"Exclusive CD: The Sunday Times" - U2

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Background Information

The first Sunday of 2001 a special CD was included with The Sunday Times, a newspaper in the UK and Ireland. The CD was released in a cardboard sleeve, and was released with that days The Sunday Times. The CD itself featured five audio tracks by U2, as well as two video tracks, and a hidden lower quality version of “Elevation (Biffco Mix)” which is not mentioned on the back of the CD itself. The newspaper also featured an article written by Salman Rushdie where he discusses his relationship with the band.

The disc itself is a joint U2 promotion and a primer for the new Microsoft Office for the XP operating system.

The menu of the disc uses a 0:25 clip of “Elevation (Biffco Mix)” which can also be found among the contents of the disc. The videos included include the version of “Beautiful Day” filmed in the South of France, and U2’s performance of “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” at a resolution of 352×288 in MPEG format.

Liner Notes

Beautiful Day:
Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Synthesizers/programming by Brian Eno. Backing vocals by the Edge and Daniel Lanois. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Endo. Engineered by Richard Rainey. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Additional production by Steve Lilywhite. Mixed by Steve Lillywhite. Additional engineering by Tim Palmer and Stephen Harris.

The Ground Beneath Her Feet:
U2 with guest Daniel Lanois on pedal steel. Music by U2. Lyrics by Salman Rushdie. Taken from his book “The Ground Beneath Her Feet” (1999) Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Engineered by Richard Rainey. Mixed by Tim Palmer. Programming by Leo Pearson and Mark Howard. Strings by Craig Armstrong.

I Remember You:
Written by Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone.

New York:
Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono.

I Will Follow:
Music and lyrics by U2.

Beautiful Day Video:
France, April 2000. Filmed by Dreamchaser Productions.

Don’t Take Your Guns to Town Video:
Tribute to Johnny Cash, Dublin, April 1999. Written by Johnny Cash. Filmed by Dreamchaser Productions. Recorded by Richard Rainey at Hanover Quay, Dublin.

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