U218 Singles - Digital 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
U218 Singles' is the 'definitive best of', the first single disc collection to span the band's career from Boy (1980) to How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004). The two new songs on the album were both recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London in September 2006 and produced by Rick Rubin. The Saints Are Coming, a cover of the 1978 Skids track, was recorded with Green Day, debuted live a few days later at the reopening of the New Orleans Dome and proceeds from worldwide sales went to Music Rising, a charity set up by Edge to 'help bring the music back to New Orleans' . Window on the Skies, was a brand new U2 song, released as a single in early 2007.