Record Store Day has come, packed with unique limited edition releases, but the best surprises are, well, surprises. U2’s deluxe vinyl edition of its new album, Songs of Innocence, inexplicably contains TOOL’s 1992 EP Opiate instead. It has only affected a few records in a U.K. store.
However, TOOL seem to be having fun trolling U2. They are reported as having said on their official website “Nice freakin’ try, U2. Some very lucky people who purchased U2’s Songs of Innocence during a recent record store release found instead a copy of Tool’s 1992 Opiate EP inside. Kind of makes you believe in mysterious higher powers, doesn’t it?”
Apple released the U2 album – free –on iTunes earlier this year, a move that got a lot of criticism from the music industry, and even upset iTunes users.
Tool is working on a follow-up to its 2006 album 10,000 Days, chartered for a 2016 release.
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