U2 ‎– Three

Island Records ‎– 0803080, UMC ‎– 00602508030802
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, 40th Anniversary Edition


A Out Of Control
B1 Stories For Boys
B2 Boy/Girl

Companies, etc.


  • Lacquer Cut BySS*


Die-cut cover with info sticker. Limited edition of 17,000 for Record Store Day Black Friday, 29th November 2019. The US site mentions 7000 copies available, while the UK site only mentions the total number of 17,000.

The band name is (also) printed as "U-2" on the labels, as on the original 1979 release.

A and B2 are the original Single Versions
B1 is the Just for Kicks Version (already included in the Boy re-release - but slightly different from the version originally included in the 1979 release)

Sticker says:
"U2 - Three
40th Anniversary Edition

1. Out Of Control
2. Stories For Boys
3. Boy/Girl

Limited Edition
No. XXXXX of 17,000"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02508 03080 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602508030802
  • Rights Society: BIEM / SDRM
  • Label Code: LC00407
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BJ78000-01 A1 0803080-A V1 SS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BJ78000-01 B1 0803080-B 1Y SS

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CBS 12-7951 U2 Three(12", Single, Ltd, Num) CBS CBS 12-7951 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
12-7951 U2 Out of Control(12", EP, Single, RP) CBS 12-7951 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
CBS 12-7951 U-2* Out Of Control(12", Single, RE) CBS CBS 12-7951 Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 7951 U2 Three(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Unofficial, Gol) CBS (2) CBS 7951 UK 2008 Sell This Version
CBS 7951 U2 Three(7", Single, Unofficial, Pur) CBS (2) CBS 7951 UK 2008 Sell This Version


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December 9, 2019
edited 2 months ago
Look for a number who finished by 644 to match my 1979 original pressing


November 30, 2019
Sounds awesome. I really love U2 45 rpm cuts, they really open the music up and provide maximum clarity to the individual instruments. These songs sound great. Thick bass, punchy drums, dynamic vocals, wide soundstage. Vinyl feels like it's on the thicker side and its a quality pressing that plays dead quiet, comes in polylined sleeve.