U2

U2

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Dubliners U2 started in their hometown 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 commercial 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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U2 Discography

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U2 Boy (Album) Island Records US 1980 Sell This Version
WBMS 117 U2 2 Sides Live(LP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WBMS 117 US 1981 Sell This Version
U2 October (Album) Island Records France 1981 Sell This Version
U2 War (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
U2 Under A Blood Red Sky (Live) (MiniAlbum, Album, EP, Comp) Island Records, Island Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Series #25 Show #5 Jim Ladd Hosts U-2* Jim Ladd Hosts U-2* - Innerview: Jim Ladd Hosts U-2(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #25 Show #5 US 1983 Sell This Version
CN 4134/S U2 In Concert - 295(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4134/S UK 1983 Sell This Version
U2-1 U2 A Dialogue With U2(LP, Ltd, Num, Promo) Island Records U2-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
U2 The Unforgettable Fire (Album, Comp, Single) Island Records, Island Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
526 U2 The Best Of The Biscuit(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting, ABC Rock Radio Network 526 US 1984 Sell This Version
U2 The Joshua Tree (Album, Comp) Euro Star US 1987 Sell This Version
U2 The U2 Talkie - A Conversation With Larry, Bono, Adam & The Edge Island Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
PR 2049 U2 The Joshua Tree Interview - Their Words & Music(LP, Promo) Island Records PR 2049 US 1987 Sell This Version
U2 Rattle And Hum (Album) Island Records Spain 1988 Sell This Version
842 298-1 U2 The Joshua Tree(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 842 298-1 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
U2 Achtung Baby (Album, Comp) Island Records US 1991 Sell This Version
SAC 422 , TRT 4140 U2 Achtung Baby Solicitation Kit(Cass, Promo, Smplr + VHS, Promo, NTSC + Box + Prom) Island Records, Island Records SAC 422 , TRT 4140 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRCD 6753-2 U2 Zoo Radio Transmit(CD, Promo, Transcription) Island Records PRCD 6753-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
U2 Zooropa (Album) Island Records Uruguay 1993 Sell This Version
U2 Pop (Album, Single) Island Records, Island Records Thailand 1997 Sell This Version
U2 Album Interview Disc (Dave Fanning) Universal, Island Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind (Album) Island Records, Universal Israel 2000 Sell This Version
Show # 02-26 U2 Off The Record Classic(CDr, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Show # 02-26 US 2002 Sell This Version
U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records Ukraine 2004 Sell This Version
none U2 Love: Live From The Point Depot(21xFile, AAC, Album, Ltd, 128) Island Records, Interscope Records none USA, Canada & Europe 2004

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askbilbao

askbilbao

March 12, 2017
Check out concert dates for U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 http://u2tourdates.com/
Rich.C

Rich.C

December 22, 2016
edited 5 months 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!!
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.
JayDeeCee

JayDeeCee

October 19, 2015
Totally agree with matt03wfu. Proper place for these kind of releases is in Miscellaneous section.
matt03wfu

matt03wfu

September 11, 2015
We really really really need to find a way to clean up the categorization for releases --- I can't be the only one that cringes when I look at the "Albums" view and see random interview discs and promo live releases along side the main studio albums.
spinmarket

spinmarket

April 30, 2015
edited over 2 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.
u2july

u2july

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

xymoxis

October 27, 2014
When MTV first came out in the early 80's, Gloria video was played constantly. I bought October and thought it was pretty good. My friend in school was the president of a club at his church in Grand Rapids, 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. I had seen the Romantics there the year before. I took my girlfriend and we were incredibly impressed. 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. Wow how times had changed a band!
Pistachios

Pistachios

September 30, 2014
Bono is a bell-end.

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