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U2 – Interview Manuscript Annotated by Bono

The unique manuscript for a Bono interview/U2 article, annotated by Bono in pencil. Celebrated British journalist Max Bell was hired by The Face magazine to interview U2 in Los Angeles around the release of their "Rattle and Hum" album and film. After he'd written the article, U2's PR person, Regine Moylett asked Bell if he'd let Bono see the article before it went to press. Bell faxed the article to Moylett at the London office of Island Records, and shortly afterward he received back the fax, with Bono's handwritten corrections and revisions–and a few jokey comments by Bono. The article appeared, heavily edited, in the December 1988 issue of The Face; most of Bono's comments had been incorporated into the text, but a good deal of Bell's article has been cut by the publication's editors (which isn't uncommon.) The manuscript runs 26 pages total, with 23 handwritten notations from Bono in pencil. A few are a single word or two, but most are at least a number of words if not a line or two (we have reproduced 4 here.) Bell kept the transcript, feeling it was an important artifact; and we obtained it directly from him. Included is his handwritten letter of authenticity, as well as a copy of The Face featuring the interview. This is certainly the most unique U2 item we've had the pleasure to offer; and one which offers an unusual look into the mind of Bono. As with everything we sell, guaranteed authentic with no time limit.

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