BONO has revealed that U2 are considering releasing a new version of the band’s 1997 album, ‘POP’, claiming the record was unfinished and unsatisfactory when released due to touring commitments.
“There is still talk about the band going back in and fixing ‘Pop’, actually going in because the bones of a great album are there,” he said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune. “It didn’t communicate the way it was intended to. It became a niche record. That’s not what it was intended to be. If we’d just had another month, we could have finished it.”
He continued: “We did a really bad thing. We let the manager book the tour, known in this camp as the worst decision U2 ever made, and we had to wrap up the album sooner than we wanted. There were great ideas on that album… we didn’t have the discipline to screw the thing down.”