Boy - Digital Double Album - FLAC
This digital album is available in DRM-free, high fidelity FLAC format. Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) is a file format for lossless audio data compression. During compression, FLAC does not lose quality from the audio stream, as lossy compression formats such as MP3, AAC, and Vorbis do. An extracted FLAC file sounds identical to the original source (44.1 kHz, 16 bit stereo).
FLAC files are much larger than MP3, will take longer to download, and require more disc space to store.
FLAC playback support in portable audio devices and dedicated audio systems is limited at this time and will require decoding to play on iPod and all MP3 players
This remastered album was released on July 21, 2008 (2008-07-21) in the UK, with the U.S. version following it the next day. Included on the double album are b-sides, live tracks and rarities not heard on the original Boy album. As with The Joshua Tree, the cover artwork has been standardized to the original UK release. Speed of Life, Saturday Night and Cartoon World were among the rare and previously unreleased tracks featured in the remastered edition of the band's first album, Boy.
Original album information:
Boy was the first of three albums to be produced by Steve Lillywhite and was Originally released in October 1980. The original sleeve featured the 'boy' Peter Rowan but Warner Bros, fearing controversy, released a different album cover in North America, featuring a stretched and distorted picture of the band. 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.