The release helped generate $3 million for the charity as Bank of America matched every free download with a $1 donation to (RED).
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Without a visual Bono releases the stadium rock vocals cut with revolutionary anthem style lyrics about individuality being bigger than one believes themselves to be.
This is the closest that U2 has been to U2 in awhile and in the age of the 360 claw, Super Bowl spots and limited edition i Pods this is U2 reestablishing relevancy and truly giving it their all.
(There are reports that another song, “The Dream is Over,” was also recorded during that same session, but it remains unreleased.) The band was scheduled to return to Dublin the next day, and Bono’s voice was suffering as a result of a long string of tour dates U2 had just completed, so he drank honey and tea during the session.