"Night and Day" (Razor Version) [05:08]

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Video Information

This 1990 video for U2’s cover of “Night + Day” by Cole Porter, first aired on television as part of a television special for World AIDS Day in 1990 on ABC television. The video opens in black and white with the lyrics of Porters song being written on the screen. What follows is a performance video, filmed in Wim Wenders’ apartment in Berlin. Bono is seen sitting on a spiral stair case singing the song, and then we see other members of the band sitting in the same stair with their instruments.

This would be the first time the band worked with Wenders, but it has lead to a number of other collaborations over the years, and U2 has contributed a number of songs to Wenders films, and Bono and Wenders worked together on The Million Dollar Hotel.

This video for the song taken from the “Red, Hot and Blue” special edited the scene with Bono rubbing his thumb on a razor near the end. The razor isn’t seen at all in the alternate video. This is the version that includes the razor, included in videos shown after the initial airing as part of the ABC special. Here the razor is seen next to the skin but no blood is drawn.

The version released on the “Red, Hot and Blue” DVD in 2006 is this edit with the razor.

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Video Credits

Directed by Wim Wenders