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"October"

U2's second album, originally titled "Scarlet". Often dubbed as "U2's Christian Album".  Bono, Larry and The Edge got involved with a Dublin charismatic Christian Group called "Shalom", constantly questioning themselves about whether they could be Christians and still play in a rock 'n' roll band.  In March 1981 whilst on tour in the USA, Bono had a briefcase stolen containing money and his notebook with lyrics to new songs.  The album failed to make the US album top 100. 

Tracklisting: Lyrics
1. Gloria (4:12)
2. I fall down (3:39)
3. I threw a brick through a window (4:54)
4. Rejoice (3:38)
5. Fire (3:51)
6. Tomorrow (4:39)
7. October (2:20)
8. With a shout (00:02)
9. Stranger in a strange land (3:56)
10. Scarlet (2:54)
11. Is that all? (3:00)

Source: U2: The Complete Songs (Wise Publications, London, UK, 1999)

Release Date:
October 13, 1981

Producer: Steve Lillywhite

Singles: " Fire" (June 1981)
               b-side: "J.Swallo"

              "Gloria" (October 1981)
               b-side: "I Will Follow (Live)"

              "A Celebration" (March 1982)
               b-side: "Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl"

              "I Will Follow (Live)" [Only in Germany ]

Comments:
U2 almost broke up before the completion of "October" due to conflicts in religious beliefs between Adam and the rest of the band.