U2 - The Joshua Tree

20th Anniversary Double 2LP 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl

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The Joshua Tree is the fifth studio album by Irish rock band U2, originally released in March 1987 via Island Records.

Using the textured sonics of The Unforgettable Fire as a basis, U2 expanded those innovations by scaling back the songs to a personal setting and adding a grittier attack for The Joshua Tree. It's a move that returns them to the sweeping, anthemic rock of War, but if War was an exploding political bomb, The Joshua Tree is a journey through its aftermath, trying to find sense and hope in the desperation.

That means that even the anthems - the epic opener "Where The Streets Have No Name", the yearning "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - have seeds of doubt within their soaring choruses, and those fears take root throughout the album, whether it's in the mournful sliding acoustic guitars of "Running To Stand Still", the surging "One Tree Hill", or the hypnotic elegy "Mothers Of The Disappeared".

U2 have also tempered their textural post-punk with American influences. Not only are Bono's lyrics obsessed with America, but country and blues influences are heard throughout the record, and instead of using these as roots, they're used as ways to add texture to the music.

With the uniformly excellent songs, the result is a powerful, uncompromising record that became a hit due to its vision and its melody. Never before have U2's big messages sounded so direct and personal.

Voted number 26 in Rolling Stone's top 500 albums of all time, The Joshua Tree remains their finest moment.

Check out the singles: “With Or Without You”; I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”; “Where The Streets Have No Name”; “In God’s Country” and “One Tree Hill”.

This 20th Anniversary Edition double LP with remastered audio and reproduced original artwork housed in a gatefold sleeve with 8 page booklet is pressed in Europe on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(602517509498)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Where The Streets Have No Name

5:38

A2

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

4:38

A3

With Or Without You

4:56

B1

Bullet The Blue Sky

4:32

B2

Running To Stand Still

4:18

C1

Red Hill Mining Town

4:54

C2

In God’s Country

2:57

C3

Trip Through Your Wires

3:33

D1

One Tree Hill

5:23

D2

Exit

4:13

D3

Mothers Of The Disappeared

5:12

SKU 602517509498
Record Label Island Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 1750949
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 01 October 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 09 March 1987
Barcode # 602517509498
Shipping Weight 0.7150kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, 8 Page Booklet, Remastered Audio, Reissue, 20th Anniversary Edition
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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