"When Love Comes to Town" - U2

Promotional Release

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Background Information

“When Love Comes to Town” was the third single produced for promotion of “Rattle and Hum”. It was issued worldwide, and as it was later in the album cycle, it appears that less promotional material was produced than for earlier singles. A special 12-inch was produced at the same time titled “3-D Dance Mixes” which contained a similar catalog number to the “When Love Comes to Town” promotional items, but due to the unique title has its own discography entry. The remix of “God Part II” found on the “When Love Comes to Town” single was also issued as its own promotional single, in CD format in the USA.

A 5-inch CD promotional release of “When Love Comes to Town” was also done in the US, on top of the 5-inch promotional CD issued for “God Part II” mentioned above. This single for “When Love Comes to Town” was released in a plain jewel case, with no inserts. The CD featured just one track, the title track. In Japan, a number of commercial 5-inch CD singles were stickered with a red promotional sticker on the front cover and used for promotion.

Very few 7-inch promotional singles were produced. Even in Japan, they used the UK commercial 7-inch for promotion, and just inserted a Japanese information sheet. In the US a white label promo was produced on 7-inch vinyl, containing “When Love Comes to Town” on both sides.

Two promotional 12-inch promotional singles were produced for the USA market, on top of the previously mentioned “3-D Dance Mixes”. The first single, DMD 1310, featured the same tracks as the commercial single. The mixes of “God Part II” and “When Love Comes to Town” featured on that 12-inch are the same as the commercial single, and are not the altered mixes found on “3-D Dance Mixes”. The second 12-inch promotional single, DMD 1324, contains the “Live from the Kingdom Club Mix” on both sides. There are no other tracks on this release, and the version contained here is the longer version that appeared on the “3-D Dance Mixes” release.

In Brazil, a 12-inch pressing with “When Love Comes to Town” was released, but was backed by non-U2 tracks. Further information on these Brazil 12-inch pressings can be found in a separate discography entry. For more information on the single “When Love Comes to Town”, including information about the song, how it charted, and the songs included on international releases, please see our discography entry for the “When Love Comes to Town” single.

Liner Notes

When Love Comes to Town (Single Version):
Words by Bono. Music by U2. Produced by Jimmy Iovine. Vocals and guitar by B.B. King. Percussion by Ms. Bobbye Hall. Backing vocals by Rebecca Evans Russel, Phyllis Duncan, Helen Duncan. Recorded by Dave Ferguson and Cowboy Jack Clements at A&M Studios, Hollywood. Remixed by Shelly Yakus and Rob Jacobs. Assistant Engineer Randy Wine.

Dancing Barefoot:
Written by Patti Smith and Ivan Kral. Produced by U2. Engineered and mixed by Paul Barrett at STS Studios, Dublin. Assisted by Ian Bryan.
When Love Comes to Town (Live from the Kingdom Mix): Words by Bono. Music by U2. Produced by Lou Silal Jr. Engineered by Dave Bianco. Assisted by Randy Wine. Sermon: Little Richard. Saxophone: Dave Koz.

God Part II (Hard Metal Dance Mix):
Words by Bono. Music by U2. Produced by Lou Silal Jr. Recorded by Dave Tickle. Mixed by Dave Bianco at A&M Studios, Hollywood. Assistant Engineer: Randy Staub. Programming by Jeff Lorber.

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