I’m barely an hour into the discography-type research to make sure I have all the releases in the book, all the release dates correct, and so forth … and now this:
Aaron, whom I trust implicitly, says October was released on October 20, 1981.
U2.com says it was released in September, 1981 (see red text at top), then says “summer of 1981” further down the page.
In my manuscript, I have October being released on October 12, 1981 — but I have no notes about where that date came from.
Have I mentioned how frustrating this research can be sometimes?
I figured out why I have October 12 in the manuscript already. Have a look at this scan from the clippings book U2 did covering 1979-1983:
Whew! Nice save….