U2 “Lights of Home” Featuring Brand New Beck Remix On 12″ Picture Disc For Record Store Day

U2 will release a 12″ vinyl picture disc featuring three versions of “Lights of Home” on April 21, 2018 for Record Store Day. The single backs the version of “Lights of Home” from U2’s latest album Songs of Experience and a string version on side A, with a new remix by Beck on the flip. Limited to 5000 copies worldwide, this exclusive Record Store Day release includes a download voucher. The image printed onto the picture disc is a silhouette photo by Shaughn McGrath of Bono’s son Eli and Edge’s daughter Sian superimposed with a photo by French astronaut Thom Pesquet from the International Space Station, as pointed out by u2songs.com.

UPDATE – Beck’s remix is now officially streaming on YouTube and Spotify. Listen below:

Side A
Lights of Home (Album Version)
Lights of Home (St. Peter’s String Version)

Side B
Lights of Home (Free Yourself / Beck Remix)

 

U2 have participated several times before in Record Store Day and its associated Black Friday events, as listed below via u2songs.com:

  • “November 26, 2010: Release of the EP “Wide Awake in Europe”
  • November 29, 2013: Release of the 12-inch single “Ordinary Love”
  • November 28, 2014: Release of a North and South of the River Poster / Map
  • April 18, 2015: Release of Songs of Innocence on double 12-inch vinyl
  • April 22, 2017: Release of “Red Hill Mining Town” as a 12-inch picture disc, also a limited release of a numbered ‘fanzine’
  • November 24, 2017: Release of “The Blackout” in 12-inch black and 12-inch coloured vinyl”

2018’s Record Store Day single will mark the first release of Beck’s “Lights of Home” remix on any format. Beck – who served as the opening act for the third leg on U2’s The Joshua Tree 2017 tour – has a long history of soliciting peers to remix his songs, and occasionally has done remixes of his own, listed below (click through to listen to each):

The complete Record Store Day 2018 list is here, including The Flaming LipsSufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire, Tom WaitsWilcoCar Seat HeadrestThe National, Fleet Foxes, and many more. Follow updates in the new Record Releases 2018 Facebook group.

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