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Scrobble Stats? What is scrobbling? Artist images more. U2 3,, listeners Related Tags rock classic rock u2 U2 are an Irish alternative rock band from Dublin formed in The group consists of Bono lead vocals and rhythm guitar , the Edge lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals , Adam Clayton bass guitar , and Larry Mullen Jr.
Initially rooted in post-punk, U2's musical style evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic sound built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's effects-based guitar textures. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes.
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Manager: Paul McGuinness. Drums, Keyboards, Outboard Equipment: Yamaha. Cymbals: Paiste. Sticks: Pro Mark. Infinite Guitar invented by: Michael Brook. Photography by: Anton Corbijn. Design and Layout by: Steve Averill. Facing understaffing,  in late December, U2 hired Steve Lillywhite , producer of their first three albums, to remix the potential singles and make them more appealing to commercial radio.
On the night before the 15 January deadline set by Island Records to complete the record, the band and the crew completed mixing. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference. It wasn't happening for The Joshua Tree and she came in and she organized it and it worked as an old-fashioned album: a beginning, middle and end.
In the morning, Meegan and Lillywhite flew with the album's tapes to Island's offices in Hammersmith , London. Following the completion of the album proper, U2 returned to the studio with Meegan and McCarthy to complete the new material they had shelved in October.
The track was re-recorded as a single for the group's compilation The Best of — After completing The Joshua Tree , Bono said that he was "as pleased with the record as I can ever be pleased with a record", calling The Joshua Tree their most complete album since their debut. U2 is credited with composing all of The Joshua Tree ' s music. The Edge's guitar playing on The Joshua Tree is characteristic of what came to be his trademark sound.
His minimalist style sharply contrasted with the emphasis placed on virtuosity and speed by heavy metal in the s. The Edge views musical notes as "expensive", preferring to play as few of them as possible and to instead focus on simpler parts that serve the moods of the songs. The Edge continued to employ the ambient techniques of guitar playing that he used on The Unforgettable Fire ; for "With or Without You", he used a prototype of the Infinite Guitar to add layers of sustained notes, an approach he first took on his solo album, the Captive soundtrack.
Much like on past records, Bono exhibits an expressive, open-throated vocal delivery,  which many critics described as "passionate". Bono is credited as the album's sole lyricist. Anger is directed particularly at the perceived greed of the Ronald Reagan administration and its foreign policy in Central America. As such, the desert, rain, dust, and water appear as lyrical motifs throughout the record.
Most people would take the desert on face value and think it's some kind of barren place, which of course is true. But in the right frame of mind, it's also a very positive image, because you can actually do something with blank canvas, which is effectively what the desert is. Political and social concerns were the basis for several tracks. Bono wrote the lyrics for "Bullet the Blue Sky" after visiting El Salvador during the Salvadoran Civil War and witnessing how the conflict between rebels and the US-backed government affected local civilians.
The story of a heroin -addicted couple was the basis for "Running to Stand Still", which Bono set in the Ballymun Flats residential towers in Dublin near which he was raised. Bono described as "an incredibly bad year" for him,  which was reflected in the lyrics.
His marriage was under strain, in part due to the album's long gestation period, the band were criticised by the Irish media for their involvement in Self Aid, and his personal assistant Greg Carroll was killed in a motorcycle accident.
That year was really a desert for us. The group's religious faith was a source of inspiration for many lyrics. Designed by Steve Averill ,  the album sleeve was based on U2's request to depict the record's "imagery, and cinematic location" in the desert. Over several days in December ,   U2 travelled with Corbijn and Averill on a bus around the Mojave Desert for a photo shoot.
This led to him focusing on the background and leaving the band slightly out of focus. Corbijn said, "Fortunately there was a lot of light. The photo shoots took place in the mornings and evenings, with mid-days spent travelling and on preparation.
On the evening after the first day's shooting, Corbijn told the band about Joshua trees Yucca brevifolia , hardy and twisted plants in the deserts of the American Southwest , and he suggested their use on the sleeve.
Bono explained, "it was freezing and we had to take our coats off so it would at least look like a desert. That's one of the reasons we look so grim. It was definitely the most serious, I think, that you can photograph a band. You couldn't go any further down that line unless you start photographing graves. For the vinyl record release, Corbijn originally wanted to have a shot of the Joshua tree on the front of the sleeve, with U2 in a continuation of the photograph on the back.
The center gatefold showed an image of U2 with the Joshua tree in the center; a mirror used by them to check their appearance was mistakenly left in frame. Remixes were completed by Brian Eno, Steve Lillywhite, Daniel Lanois and Flood who all worked on the original album, as well as remixes by Jacknife Lee and St Francis Hotel who had not worked on the initial recording in The remixes CD fits on one vinyl.
In the announcement of this set at U2. Digital versions are also planned with a Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe digital version being available.
Standard will include just the album itself, Deluxe will include the live audio, and Super Deluxe will feature all of the audio content. Vinyl versions of the release were pressed in Europe and the USA. In October , a new version of this release was announced on coloured vinyl. You must be a logged-in member to add comments.
What a surprise that U2 after 30 years this album was taking on tour. Greetings from Belgium. I can feel it! All you need is love and all you have to do is sing!! It so easy to see just look to the night sky!!
My birthday and The Joshua Tree to!!! March, 9 th, My favorite album!!! I know you probably hear this a lot, but I was in college when this album came out. Get to Know Us. Customer Service. In The Spotlight. Shop Our Brands. All Rights Reserved. To ensure we are able to help you as best we can, please include your reference number:. Thank you for signing up!Standard 1CD The Joshua Tree double album Tracklisting: Where The Streets Have No Name I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For With Or Without You Bullet The Blue Sky Running To Stand Still Red Hill Mining Town In God's Country Trip Through Your Wire One Tree .