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 Commercial Release November 22 / 23, 2004
 Record Label Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: 1, Canada: 1, UK: 1
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
Bonus Audio Track: (Japan / UK / Vinyl) Bonus DVD:
COMMERCIAL SINGLES
Vertigo
All Because of You (Canada)
Sometimes You Can't Make it...
City of Blinding Lights
All Because of You (ROW)
PROMOTIONAL RELEASES
Vertigo Promo Single
All Because of You Promo Single
HTDAAB Album Interview Promo
Sometimes Promo Single
City of Blinding Lights Promo Single
LINER NOTES
Miracle Drug: Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Steve Lillywhite. Additional production by Carl Glanville and Jacknife Lee. Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Carl Glanville and Steve Lillywhite. Piano and additional vocal by The Edge. Additional guitar by Bono. Backing vocal by Bono and Larry Mullen. Synthesizers and Programming by Jacknife Lee. Additional percussion and synthesizers by Carl Glanville.
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Chris Thomas. Additional production by Steve Lillywhite and Nellee Hooper. Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Nellee Hooper. Mix engineered by Simon Gogerly and Greg Collins. Programming by Fabien Waltmann. Additional mix engineering by Ian Rossiter. Keyboards and additional vocal by The Edge.
Love and Peace or Else: Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono with the Edge. Original production by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. Additional production by Chris Thomas, Jacknife Lee and Flood. Recorded by Carl Glanville.  Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Flood. Assited by Kieran Lynch. Synthesizers by Brian Eno. Piano and backing vocals: The Edge. Shaker by Daniel Lanois. Programming and additional synthesizers by Jacknife Lee.
City of Blinding Lights: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Flood. Additional production by Chris Thomas and Jacknife Lee. Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney and Kieran Lynch. Mixed by Nellee Hooper. Mix engineering by Simon Gogerly and Greg Collins. Programming by Fabien Waltmann. Assistant mix Engineerning by Ian Rossiter. Piano by The Edge and Bono. Synthesizers by Jacknife Lee.
All Because of You: Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Steve Lillywhite. Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Flood. Assisted by Kieran Lynch. Backing Vocals by The Edge. Keyboards by Jacknife Lee.
A Man and a Woman: Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Jacknife Lee. Additional production by Steve Lillywhite and Carl Glanville. Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Jacknife Lee. Backing vocals and additional percussion by The Edge. Synthesizers by Jacknife Lee.
Crumbs from Your Table: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Steve Lillywhite. Additional production by Jacknife Lee. Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Steve Lillywhite, Flood and Jacknife Lee. Assisted by Kieran Lynch. Additional guitar-atmospherics and synthesizers by Jacknife Lee.
One Step Closer: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Original production by Chris Thomas and Daniel Lanois. Additional production by Jacknife Lee. Recorded by Carl Glanville. Mixed by Jacknife Lee. Additional guitar by Bono. Backing vocals by The Edge. Additional guitar and pedal steel by Daniel Lanois. Synthesizers by Jacknife Lee.
Original of the Species:   Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Steve Lillywhite. Additional production by Jacknife Lee. Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Flood. Assisted by Kieran Lynch. Piano and synthesizer by The Edge. Additional synthesizer by Jacknife Lee.
Yahweh: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono with the Edge. Produced by Chris Thomas. Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Carl Glanville. Piano, synthesizers, and backing vocals by The Edge. Mandolin by Daniel Lanois. Additional guitar by Bono.
Fast Cars: Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono with The Edge. Produced by Steve Lillywhite. Recorded by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Steve Lillywhite. Keyboards by Jacknife Lee.

