Songs of Ascent

I guess many readers have seen the reports that a companion album to No Line titled Songs of Ascent is scheduled for release within a year, featuring more meditative, reflective, "Sufi-singing" style music, and an overall theme of pilgrimage. It's nice to see U2 claiming their Psalmist mantles with this title, which refers, of course, to Psalms 120-134 which were sung as pilgrims "went up to" Jerusalem, climbing as they walked. Especially when you remember that the albums were worked on simultaneously and could have been a joint release (in fact, you can glimpse some planning for this on the whiteboard in the magazine that comes with one of the editions of NLOTH), Bob from Bob's bloggery makes a great connection of this news to a lyric from "Crazy Tonight."

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