U2

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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976. They began their legacy rooting their music in the political turmoil that was all around them.

After having Steve Lillywhite produce their first three albums, U2 looked for a more sophisticated and experimental sound. They hired Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno to produce "The Unforgettable Fire" and "The Joshua Tree" albums, which both put them onto the charts all over the world.

After the 80s ended U2 re-invented themselves once again. Incorporating elements of electronics into their rock construct, U2 created a new sound with "Achtung Baby". Bono and the band used their notoriety more than ever expressing their opinions on social matters on a global scale.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 (Performer).

Members:
Paul David Hewson (aka Bono)
David Howell Evans (aka The Edge)
Adam Charles Clayton
Lawrence Joseph Mullen Jr.
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ICT 9646 Boy — U2 U2 Boy (Album, Comp) Island Records ICT 9646 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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RL 15-1 Boy / The Big Rock — U2 U-2* / The Kingbees U-2* / The Kingbees - Boy / The Big Rock(LP, Transcription) Afrts, United States Department Of Defense RL 15-1 US 1980 Sell This Version
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WBMS 117 2 Sides Live — U2 U2 2 Sides Live Warner Bros. Records WBMS 117 US 1981 Sell This Version
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ILPS 19680 October — U2 U2 October (Album, Comp) Island Records ILPS 19680 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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none King Biscuit Flower Hour — U2 Devo / U2 Devo / U2 - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting none US 1982 Sell This Version
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27 In Concert-295 — U2 U2 In Concert-295 BBC Transcription Services 27 USA & Canada 1983 Sell This Version
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NBC 83-27 War Is Declared - The U2 Concert — U2 U2 War Is Declared - The U2 Concert The Source (8) NBC 83-27 US 1983 Sell This Version
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405 904 Live U2 Live "Under A Blood Red Sky" (MiniAlbum, Album, Comp, EP) Island Records, Island Records 405 904 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
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90067-4 War — U2 U2 War (Album, Comp) Island Records 90067-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
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Series #25 Show #5 Innerview — U2 U-2* Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #25 Show #5 US 1983 Sell This Version
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OTR 84-01 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — U2 Mary Turner (4), U2 Mary Turner (4), U2 - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR 84-01 US 1983 Sell This Version
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U2-1 A Dialogue With U2 — U2 U2 A Dialogue With U2(LP, Ltd, Num, Promo) Island Records U2-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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SG28 Supergroups — U2 Judas Priest / U2 Judas Priest / U2 - Supergroups(3xLP, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting SG28 US 1983 Sell This Version
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526 The Best Of The Biscuit — U2 U2 The Best Of The Biscuit(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting, ABC Rock Radio Network 526 US 1984 Sell This Version
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CN-ISL 0206530.9 The Unforgettable Fire — U2 U2 The Unforgettable Fire (Album, Single, Comp) Island Records, Island Records CN-ISL 0206530.9 Peru 1984 Sell This Version
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none The Unforgettable Interview — U2 U2 The Unforgettable Interview(Cass, Promo) Island Records none US 1984 Sell This Version
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SS85-C Superstar Concert Series — U2 U2 Superstar Concert Series(3xLP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One SS85-C US 1985 Sell This Version
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PR 2049 The Joshua Tree Interview - Their Words & Music — U2 U2 The Joshua Tree Interview - Their Words & Music Island Records PR 2049 US 1987 Sell This Version
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U2CLP 1 The U2 Talkie - A Conversation With Larry, Bono, Adam & The Edge — U2 U2 The U2 Talkie - A Conversation With Larry, Bono, Adam & The Edge Island Records U2CLP 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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90581-4 The Joshua Tree — U2 U2 The Joshua Tree (Album, Comp) Island Records 90581-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
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none Rock On The Road With U2 — U2 U2 Rock On The Road With U2(LP, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. none US 1987 Sell This Version
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UC27 Rattle And Hum — U2 U2 Rattle And Hum (Album) Island Records UC27 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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PSCD-1170 Achtung Baby — U2 U2 Achtung Baby (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records PSCD-1170 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
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236 In The Studio: U2 In The Studio: "Achtung Baby"(CD, Transcription) The Album Network 236 US 1992 Sell This Version
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PRCD 6753-2 Zoo Radio Transmit — U2 U2 Zoo Radio Transmit(CD, Promo, Transcription) Island Records PRCD 6753-2 US 1992 Sell This Version