U2 Interview: Written by U2. Interviewer Neil McCormick.
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Studio Performance): Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono.  Produced by Chris Thomas.  Additional production by Steve Lillywhite and Nellee Hooper.  Recorded by Carl Glanville.  Assisted by Chris Heaney.  Mixed by Nellee Hooper.  Mix Engineered by Simon Gogerly and Greg Collins.  Programming by Fabien Waltmann.  Additional Mix Engineering: Simon Osborne.  Assistant Mix Engineering by Ian Rossiter.  Keyboards and additional vocal by The Edge. 
Crumbs from Your Table (Video):  Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono.  Produced by Steve Lillywhite.  Additional production by Jacknife Lee.  Recorded by Carl Glanville.  Assisted by Chris Heaney. Mixed by Steve Lillywhite, Flood and Jacknife Lee.  Assisted by Kieran Lynch.  Additional guitar-atmospherics and syntesizers by Jacknife Lee.
Vertigo (Temple Bar Mix Video): Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono with The Edgge.  Produced by Steve Lillywhite.  Recorded by Carl Glanville.  Assisted by Chris Heaney.  Mixed by Steve Lillywhite and Carl Glanville.  Backing vocals by The Edge.  Synthesizers by Jacknife Lee.  Video Producer: Ned O'Hanlon.  Video Director: Richie Smyth.  Executive Producer: Paul McGuinness.  Video Editor: Juniper Calder.
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own (Acoustic Couch Video): Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono.  Produced by Chris Thomas.  Additional prodcution by Steve Lillywhite and Nellee Hooper.  Recorded by Carl Glanville.  Assisted by Chris Heaney.  Mixed by Nellee Hooper.  Mix Engineered by Simon Gogerly and Greg Collins.  Programming by Fabien Waltmann.  Additional Mix Engineering Simon Osborne. Assistant Mix Engineering by Ian Rossiter.  Keyboards and additional vocal by The Edge.
Vertigo (Video): Music by U2.  Lyrics by Bono with the Edge.  Produced by Steve Lillywhite.  Recorded by Carl Glanville.  Assisted by Chris Heaney.  Mixed by Steve Lillywhite and Carl Glanville.  Backing Vocals by The Edge.  Synthesizers by Jacknife Lee.  Video Producer: Ned O'Hanlon.  Video Director: Richie Smyth.  Executive Producer: Paul McGuinness.  Video Editor: Juniper Calder.

DVD Project Coordination: Steve Matthews and Candida Bottaci.  Production Manager: Tara Mullen.  Filmed on 9th and 10th June 2004 at HQ, Dublin, Ireland.  DVD Authoring and Compression: Screen Scene, Dublin.  Audio Consultant and Quality COntrol: Cheryl Englels at Partial Productions Inc.  Sleeve / Packaging Design by Four 5 One Creative, Dublin.  A Solo Too Production for U2 Limited.

OTHER NOTES
This album by U2 was set for release on November 22 / 23, 2004 but as has become commonplace, the album "leaked" on the internet weeks earlier on November 6, 2004. Originally during the recording sessions a demo CD with six possible tracks from the album was stolen, and the band claimed that they would release the album through Apple's iTunes music service if they appeared online early. But when the leak did come it was from a full version of the album, not this earlier stolen CD.

The album was released in four different formats.  The first format was a vinyl release for the UK market.  The other three releases are all variations on the CD release of the album.  The album was released as a CD by itself, released in a double jewel case with a DVD, and also released as a collectors edition, which included a hard bound book with text and images by the band.  I have yet to find information about a cassette release, which would make this the first U2 album not released in that format.

Further variations are seen in the album releases by the inclusion of a bonus track, "Fast Cars".  This track is available on the UK and Japan releases in all three CD formats.  It is also available worldwide in the limited edition box set.

The first single released from the album was Vertigo released commercially on November 8 / 9, 2004.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 12" VINYL:
 UK Pressing, U214 / 986 817-2
Label: Island Records
UPC: 02498 68172
Package: Picture Sleeve
Catalog Information:
UK, Island, U214 / 986 817-2
Track Listing:
As listed above without Fast Cars.
Further Information:
A second two-LP set was solicited for a later release, but appears to not have surfaced.
Other Images:
B Side Label / Interior Sleeve Front / Interior Sleeve Back
 CASSETTE:
 Thailand Pressing, 986 817-3
Label: Island Records
UPC: 6 02498 68173 2
Package: Hardshell Case
Catalog Information:
Thailand, Island, 986 817-3
Track Listing:
As listed above, did not contain "Fast Cars"
Further Information:
The cassette version of HTDAAB was not widely released as sales of cassettes continue to decline throughout the world.
Other Images:
Images from other international pressings always welcome.
 5" CD:
 Europe Pressing, 986 782-9
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 6 02498 67829 9
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Matrix:
 Mexico Pressing, 986 782-9
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 6 02498 67829 9
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Matrix:
 USA Pressing, B0003613-02
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 6 02498 67829 9
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
Argentina, Island, 986 782-9 Europe, Island, 986782-9
Australia, Island, 9867829 Mexico, Island, 986 782-9
Canada, Island, 0249867829
Chile, Island, 986 782-9 USA, Interscope, B0003613-02
Track Listing:
As listed above.  Does not contain the track "Fast Cars" or any of the material from the bonus DVD. 
Further Information:
European CD is labelled 986 782-9 like the outer sleeve.  The USA release is labelled B0003613-02 on the CD like the outer sleeve.
Other Images:
Additional images not available above always welcome!

