Can’t wait until March 3rd to hear the new U2 album No Line on the Horizon and last night’s performance of “Get On Your Boots” at the Grammy Awards wasn’t enough of a fix? You’re out of luck now, but attentive U2 fans caught 30-second previews of every song on the band’s upcoming LP this weekend on the Walmart MP3 store Website. Fans got a revealing sneak peak at the entire album, from the opening title track to the closer “Cedars of Lebanon.”
If U2 fans were surprised at how much Walmart was revealing with the preview, they had good reason: By this morning, the previews were taken down, replaced with a female voice saying, “Previews are currently unavailable for this advanced product.” The previews did reveal that the album sounds very unlike the band’s bombastic first single “Get On Your Boots,” and instead straddles the line between The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby. For much more on No Line on the Horizon, check out Rolling Stone‘s exclusive first listen: U2 Break Down No Line on the Horizon.
There is some consolation if you missed the previews, however. Remember that “Get On Your Boots” video Rock Daily told you about? The one that was yanked off the Internet? It’s back now over at MySpace Music with much higher picture quality. Thankfully, our suspicions that the video that originally surfaced was a unfinished edit were confirmed when the new clip emerged without those “Getty Images” watermarks plastered on the photos behind the Edge.