40 (song) - 40 (canción)

«40»
U2 single from
the album War
B side Two Hearts Beat as One (album version)
Publication March 1982
Format 7"
Recording 1982 (Windmill Lane Studios, Dublín)
Genders) Post-punk, rock alternativo
Duration 2:35
Record label Island
Author (s) U2
Producer (s) Steve Lillywhite
U2 Singles Timeline
«Sunday Bloody Sunday»
(1983)
«40»
(1983)
«Pride (In the Name of Love)»
(1984)
War album timeline
«Surrender»
(9)
«40»
(10)

" 40 " is a song by the Irish rock group U2 , the tenth track on the album War (1983) and the one that closes the album. It was released as a single only in Germany . [ 1 ] It also appears on the live album Under a Blood Red Sky . The lyrics are based on a modification of Psalm 40 of the Bible .

Recording

This song was recorded right at the end of the War sessions . Bassist Adam Clayton had left the study, and the other three band members decided they did not have the right song to close the album [ 2 ] Bono , The Edge , and Larry Mullen, Jr. quickly recorded this song, running the bass in charge of The Edge, in addition to the electric guitar . Bono titled the song "40" in reference to Psalm 40, on which the lyrics are based.

The first verse of the song is based on Psalm 40: 1-2, and the second on Psalm 40: 2-3. The chorus comes from the first two verses of Psalm 40: 3, which says "He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God ..." (“He will put a new song in my mouth, a sing of praise to our God… ”).

Live

The theme has become notorious especially for its live performances. Since its live debut in February 1983, "40" has been one of the band's recurring songs at concerts, having been performed some 400 times. [ 3 ]

Songs list

  1. "40 (How Long)" (Album Version) – 2:35
  2. "Two Hearts Beat as One" (Album Version) – 4:02

Within this single, the song received the name "40 (How Long)". [ 1 ]

References

  1. ^ A b Aaron J. Sams. «:: U2 Discography - 40 Single / U2» . U2Wanderer.Org . Retrieved September 3, 2011 .
  2. On the Edge Entertainment Weekly. Accessed January 4, 2007
  3. ^ "U2 40 - U2 on tour" . U2gigs.com . Retrieved September 3, 2011 .