World Cafe Playlist for 03/17/2023

U2 joins host Raina Douris

U2’s new collection Songs of Surrender sees the band reworking 40 songs from their catalogue… and moving them from the arena… into a much more intimate space. On the World Cafe, U2 guitarist The Edge discusses discuss the significance of these songs, and why the band wanted to revisit, re-record – and in some cases re-write – songs from their past. He’ll also share early U2 stories, and talk about how playing old songs in fresh ways helped prepare them to start writing their next album of all new music.

Stream the complete show here

*Annie Lennox “Train In Vain” Medusa
U2 “With Or Without You” Songs Of Surrender
U2 “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” Songs Of Surrender
U2 “The Fly” Songs Of Surrender
U2 “Stories For Boys” Three EP
Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” What’s Going On
U2 “Walk On Ukraine” Songs Of Surrender
Adele “Right As Rain” 19
Mazzy Star “Fade Into You” So Tonight That I Might See

Hour Two
*MGMT “Kids” Oracular Spectacular
Wednesday “Chose To Desrve” Rat Saw God
The Replacements “Kiss Me On The Bus” Tim
The National “Tropic Morning News” First Two Pages of Frankenstein
The Cranberries “Dreams” Everybody Else Is Doing It
Bailen “Call It Like It Is” Tired Hearts
Prince “When you Were Mine” Dirty Mind
Thee Sacred Souls “Love Is The Way” Thee Sacred Souls
Lake Street Dive “Bad Self Portraits” Bad Self Portraits
Semisonic “Secret Smile” Feeling Strangely Fine
Geese “Cowboy Nudes” (single)
beabadoobee “Talk” Beatopia
Sarah McLachlan “Sweet Surrender” Surfacing
Fleet Foxes “Can I Believe You” Shore

*Optional Song