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U2 Producer Remembers The Early Days
Dean Samways , July 18th, 2008 17:40


Original U2 producer Steve Lillywhite has spoken of the time he spent with the band recording their monumental first three albums.

In an interview posted on the BBC News website Lillywhite records his experiences mixing the records, socialising with the band and generally witnessing the good musical juices issue forth from Bono & co.

As time went on, and one album followed the last, the Grammy award winner saw the band morph from cocky Irish wannabies to even cockier politically-driven rock stars and creative accountants.

He was also on board for the band’s first number one album War, released in 1983.

Lillywhite’s comments come as U2 release re-mastered special edition issues of those first LPs, as dissected on the Quietus by our very own Andrew Mueller here.

Below are the best bits of what he had to say to the Beeb. For the full story on the BBC website.


To view the full BBC story click here.

And for some classic 1983 U2 click below.