U2 unveil an acoustic version of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” for the 50th anniversary of the Irish massacre.

50 years ago, in Northern Ireland, 14 people died during a demonstration, shot dead by the British army. This event was nicknamed “Bloody Sunday“. Several artists have paid tribute to the victims in song: John Lennon, the Ulster group and especially U2 with Sunday Bloody Sunday released in 1983. Bono wrote:

On that day, the conflict between the two communities of Northern Ireland, the Catholic nationalists and the Protestant unionists, took on another dimension: every conscious Irishman on that day has a mental image of Edward Daly, who will become more later the Bishop of Derry, holding aloft a bloodstained handkerchief as he valiantly tended to the wounded and dying

Today U2 decides to release an acoustic version to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday massacre.

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