Sunday, 6 December 2009

Who's gonna ride your wild horses - U2

U2 recorded 'Who's gonna ride your wild horses' many times during the sessions for their 1991 album 'Achtung baby', but they eventually ended up with a version that was very similar to the original demo. Bono wrote the song's lyrics for The Edge, who was going through a rough divorce from his wife during the recording sessions.

Bono has commented that the band were still dissatisfied with the track: 'It's a song I feel we didn't quite nail on the record because there was another whole set of lyrics that were dumped and I wrote those quickly and off we went.' The track was remixed for the single release. It reached number 14 in the UK singles chart and number 13 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 1795
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, November 28, 1992
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Who's gonna ride your wild horses' / 'Paint it black'

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