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U2 – Night & Day (UK Ltd. Edition 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 26th, 2016


A. Front

“Night and Day” is a popular song by Cole Porter. It was written for the 1932 musical play Gay Divorce. It is perhaps Porter’s most popular contribution to the Great American Songbook and has been recorded by dozens of artists.

In 1990 Irish band U2 recorded the song for the compilation album Red Hot + Blue the first in the series of compilation albums from the Red Hot Organization. The Red Hot series was dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture.

U2 released the song as a promotional 12″ single in the UK limited to only 5000 numbered copies.

Night & Day (Twilight Remix) 6:16

Night & Day (Steel String Remix) 7:00

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Island Records ‎– RHB 1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: House

Engineer [Remix] – Ciaran Byrne*, Mary Kettle, Sean Leonard
Producer – The Edge, Paul Barrett
Remix, Producer [Remix] – Youth
Written-By – Cole Porter

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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21 Responses to “U2 – Night & Day (UK Ltd. Edition 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Such a classy tune Paul. I have the “Red Hot + Blue” compilation and so love U2’s interpretation of this Cole Porter song. I had no idea there was a 12-inch in support of the song. Again, you dazzle me with these surprises. Ooh, I can’t wait to thrill to this mix. Paul, thanks for this gift of music. I am really excited to check it out.

    Have a tremendous weekend and I’ll be talking with you soon!!

    All the very best,



    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s great Jeff looking forward to it. Enjoy the mixes 🙂


    Manu Reply:

    As a CD addict, the “Steel String Remix” was available on the “One” UK CD Single back in the days and on the “Achtung Baby” Deluxe Edition.

    By the way, thank you Paul for “Twilight Remix” as I never heard it.

    Have a great week-end,



  2. Josh F. Says:

    Many, many thanks!!! As a U2 diehard, this is a true gem. I speak for many who will treasure this.

    Have a great weekend!


  3. 1980-F Says:

    Hi Paul,

    once in a while a big I have to say “thank you” and this is a great occasion! For me “Night And Day” performed by U2 was by far the best track on the “Red Hot & Blue” compilation – and it is one of their rarest and most unknown recordings (it was to my knowledge the only official track missing in Apple’s U2 special edition of the iPod back then). I like the original version better than the remixes but it is nice to have them in such decent quality.

    Best wishes from Germany


  4. MillCity9 Says:

    Best post of the week! Thanks!!!


  5. MusicMan3 Says:

    Thank you Paul for this gem. I have never heard the Twilight Remix and it’s truly great. What a great surprise for the weekend. Best wishes!


  6. Ron Says:

    Awesomeness! I didn’t even know this existed! WOW the things you make me discover Paul. Thanks and have a superb weekend.


  7. finkyjd Says:

    The Twilight version was published on CD as part of a LGBT equality compilation.
    Both that and the version on this post are 5.28


    sawheaton Reply:

    I’m not aware of any place the Twilight Remix has been released on CD. Can you provide the name or any more info on the LGBT equality compilation? There have been several similar but always slightly different releases including the 5:21 “Youth’s Remix” on Outloud. In addition to being slightly shorter there were other differences in the ending.


  8. Junior Says:

    Interesting U2 release and one i’m not aware of either.

    Thanks for another surprise Paul 🙂


  9. sawheaton Says:

    Thanks Paul for such a great rip of a true U2 rarity. Looking forward to more!


  10. fredbb Says:

    Thanks Paul for this one,great site,have a nice weekend


  11. Rickie Says:

    Hi there!
    It’s been ages since I last stopped by your site due to personal problems, I am happy to see that things are going great and as always thank you for the songs.
    Hugs, Ricki.


  12. Finkyjd Says:

    It’s Outloud that I was thinking of which appears to have the same runtime as the one you’ve posted – the version on ur download isn’t 6.16 , think the discogs entry may be wrong.

    I remember hearing this on Radio 1 who only played it Once! It’s a magnificent track and thank you so much for sharing 😃


    sawheaton Reply:

    It’s strange but the vinyl lists 6:16 on the label although that is obviously incorrect and probably the source for the same error on Discogs and elsewhere. This rip of the Twilight Remix from the 12″ is actually different from Youth’s Remix on Outloud. Only in that it is several seconds longer and has a few other musical differences in the last minute or two.


  13. Dirk Says:

    Those days I really liked the gloomy intimate vibe and combination of drums and machines. U2 however became uhm too uhm big.(I’ll leave it at that.)
    Great album, too., that Red, hot and blue-album. Had it and it’s really a showcase of talent and tributes. I have the 12” from Under my Skin, by Neneh Cherry (cool instrumental!).


  14. Davos Via 45 Says:

    It doesn’t get much bigger then this, one of the biggest rock band ever and one of the all-time greatest composer, but very disappointing remixes by Youth, have been back then and are still now. Which is double disappointing as U2 have such a fantastic songbook, but
    were pretty unlucky with the remixes except the outstanding Perfecto Remix for Even Better Then The Real Thing. Double disappointing as Youth made some phenomenal remixes and production work like, Yazoo – Situation, Blue Pearl – Naked In The Rain, Zoe – Sunshine On A Rainy Day, Yazz – Fine Time and others which you can check out on his long credit lists on discogs.


  15. Jonathan Says:

    Thanks! i really love the dance and electronic remixes of U2 , very nice conbination the voice of bono and the dance beat with synthetizers


  16. Steve Says:

    One of my favourite U2 tracks. Bono is on record as saying that U2 were influenced by The Associates. He says they ‘ripped them off’ in his intro to Billy MacKenzie’s biography. On this particular track I have always felt that Bono sings almost the entirety in the way Billy MacKenzie would have done had he recorded it. The approach is the same, and to any fellow fan of Billy I’m sure the vocal resemblance will be quite uncanny.


  17. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you Paul. I didn’t know there was a 12″ for this.


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