U 2

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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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Albums

818.008-1 U2 - Live "Under A Blood Red Sky" album art U2 Live "Under A Blood Red Sky"(LP, MiniAlbum) Island Records 818.008-1 France 1983 Sell This Version
PN-ISL 0905811.9 U2 - The Joshua Tree album art U2 The Joshua Tree (Album) Island Records PN-ISL 0905811.9 Peru 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

103.772 U2 - Gloria album art U2 Gloria(7", Single) Island Records 103.772 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
105 360, 105 360-100 U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday album art U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday (Single) Island Records, Island Records 105 360, 105 360-100 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
105 107, 105 107-100 U2 - New Year's Day album art U2 New Year's Day(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records 105 107, 105 107-100 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
106 773, 106 773-100 U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love) album art U2 Pride (In The Name Of Love)(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records 106 773, 106 773-100 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
107 183-100, 107 183 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire / A Sort Of Homecoming album art U2 The Unforgettable Fire / A Sort Of Homecoming(7") Island Records, Island Records 107 183-100, 107 183 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
IS-88-8044, is 328 U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For album art U 2* I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records IS-88-8044, is 328 Philippines 1987 Sell This Version
J.B. 332 U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name / Never Let Me Down Again album art U2 / Depeche Mode U2 / Depeche Mode - Where The Streets Have No Name / Never Let Me Down Again(7", Jukebox, M/Print) Ricordi J.B. 332 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
IS-400 U2 - Desire album art U2 Desire(7", Single) Island Records IS-400 Scandinavia 1988 Sell This Version
J.B. 346 U2 - Un Ragazzo Come Te / Desire album art Gianna Nannini / U 2* Gianna Nannini / U 2* - Un Ragazzo Come Te / Desire(7", Jukebox) Ricordi, Island Records J.B. 346 Italy 1988 Sell This Version

Compilations

524613-4 U2 - The Best  Of  1980- 1990 album art U 2* The Best Of 1980- 1990(Cass, Comp, M/Print, RE) Island Records 524613-4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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alterbridge

alterbridge

June 18, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
The early vinyls are so terrible sounding that you want to beat two tin cans together to improve the sound. WTF!?
phreakbrain

phreakbrain

March 14, 2020
edited about 1 year 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 5 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!!
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 6 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!
Spatzo

Spatzo

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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