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U2, 2014-09-11 -, U2 are planning to release TWO more albums before 2016 - after shock free record

U2 are planning to release TWO more albums before 2016 - after shock free record

Closest pal Dave Fanning knows they have more material in the bag

Sep 11, 2014 | 16:17 / Updated: Sep 11, 2014 | 16:17

U2 - Songs Of Innocence2_photo credit_PAOLO PELLEGRIN

U2 are set to release another TWO albums over the next 18 months, their best friend has revealed.

Close confidant Dave Fanning said he believes Songs Of Innocence is the first in a three-part series of albums in which they explore the 70s, 80s and 90s.

It comes after the Dublin rockers released their last record – their first in five years – for free to half a billion iTunes users with Apple paying the bill.

And Dave, who got the first play of the record on 2FM, said: “I think this is the first of three U2 albums.

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“I’m guessing that, because every single track on Songs Of Innocence is about the 1970s.

“I think there will be more ‘Songs of…’ dealing with later decades, and the life experience of U2, right up to the present day.”

Last year Bono said they were “working on three albums”, adding: “We haven’t decided what order to put them out.”

And Dave, 58, said that given the length of time between albums there is no reason they won’t have the material.

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“I think U2 have loads of songs. There will be more albums. I’d say U2 will drop a few albums in the next eighteen months,” he told the Irish Sun.

“The theme is almost a mid-life crisis for Bono but he hasn’t tried anything ground breaking. What he has done is gone back to the start which is brilliant. The songs are very personal to Bono.”

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