Fans who come to buy the 'Rattle and Hum' album at a midnight launch in a Dublin record shop get a surprise when Bono, the Edge and Adam turn up.

Fans queue outside the HMV record shop on Dublin's Grafton Street. They are here to be among the first people worldwide to get a copy of the new U2 album 'Rattle and Hum'. 

Fans talks about why they are queuing at midnight to buy a copy of 'Rattle and Hum'.

The HMV store manager, Bob Walpole, says he has never seen anything on this scale for an album launch. 

U2 manager Paul McGuinness signs copies of the album for fans.Paul McGuinness talks about 'Rattle and Hum' and describes it as the best work the band have done.

Bono, Edge and Adam Clayton arrive at the HMV shop to the delight of fans.  Bono expresses surprise at the number of fans who have turned up and asks reporter Cathy Halloran how RTÉ knew the band were going to be there?

One young male fan says he has found the whole experience "very emotional."