Green Day/U2 – The Saints Are Coming 7″

Posted: November 13, 2010 in Vinyl
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This is a special split/collaboration 7″ featuring two of the biggest bands in the world currently, Green Day and U2. This 7″ was released to raise funds for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in New Orleans and the entire Gulf region. They song played, which all members of both bands play on, is “The Saints Are Coming,”  song originally written and performed by the Skids, a Scottish punk band that released the song in 1978. Since nearly a dozen people are playing on the track, there is a lot going on; multiple guitar layers and even drum layers in some spots, plus dual off and on vocals by two very powering front men.

The 7″ includes the studio version of the song on the a-side and a live version on the b-side. The live version is very special, as it was recorded during the pre-game show prior to the first New Orleans Saints home game in the Louisiana Superdome following aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Each 7″ is individually numbered, and I’m not sure of the exact number pressed, but it was either 5,000 or 10,000 copies.

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