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Track list[edit]

1. Vertigo
2. Miracle Drug
3. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
4. Love And Peace Or Else
5. City Of Blinding Lights
6. All Because Of You
7. A Man And A Woman
8. Crumbs From Your Table
9. One Step Closer
10. Original Of The Species
11. Yahweh [20:19, September 27, 2004 198.105.45.18]

The album is slated to include 11 tracks. A list of known song titles includes:

To me, it sounds like the author was not very certain about that list. Brianjd

I think there's some track missing, 12. «Fast Cars» (Bonus Track in UK and Japan Lists)Ali Hewson (talk) 14:42, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Concept Album?[edit]

U gotta be kiddin' me! [17:58, February 10, 2005 Madchester]

Personel[edit]

Are you sure Bono played the piano intro on COBL and not Edge? [13:30, February 1, 2006 82.7.136.200]

According to the booklet, it's both (how they got two people to play that piano is beyond me, though :) ) --Kristbg 01:22, 4 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Anyone know what Enos contribution was? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.111.49.176 (talk) 17:00, 18 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Miracle Drug?[edit]

OK, I've listened to Miracle Drug several times now, and I cannot detect any sort of backing vocal on that song at all. Anyone know where it comes in? --D-Day 21:37, 3 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I suppose you mean Larry's. Actually, it's on the "ooh-yeah-ooh" part, just before Edge's singing part ("Beneath the noise, below the dim..."). Not exactly backing vocals, but it's Larry indeed. --Kristbg 01:21, 4 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok I hear it now. I'll change the wording on the article to make it more accurate. --D-Day 23:28, 15 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A Christian Album?[edit]

I think it's clear that the songs of U2, especially in this album, have got a Christian touch. What about the meaning of these songs? What are the "blinding lights" for example? ever thought of that? [20:19, March 29, 2006 84.169.220.97]

city of blinding lights refers to new york city. after 9/11, u2 played a gig there unlike other bands who cancelled. bono described nyc as being beautiful. "hence the line, oh you look so beautiful tonight". [19:56, October 16, 2006 86.29.234.174]

Fast Cars[edit]

This was meant to be a bonus track wasn't it? Has it been recorded yet? Danmeister 3:14 30 April (UTC)

Full Metal Jacket?[edit]

Early press for this album and U2's MySpace (the content of which hasn't been updated since before Dismantle was released) mentioned a highly anticipated release, "Full Metal Jacket". Was this song retitled and included or left out? What is its history? "Love and Peace or Else" had been kicked around for years, and that title could certainly fit the famous opening riff. If someone has citable information, it would be great to include in the trivia. --Free 07:45, 27 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Full Metal Jacket" became "Native Son", which became "Vertigo". Just try to incorporate that information to the existing text, instead of adding a trivia section... thanks! --Kristbg 17:11, 27 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

City of Blinding Clocks[edit]

Any particular reason it isn't named who made it? It's not like it's a secret; it was made by Martinn, and he has a fairly decent presence in the bastard pop world. He's not one of the big names, but he's made a pretty decent quantity of good stuff. On the other hand... I'm not entirely sure this is notable, either - why his mix, and not any number of other U2 mixes that have been released? Another mashup comes immediately to my head from this cd, even - Vertigo Tripper, U2 v. The Beatles v. Fatboy Slim v. a handful of other people, mixed by DJ Reno. There could be a reason, for all I know - I know a fair amount of what goes on in the mixing/mashing world, but certainly don't know everything about wikipedia - I just thought I'd ask, because it seemed sort of odd. Adam Field 20:07, 28 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merger proposal[edit]

Is it not common practice for rereleases of albums (even when they have slightly different tracklistings) to share an article with the original? Only, I just came across How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Assembly Edition), so I cleaned it up a little, and added a merge tag. U2 seems to be a topic that is covered well, so I will drop a note on the WikiProject talk page, and leave you people to work out the best thing to do yourselves. J Milburn (talk) 19:32, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That article is a hoax and has been tagged for speedy deletion. –Dream out loud (talk) 20:31, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eleventh or 11th?[edit]

I'm afraid that I don't see the need for changing "eleventh" to "11th" in the lead. According to WP:MOSNUM, "As a general rule, in the body of an article, single-digit whole numbers from zero to nine are spelled out in words; numbers greater than nine are commonly rendered in numerals, or in words if they are expressed in one or two words (16 or sixteen, 84 or eighty-four, 200 or two hundred, but 3.75, 544, 21 million)." Clearly either varient is acceptable, so I do not see the need to change from the current "eleventh" to "11th". Is there a guideline or policy that I'm missing which says otherwise? A change should be made on policy, not on random personal preference. Melicans (talk, contributions) 01:47, 30 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vertigo[edit]

I think it was first "Shark Soup", long story of Bono going with Guggi to Pablo Neruda's house and getting poisoned with some kind of food... Nice Story for the main article of Vertigo. I'll have to check that out to add something good Ali Hewson (talk) 14:53, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Album title[edit]

I wonder what the inspiration was. Does it have a relation to one of the songs? --Hodsha (talk) 12:48, 19 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hodsha, according to the Edge, Bono first wanted to name the album "How To Dismantel An Atomic Bob, after his father. Ms.Bono(zootalk) 14:13, 28 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Xanax and Wine has a reference to the title... Miss Bono [hello, hello!] 18:05, 11 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rating Box[edit]

The article shows 12 ratings when there must to be only 10. Can anyone tell which charts we should remove? DoL, Y2k... anyone? Miss Bono [hello, hello!] 18:08, 11 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there an explicit rule that says 10 is the limit? Y2Kcrazyjoker4 (talkcontributions) 19:54, 11 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oops my bad. I meant the rating box, according to WP:ALBUMS, there should only be 10 ratings in the album rating box, but HTDAAB shows 12. Miss Bono [hello, hello!] 20:04, 11 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Only ratings from sources mentioned in the prose should be featured in the ratings box. If it's not in the prose, it should be removed from the box (or added to the prose). –Dream out loud (talk) 20:32, 11 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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