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  • Performer: U2
  • Title: October
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
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  • Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
  • MP3 album: 1569 mb
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U2 - October album FLAC

October is the second studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was released on 12 October 1981 by Island Records, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The album was lyrically inspired by the memberships of Bono, the Edge, and Larry Mullen Jr. in a Christian group called the "Shalom Fellowship", and consequently it contains spiritual and religious themes

08. With A Shout (Jerusalem). 09. Stranger In A Strange Land.

October, originally with the working title of Scarlet, was released in the summer of 1981. In several countries, October was re-issued on 5" CD in March 1996 as part of the Island Master series. This Island Masters re-issue featured higher quality paper and extra pictures from the original LP's inner sleeve. The fact that the first album had a bit of success in America meant that the band toured over there for a long time to do the groundwork. When they came back and it was time to do the second album, nothing was ready! ' Steve Lillywhite in Propaganda 5. Release Date: 12 октября, 1981.

October was the second album by U2, released in 1981. The album was a tough one for U2 to record. On March 22, 1981, while playing a show at the Fog Horn in Portland, Oregon, Bono’s briefcase went missing. The briefcase included a working visa for Bono, notebooks and lyric sheets, letters to Bono from Ali as well as tour documents, letters from fans, and numerous photos

Comes with silver paper OBI with original price as ¥2,200 as per OBI.

October does, however, nearly match its predecessor on several songs. Tomorrow" is a beautiful ballad that gives Bono a chance to show his range, and nods to the band's homeland with its use of yearning Uilleann pipes, while the title track is a spectral, slow song that, unusually for U2, is grounded by a piano. Elsewhere, "Scarlet" is essentially an instrumental, the only lyric being Bono's repetition of the word "Rejoice", one of a handful of vaguely religious references on the album. October wasn't an affirming hit and, by its own admission, the band felt pressure to deliver on its third album, believing Island could cut them loose if it bore similar results.

This album has an average beat per minute of 132 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 86/170 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 146BPM, ends at 158BPM (+12), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing).

U2 sounded so confident and assured on their debut that perhaps it was inevitable they would stumble slightly on its follow-up, October. The record isn't weaker than its predecessor because it repeats the formula of Boy. It's because the band tries too hard to move forward. Bono, in particular, tries too hard to make big political, emotional, and religious statements, but the remainder of the band isn't innocent. In general, the music is too pompous, with the sound overwhelming the actual songs.

October is the second studio album from U2, the follow-up to their impressive debut Boy. I think it’s fair to say that the Irish quartet didn’t really follow through on the promise of Boy until 1983’s War - October is generally seen as the least-popular of the 11 studio albums from the band. This is not to say that there aren’t some inspiring and attractive moments here, but it doesn’t hold a candle to their albums of the following decade. But enough about U2’s other work, why is October rarely spoken about and widely seen as one of the band’s worst albums" Well it never seems to find its niche. The experimentation is tangible, but the results are varied.

Tracklist

A1 Gloria
A2 I Fall Down
A3 I Threw A Brick Through A Window
A4 Rejoice
A5 Fire
B1 Tomorrow
B2 October
B3 With A Shout (Jerusalem)
B4 Stranger In A Strange Land
B5 Scarlet
B6 Is That All?

Companies, etc.

  • Printed By – Interpak

Credits

  • Bagpipes [Oilean Pipes Pipes], Bodhrán – Vincent Kilduff*
  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Crew – Billy , Chris , Jake , Joe The Hurley*, Pod , Robbie , Steve , Tim*
  • Drums – Larry*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas, Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Maloney
  • Guitar, Piano – The Edge
  • Layout [Sleeve Layout] – Rapid Exteriors
  • Management [Agency New York, Premier Talent] – Barbara Skydel
  • Management [Agency New York] – Frank Barsalona
  • Management [Agent London, Wasted Talent] – Ian Flooks
  • Management [Agent London] – Ian Wilson
  • Mastered By – Ian Cooper
  • Photography By – Ian Finlay
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Vocals – Bono
  • Written-By – U2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9680 UK 1981
L-37670, ILPS 9680, L37670 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records L-37670, ILPS 9680, L37670 New Zealand 1981
IMCD 223, 842 297-2 U2 October ‎(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records IMCD 223, 842 297-2 UK Unknown
ISL 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ISL 9680 Canada 1983
ILPS 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9680 US 1981

