U2 To Release Deluxe Versions of New Album

U2 To Release Deluxe Versions of New Album
The world my be in the grips of economic crisis but that isn't stopping U2 from going all out with some fancy deluxe packaging for their upcoming No Line on the Horizon, which, needless to say, isn't going to come cheap.

On the album's March third release date, the band's 12th album proper will come as three different limited-edition versions, the most expensive of which will go for about $96 U.S., Billboard reports.

In addition to the regular CD and vinyl versions, fans will have the option of buying a $35.98 digi-pack edition, which has the CD in a cardboard sleeve with a 36-page booklet, a fold-out poster and a download code for a new film by director Anton Corbijn (Control) featuring the music of U2. The second limited-edition option is a $49.98 "magazine version," which will have the CD, the downloadable Corbijn film and "a special 60-page soft cover magazine-style book." And last up is the $96 No Line on the Horizon box set, which comes in a box (obviously) and includes a 60-page hardcover book, a second poster and the Corbijn film on DVD.

And while there is still no tracklisting for No Line on the Horizon, Billboard now seems to be following Kanye's lead and reports Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am may be producing the album track "Crazy Tonight." Frustratingly enough, though, no one from the U2 camp has confirmed this yet.

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