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  • The Complete U2

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Island Records

The song references the writings of William Blake.

U2's The Joshua Tree album was originally intended to open with a track entitled "Beautiful Ghost," in which Bono recites "Introduction to Songs of Experience" over a sombre instrumental; the song was ultimately cut from the final album, but appeared seventeen years later as an unreleased and rare track in The Complete U2 set on iTunes. -Wikipedia