U2 Release New Album, ‘Songs of Innocence,’ for Free Download on iTunes


Story by Anne Erickson

U2 have unleashed their new album for free on iTunes, iTunes Radio and Beats Music

U2 pulled off a big surprise this week and released their new album, “Songs of Innocence,” as a free download to those who use iTunes, iTunes Radio or Beats Music. Bono and company made the announcement at Apple’s iPhone 6 event yesterday (Sept. 9) in Cupertino, Calif., and according to a post on the band’s website, the album will arrive in a physical edition on Oct. 13 with a 24-page booklet.

“Songs of Innocence” will also available be available as a deluxe, gatefold double album, offering an acoustic session of tracks from the album and bonus songs, plus a gatefold double vinyl LP edition with a remix of “The Crystal Ballroom.”

U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ Track List:

“The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)”
“Every Breaking Wave”
“California (There Is No End To Love)”
“Song For Someone”
“Iris (Hold Me Close)”
“Raised By Wolves”
“Cedarwood Road”
“Sleep Like A Baby Tonight”
“This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now”
“The Troubles”

Deluxe edition bonus tracks:

“Lucifer’s Hands”
“The Crystal Ballroom”
“The Troubles (Alternative version)”



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