by Chad Childers, UltimateClassicRock.com
U2 fan club members have recently begun getting the brand new 'U22â€² live albums, which they helped shape, in the mail. The group asked fans to choose their favorite tracks performed during the band's recent U2360Â° tour, and the results yielded this new two-disc release, which spans their entire career.
Over a three-month period, subscribers had a chance to listen to 46 songs from the run, then select their favorite 22 to go on the record. After the songs were chosen, the band sequenced and mastered the release with their production team. Now finalized, the album will be the band's annual one-off special edition release for subscribers of their U2.com fan club.
The U2 360 trek began in Barcelona in June 2009 and continued through a July finale last year in Canada. In all, over seven million fans in 30 countries visited the band's 110 performances.