make and Do" is not on any other release.

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