"Melon" - U2

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Background Information

In the January of 1995, subscribers to U2’s fan club magazine, “Propaganda” began receiving the latest issue of the magazine, poly bagged with a copy of the CD “Melon”. This CD featured a compilation of remixes and tracks from the 1990s. It was the first release for the U2 fan club. At the same time a 12-Inch promotional vinyl version of “Melon” was released in the UK to DJs to promote the fan club release, and to further promote U2’s interest in dance music.

The 12-Inch featured four songs, two on each side, all four taken from the free CD sent to fan club members. The original CD had 9 tracks. The vinyl featured a similar cover to the CD-sleeve, with the titles being smaller. The label on the 12-Inch was the same as the print on the CD – the center of a melon with the seeds being visible.

The limited nature of the fan club CD has spawned a number of bootlegs of that item, including a whole line of bootleg remixes CD. This 12-Inch record however is official, and indeed is the only other release at this time to contain the name “Melon”. The full content of the fan club CD was released as part of “The Complete U2” digital package released by iTunes in 2004.

Liner Notes

Salome (Zooromancer Remix):
Words: Bono. Music by U2. Produced by Paul Barrett and U2. Engineered by Ian Bryan, Louise McCormick and Paul Barrett. Additional backing vocals by Ian Bryan and Paul Barrett. Remixed by Pete Heller and Terry Farley for Boys Own Productions. Remix engineer: Gary Wilkinson.

Lemon (Bad Yard Club Mix):
Remix and additional production by David Morales for Def Mix Productions Ltd. Keyboards, programming by Satoshi Tomiie for Def Mix Productions Ltd and Peter “Ski” Schwartz. Percussion by David Morales.

Numb (The Soul Assassins Mix):
Music by U2. Lyrics by the Edge. Produced by Flood, Brian Eno, and the Edge. Engineered by Flood and Robbie Adams. Assisted by Willie Mannion and Rob Kirwan. Originally recorded with Daniel Lanois. Backing vocals: Bono and Larry Mullen. Additional synthesizers: Brian Eno. Remixed by the Soul Assassins.

Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity Mix):
Music by U2. Lyrics by the Edge. Produced by Flood, Brian Eno, and the Edge. Engineered by Flood and Robbie Adams. Assisted by Willie Mannion and Rob Kirwan. Originally recorded with Daniel Lanois. Backing vocals: Bono and Larry Mullen. Additional synthesizers: Brian Eno. Remixed by Rollo and Rob D.

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