"Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" [04:58]

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In an online chat, Ned O’Hanlon revealed that Wim Wenders and Mark Neale had worked on the “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” video, however other sources at the time only credited Wenders. This newly released (2023) video for “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” does include contributions from both however. It takes the original video for “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” shot by Wenders, and mixes it with footage shot by Neale for the “Lemon” video. Perhaps the video is an older edit, newly updated with lyrics to the song in bright colourful fonts.

The footage shot by Neale, was filmed in a studio in London, England, while U2 were in town performing live in August 1993. The footage shot by Wenders was filmed over three days in October 1993 in Berlin, including shots of the N10 bus, and scenes shot from the air around the Victory Column (Siegessäule). When we see Bono standing on the statue it is footage filmed in studio on a replica statue. This new video removes footage used in the original “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” video from 1993, taken direct from Wenders’ film Faraway So Close.

This colourful lyric video debuted on August 11, 2023, thirty years after the initial footage was filmed. The video debuted on U2’s YouTube channel. The same day a five track, remastered version of the “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)“ single was released to streaming services and digital storefronts. The single was re-released as part of the 30th anniversary of the Zooropa album, which sees the album reissued on yellow vinyl in October.

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Video Credits

  • Director: Mark Neale / Wim Wenders
  • Producer: Debbie Mason
  • Production Company: Kudos Productions
  • D.O.P.: Jason Lehel / Juergen Juerges
  • Original Editor: Jerry Chater