"Jacknife Lee Remixes" - U2

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In June of 2007 Jacknife Lee launched his website http://www.jacknifelee.com/ and users of the website could navigate to hear various remixes that Lee had produced over the years. Lee, an Irish music producer and remixer, had worked with U2 on their 2004 album “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” and had been involved in several remixes found on singles from that album.

The website streamed five remixes of U2 songs at 128kbps quality in mp3 format. The songs streamed included “Ave Maria (Jacknife Lee Mix)” taken from the “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own” single, “Fast Cars (Jacknife Lee Mix” taken from the “All Because of You” Canadian single and “Sometimes You Can’t Make it On Your Own” single in the rest of the world, and “Vertigo (Jacknife Lee 10)” and “Vertigo (Jacknife Lee 12)” both taken from the “Vertigo” single. Also included was a new mix, “Window in the Skies (Jacknife Lee Mix)” which had not previously been released.

Three months later, on September 19, 2007, U2.com covered the Jacknife Lee site mentioning: “Jacknife Lee, regular in-studio collaborator with U2, has launched a rather wonderful new site, complete with some very cool U2 remixes. If you can find them. Since his work on ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’, Jacknife has produced albums with Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Editors and most recently has been working with REM. Buried like treasure on the new site are lots of dazzling remixes including several U2 gems such as Fast Cars, Vertigo and a startlingly different Window in the Skies. Begin your search here.”

As of the writing of this article, the tracks are still available to stream at the site, if you are willing to do a little digging to find them. The tracks were put up to stream only, and no easy method of downloading these tracks was provided. The image with this entry is a screen grab from Jacknife Lee’s site at the time the remixes had been posted.

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