U2

U2

Profile:
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.
Sites:
Aliases:
Members:
Variations:

U2 Discography

Albums

ISL 9646 U2 Boy (Album) Island Records ISL 9646 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
WBMS 117 U2 2 Sides Live (Comp) Warner Bros. Records WBMS 117 US 1981 Sell This Version
XILP 9680 U2 October (Album) Island Records XILP 9680 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
205 259-320, 205 259 U2 War (Album, Comp) Island Records 205 259-320, 205 259 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
7-90127-1-B, 90127-1-B U2 Under A Blood Red Sky (Live) (MiniAlbum, Album, Comp, EP) Island Records, Island Records 7-90127-1-B, 90127-1-B US 1983 Sell This Version
U2-1 U2 A Dialogue With U2(LP, Ltd, Num, Promo) Island Records U2-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
U25, 10.206530.44, 10.206530.35 U2 The Unforgettable Fire (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records U25, 10.206530.44, 10.206530.35 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
CID U2 6 U2 The Joshua Tree (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records CID U2 6 UK 1987 Sell This Version
U2CLP 1 U2 The U2 Talkie - A Conversation With Larry, Bono, Adam & The Edge Island Records U2CLP 1 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
TC-VG 71473/4 U2 Rattle And Hum (Album) Island Records TC-VG 71473/4 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
STARC 5876 U2 Achtung Baby (Album, Comp) Island Records STARC 5876 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
PRCD 6753-2 U2 Zoo Radio Transmit(CD, Promo) Island Records PRCD 6753-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
518 047-2 U2 Zooropa (Album) Island Records 518 047-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
185524334 U2 Pop (Album) Island Records, Island Records 185524334 Chile 1997 Sell This Version
CIDU212, CIDU 212, 548095-2 U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind (Album) Island Records, Universal CIDU212, CIDU 212, 548095-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
U2INT900 U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind "Interview CD"(CD, Promo) Island Records U2INT900 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
Show # 02-26 U2 Off The Record Classic(CDr, Promo, S/Edition) Westwood One Show # 02-26 US 2002 Sell This Version
986 782-4 U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 986 782-4 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
none U2 Live From Boston 1981(13xFile, AAC, Album, Ltd, 128) Island Records, Interscope Records none USA, Canada & Europe 2004
U2.com2 U2 Zoo TV Live(2xCD, Ltd, Club) U2 Dot Com U2.com2 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none U2 Live From Paris, 4th Of July, 1987 Island Records none UK & Europe 2008
1796037 U2 No Line On The Horizon (Album) Mercury Music Group, Island Records 1796037 Indonesia 2009 Sell This Version
0067 67 U2 Achtung Baby 20th Anniversary Edition Sampler(CDr, Album, Promo, Smplr) Island Records, Universal Music Group 0067 67 2011 Sell This Version

Reviews Show All 13 Reviews

Add Review

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 8 months 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.
freestyle12

freestyle12

August 11, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
U2 is one of the best rock bands of all time and one of my favorite bands of all time. Have all their music and have seen them perform many times. A U2 concert is Amazing !!! I can't wait for the upcoming tour in 2015 !!! :)
boneroller

boneroller

January 28, 2013
Hard to belive that the reviewer's here giving praise to U2's famous producers fail to mention the most important and influential of all of them - Daniel Lanois. This is a guy that is able to bring out the best in the musicians he is working with. Example A = U2
Crijevo

Crijevo

August 11, 2006
edited 2 months ago
For as much as I appreciate their persona, U2 couldn't have made me feeling more disgusted now - two reasons why I started feeling that way; 'Achtung Baby' (think Negativland?) and Bono pushing himself over messiah-wannabe issues while on the other hand he's just a clever businessman...

U2 of the 80s seemed to be an intelligent albeit highly ambitious bunch of Irish youths - each and every album from 'Boy' to 'Rattle & Hum' fulfills their mission as 'saviours on earth' (at least we all believed and followed them with pride) - dedicated themselves to the third world's obsolete issues, U2 managed to give their feeling that 'music CAN change the world'... but then again, why should it? Doing America in their own way, U2 slowly turned into pop-mastodonts, mesmerised by the US of A's respective reception (and influence). Since their first three (in my personal opinion and taste, their best) albums, every next one stepped further into the country-esque territory so the 'European' 'Achtung Baby' was more than welcome a breath of fresh air into their catalogue. Sadly that's when Bono and The Edge realised electronic music is beautiful to mess about so we got the worst of U2 - or ironically, 'Even better than the real thing'. Depending on what 'Real Thing' they meant better than but listening to U2 in a Technotronic kinda way made me realise that was one of the most sad ends in rock. 'Achtung Baby' as an album remains their last considerable station - excellent but a mistake later diagnosed in sequels - 'Zooropa' or 'Pop' - that even with 'All that you can´t leave behind' wasn't enough appeal to repair the damage. With their last effort 'How To Dismantle the Atomic Bomb' they brought their being even more into irony - HOW indeed? The answer they obviously don't know.

Lists Add to List

Videos (121) Edit