- 16 Jul 08
Coldplay's Viva La Vida is likely to see the end of its current reign at the top of the Irish charts as U2 release re-mastered versions of their classic albums Boy, October and War.
Coldplay’s Viva La Vida (or Death & All His Friends) has enjoyed a long stint at No. 1, following its release on June 12.
But U2's new re-issues are expected to knock Coldplay off the top spot, with early indications suggesting the re-mastered versions of classic albums Boy, October and War are set to be the year's best selling albums.
As previously reported on hotpress.com, the re-masters, due out on July 21, will be available in three formats:
Standard format – a single CD with re-mastered audio from the original analogue tapes, and a 16 page booklet with new expanded linter notes, unseen photos and full lyrics.
Deluxe format – standard re-mastered CD, a bonus CD with b-sides, live tracks and rarities (see here for more), and a 32 page booklet with expanded liner notes as above, including material from The Edge.
Vinyl format – re-mastered album pressed on 180gm virgin vinyl, with restored packaging.
Find out what the HP critics Liam Mackey, Neil McCormick and Declan Lynch had to say about these records back when they were first released, with our special feature in the new issue of Hot Press, out tomorrow!