"Lights of Home" - U2


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Background Information

This 12-inch picture disc single and accompanying download was U2’s entry for Record Store Day 2018, held April 21, 2018. The disc is not numbered, and is packaged in a clear vinyl sleeve, with a sticker that wraps around the vinyl identifying the track listing and other information. Packaged with the vinyl is a download card which allows users to download the tracks on the single.

On the A-Side of the vinyl are “Lights of Home” and “Lights of Home” (St Peter’s String Version), both featured on deluxe versions of Songs of Experience. On the B-Side is a new remix, “Lights of Home” (Free Yourself / Beck Remix), remixed by Beck, who had opened for U2 on the third leg of The Joshua Tree Tour in 2017.

“Lights of Home” is the second physical single from the album, following “The Blackout“ which was released for the Record Store Day Black Friday event in 2017. Neither of these two songs have been released to radio however. Both “You’re the Best Thing About Me“ and “Get Out Of Your Own Way“ have been digitally released as singles.

The artwork for the single features a silhouette of Bono’s son Eli holding hands with Edge’s daughter Sian, an image used for the album cover of Songs of Experience. On the A-Side this is overlaid with a photograph of Dublin taken from the International Space Station on March 17, 2017 by French astronaut Thom Pesquet. On the B-Side the silhouette is filled in with a changing black and blue pattern radiating from the centre of the figures hands (not the centre of the disc). On the back side, the image is reversed so that Sian is on the left and Eli is on the right.

The record is pressed so that it is played at 45RPM. The pressing was limited to 5000 copies and is sold as a Record Store Day Exclusive, meaning it will be limited to this pressing.

Do you have further questions about Record Store Day and this release? You may want to check out our story where we announced this release for more information including pricing and availability.

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