'Gloria' at 40

24 Sep 202110

'Gloria' at 40

A limited edition 12” EP on yellow vinyl  celebrates forty years of 'Gloria',  released exclusively for Black Friday Record Store Day on November 26th.

Originally released in October 1981, Gloria was the second single to be taken from the album October and has been a live staple ever since. This special anniversary release includes the studio version of 'Gloria' plus three live versions from three different decades.

The 1990s are represented by the Point Depot show on the band's home turf of northside Dublin.  Although ticketed as 31st December 1989, the show started at midnight on 1st January 1990 with a live radio simulcast broadcast across Europe. 

Side B contains two previously unreleased live recordings of 'Gloria' – recorded at the Fleet Center in Boston during the 2005's Vertigo Tour, and at London's O2 Arena during the third night of their run of shows in the English capital as part of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour in 2015.

12" INFO

  • 4-track 12” EP, cut at 45 rpm.
  • Pressed on 180gsm transparent sun yellow vinyl.
  • Full colour gatefold outer sleeve with high gloss finish, featuring portraits of the band.
  • Large poster (600mm x 600mm, folded) with montage of photos from the various live shows across the decades.


Side A
1.  Gloria (Studio Version) 
2.  Gloria (Live From The LoveTown Tour, The Point Depot, Dublin, 31st December 1989) – currently unavailable

Side B
1.  Gloria (Live From The Vertigo Tour, Boston, 26th May 2005) – previously unreleased
2.  Gloria (Live From The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, London, 29th October 2015) – previously unreleased
Gloria is available exclusively at participating independent record stores on Friday 26th November. Full list of stores here

Record Store Day is the annual celebration of independent record shop culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the event and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. There are over 240 shops participating in the UK with thousands celebrating around the globe in what's become one of the biggest events on the music calendar.  The Black Friday Record Store Day will take place on 26th November 2021. 

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Black Friday
I hope I am able to get up early to try to grab this one for sure!!
Would make a cool t-shirt!
Would love to see a t-shirt with this design! I always have a hard time finding these releases. I usually have to buy on e-bay, which I guess still helps small record stores with online sales?
It would be nice to tour 40 :-). Just old songs. I love the old raw sound of guitars.
NY store?
Be great to know and be ready love vinyl
use of this
whats the use of this . i want new stuff
The Saint are coming! Be the light, feel the light seek the light. Love and light my way.
Gloria made me a U2 fan...
.. although I already owned "Boy", it was indeed Gloria & the October LP which made me a fan. Had to wait a long time to hear it live, but it happened on the E&I Tour :-) I MUST have this one !!
Glorious Gloria
Wow 40 years old, how the time has flown by !! will get my record dealer on the case to order for me hopefully. another great collectable.
Nice collector's edition
Great release. Nice u2 is doing these things for RSD. Maybe it's an idea to release cd-versions. Record Stores are selling cd's as well. Or better release a collection of these releases on cd for a fanclub release. Wide awake in Europe on cd would be amazing!
U2 fan from Australia
I’m a huge fan can’t wait for this such an incredible song and love the photo on the cover and the colour of the vinyl
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