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Dave Fanning premieres new version of 'Red Hill Mining Town'

@U2, April 16, 2017
By: Matt McGee

 

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Continuing a tradition that goes back to U2's beginning, Irish DJ Dave Fanning gave a new U2 song its worldwide radio premiere on Sunday. But this time was a little different: It's not an entirely new song that he premiered, but the 2017 version of "Red Hill Mining Town."

The new version of the song, which will be released April 22 for Record Store Day and included on the 30th anniversary release of The Joshua Tree in June, was mixed by longtime U2 producer Steve Lillywhite. It features re-recorded vocals from Bono (the verses only, not the chorus) and a new mix that emphasizes Edge's backing vocals and contributions from a brass band called the Arklow Shipping Silver Band.

If you missed the premiere, a full stream is available from RTE's website. Start at about 1:19:45 and you'll hear it in full. (Note: The stream works for me in the US, but I don't know if it's available worldwide.) Fanning also reveals in the show that he'll have an interview with Steve Lillywhite on his show next Saturday (April 22).

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