The Joshua Tree (CD) ~ U2 (Artist) Cover Art

The Joshua Tree

By: U2

Provider: Amazon US
Availability: Download available
Also Available in: [CD]  | [Vinyl LP]

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U2's Bono was one of the few real rock heroes of the 1980s, leading the Irish band to international recognition with a charged, political approach to music. The band's early efforts brought a stadium-size presence to post-punk, with Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's distinct guitar lines interacting seamlessly with the rhythm section of bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. In 1987, U2 broke through to superstardom with THE JOSHUA TREE, a grand culmination of their '80s sound. In the 1990s, however, the band very purposefully deflated that epic image, simultaneously adding ambient, dance, and electronica touches on 1991's ACHTUNG BABY. Mining that vein for much of the decade, U2 kicked off the 21st century with a triumphant return to form that was embraced by new and longtime fans alike.

Track Listing

MP3 Downloads Album                 
DISC 1 for The Joshua Tree Album By U2 iTunes
1   Where The Streets Have No Name Buy Buy
2   I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For Buy Buy
3   With Or Without You Buy Buy
4   Bullet The Blue Sky Buy Buy
5   Running To Stand Still Buy Buy
6   Red Hill Mining Town Buy Buy
7   In God's Country Buy Buy
8   Trip Through Your Wires Buy Buy
9   One Tree Hill Buy Buy
10   Exit Buy Buy
11   Mothers Of The Disappeared Buy Buy
DISC 2 for The Joshua Tree Album By U2 iTunes
1   Luminous Times (Hold On To Love) Buy Buy
2   Walk To The Water Buy Buy
3   Spanish Eyes Buy Buy
4   Deep In The Heart Buy Buy
5   Silver And Gold Buy Buy
6   Sweetest Thing Buy Buy
7   Race Against Time Buy Buy
8   Where The Streets Have No Name Buy Buy
9   Silver And Gold (Sun City Version) Buy Buy
10   Beautiful Ghost/Introduction To Songs Of Experience Buy Buy
11   Wave Of Sorrow (Birdland) Buy Buy
12   Desert Of Our Love Buy Buy
13   Rise Up Buy Buy
14   Drunk Chicken/America Buy Buy

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Album Description

The 3 disc box-set format contains The Joshua Tree CD, the bonus audio CD, and a Bonus DVD. This package also includes a 56 page hardback embossed book, featuring previously unseen Anton Corbijn photos, handwritten lyrics by Bono and liner notes by Bill Flanagan, Bono, Adam Clayton, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Anton Corbijn, Steve Averill, David Batstone, René Castro and a special essay by The Edge.

Content for the Bonus DVD: U2 Live from Paris - filmed at the Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris, on July 4 1987, on the European leg of The Joshua Tree tour.

Product Notes

U2''s most successful album (their first No. 1 album and the 1987 Grammy award-winner for Album of the Year) is also their most dour. From the stark, black and white cover photography, with U2 looking like missionaries (or at least M*A*S*H extras), to the existential angst at the heart of each track, The Joshua Tree is one long, atmospheric wail at the abyss. Producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois turn in an austere production that heightens the drama substantially. --Rob O''Connor

Having nearly exhausted their capacity for pop-song politics on War and The Unforgettable Fire, U2 turned toward themes of personal identity and complex relationships on The Joshua Tree. Not that the group was willing to come down off the barricades entirely: "Mothers of the Disappeared" and "Bullet the Blue Sky" turned a jaundiced eye toward Central America and the United States'' role there. But the predominant mood here is one of self-discovery and the hunger for something more on tracks like the pulsating "Where the Streets Have No Name" and the gospel-ish "I Still Haven''t Found What I''m Looking For." The album''s masterstroke, however, is "With or Without You," a nasty love song dressed up as an ode of devotion and care. It ranks with the Police''s "Every Breath You Take" as the most misread smash hit of the ''80s. --Daniel Durchholz

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