U2 ‎– A Day Without Me

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CBS ‎– S CBS 8905, CBS ‎– CBS 8905X
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Vinyl, 7", Single
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Translucent vinyl.

Band name written as U-2 on the labels.

Recorded: Windmill Lane Studio, Dublin

MCPS
(P) 1980
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

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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

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