A Day without Me (оригинал U2). День без меня (перевод Владимир Украинцев из Новосибирска). Starting a landslide in my ego. Начинаю проваливаться в себя, Look from the outside. To the world I left behind. Whatever the feelings. Я ни продолжал испытывать, What are the feelings.
New Year's Day" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track on their 1983 album War and was released as the album's lead single in January 1983. With lyrics written about the Polish Solidarity movement, "New Year's Day" is driven by Adam Clayton's distinctive bassline and the Edge's piano and guitar playing
Boy was voted Best Album, Best Debut Album, and Best Album Sleeve in the Hot Press Irish National Poll Results. It peaked at No. 52 on the UK album charts and No. 63 on the US album charts. In the US, it was certified platinum by the RIAA. The first thing we recorded together was A Day Without Me, which we thought was pretty good then. Everyone was in such a good frame of mind, ideas would just flow . Steve Lillywhite, producer
A Day Without Me" sounds like a rehearsal for an arena gig that was still years away- the line "started a landslide in my ego" must have had different connotations back then for Bono than it does now. Lillywhite does a great job of capturing what made U2 unique (the Edge's remastering work is also vastly superior to the original CD transfer), and it makes sense that the band re-hired him for its rushed second album, convincing the producer to break his self-imposed rule of never working with an artist more than once. The energy and insistence of the opener is sustained across the album. Two Hearts Beat As One" and "New Year's Day" are thrilling, finally showing the intense passion Bono's voice was capable of imparting when he had the right words to wrap it around. Outside its three flagship hits, War was eclectic but still entirely U2.
The album that saw U2 reclaim their place as world’s biggest rock band was also the moment at which they stopped looking forward and started strip-mining their past. Mind you, few singers could deliver Elevation’s giggling chorus of I’ve lost all self-control/ Been living like a mole with the straight face Bono maintains here. The Edge will never again write a riff as vital as I Will Follow; A Day Without Me and Stories For Boys trembled with the effervescence of youth. Here Bono was both a primadonna in the making and a nervy kid still living with his dad. The tension drives the album.
A local violinist, Steve Wickham, approached The Edge one morning at a bus stop and asked if U2 had any need for a violin on their next album. In the studio for only half a day, Wickham’s electric violin became the final instrumental contribution to the song. Sunday Bloody Sunday peaked at on Billboard’s Top Tracks chart. The song was ranked at 272 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. I Threw A Brick Through A Window, A Day Without Me (Live from Werchter, Belgium July 1982).
U2’s second studio album ‘October’ was released on 12 October 1981. From September to November 1982, the group recorded ‘War’. The new album was well received and the following year U2 embarked on the War Tour of Europe, the US, and Japan. As their reputation grew the band began to play larger venues, including several dates at European and American music festivals. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock 14. The Ocean Disc 4 – US Festival, 30 May 1983 1. Gloria 2. I Threw a Brick Through a Window 3. A Day Without Me 4. An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart 5. New Year’s Day 6. Surrender 7. Two Hearts Beats As One 8. Sunday Bloody Sunday 9. The Electric Co. 10. I Will Follow 11. 40.