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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60249811969 U2 - U2 Go Home (Live From Slane Castle Ireland) album art U2 U2 Go Home (Live From Slane Castle Ireland)(DVD-V, Multichannel, NTSC) Universal Music 60249811969 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
none U2 - Zoo Station (Zoo TV Live From Sydney) album art U2 Zoo Station (Zoo TV Live From Sydney)(Betacam SP, Advance, PAL) Island Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none U2 - Retail Compilation album art U2 Retail Compilation(VHS, Promo) Phonogram none Australia Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none U2 - Rough Mixes album art U2 Rough Mixes(Cass, Promo) Island Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
C89/10 U2 - Everlasting Love album art U2 Everlasting Love(Cass, Promo) Island Records C89/10 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
91-23 U2 - BBC Classic Tracks album art U2 BBC Classic Tracks(CD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One 91-23 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRCD 6704-2 U2 - Until The End Of The World album art U2 Until The End Of The World(CD, Promo) Island Records PRCD 6704-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
none U2 - Zoo TV On The Radio album art U2 Zoo TV On The Radio(2xCD, Promo, Transcription) The Album Network none US 1992 Sell This Version
93-51 U2 - BBC Classic Tracks album art U2 BBC Classic Tracks(CD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One 93-51 US 1993 Sell This Version
93-94 U2 - Zooradio album art U2 Zooradio(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One 93-94 US 1993 Sell This Version
74321 14504 2, 74321 14504 2 (9A) U2 - Zoo TV Tour (Zooropa '93) album art U2 Zoo TV Tour (Zooropa '93)(CD, Ltd, Promo) Island Records, Island Records, BMG, BMG 74321 14504 2, 74321 14504 2 (9A) Spain 1993 Sell This Version
94-21 U2 - BBC Classic Tracks album art U2 BBC Classic Tracks(CD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One 94-21 US 1994 Sell This Version
POP 1 U2 - Talk Pop album art U2 Talk Pop Island Records POP 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CDP 648-2 U2 - WFM 96.9 album art U2 WFM 96.9(CD, Promo) Island Records CDP 648-2 Mexico 1997 Sell This Version
none U2 - AM.ENDE.DER.GEW@LT. album art U2 & Sinead O'Connor* / Spain / Ry Cooder U2 & Sinead O'Connor* / Spain / Ry Cooder - [email protected](CDr, Promo) Buena Vista International, Universal none Europe 1997 Sell This Version
U2INT900 U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind Interview CD  album art U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind Interview CD Island Records U2INT900 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
INTR-10192-2 U2 - Album Sampler album art U2 Album Sampler Interscope Records INTR-10192-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
none U2 - International Radio Session album art U2 International Radio Session(CDr, Promo) Universal Music Australia none Australia 2000 Sell This Version
3145483282 U2 - Always album art U2 Always(CD, Promo) Interscope Records 3145483282 US 2000 Sell This Version
none U2 - Concert Caravans album art U2 Concert Caravans(CDr) GRM Communications none Canada 2001 Sell This Version
INTR-10577-2 U2 - 3 Live Tracks From Boston album art U2 3 Live Tracks From Boston(CD, Promo) Interscope Records INTR-10577-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
CDP 739-2 U2 - Exclusive CD ROM Compilation album art U2 Exclusive CD ROM Compilation(CD-ROM, Promo, Car) Island Records, Universal CDP 739-2 Mexico 2001 Sell This Version
none U2 - Audio Webcast Q+A album art U2 Audio Webcast Q+A Island Records none UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none U2 - Edge Interview Disk (Short) The Best Of 1990-2000 album art U2 Edge Interview Disk (Short) The Best Of 1990-2000 Island Records none Ireland 2002 Sell This Version
none U2 - Best Of 1990-2000 album art U2 Best Of 1990-2000(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Universal none Sweden 2002 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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