- Recorded At – Windmill Lane Studios
Band name written as U-2 on the labels.
Recorded: Windmill Lane Studio, Dublin
CBS Records are the exclusive licensees for Eire.
Record mfd. In Ireland.
CBS yellow/orange sunburst labels.
Cat no. on sleeve: CBS 8905X.
Cat no. on record: S CBS 8905.
A repress of "A Day Without Me" with red labels is also available.
"A Day Without Me" is the lead single from U2's debut album, Boy and was released in August 1980. Its lyrics are a clear contemplation of suicide and relate to the lead singer of Joy Division, and one of Bono's inspirations, Ian Curtis, who killed himself in May 1980. The B-side was an instrumental song called "Things to Make and Do."
It was the second single the band recorded after signing the contract with Island Records.
"Made in England" and "CBS - CBS Inc" on both sides of label
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Other (Rights Societies): MCPS/BIEM
- Matrix / Runout (Matrix Side A (hand-punched)): CBS 8905-A
- Matrix / Runout (Matrix Side B (hand-punched)): WIP 6630-B CBS 8905-B
Other Versions (5 of 15) View All
|S CBS 8905||U2||A Day Without Me (7", Single)||CBS||S CBS 8905||Ireland||1980||Sell This Version|
|S CBS 8905, CBS 8905X||U2||A Day Without Me (7", Single)||CBS, CBS||S CBS 8905, CBS 8905X||Ireland||1980||Sell This Version|
|WIP 6630||U-2*||A Day Without Me (7", Single, RE, Sil)||Island Records||WIP 6630||UK||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|6837672||U-2*||A Day Without Me (7", Promo)||Island Records||6837672||France||1980||Sell This Version|
|S CBS 8905, CBS 8905X||U2||A Day Without Me (7", Single, RP, Tra)||CBS, CBS||S CBS 8905, CBS 8905X||Ireland||1985||Sell This Version|