The first single from U2’s new album, No Line on the Horizon, is now available. The song, “Get On Your Boots” is being streamed from U2’s web site and is available for purchase on iTunes. No Line on the Horizon comes out March 3, 2009.
You can buy just the single for 99 cents, or pre-order the album for $9.99 and you can download “Get On Your Boots” today. The pre-order version of No Line on the Horizon includes two bonus tracks (one is an iTunes exclusive, the other is a pre-order only, but no details on what either one is).
You can also pre-order the deluxe version of the album for $17.99 from iTunes, which includes the two bonus tracks, a film from Anton Corbijn and a digital collector’s magazine.
This is in addition to the planned five physical releases of the album:
- Standard CD with 24-page color booklet – $13.98
- Vinyl with 2 LPs with a 16-page oversized booklet – $17.98
- Digi-pack version with the CD, 36-page color booklet, fold out poster and download of Anton Corbijn film – $35.98
- Magazine version with CD, 60-page soft cover magazine and download of Anton Corbijn film – $49.98
- Box set with CD, 36-page color booklet, fold out poster, 60-page hard cover book, additional fold out poster and DVD of Anton Corbijn film – $95.98
You can also check out all the usual pre-release hype for No Line on the Horizon.
5 thoughts on “Get On Your U2: New Single & Pre-Order No Line on the Horizon”
It doesn’t immediately grab me the way Vertigo or Beautiful Day, or, if I think about it, any of their first singles from a new album have previously grabbed me. I don’t hate it, but I want to love it, and I don’t. At least not on the first listen. What do you think of it?
Any word on if this will be available w/o DRM from iTunes?
The single is pretty good, but based on the reviews (http://www.everhype.com/?utm_source=bc) it isn’t as good as their earlier stuff. To me, it sounds too much like everything else. I want something new.
What do I think? Yeah, I kind of left that part out, didn’t I?
I think U2 is notoriously difficult to critique on first take. A lot of people trashed “Vertigo” when it first came out, but I think it’s a solid song. I didn’t care much for All That You Can’t Leave Behind on first listen (boy was I wrong!).
My initial take of “Get On Your Boots” wasn’t very positive. It didn’t grab me either. It’s different. It reminds me of “Big Girls Are Best.” As I’ve listened to it a couple more times it’s starting to grab me. There are lot of funky things going on. It’s definitely not a soaring anthem. Kind of an interesting choice for a first single, but I think it will grow on me.
The lyrics remind me a lot of the 90s–shouting about ‘sexy boots’ one moment and war and bomb scares the next.
I also immediately thought of “Big Girls are Best.”
I loved “Vertigo” from the first time I heard it, but when the full album came out, I felt like “Vertigo” wasn’t exactly representative of the album as a whole. I don’t mind if “Boots” does end up being a solid indication of the direction of the album, because I’d rather see them change up their sound then release more stuff that sounds exactly the same, but I’m hoping “Boots” isn’t the high point of the album.