Original lyrics and production notes designed for U2‘s 1981 album called “October” were at long last returned to lead singer Bono. The materials were found in a Tacoma, WA dwelling by the landlord back in 1981. The landlord kept the materials, unaware that they were missing and stolen from U2 until recently.
The band was forced to rewrite October in the studio and band members called it “their worst recording experience.” Not surprisingly, the album fared less well with critics.
History repeated itself with U2’s latest album, How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb when the master CD was stolen from the band during a photography shoot. Fortunately, the CD wasn’t the only master copy and, unlike the October episode, the band did not have to rewrite the album.
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