U2 ‎– Sunday Bloody Sunday

Island Records ‎– 600 820, Island Records ‎– 600 820-213
Vinyl, 12", Maxi-Single, 45 RPM, Reissue

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A Sunday Bloody Sunday 4:38
B1 Two Hearts Beat As One
Engineer [Assisted By At Remix] – Glenn RosensteinEngineer [Remix] – John PotokerRemix – Francois Kevorkian*
B2 New Year's Day
Engineer [Remix] – John PotokerRemix – Francois Kevorkian*

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This is a 1985 re-issue of Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 for the German and export market.

The first pressing can be found here.

It uses the same label as the first pressing but the sleeve is different. Main differences are that on this re-issue "MAXI SINGLE 45t" is printed on the front of the sleeve and on the back of the sleeve is a bar code and different Cat # of 600 820-213

Same Kevorkian mixes as the UK release 12 IS 109.
The cover has reversed the tracks on side B, but the label is correct.

Tracks B1 & B2 remixed at Sigma Sound N.Y.C.

Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
℗ + © 1983 Island Records Ltd.
Distributed by the Ariola Group of Companies.
Printed in Western Germany by TOPAC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 007196 008205
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): S 600 820 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): S 600 820 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): DM 600820 A-1/85S | III
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): DM 600820 B-1/85S | III
  • Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0407

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
105.330, 105 330 U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records 105.330, 105 330 Benelux 1983 Sell This Version
664 971 U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday(CD, Maxi, Blu) Island Records 664 971 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
105 330 U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday / Endless Deep(7", Single, Sol) Island Records 105 330 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
600 820, 600 820-213 U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday(12", Maxi, RE) Island Records, Island Records 600 820, 600 820-213 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
600 820 U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday(12", Maxi, Fir) Island Records 600 820 Europe 1983 Sell This Version



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February 7, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
Sometimes submerged in the post-modern electronic World, we forget about our old times and the environment we used to share, the music we used to listen and the places where we used to go. A good example of a landmark for the first half of the eighties lies in “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, a real Rock anthem who was immediately incorporated on the charts of any local party you could imagine in your neighborhood. It was exactly this quintessential Rock-pop tune of intense, dramatic aura, very well represented by the guitar strings and Bono’s vocals that catapulted the Irish band U2 to a level of World pop stars of Rock. Credits must also be given to the produced Steve Lillywhite.
The lyrics brought a profound, emotional and a humanist message that played a key-role as a criticism toward the religious fanatic acts, such as terrorism and wars – and it’s not difficult to understand why it was conceived – you just have to imagine how was the situation in these religious disputes focus, such as Ireland – which could be seen in the endless engagements between the catholic Irish Republican Army, also known as I.R.A., and the North-Ireland and British protestant governments).
The quote “Broken bottles under children’s feet / Bodies strewn across the dead end street / But I won’t heed the battle call / It puts my back up / Puts my back up against the wall” gives us a clear idea of the authors’ intentions, and reinforce the idea of a World based on the human rights, with a strong desire for a more tolerant and peaceful society, away from these fanatic and violent mobilizations misguided by the ambitious extremist groups.
The other two songs of this EP, "Two Hearts Beat As One" and "New Year's Day" got amazing versions by the legendary François Kevorkian - a top remix-professional.