To coincide with the 30th anniversary of U2’s iconic album, The Joshua Tree, Island Records will release a 2017 mix of ‘Red Hill Mining Town’ on limited edition 12” picture disc, featuring the classic photography of Anton Corbijn in colour. The previously unreleased mix is by Steve Lillywhite, who produced the band’s critically acclaimed debut, ‘Boy’. ‘Red Hill Mining Town’ is famously “the single that never was”, originally discussed as the second single from The Joshua Tree but then put to one side at the last minute in favour of ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’. The Joshua Tree went to #1 in the U.K, U.S., Ireland and around the world, selling in excess of 25 million albums, and catapulted Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone). In further celebration of the record, U2 will return to select stadiums across Europe and North America this summer with The Joshua Tree Tour 2017.
The vinyl will be available at all participating Record Store Day stores, 22nd April.
U2 – Red Hill Mining Town (2017 Mix)
12” 180gsm Picture Disc (both sides)
A: Red Hill Mining Town (2017 Mix)
B: Red Hill Mining Town (2017 Mix)
Photography by Anton Corbijn
Written by U2
Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno
Recorded by Flood
Remixed by Steve Lillywhite
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