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Boy Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered


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U2 formed in 1978 after Larry Mullen pinned a 'musicians wanted' ad to the notice board at Dublin's Temple Mount School. Adam Clayton had discovered rock'n'roll as a thirteen year old, buying his first acoustic guitar and then talking his parents into buying him a bass guitar. 'It just sounded good to me. Deep and fat and satisfying.'
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  • Audio CD (21 July 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • ASIN: B0013LPS7U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,793 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. I Will Follow (Remastered) 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Twilight (Remastered) 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. An Cat Dubh (Remastered) 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Into The Heart (Remastered) 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Out Of Control (Remastered) 4:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Stories For Boys (Remastered) 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Ocean (Remastered) 1:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. A Day Without Me (Remastered) 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Another Time Another Place (Remastered) 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Electric Co. (Remastered) 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Shadows And Tall Tress (Remastered) 5:14£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. I Will Follow (Previously unreleased mix) 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (Remastered) 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Touch (Remastered) 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Speed Of Life 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Saturday Night 5:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Things To Make And Do (Remastered) 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Out Of Control (Single Version - Remastered) 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Boy/Girl (Remastered) 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Stories For Boys (Single Version - Remastered) 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Another Day (Remastered) 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Twilight (Single Version - Remastered) 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Boy/Girl (Live at The Marquee, London - Remastered) 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (Live At The Marquee, London) 4:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Cartoon World (Live at The National Stadium, Dublin) 4:20Album Only

Product Description

U2's first three albums have been re-mastered and will be released by Universal on July 21st.

Following the re-mastered release of The Joshua Tree last year, Edge has overseen a similar re-mastering of Boy (1980), October (1981) and War (1983), all of which have been re-mastered from the original audio tapes.

Each album will be released in physical and digital formats; as a standard single disc, a deluxe double version including a disc of b-sides, live tracks and rarities, and an LP version pressed on 180gm virgin vinyl

The packaging on all three titles has been restored and expanded, with new liner notes for each record, previously unseen photos and full lyrics.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Morris on 16 Oct 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
U2 would never allow the re-structuring of any album so the fact that Into the Heart has gone from the listing and I will Follow has moved to the bottom must be a mis-print or admin error as all other sellers I find online are showing the orginal listing.

This will always be my favorite album of all time. I was 21 when I bought This and October on the day that October came out. It was a time when New Wave was turning into New Romantics and new 'rock' needed rescuing. So along came U2. As is sometimes common with debut albums, this is a 'greatest hits' of early U2. Out of Control, Stories for boys, Twilight being the only songs from a catalogue of early singles that were re-recorded with Steve Lillywhite for this album. Other songs like my favorite 'Electric Co.' culled from live sets. It was a 5* album at the time making all of the music papers top listings for the year and although now I see Actung Baby as their pinnacle musically I will always go back to the days when this couldn't leave my turntable or car cassette. Its one of those classic can't take off albums where each track flows effortlessly into the next and every track gap seems perfectly timed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 21 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album from start to finish flows with such great energy and joy that you feel that you are a 'boy' again. It is U2 at their most innocent and fragile time and there is just four young energetic guys giving it all they've got. U2 may have made some better stuff since but they will never be able to make something so original and beautiful as BOY. The two main songs I feel being 'I Will Follow' and 'Out of Control' which are U2 through and through. Edge's guitar is majestic and Bono's voice quite frankly the most pure voice I have ever heard in rock and roll. Larry and Adam are also superb and their massive talent is clearly evident from their first album. I don't feel there is any songs that really stand out, the album just flows from song to song in this fantastic up beat nature that brings out the BOY in you. Fantastic!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. L. Dempsey on 1 Aug 2007
Format: Audio CD
It's 1980 and getting towards the start of a new era of music, it was Post Punk. U2 had been doing the scene for around 5 years before this album was ever released due to there inabilty to get it right live when it mattered most (when music execs came to watch). They got the album out thanks to Island records, and thank god they did, because without U2 my own mucisical journey wouldn't be where it is today, and i'm sure that can be mirrored by thousands of other music lovers. It was an album purley about childhood and growing up and realising what may lay ahead, the band were no where near the final product but you can see where they were heading with this, it was how Bono put it "three cords and the truth"

Get this album... even if it's your first U2 album, It'll suprise you.

stand out tracks are....

I will follow
Into the heart
Elecric co
Out of Control
A Day Without Me

Buy it and enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ross Maynard VINE VOICE on 31 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
Hardly anyone noticed "Boy" when it was released nearly 30 years ago. The album contains some of U2's best songs ("Into the Heart" and "Electric Co" are their two best ever songs in my view) but the album had a "rough and ready" feel to the production.

This remastering dramatically improves the "feel" of the album, smoothing out the rough edges and givings us a sublime piece of work - easily one of U2's top three albums.

The extra disk is interesting for fans, but hardly essential. It contains some of their post-punk tunes; a couple of prototypes for later songs; and some alternative versions of songs on the album (including a hilariously bad version of "Twilight" !).

The remastered album is a masterpiece, whether you want to buy the extra disks depends on how much you want to delve into the group's "not quite good enough" songs.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jules on 29 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
Really nice package with some great insights into the early sound of U2.

Unless you happen to have the 6" vinyl singles from the Boy album most of the tracks on the bonus CD will be new to you. Speed of life is an out-take from the Boy session and fits in with the vibe of the album perfectly. There's also killer live versions of Boy/Girl and 11 o'clock tick tock.

The only weird one for me is Cartoon World which is a bit of an oddity.

In terms of cost I think this package is good value. 15 to 17 quid is only a bit more than what you used to pay years ago for a single CD album.

Oh, and the Boy album itself is brilliant.
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By Theo Robertson on 20 Nov 2014
Format: Audio CD
This is the debut album from U2 , an unknown band from Dublin whose music can probably be best described as new wave . It's not their first contribution to the world of music and had released several singles in their own country . As a massive U2 junkie / completist in the mid 1980s I hunted down their early singles exclusive to Ireland and was rather disappointed by their early stuff . By no means bad those early tracks lacked any sort of polish or sheen and don't hint at a band who had any pretence to longevity . Three of these early tracks namely Twilight , Out Of Control and Stories For Boys appear on this debut album and it's very obvious indeed that producer Steve Lillywhite takes a massive amount of credit for creating the early band's sonic soundscape . What were very basic demo tracks become very different songs indeed

Now I'm not going to come on here and say that's a bad thing because this is a very accomplished album and has a timeless quality . A combination of producer vision and streamlined passion from the band combine to make an unpretentious album that would have sounded great in 1977 , 1987 , 1997 or 2027 . In other words it's an album that has a timeless quality

The opening track I Will Follow is basically three chords but is a track that is genuinely life affirming . It's my favourite track from the band and is my all time favourite song . Enough said . Twilight is entirely different from the B side single release while the two other previously released tracks Out Of Control and Stories For Boys are again superior thanks to Lillywhite . .
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