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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Show #93-36 U2 - Live From Dublin album art U2 Live From Dublin(3xCD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Show #93-36 US 1993 Sell This Version
TCDC 0025 U2 - Classic In Concert - 22 album art U2 Classic In Concert - 22(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCDC 0025 UK 1994 Sell This Version
94-49 U2 - Superstar Concert Series album art U2 Superstar Concert Series(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One 94-49 US 1994 Sell This Version
Show #94-20 U2 - Zoo TV Recorded Live From Sydney album art U2 Zoo TV Recorded Live From Sydney(2xCD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Show #94-20 US 1994 Sell This Version
360 U2 - In The Studio: "Achtung Baby" album art U2 In The Studio: "Achtung Baby"(CD, Transcription) The Album Network 360 US 1995 Sell This Version
344 U2 - In The Studio "Rattle And Hum" album art U2 In The Studio "Rattle And Hum"(CD, Transcription) The Album Network 344 US 1995 Sell This Version
SSTARC 6286 U2 - Pop album art U2 Pop (Album, Single) Island Records, Island Records SSTARC 6286 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
97-18 U2 - Up Close - Part 3 album art U2 Up Close - Part 3(CD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 97-18 US 1997 Sell This Version
97-14 U2 - On The Edge album art Veruca Salt / U2 Veruca Salt / U2 - On The Edge(CD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks 97-14 US 1997 Sell This Version
97-17 U2 - Up Close - Part 2 album art U2 Up Close - Part 2(CD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 97-17 US 1997 Sell This Version
97-16 U2 - Up Close - Part 1 album art U2 Up Close - Part 1(CD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 97-16 US 1997 Sell This Version
97-19 U2 - Up Close - Part 4 album art U2 Up Close - Part 4(CD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 97-19 US 1997 Sell This Version
97-05 U2 - On The Edge album art Jewel / U2 Jewel / U2 - On The Edge(CD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks 97-05 US 1997 Sell This Version
547 U2 - In The Studio "The Best Of 1980 - 1990" - Part 1 album art U2 In The Studio "The Best Of 1980 - 1990" - Part 1(CD, Transcription) The Album Network 547 US 1998 Sell This Version
98-52 U2 - Up Close - Part 2 album art U2 Up Close - Part 2(CD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 98-52 US 1998 Sell This Version
548 U2 - In The Studio "The Best Of 1980 - 1990" - Part 2 album art U2 In The Studio "The Best Of 1980 - 1990" - Part 2(CD, Transcription) The Album Network 548 US 1998 Sell This Version
98-44 U2 - On The Edge album art U2 / Soul Coughing U2 / Soul Coughing - On The Edge(CD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One 98-44 US 1998 Sell This Version
98-51 U2 - Up Close - Part 1 album art U2 Up Close - Part 1(CD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 98-51 US 1998 Sell This Version
98-51 U2 - Westwood One In Concert album art U2 Westwood One In Concert(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks 98-51 US 1998 Sell This Version
99-01 U2 - Up Close - Part 3 album art U2 Up Close - Part 3(CD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 99-01 US 1999 Sell This Version
99-47 U2 - Westwood One In Concert album art U2 Westwood One In Concert(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One 99-47 US 1999 Sell This Version
none U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind Interview CD album art U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind Interview CD Island Records none Germany 2000 Sell This Version
524 653-9, CIDXU212, 524653-9 U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind album art U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind (Album, Single, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 524 653-9, CIDXU212, 524653-9 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
00-35 U2 - Westwood One In Concert album art U2 Westwood One In Concert(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks 00-35 US 2000 Sell This Version
00-17 U2 Up Close(3xCDr, Transcription) Jones Radio Network 00-17 US 2000 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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