A Celebration

A Celebration Front Sleeve

A Celebration
Front Sleeve

Release Date: March 1982

Highest Chart Position: UK: 47 USA: n/a

Liner Notes:

Produced by Steve Lillywhite.

Track List:

  1. A Celebration (2:57)
  2. Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl (2:32)


  • Australia:
    • 7": Island K 8716
  • France:
    • 7": Island 6010.510
  • Germany:
    • 7": Island 104 098
  • Ireland:
    • 7": CBS 2214
  • Italy:
    • 7": Island WIP26770
  • Japan:
    • 7": Polystar / Island 7S-69
  • Netherlands:
    • 7": Island 104.098
  • New Zealand:
    • 7": Island K 8716
  • UK:
    • 7": Island WIP 6770

Media Review:

Review: A Celebration [UK]

4 stars (out of 5)

By JT Griffith, All Music Guide

A Celebration was a non-LP single released in 1982 after October and well before War. The versions of these songs do not appear on any other U2 release and the single was deleted after six months, making this one of the most rare U2 collectibles. This single contains studio versions of "A Celebration" and "Trash Trampoline and the Party Girl." Rumor had it that "Party Girl" was written about Adam Clayton, but Bono denies it, admitting only that it was inspired by the bassist. Interestingly, "A Celebration" was a short-lived staple in the U2 live catalog; it was first performed in February 1982 and last in March 1983. In spite of that, the Hot Press Reader's Poll voted the song number in the Best Single category. The A Celebration single has never been released on CD.

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