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U2 announce special release of 'Three EP' for RSD Black Friday

To Celebrate 40th Anniversary of U2’s First Ever Release

Island Records and UMC today announce a new limited edition vinyl reissue from U2 celebrating the 40th anniversary of the band’s first release Three. Remastered in 2019 and pressed on 180gsm black vinyl, this limited edition vinyl EP Three (1979) will be released on 29th November 2019 via independent retailers. 




Originally released in Ireland in September 1979, the Three EP features three songs recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin with producer Chas De Whalley – ‘Out Of Control’, ‘Stories For Boys’ and ‘Boy-Girl’.  

The A-side was chosen via a listener poll on Dave Fanning’s RTÉ (Irish national radio) music show. All songs have been remastered for this reissue. 

  • Numbered release, limited edition of 17,000
  • 12” single on 180gsm black vinyl, cut at 45 rpm
  • Full colour outer sleeve featuring new artwork, with die cut hole for label
  • 40th anniversary noted on discs labels and sticker 


Side A

1.            Out Of Control – 2019 remaster 

Side B

1.            Stories For Boys – 2019 remaster 
2.            Boy-Girl – 2019 remaster


Three is a Black Friday exclusive for independent retailers. For details of participating record stores visit www.recordstoreday.co.uk 

For more information, please contact RMP: Brídín Murphy Mitchell – bridin@rmplondon.co.uk  - PH: +44 20 8749 7999