U2 Portfolio


Initially published: 1985
Author: Mark Marot, Editor


This is a 96-page book of sheet music and lyrics for U2 songs mixed with Anton Corbijn photographs and some photographs of Bono’s handwritten lyrics. The book was designed by Steve Averill, who has worked with the band on most of their album covers. There are short pieces of interviews that Bono did with Melody Maker and Rolling Stone included as well.

The songs covered by this collection include:

  • Indian Summer Sky
  • The Electric Co.
  • Surrender
  • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Bad
  • Rejoice
  • Touch
  • 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
  • A Sort of Homecoming
  • Gloria
  • The Unforgettable Fire
  • I Will Follow
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • October
  • New Year’s Day
  • Pride (In the Name of Love)
  • Drowning Man

The book was edited and compiled by Marc Marot, who was working for Island Records, as the Managing Director of Blue Mountain Music, and would later go on to head the label.