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alterbridge

alterbridge

June 18, 2020
edited over 2 years ago
The early vinyls are so terrible sounding that you want to beat two tin cans together to improve the sound. WTF!?
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phreakbrain

phreakbrain

March 14, 2020
edited over 2 years ago
yeah I want to dropkick bono through a glass table every time he talks but they made achtung baby, so I'd say it's even.
MB-Daniel

MB-Daniel

June 29, 2019
Totally agree with matt03wfu. Proper place for these kind of releases is in Miscellaneous section, or a flac release section, no just here but across the site. its a mess. where bands do special club releases maybe a section for that. it become cumbersome as it tries to grow
Rich.C

Rich.C

December 22, 2016
edited over 6 years ago
Due to their uncanny ability to change with the times, U2 have managed to stay alive as the majority of their '80s counterparts have disappeared. The evolution of their music is ongoing, and each new record seems to bring a never-before encountered style to the band's oeuvre. From the jangly Post-Punk of their earliest records to the genre-exploding extravaganza that marked their hyper-rhythmic re-entry into the post-Nirvana world, the quartet has provided an utterly original sound and a rarely matched depth of feeling every time. Clearly inspired by post punk legends joy division (in fact Bono is has often cited Ian Curtis as his biggest influence) alongside Kurt Cobain. The band continues to produce emotionally stunning music, injecting everything from countrified pedal steel, gurgling Techno sounds and processed hip-hop beats into their particular brand of Euro-rock.In 2000, U2 showed a spectacular return to form with the release of All That You Can't Leave Behind. Singles such as "It's a Beautiful Day," "Stuck In A Moment...," "Walk On" and "Elevation" helped redefine the band's sound once again, with All That You Can't Leave Behind going platinum three times over. Original players in the post-rock sound, U2 came full circle in 2004, when they released How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. Ironically, the album was released in the midst of a trendy resurgence of post-punk, cementing U2's place as pioneers of the sound. Fittingly, U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, i just wish now that Bono would stop trying to be like Sting and Bob Geldof!!
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mountainmusik

mountainmusik

March 26, 2016
Joshua Tree ...with Brian Eno's wavy strings and Lanois pushing them.. top 3 lp all time for me.
fly39

fly39

October 24, 2015
absolutely the best.i grew up with em.since i first saw October live from Under a blood red sky.it left me dumb.
then i never left em.it has to be said that through the years they never changed their magic recipe.b.t.w....it's only rock n roll.but i love it
cheaper concert tickets and it would be better for everyone.
spinmarket

spinmarket

April 30, 2015
edited over 7 years ago
I don't disagree with all the U2 detractors when they complain about the band's persona, their marketing tactics, or their crusading, self aggrandizing theatrics. However, it has become quite popular to bash them and yet they remain incredibly vital and ambitious as artists and songwriters. "Songs of Innocence", for all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the forced download, is actually another great effort. That's nothing to say of the magnificent and relatively ignored "No Line On The Horizon". If you ever enjoyed U2, ignore the naysayers and get back to listening to the music. The last 20 years have been glorious.
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u2july

u2july

January 20, 2015
The best band in the world! All of time!
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Spatzo

Spatzo

October 27, 2014
edited 7 months ago
When MTV first came out in the early 80's, Gloria video was played constantly. My friend from school was the president of a club at his church in GR, MI and said U2 was going to play there. He asked if I wanted tickets. They were $7 each and I thought it would be pretty cool to see another rock band play in a church as I saw the Romantics there the year before. There were maybe 4-500 people in all.15 years later, I saw them at Mile High in Denver to a crowd of 20,000. Pretty cool seeing this band rise up
Pistachios

Pistachios

September 30, 2014
Bono is a bell-end.
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