Your Music Library
  MP3 cart
October (Deluxe Edition Remastered)

October (Deluxe Edition Remastered)

July 22, 2008

Join Amazon Prime to add this album to your library for FREE
See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music
"Please retry"
$11.49
$11.49
Listen for $0.00 with
Join Amazon Prime now
Get unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists, free with Amazon Prime. Play album in Library
More options
  • Sample this album Title - Artist (sample)
1
30
4:12
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
2
30
3:39
$0.00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
3
30
4:54
$0.00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
4
30
3:38
$0.00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
5
30
3:52
$0.00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
6
30
4:39
$0.00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
7
30
2:21
$0.00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
8
30
4:02
$0.00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
9
30
3:56
$0.00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
10
30
2:53
$0.00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
11
30
3:01
$0.00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
Disc 2
1
30
4:43
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
2
30
3:01
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
3
30
3:52
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
4
30
3:31
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
5
30
2:22
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
6
30
3:34
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
7
30
2:45
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
8
30
4:17
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
9
30
2:57
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
10
30
2:20
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
11
30
2:35
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
12
30
3:44
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
13
30
2:15
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
14
30
4:27
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
15
30
4:57
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
16
30
3:52
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
17
30
4:35
$0.00
Play in Library $1.29 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 21, 2008
  • Release Date: July 21, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: U2 /Island Catalog
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Universal-Island Records Ltd. under exclusive licence to Mercury Records Limited
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:40:54
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001NBMBR0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,137 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
10
4 star
2
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 13 customer reviews
The raw emotion is really there.
Thomas A. Palminteri
OCTOBER is one of U2's least highly regarded albums but it's a personal favorite of mine and I consider it to be one of their best.
Rich Latta
Excellent sound and highly recommended to fans as well as collectors.
David D. McFarland

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Garbageman on July 23, 2008
Format: Audio CD
A darker, more audacious effort than Boy, and comparatively less reaching than what War would go for, this is one of the better U2 albums in their catalog, the sound of which is now vastly improved thanks to a superior remastering effort. I distinctly remember this album being part of what seemed a powerful and rich triumverate, with Echo & The Bunnymen's "Heaven Up Here" and Psychedelic Furs' incredible "Talk Talk Talk". These 3 albums, it seemed at the time, were at the forefront of something distinct and special, steering punk away from the generic, emotionally direct path it had been on since its inception. It was now okay to be consciously creating "art". There was a piercing, post-punk sound around, The Jam was growing way beyond their borders, the sonic explorations of groups like Ski Patrol, Killing Joke, Adverts, Au Pairs, and the entire Batcave-pre-goth era (Sisters of Mercy, Sex Gang Children, Virgin Prunes which were somehow connected to U2) - that sort of thing - a new sound and October was an effort to lead it, quite typical of the confidence of this band, even with only one album under their belt. Played alongside Heaven Up Here and Talk Talk Talk, this makes perfect sense. Played alongside War and Joshua Tree, it is just as powerful.

The guitar exploration on tracks such as "I Threw A Brick", "Fire" (an amazing single at the time), and "Rejoice" showed a newfound aggressiveness that is completely at odds with what I have read about the recording of the album. These are not songs that find you (as on War) but ones you have to seek out, which may account for the reputation of it as difficult.
Read more ›
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By R. St Pierre on July 22, 2008
Format: Audio CD
October seems to be the album that gets the mildly positive reviews of U2's 80s albums. Critics loved U2 after "Boy" and on initial release thought this was a good album and compared it favorably to "Boy" but then as the decade went on, this one seemed to get slagged more and more. Not entirely fair. There are some telltale signs that this album wasn't all it could have been. The band doesn't seem all that happy with it 27 years on, the cover with brown print and tracklisting on the front looked haphazard, and, of course, "Sophomore slump". I think the music on this album is better than people remember. If you can remember what it might be like to hear U2 on college radio in the early 80s, or you were there for those small-club shows early on, you probably have a great appreciation for their progress through the 80s.

I jumped on board in 1987 with "The Joshua Tree", so I joined in when lots of others did, I guess. I can't claim to have been at any of those shows in Boston in 1980 or '81 (of course, I was just 12), but I do remember hearing "Gloria" on the radio and thought it was pretty cool. And in 1987, I requested "I Threw a Brick Through a Window" on UMass Dartmouth's radio station. For those five minutes, I felt what it must have been like to be a fan from the beginning. "The Joshua Tree" was #1, and U2 was no longer hip for college radio, but I wanted to hear this song. On the radio.

That's my standout track on this album, but then there's "October", "Tomorrow", "I Fall Down", "Stranger in a Strange Land". I think once "War" came out, this album suffered some backlash and it almost seems like they went from "Boy" to "War", and people forget this step.
Read more ›
7 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Having heard this disc at a friend's house, I can attest the sound is truly amazing. The remastering has been done expertly. The second disc is choice as well (though "Trash & Trampoline" has always been a throwaway song & 20-bit remastering can't change that; I'll bet there's an "inside" joke about that I'd love to hear).

I dock the set 1-star for an entirely non-musical reason...

(I MUST ASK THE OBVIOUS QUESTION: the technology to make these disc sound this good existed when they were first issued on CD, so WHY only NOW are we getting CDs of this audio quality? Answer: corporate greed. Something the band has little to do with, obviously. So I'm not taking the Boyz to task, but the greedy record company punks who not only overcharge us but then call us thieves and tell us that ripping tracks for our iPods is a crime! [Steve Jobs must've loved hearing that!])

I just wish these sets weren't so bloody expensive. While U2 out-takes and "B"-sides (back when there was were such things -- dating myself, I know) have usually been of very high quality, I hardly think putting them on a CD justifies these very high prices. I admit I did dig in and spend $50 for "The Joshua Tree" "Deluxe" package, but it includes a DVD concert video, whereas these sets don't. But I've always considered "Joshua Tree" to be the pinnacle of U2's artistic achievement; with the exception of a few tracks (e.g. "Desire", "Mysterious Ways", "Beautiful Day") they have never again reached that level (after all this was the album that led Rolling Stone to call U2 the "Band of the 80s" and the album, the album of the 80s; admittedly Rolling Stone--quite justifiably--isn't taken seriously for their criticism, I mean look at their abysmal treatment of Rush over the DECADES!!).
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?