U2 & Eno Collaborate On Album And Bosnia Benefit Concert

U2 and Brian Eno have completed work on a new album tentatively titled

Always, Forever, Now. This is a true collaboration, and when

the album is released in October, it will be credited as a U2/Eno

project. The album was recorded in Dublin and is expected to

include--get this--opera great Pavarotti singing on a track called

"Miss Sarajevo." Eno, Bono and The Edge will be appearing live

together for the first time to raise funds for War Child, an aid

organizations that focuses attention on children Caught up in the

horrors of war. The threesome will sing with Pavarotti at his annual

"Pavarotti And Friends" concert in Modena, Italy on Sept. 12th. The

concert, subtitled "Together For The Children of Bosnia," will be

recorded by Decca Records and released in time for Christmas. U2 first

worked with Eno on The Unforgettable Fire which he co-produced

with Daniel Lanois. Eno and Lanois also co-produced U2's biggest

album, The Joshua Tree, and Achtung Baby.

Eno, Bono and The Edge have made previous contributions to Bosnian aid

efforts through War Child. Eno is a patron of War Child and is behind

the building of the Mostar Childrens Music Centre in Bosnia, which

will provide music therapy for war-traumatized children. It will be

housed in the shell of a bombed out building and contain a music

school, therapy unit and recording studio. 'The project in Mostar is

unusual in several ways," Eno said in a press statement. "It will

probably be the first significant piece of new building since the war

began. As such it symbolizes a hope on everyone's part--that life will

go on."