All is quiet on New Year’s Day. A world in white gets underway. Etc. [image-1]

Here’s my lo-fi and abbreviated rendition of U2‘s killer anthem (I added some extra beats and a few bent notes):

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They played it better on the 1983 album War (and in the deep snow in the early-era MTV clip) — but they played it best on the 1983 live EP Under a Blood Red Sky (recorded in the drizzle at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado).

Happy New Year’s Day and beyond!


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