U2 Sets Album Track List as Single Takes Off

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9.29.04 - Billboard

By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - U2 has confirmed the full track list for its upcoming album, "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," due Nov. 23 via Interscope.

The set does not include the tracks "Tough" or "Full Metal Jacket," which band members previously had mentioned as possible selections. Among the newly announced titles are "Miracle Drug," "One Step Closer" and "Love and Peace or Else."

The album's first single, "Vertigo," is already making a bomb-size impact on U.S. radio outlets. After just three days of airplay, the cut is expected to debut this week in the top 20 of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and the top 30 of the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally.

At present, "Vertigo" is available for download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. According to a spokesperson, the track ascended into the service's top 10 within 24 hours and is now No. 1 on the list of most downloaded selections.

U2's official Web site (http://www.u2.com) is hosting clips of the band performing "Vertigo" in its Dublin recording studio plus other exclusive footage of a recent photo shoot.

And while the band is not expected to begin touring until next spring, tidbits have begun leaking out about specific stops. According to Ireland's Sunday Business Report, U2 will play Dublin's Croke Park on June 26-27, with the possibility of a third show, depending on demand.

Here is the track list for "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb":

"Miracle Drug"
"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"
"Love and Peace or Else"
"City of Blinding Lights"
"All Because of You"
"A Man and a Woman"
"Crumbs From Your Table"
"One Step Closer"
"Original of the Species"

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