Record Store Day “SOI”
Original story (u2wanderer.org) by Aaron J. Sams (2015-03-10)
U2 will release a double 12-inch special pressing for Record Store Day. The vinyl will be limited to 6000 copies in the USA, but is also being listed as available in Record Store Day promotions in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands. The vinyl will be numbered on the sleeve. The vinyl will be pressed in black vinyl. The first vinyl will be a copy of the album “Songs of Innocence” and the second vinyl will contain “Lucifer’s Hands,” “The Crystal Ballroom,” “The Troubles (Alternative Version),” Sleep Like a Baby Tonight (Alternate Perspective),” and “Invisible” on one side. The second side will contain the Acoustic Sessions. This material is the same material that was released on the second CD of the deluxe album and is still available in stores. Expect the vinyl to be priced around $39.99 in the US. The UPC of this item is 602547244796. Record store day is Saturday, April 18th this year. From the descriptions provided this double vinyl set will be similar to the September release of the vinyl for Grammy consideration. That vinyl was packaged in a plain white sleeve, with a die cut center so you could see the center of the vinyl. The label on the vinyl was done to look like a white label. It was similar in look to what was used on iTunes for the initial release of the album.