U2 to release re-masters of first three albums

No word yet on the fate of Pop
No word yet on the fate of Pop

Proving that everything old is new again, U2 will trot out re-mastered editions of their first three albums (Boy, October and War) on July 22, 2008 in lieu of last year's successful re-mastering released of the band's The Joshua Tree.

The Edge is overseeing the project from the original tapes and each album will be released as a standard single disc, and as a deluxe double version including B-sides, live tracks and rarities. There will also be LP versions pressed on 180gm virgin vinyl.

The packaging on all three titles has been restored and expanded, with new liner notes for each record, previously unseen photos and full lyrics.

By Joe Bosso