A live favorite, this was first released on U2's debut album, Boy
, in 1980, but found a much larger audience when it was included on their 1983 live album Under A Blood Red Sky
, released after their breakthrough album War
. On that version, recorded at the Rockpalast festival in Germany, Bono sang 27 seconds of Stephen Sondheim's "Send In The Clowns
." Because they did not get permission, they had to pay Sondheim $50,000 and edit it out of US releases. It remains on non-US releases because the US copyright law does not apply. The song is listed as 5:18 on US versions of Under A Blood Red Sky
, but the actual length is 4:51.