U2 has left behind many a classic albums. Where you stand on them is your business. Some might declare the first three sets the greatest ever. Some may herald their after works (from those three) to be their defining moments. I, myself, began tapering off with the release of Joshua Tree. Nothing since has spoken to me the way Unforgettable Fire had. But nevertheless, that is my journey. Yours is likely quite different. One of my U2 loves is the 4-track EP, Wide Awake In America. Released in 1985, it contained two The Unforgettable Fire outtakes and two live tracks. It eventually went platinum, an amazing feat for an EP.

On April 13, three classic U2 albums will be reissued on 180g-weight vinyl, some newly remastered for the vinyl experience. Those titles include Wide Awake in America, Pop, and All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Each new vinyl set will include a download card for digital download versions.

Also, all vinyl sets for this series will be housed in gatefold jackets with restored artwork. Pop (Happy birthday! March 3, you’re 21 years old!) will come with a lyric sheet, and printed inner sleeves. All That You Can’t Leave Behind will provide a 16-page booklet with photos and lyrics.

(Yes, I will be ordering the Wide Awake in America vinyl when the site becomes available to pre-order. The other two titles are currently up.)

By MARowe