U2 releasing ‘Three’ debut EP for RSD Black Friday

Limited edition release celebrates band’s 40th anniversary

Island Records and UMC have announce a new limited edition vinyl reissue from U2 celebrating the 40th anniversary of the band’s first release Three. Remastered in 2019 and pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, this limited edition vinyl EP Three (1979) will be released on November 29th via independent retailers for Record Store Day’s Black Friday promotion.

Originally released in Ireland in September 1979, the Three EP features three songs recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin with producer Chas De Whalley – “Out Of Control,” “Stories For Boys” and “Boy-Girl.”

The A-side was chosen via a listener poll on Dave Fanning’s RTÉ (Irish national radio) music show. All songs have been remastered for this reissue.

The EP will be a numbered release, limited to 17,000. It’ll be a full color outer sleeve featuring new artwork, with die cut hole for label and 40th anniversary noted on discs labels and sticker.

Side A:

1. Out Of Control – 2019 remaster

Side B:

1. Stories For Boys – 2019 remaster
2. Boy-Girl – 2019 remaster

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