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U2The Joshua Tree

Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock
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Tracklist

Where The Streets Have No Name5:35
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For4:38
With Or Without You4:57
Bullet The Blue Sky4:32
Running To Stand Still4:20
Red Hill Mining Town4:51
In God's Country3:37
Trip Through Your Wires3:32
One Tree Hill5:24
Exit4:14
Mothers Of The Disappeared5:14

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The Joshua Tree is U2's fifth studio album and was released on 9 March 1987 (US) / 10 Mar 1987 (Europe). It won the 1988 Grammy award for Album Of The Year and saw the band on the cover of Time magazine billed as 'Rock's Hottest Ticket.'

It entered the US album charts at No. 7 and reached No. 1 three weeks later. It was U2's first album to reach No. 1 in the United States. In 1999, it was awarded the RIAA's highest certification, Diamond, with 10 million units sold. The album also peaked at No. 1 on the UK, Canadian, West German, Dutch and Australian charts. In Switzerland, the album reached No. 1 on the charts and stayed there for a total of 33 weeks.

The album and sleeve cover also placed No. 1 in Rolling Stone magazine's annual Music Awards chosen by readers. Critics there made it their No. 2 album of the year. U2 also won Best Rock Performance By A Group Or Duo at the Grammy Awards for the album.

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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987-03-09, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Blue Labels
Island Records – U2 6, Island Records – U26UK1987UK1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, CDThe Joshua Tree
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Island Records – 7 90581-2, Island Records – 90581-2US1987US1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987-03-10, CDThe Joshua Tree
CD, Album
Island Records – 258 219, Island Records – CID U26Europe1987Europe1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Gatefold Sleeve
Island Records – ISX 1127Canada1987Canada1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987-03-09, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Gatefold
Island Records – 208 219, Island Records – 208 219-7Europe1987Europe1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, VinylThe Joshua Tree
LP, Album, Club Edition, Stereo
Island Records – 90581-1US1987US1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, CassetteThe Joshua Tree
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White Shell
Island Records – UC 26UK1987UK1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Gold / Black Labels
Island Records – VG 71446Greece1987Greece1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree = ヨシュア・トゥリー, 1987-03-21, VinylThe Joshua Tree = ヨシュア・トゥリー
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Island Records – R28D-2066, Polystar – R28D-2066Japan1987Japan1987
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Allied Pressing, Gatefold
Island Records – 90581-1, Island Records – 7 90581-1US1987US1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Gatefold
Island Records – 670.4011, Island Records – 53.000Brazil1987Brazil1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, CDThe Joshua Tree
CD, Album, Club Edition
Island Records – 7 90581-2, Island Records – 90581-2US1987US1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987-03-09, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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EMI Pressing
Island Records – U26UK1987UK1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Gatefold
Island Records – U26Italy1987Italy1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, CassetteThe Joshua Tree
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Dolby HX Pro
Island Records – ISXC 1127Canada1987Canada1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987-03-00, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Island Records – RML 53220, Island Records – U 26Australia & New Zealand1987Australia & New Zealand1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987-06-12, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Gatefold, Edited 7 Tracks
Island Records – OLW 476, Island Records – U26South Korea1987South Korea1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Gatefold Sleeve
Island Records – U26Scandinavia1987Scandinavia1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Gatefold
Island Records – U26, Island Records – 5F 208219Spain1987Spain1987
New Submission
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987-03-30, CDThe Joshua Tree
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Festival Records – CD 53220, Island Records – CD 53220Australia & New Zealand1987Australia & New Zealand1987
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Gatefold
Jugoton – LSI 11168, Island Records – U26Yugoslavia1987Yugoslavia1987
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Nimbus
Island Records – CID U2 6UK1987UK1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, CassetteThe Joshua Tree
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Billboard – BB 10.523Indonesia1987Indonesia1987
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Cover of A Árvore De Joshua, 1987, VinylA Árvore De Joshua
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Island Records – U26Portugal1987Portugal1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Carrollton Pressing
Island Records – 90581-1, Island Records – 7 A1-90581, Island Records – 90581
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US1987US1987
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Island Records – 18(0831)00324Colombia1987Colombia1987
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Island Records – ISLAND 7522Venezuela1987Venezuela1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987-03-00, CassetteThe Joshua Tree
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Island Records – 7H 408219, Island Records – 7H 408.219Spain1987Spain1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, CDThe Joshua Tree
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Island Records – A2 90581US1987US1987
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Island Records – ISX 1127Canada1987Canada1987
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Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, CassetteThe Joshua Tree
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Island Records – UC26, Island Records – UC 2-6Scandinavia1987Scandinavia1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987-03-21, CDThe Joshua Tree
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Island Records – P35D-20034, Polystar – P35D-20034, Island Records – P35D 20034, Polystar – P35D 20034, Island Records – CID U2 6, Polystar – CID U2 6, Island Records – CIDU2 6, Polystar – CIDU2 6
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Japan1987Japan1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, CassetteThe Joshua Tree
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Dolby System, Black Shell
Island Records – 408 219Germany1987Germany1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987-03-09, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Island Records – 36 191-5, Island Records – 208 219-7, Sonocord – 36 191-5
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Europe1987Europe1987
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Island Records – A2 90581, Island Records – A2 - 90581, Island Records – 90581-2
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US1987US1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, CassetteThe Joshua Tree
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SR, Dolby HX Pro
Island Records – 90581-4, Island Records – 7 90581-4US1987US1987
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Festival Records – RMC 53220New Zealand1987New Zealand1987
Cover of The Joshua Tree, 1987, VinylThe Joshua Tree
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Island Records – VG 71446Greece1987Greece1987
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Island Records – WU1263RTaiwan1987Taiwan1987
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Gatefold
Island Records – CAN U26, Island Records – U26 CANIsrael1987Israel1987
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mikeSF_'s avatar
mikeSF_
Edited 7 days ago
Only a handful of bands lit up the '80s the way U2 did; this masterpiece represents the pinnacle of a long and remarkable career. This record is infused with bluesy and folk influences, with energy and lacks the sameness of the first three albums. Every track on side A is an absolute favorite of mine and placed perfectly in the set list. Side B brings it home with pure artistry and some great supporting pieces.