 Japan Pressing, UICI-1037
Label: Island Records
UPC:
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
Japan, Island / Universal, UICI-1037 UK, Island, CIDU214
Track Listing:
As listed above, but does contain the bonus track "Fast Cars".  Does not come with any of the bonus DVD materials.  The Japan release came with an OBI strip with text in Japanese.
Further Information:
Due to the discrepancy in pricing of import CDs versus domestic CDs, it is cheaper to buy imports in the UK and Japan.  Thus to assist in the sale of the domestic CD U2 has contributed a bonus track to the CD in these regions.
Other Images:
 5" CD and 5" DVD:
 Canada Pressing, 0249868180
Label: Island Records
UPC: 6 02498 68180 0
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix A: L387 0249867829 MISS YOU SUGAR #41005Y14
Matrix B: L387 02498681802 Made in Canada #41001Y09
 Europe Pressing, 0249868180
Label: Island Records
UPC: 6 02498 68181 7
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix A:
Matrix B:
 Korea Pressing, 986 818-0
Label: Island Records
UPC: 8 808678 228212 
Package: Slimline Double Jewel with Calendar
Matrix A:
Matrix B:
 Taiwan Pressing, 986 818-0
Label: Island Records
UPC: 6 02498 68180 0
Package: Slimline Double Jewel in Slipcase
Matrix A:
Matrix B:
 USA Pressing, B0003613-00
Label: Island Records
UPC: 6 02498 68180 0
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix A: B00 036 1302R2 01% MISS YOU SUGAR
Matrix B: INTR112369RE1 DIN
Catalog Information:
Australia, Island, 9868181 Korea, Island, 986 818-0
Canada, Island, 0249868180 Taiwan, Island, 986 818-0
Europe, Island, 986 818-1 USA, Interscope, B0003613-00
Track Listing:
As listed above. Does not contain the bonus track "Fast Cars" but does include the bonus DVD.
Further Information:
Will only be available as an import in Argentina, Mexico and Chile.  In the US the case is labelled B0003613-00, the CD is labelled B0003613-02 and the DVD is labelled INTR-112369.  In Canada the case is labelled 0249868180, the CD is labelled 0249868180-1(0249867829) and the DVD is labelled 0249868180-2.  In Europe the case is labelled 986 818-1, the CD is labelled 986 818-1 (CD: 986 782-9) and the DVD is labelled 986 818-1 (DVD: 986 817-4).  The Taiwan version featured a slipcase (pictured above) with Taiwan writings.  The Korean version was released with a calendar included which was shrinkwrapped to the front of the jewel case for release (see photo above).
Other Images:
Canada: (DVD / Jewel Case with Sticker)
Europe: (DVD)
US: (Interior of Back Insert - DVD Credits / DVD)

Label: Island Records
UPC:
Package:
Catalog Information:
Japan, Island, UICI-9007 UK, Island, CIDDU214
Track Listing:
As listed above.  Does contain the bonus track "Fast Cars" as well as the bonus DVD.
Further Information:
Due to the discrepancy in pricing of import CDs versus domestic CDs, it is cheaper to buy imports in the UK and Japan.  Thus to assist in the sale of the domestic CD U2 has contributed a bonus track to the CD in these regions.
Other Images:
We're always looking of images of releases we don't have yet!
 BOX (5"CD, 5"DVD, BOOK):
 Japan Pressing, UICI-9008
Label: Island Records
UPC: 4 988005 375636
Package: Box Set / Book / CD / DVD
Matrix A:
Matrix B:
 UK Pressing, CIDXU214 / 986 817-7
Label: Island Records
UPC: 6 02498 68177 0
Package: Box Set / Book / CD / DVD
Matrix A: MISS YOU SUGAR 06024 986 782-8 01 * 51529648
Matrix B: 06024 986 817-4 50 01 * 51525089
 USA Pressing, B000361400
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 6 02498 68182 4
Package: Box Set / Book / CD / DVD
Matrix A: B00 036 1400CD01R1 01% MISS YOU SUGAR
Matrix B: Barcode only.
Catalog Information:
Europe, Island, CIDXU214 / 986 817-7 USA, Interscope, B0003614-00
Japan, Island, UICI-9008
Track Listing:
As listed above.  The Box Set with book contains the bonus track "Fast Cars" on the CD in all regions.  It also includes the DVD as part of the package. 
Further Information:
Box set with a book, DVD and the CD album, released wrapped in an OBI strip stating the contents (pictured above).  This box set was only produced in three regions, Europe, Japan and the USA.  Other worldwide releases appear to be imports from one of these three manufacturing areas.  Australia and the UK both sold copies made in Europe.  Canada sold the version made in the USA.  In Europe the entire package is marked CIDXU214 / 986 817-7 but the cd is labelled 986 817-8 and the DVD is labelled 986 817-4, both contain the main box number as well. In the USA the entire package is marked B0003614-00, and the CD is labelled only B0003614-00 CD01 and the DVD labelled only INTR-112369. 
Other Images:
UK: (Box Cover without OBI / Box Back without OBI / DVD / CD Holder Front / CD Holder Back / Book Front Cover)
USA: (DVD)
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