Tracklist

A1 Gloria 4:12
A2 I Fall Down 3:39
A3 I Threw A Brick Through A Window 4:53
A4 Rejoice 3:36
A5 Fire 3:50
B1 Tomorrow 4:36
B2 October 2:20
B3 With A Shout 4:01
B4 Stranger In A Strange Land 3:57
B5 Scarlet 2:50
B6 Is That All? 3:02

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Windmill Lane Studios
  • Pressed By – Allied Record Company
  • Record Company – Island Records Inc.
  • Distributed By – Atlantic Recording Corporation

Credits

  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite

Notes

AR printed on label as from Allied Record Company.
ST-IL-835185-AR on A-label
ST-IL-835186-AR on B-label

First reissue pressing: Dark purple label (this issue)
Second reissue pressing: Light blue label
Third reissue pressing: Black label

The "SP" issue of this release can be found here U2 - October

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side One): ST-IL-835185-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side Two): ST-IL-835186-AR
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075679009210
  • Other: AR

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9680 UK 1981
L-37670, ILPS 9680, L37670 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records L-37670, ILPS 9680, L37670 New Zealand 1981
IMCD 223, 842 297-2 U2 October ‎(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records IMCD 223, 842 297-2 UK Unknown
ISL 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ISL 9680 Canada 1983
ILPS 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9680 US 1981

Tracklist

1 Gloria 4:12
2 I Fall Down 3:39
3 I Threw A Brick Through A Window 4:54
4 Rejoice 3:38
5 Fire 3:50
6 Tomorrow 4:39
7 October 2:20
8 With A Shout (Jerusalem) 4:02
9 Stranger In A Strange Land 3:57
10 Scarlet 2:52
11 Is That All? 2:59

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Made By – PMDC, France
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Blue Mountain Music Ltd.

Credits

  • Bagpipes [Oillean Pipes], Bodhrán – Vincent Kilduff*
  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Crew – Joe The Hurley*
  • Drums – Larry Mullen Jnr.*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Maloney
  • Guitar, Piano – The Edge
  • Layout [Sleeve Layout] – Rapid Exteriors
  • Management – Paul McGuinness
  • Mastered By – Ian Cooper
  • Other [Agency London] – Ian Wilson & Ian Flooks - Wasted Talent
  • Other [Agency New York] – Frank Barsalona & Barbara Skydel - Premier Talent
  • Photography By – Ian Finlay
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Vocals – Bono
  • Written-By – U2

Notes

Very similar with U2 - October, this one has "MADE IN FRANCE BY PMDC" note at the runout.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 042284229722
  • Barcode (text): 0 42284 22972 2
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Price Code: PY 899
  • Matrix / Runout: 842 297-2 00 L7 1.D MADE IN FRANCE BY PMDC
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0252
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L004

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9680 UK 1981
L-37670, ILPS 9680, L37670 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records L-37670, ILPS 9680, L37670 New Zealand 1981
ISL 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ISL 9680 Canada 1983
ILPS 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9680 US 1981
UICY-1414 U2 October ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Universal Music, Island Records UICY-1414 Japan 2008

Tracklist

A1 Gloria 4:10
A2 I Fall Down 3:48
A3 I Threw A Brick Through A Window 4:51
A4 Rejoice 3:35
A5 Fire 3:45
B1 Tomorrow 4:36
B2 October 3:20
B3 With A Shout (Jerusalem) 4:19
B4 Stranger In A Strange Land 3:54
B5 Scarlet 2:00
B6 Is That All? 2:57

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.

Credits

  • Bagpipes [Oillean Pipes Pipes], Bodhrán – Vincent Kilduff*
  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Drums – Larry*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Maloney
  • Guitar, Piano – The Edge
  • Mastered By – Ian Cooper
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Vocals – Bono
  • Written-By – U2

Notes

(P) 1981 Original Sound Recording made by Island Records Ltd
Manufactured and distributed under license by Festival Records Pty. Limited, Australia.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9680 UK 1981
L-37670, ILPS 9680, L37670 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records L-37670, ILPS 9680, L37670 New Zealand 1981
IMCD 223, 842 297-2 U2 October ‎(CD, Album, RE) Island Masters, Island Records IMCD 223, 842 297-2 UK Unknown
ISL 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ISL 9680 Canada 1983
ILPS 9680 U2 October ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9680 US 1981




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