I got to see U2 in concert several times in the '80s and '90s and will never forget the pure spectacle of it all.

The recording is outstanding with a beautiful sound stage and plenty of dynamics. This particular pressing is excellent. No complaints at all. 5 stars, recommended.
cjhughes's avatar
cjhughes
I think the golden look is tarnishing of the original CD. I have a couple of similar vintage CDs from the late 1980s that have done this, and at least two are U2 discs from this era - one a different version of Joshua Tree and one Unforgettable Fire.
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recordsphono7
Definitely my favorite version of this masterpiece, aside from the original CD. The remasters add nothing to the sound so this is my go to copy. Definitely pick up a good copy of this. When I go there.....I go there with you
mcgoum20's avatar
mcgoum20
Finally pulled the trigger on this and bought a gently used copy, basically new and it was 100% worth it. The box is so damn beautiful it’s unreal. I wish the pictures in the book were in color and mot B&W but they still look amazing.

The actual records themselves have really good mastering. I’m sure it’s not the absolute best mastering for the main album, but it’s still great. That live LP kicks ass as well, mixed and mastered to perfection. Do yourself a favor and buy this before they’re astronomically priced, I’m lucky i got mine at a fair price after it went out of print!
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Bukayo-ESR
Phenomenal package all around. The box sleeve is so beautiful and high quality. There is so much content it’s amazing… I listened to the album last night… and it’s the best I’ve heard TJT sound by orders of magnitude. Splitting the album on 2 LPs + the remaster have brought depth and transcendence to this album that eluded me on the single disc OG copies I’ve acquired previously. The soundstage and dynamics are top notch and the discs are dead quiet…. the fade outs on With or Without You, Running to Standstill, and Mothers of the Disappeared are stunning beyond description. I can’t wait to experience the live LP and bonus tracks. Acquire this box and cherish it, it will be a timeless gem in any record collection.
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SDBrandt619
God, this pressing sounds great. I had only heard the cd for decades.
Sumogirl's avatar
Sumogirl
This is another album that is solid from start to finish. Every song is excellent. They really were an awesome band.
SpiffyJUNIOR's avatar
SpiffyJUNIOR
Does this sound different than the 1987 CD pressings in the other regions?
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MarcinPhisto
Edited 3 months ago
Terrible pressing, GZ Media poor qulity sound. All sides A B C D has surface noice. Where the streets have no name sounds awful at start. Only for collection but not for listening...
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emmetclark
Sounds really great. Got this copy from a friends dad who was getting rid of his records.