U2 ‎– The Joshua Tree

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Island Records ‎– 208 219, Island Records ‎– 208 219-7
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A1 Where The Streets Have No Name 5:35
A2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 4:38
A3 With Or Without You 4:57
A4 Bullet The Blue Sky 4:32
A5 Running To Stand Still 4:20
B1 Red Hill Mining Town
Arranged By [Brass], Conductor [Brass] – Paul BarrettFeaturing – The Arklow Silver Band
4:51
B2 In God's Country 3:57
B3 Trip Through Your Wires 3:32
B4 One Tree Hill
Recorded By [Radd Strings] – Bob DoidgeStrings [Radd Strings] – The Armin Family
5:24
B5 Exit 4:14
B6 Mothers Of The Disappeared 5:14

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Released in a gatefold sleeve.
Part of this album was recorded on Edge's Amek Mixing Console. Recorded and mixed at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin.

To the memory of Greg Carroll 1960-1986.

℗ 1987 Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
Distributed in Europe by RCA/Ariola-Ariola/RCA.
Printed in Germany

Cat# on sleeve and label: 208 219
Cat# on insert: 208 219-7
Bass clef near centerhole on label side B

Black innersleeve and foldout lyricposter.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 007192 082193
  • Barcode (String): 4007192082193
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM
  • Price Code (F :): RC340
  • Price Code (D :): 630
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side center label): S 208 219 A
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
I4 42298 U2 The Joshua Tree(Cass, Album, Club, RE, Col) Island Records I4 42298 US Unknown Sell This Version
ISXC 1127 U2 The Joshua Tree(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Island Records ISXC 1127 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
842298-4, 422-842 298-4 U2 The Joshua Tree(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 842298-4, 422-842 298-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
CID U2 6, 842 298-2 U2 The Joshua Tree(CD, Album, RE, Uni) Island Records, Island Records CID U2 6, 842 298-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
5749844, 5748250, 00602557498448, 5748251 U2 The Joshua Tree(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Interscope Records, Island Records, UMC, Interscope Records, Universal 5749844, 5748250, 00602557498448, 5748251 Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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Numanoid

Numanoid

September 25, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
I bought the album in April '87 but have never really been able to get into it, I have tried and struggled over the years, the sound is just too "grown up"/overly serious in a middle of the road kind of way [pun intended].

A problem is that there is too much material included, over 50 minutes. "Bullet the blue sky" is just a track that needs to be binned as far as I'm concerned (..outside is america... [cringe] ) and "Trip through your wires" is hardly worth being put on a b-side of a single. Plus "One Tree Hill" is just too sweet, in the wrong way.

My preferred track listing, where tracks flow better together, a sort of upbeat A-side, and a chill-out B-side:

A: Where The Streets Have No Name/In God's Country/Red Hill Mining Town/Exit

B: I Still Haven't Found.../With Or Without You/Running To Stand Still/Mothers Of The Disappeared

"Where The Streets Have No Name" and "In God's Country" were made to be sequenced together, IGC takes the momentum built by WTSHNN to the next level.

"Running To Stand Still" and "Mothers Of The Disappeared" are also particularly well suited to be sequenced together as they are almost a two part track from the get go IMO.

By the way, I hadn't noticed before but the arrangement of Exit is almost a carbon copy of Echo & The Bunnymen's Over The Wall...
wayiroll

wayiroll

June 22, 2017
Overrated irrelevant pop music. One decent bassline on the whole album. The rest is yawnable.
Rick_Mayer

Rick_Mayer

August 5, 2016
Sure, the album cemented U2 as the biggest band in the world featuring the massively played 'With Or Without You', 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' and 'Where the Streets Have No Name' but the rest of the album is worth uncovering. The Zeppelin-esque 'Bullet The Blue Sky' and the wickedly haunting 'Red Hill Mining Town' and the Joshua tree inspired 'In God's Country' make this album the most celebrated album of the eighties. Haters be a hating, there's no denying Daniel Lanois took the band into the stratosphere and all it took was a trip to California.