In the album Songs of Surrender, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr revisit material written in some cases when they were little more than kids out of Dublin.

In reimagining 40 of their best-known songs, U2 recognised that many fans would experience them through earphones connected to a device in their pockets

That was one thought behind the album Songs of Surrender, coming out this week. The four men of U2, now either 61 or 62 years old,

Particularly in those days, U2 songs were written primarily with concerts in mind. The Edge told The Associated Press in an interview that U2

wanted to catch the attention of people seeing the band for the first time, perhaps in a festival or as an opening act.

Lyrics are often rewritten, sometimes extensively in even a recent song like “The Miracle of Joey Ramone”.