"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" - U2

Single (2018)

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Background Information

This special 12-inch vinyl pressing of “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” was issued in 2018 as part of Record Store Day’s 2018 Black Friday event. The vinyl was limited to 7000 copies.

On the A-Side is “The Gotham Experience Remix,” a version of the song recorded by longtime friend of the band, Gavin Friday. Also featured on backing vocals is Regine Chassagne from the band Arcade Fire. Larry Mullen is confirmed as having played drums on this mix of the song. The song was recorded in 2018 for use on U2’s Experience and Innocence tour, and was used as an intermission video during the show. In 2015, Gavin had also recorded U2’s “The Fly” for use in a similar fashion. The song has been remixed by St Francis Hotel, who have worked with U2 on other tracks in the past.

The B-Side of this release is U2’s version of “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” which has newly been remastered for use on the bands recent reissue of The Best of 1990 – 2000 on vinyl. The version used here on this release for Record Store Day is the version that has been used on the recent reissue of that album.

The initial release from Record Store Day to retailers read as follows: “U2 will release exclusively a new 12” Single – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me.” Originally released as a single from the Batman Forever film soundtrack album, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” reached number 1 in Ireland, number 2 in the UK and number 1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts in the US in 1995. The song has been remixed for 2018’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour and features Gavin Friday and Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne on vocals.”

The record is being distributed by Universal Music, and has a suggested retail price of $15.98 US. The release was announced on October 8, 2018, but advance information about the release leaked on the weekend prior to this date.

The image to the right is the final cover image.

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