The veteran Irish band will take part in the annual worldwide celebration of vinyl on Saturday (April 22) by releasing an updated version of the 1987 track, which featured on their fifth studio album ‘The Joshua Tree’ – which itself celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
To commemorate ‘The Joshua Tree”s special milestone this year, U2 will release a new version of ‘Red Mining Town’ on a 12″ picture disc, which features photography from Anton Corbijn. The new track has been mixed by U2 producer Steve Lillywhite, and contains a new brass band arrangement.
Listen to the new version of ‘Red Mining Town’ via Dave Fanning’s radio show on RTÉ 2FM – the song starts around the 1:19:00 mark.
The original version of the song, meanwhile, can be found below.