U2 will commemorate the tenth anniversary of Record Store Day (RSD) with a “Red Hill Mining Town” Picture Disc. Producer Steve Lillywhite, who has remixed the track, posted an image of the picture on Twitter last night (Thurs, March 9th). That post has since been deleted, but the image remains.
The post stated, “First off the press…” with the image that clearly shows that the 2017 remix by Lillywhite will be on Side A. No word on what Side B will include as Lillywhite did not return our inquiring tweet. Also, no word on how many copies will be in circulation.
“Red Hill Mining Town (2017 Remix)” will be included in two of the upcoming four physical configurations of The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary reissue set for June 2nd. The Super Deluxe Editions, available on 4 CD and 7 LP, will feature three and half hours of music, 25 unreleased tracks including seven new mixes from Daniel Lanois, St Francis Hotel, Jacknife Lee, Steve Lillywhite and Flood, one archived track, live tracks and more. Each set will be housed in a bespoke boxset with a cover that features a textured embossed gold foiled Joshua Tree icon.
Ironically, the Picture Disc was not included in a reportedly leaked list of RSD exclusive releases earlier this week. Typically the leaked lists have been pretty accurate, but not necessarily all encompassing.
Neither the band, label nor the Record Store Day website have confirmed the project, which is probably why Lillywhite removed the tweet. The full list should be unveiled very soon.
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