October

Album by U2
1981, 11 tracks, 42 mins 8 sec

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Album Info

"October"

Artist

Released

  • Oct 12, 1981

Genres

  • Alternative/Indie Rock

Label

  • Island

Producer

  • Steve Lillywhite

Studio

  • Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

About

October is the second studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was released on 12 October 1981 by Island Records, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The album was lyrically inspired by the memberships of Bono, the Edge, and Larry Mullen Jr. in a Christian group called the "Shalom Fellowship", and consequently it contains spiritual and religious themes. Their involvement with Shalom Fellowship led them to question the relationship between the Christian faith and the "rock and roll" lifestyle, and threatened to break up the band.
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