U2 Stay (Faraway, So Close!) – The Swing Format CD Single
U2 Stay [Faraway, So Close!] – The Swing Format CD Single was released in 1993 and can be housed in The Live Format fold-out digipak picture sleeve – available for purchase separately.
U2 Stay (Faraway, So Close!) is the fifth track on their 1993 album, Zooropa, and was released as the album’s third single on 22 November 1993. The song was a top ten hit in Ireland, Australia, the United Kingdom, and several other countries. The music video was shot in Berlin, Germany. The earliest incarnation of the song developed during sessions for the group’s 1991 album Achtung Baby. It was written for and inspired by Frank Sinatra and bore his surname as the original working title. An alternate recording was used in the Wim Wenders film Faraway, So Close!.
Stay (Faraway, So Close!) was well received by critics and nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. The song made its live debut on the Zoo TV Tour but has only been performed intermittently in an acoustic version over subsequent tours. Members of U2 consider it to be one of their favourite songs; guitarist The Edge named it the best track on the album, while lead singer Bono stated that it was one of their best creations. Read more…
Was purchased in conjunction with Stay (Faraway, So Close!) – The Live Format, featuring an unreleased studio track ‘Slowdancing’ plus ‘Love is Blindness’ and ‘Bullet the Blue Sky’ recorded live on the Zoo TV Tour.
U2 Stay (Faraway, So Close) – The Swing Format CD
1. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
2. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra With Bono
3. Lemon (Bad Yard Club Edit)
4. Lemon (Perfecto Mix)