U2's Record Store Black Friday '18 Release

Record Store Day "Black Friday" happens on Friday, November 23.  This is a separate event from Record Store Day (which is scheduled for April 13, 2019), but has the same idea - promoting on site purchases at independent record retailers with special releases that aren't available anywhere else. 

Many artists, including U2, will again participate in RSD 'Black Friday," which is the traditional start of the holiday selling season.  U2's special release this time around is a limited vinyl edition of "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me," a song originally considered for the band's 1993 "Zooropa" album, but deemed too 'rock' for the overall electronic dance feel of the rest of the album.  The song was eventually finished and used in the 1995 soundtrack for the "Batman Forever" film starring Val Kilmer.  

The special vinyl release is limited to 7000 copies and features different versions of "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" on both sides. One is the "Gotham Experience Remix," which is the version heard during intermission of the "Experience + Innocence" tour, featuring vocals from Gavin Friday.  The flip features a fresh remastering of the original track. 

U2 fans may remember the band Lone Justice, fronted by Maria McKee, which opened many dates on U2's "The Joshua Tree" tour back in '87.  Lone Justice also presents an exclusive RSD release on November 23rd Called "The Western Tapes 1983" - a 12" vinyl record of six early band demos. The release is limited to 1000 copies.

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