Label: The Source - NBC 83-27 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Transcription Boxset • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Arena Rock
It is the third track on their album War and was released as the album's lead single in January With lyrics written about the Polish Solidarity movement, "New Year's Day" is driven by Adam Clayton 's distinctive bassline and the Edge 's piano and guitar playing. It was the band's first UK hit single, peaking at number 10, and was also their first international hit, reaching for number 9 in Norway, number 11 on the Dutch Top 40, number 17 in Sweden, and number 53 on the Billboard Hot in the United States.
The lyric had its origins in a love song from Bono to his wife,  but was subsequently reshaped and inspired by the Polish Solidarity Caravan - Melva Houston - What´s Going On. InBono said of the song, "It would be stupid The Delta 72 - The Soul Of A New Machine start drawing up battle lines, but I think the fact that 'New Year's Day' made the Top Ten indicated a disillusionment among record buyers.
I don't think 'New Year's Day' was a pop single, certainly not in the way that Mickie Most might define a Hydrophobia (Original Mix) - Hydrophobia - Hydrophobia single as something that lasts three minutes and three weeks in the chart.
I don't think we could have written that kind of song. During the s, Poser - Vomitchugger - Alarming Soon Edge used a Fender Stratocaster to perform this song, along with a Yamaha CP70 electric grand piano.
The Les Paul the Edge used to write this song was sold for charity. Up until the Elevation TourClayton normally used a chorus effect on his bass guitar for this New Years Day - U2 - War Is Declared - The U2 Concert live.
In the Top of the Pops performance, Bono is seen playing guitar. However, an early version known simply as "Pete the Chop" was played at some concerts in During the Vertigo Tour at Silesian Stadium in Poland a quite remarkable example of fan action occurred. During "New Year's Day", the lower sections of the crowd waved red coloured items while other sections waved white, creating the Polish flag and stunning the band. The video was one of their first to see heavy rotation on MTV.
The band only appeared in the performance scenes of the video as it was filmed in the dead of the Swedish winter. U2 guitarist Edge revealed in the official U2 biography that the four people riding on horseback in the video that appeared to be the four U2 members were in fact four Swedish teenage girls disguised as the members of U2 riding on horseback with masks over their faces.
This was done as the band were frozen from shooting the video in sub-freezing temperatures the day before. Their biography states that Bono refused to wear any headgear despite the cold weather and had a lot of trouble mouthing the lyrics. U2 allowed free-of-charge use of this song in a spot prepared by the European Commission.
This clip published on YouTube shows a transformation of Poland in the last 20 years mixed with short scenes from today's Warsaw seen from a perspective of a year-old woman. Indance act Musique released a remix of the song, "New Year's Dub". The remix charted in some European countries, including in the UK and in Ireland, where it peaked at no.
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Sep 03, · Taken from the 2xLP transcription set U2 Concert, the Red Rocks concert is missing "I Threw A Brick Through A Window" and "A Day Without Me" (played after "New Year's Day"). "I Threw A Brick Through A Window" and "A Day Without Me" are taken from the BBC broadcast recorded live at the Hammersmith Palais, London, December 6, /5(7).
This transcription set is a reissue of the original War Is Declared transcription 2xLP boxset. It was then reissued in on the The Concert unofficial 2xCD set. Broadcast Date: March 16, 17, 18,
Apr 21, · New Year's Day (live from Dortmund ) - Duration: u2croatia , views.
Oct 25, · Here is a live video of U2's super hit 'New Year's Day", originally released off of the album "War". This footage was taken in in Paris, France on the Joshua Tree Tour.
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Dec 26, · 7/23 U2 performing New Year's Day on the 9th and 10th May at the United Center in Chicago, during their Vertigo Tour. Taken from their "Vertigo Live from Chicago" DVD. Follow us!
"New Year's Day" is U2's seventh most frequently performed live song, with the Edge switching back and forth between piano and guitar during the song. It has been a standard on every U2 tour since its debut on 1 December at the first show of the War Tour 's Pre-Tour, however the recent Innocence + Experience tour only featured three performances of the song for the entire kelediballadomeenasnowforge.infoinfo: 7", 12", CD.
Two tracks of the concert, "I Threw A Brick Through A Window" and "A Day Without Me" (played after "New Year's Day"), are missing. This is one of the two official releases to include the track "I Fall Down". This transcription set was reissued one year later under the title U2 Concert.2/5(1).