U2’s ‘Pop’

U2’s ‘Pop’ is their ninth studio album produced by Flood, Howie B and Steve Osborne and released on March 3, 1997 by Island Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Discothèque (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 05:19 . 2.Do You Feel Loved (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 05:07 . 3.Mofo (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 05:49 . 4.If God Will Send His Angels (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 05:22 . 5.Staring At The Sun (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 04:36 . 6.Last Night On Earth (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 04:45 . 7.Gone (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 04:26 . 8.Miami (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 04:52 . 9.The Playboy Mansion” (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 04:40 . 10.If You Wear That Velvet Dress (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 05:15 . 11.Please (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 05:02 . 12.Wake Up Dead Man (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 04:52

Musicians : U2 – Band . Bono – Lead Vocals, Additional Guitar . The Edge – Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals . Adam Clayton – Bass Guitar . Larry Mullen Jr. – Drums, Percussion, Programming . Flood – Keyboards . Steve Osborne – Keyboards . Ben Hillier – Programming . Marius De Vries – Keyboards . Howie B – Turntables, Keyboards

Production : Produced By Flood, Howie B, Steve Osborne . Steve Osborne – Engineer, Mixing . Howie B – Engineer, Mixing . Mark “Spike” Stent – Engineer, Mixing . Alan Moulder – Engineer . Howie Weinberg – Mastering

Package : Stéphane Sednaoui – Photography . Anja Grabert – Photography . Nellee Hooper – Photography

Recorded 1995–1996 At Hanover Quay Studios (Dublin); Windmill Lane Studios (Dublin); The Works (Dublin); South Beach Studios (Miami).

Released On March 3, 1997 By Island.

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Treble
I’ll allow that Pop might be a bad album for diehards who don’t feel the music on it portrayed the group doing what they did best. Yet it somehow gets the short end of the shitstick for doing essentially the same thing Achtung Baby and Zooropa did. […]

Slant Magazine
Judging by that album, Bono sadly never found the epiphany he was looking for, and if he did, it was in the plastic turquoise crucifix hanging from his cabbie’s rearview mirror in Miami. […]

XS Noize
CLASSIC ALBUM REVISITED: U2 – POPA case of this far but no farther? Since the time of its release it has been accepted as common knowledge that Rock and Roll’s most astute operators had stumbled on POP. Many a rock group would love to have such a career stumble with 6 million copies sold, yet POP is considered a flop, it boggles the mind. […]

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U2’s ‘Pop’

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