U2's 40 FOR 40

U2 has re-recorded 40 songs from its 40-year career for Songs of Surrender, which Island Records and Interscope will release 3/17. The reimagined “Pride (In the Name of Love)” is out today (1/11).

The Edge curated and produced the set, which includes new versions of hits like “With or Without You,” “One,” “Beautiful Day” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”

“What started out as an experiment quickly developed into a personal obsession as so many of our songs yielded to a new interpretation,” explained The Edge. “Intimacy replaced post-punk urgency. New tempos, new keys and in some cases new chords and new lyrics arrived. A great song, it turns out, is kind of indestructible.

"The process of selecting which songs to revisit started with a series of demos. I looked at how a song would hang together if all but the bare-essential elements were taken away. The other main aim was to find ways to bring intimacy into the songs as most of them were written with live concert performance in mind.”

Songs of Surrender will be available digitally and in limited-edition two-CD hardback deluxe and four-LP sets.

The 40 newly recorded tracks are collected under each of the four band members’ names on four “albums.”

Side 1: The Edge
1. One
2. Where the Streets Have No Name
3. Stories for Boys
4. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
5. Out of Control
6. Beautiful Day
7. Bad
8. Every Breaking Wave
9. Walk On (Ukraine)
10. Pride (In the Name of Love)

Side 2: Larry
1. Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
2. Get Out of Your Own Way
3. Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
4. Red Hill Mining Town
5. Ordinary Love
6. Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own
7. Invisible
8. Dirty Day
9. The Miracle of Joey Ramone
10. City of Blinding Lights

Side 3: Adam

1. Vertigo
2. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
3. Electrical Storm
4. The Fly
5. If God Will Send His Angels
6. Desire
7. Until the End of the World
8. Song for Someone
9. All I Want Is You
10. Peace on Earth

Side 4: Bono
1. With or Without You
2. Stay
3. Sunday Bloody Sunday
4. Lights of Home
5. Cedarwood Road
6. I Will Follow
7. Two Hearts Beat As One
8. Miracle Drug
9. The Little Things That Give You Away
10. 40