No Line on the Horizon
No Line on the Horizon is the twelfth studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Steve Lillywhite. U2 began work on the album in 2006 with record producer Rick Rubin but shelved most of the material from those sessions. In May 2007, the group began new sessions with Eno and Lano is in Fez, Morocco.
About No Line on the Horizon in brief
No Line on the Horizon is the twelfth studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Steve Lillywhite, and was released on 27 February 2009. U2 began work on the album in 2006 with record producer Rick Rubin but shelved most of the material from those sessions. In May 2007, the group began new sessions with Eno and Lano is in Fez, Morocco. The band originally intended to release the songs as two EPs, but later combined the material into a single record. The album debuted at number one in 30 countries but did not sell as well as anticipated. The supporting U2 360° Tour from 2009 to 2011 set a record for the highest-grossing concert tour in history, with ticket sales over USD 736 million. The group compared the shift in style to that seen between The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby . Upon its release, No Line on The Horizon received generally favourable reviews, although many critics noted that it was not as experimental as previously suggested. It is the band’s first record since How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, marking the longest gap between studio albums of their career to that point. It has been described as a more experimental record than their previous two albums. The lead singer Bono said U2 intended to take their next album in a different musical direction from their previous few releases. He said: ‘Maybe the rock will have to go; maybe the rock has to get a lot harder.
But whatever it is, it’s not gonna stay where it is. I don’t know what what I thought we were going to do with it. I just want to go on a ride, that’s all I want to say’ Bono said in an interview with The Guardian in July 2009. The songwriting process was overseen by Bono and the Edge, and the group spent two weeks recording in a riad and involved the producers in the song writing process. For two weeks, U2, Eno,. and Lonois recorded in a hotel room rented by an oud player and exposed the studio to local percussion players and percussion partners during the recording. They ultimately decided to shelve the material recorded with Rubin, but expressed interest in revisiting it in the future. Later that year, the band released two songs from these sessions on the compilation album U218 Singles: a cover of the Skids’ \”The Saints Are Coming\” with Green Day, and \”Window in the Skies\”. The group had intended to released No Line On The Horizon in November, but after composing 50 to 60 songs, they delayed the release to continue writing. The Edge said: ‘It’s typical for us, because it’s in the process of recording that we really do our writing… things that Rick was not in the slightest bit interested in. He was interested in getting it from embryonic stage to a song that could be mixed’