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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Albums

01-23 U2 - Off The Record Classic album art U2 Off The Record Classic(CDr, Transcription) Westwood One 01-23 US 2001 Sell This Version
02-26 U2 - Off The Record Classic album art U2 Off The Record Classic(CDr, Transcription) Westwood One 02-26 US 2002 Sell This Version
none U2 - Love: Live From The Point Depot album art U2 Love: Live From The Point Depot(21xFile, AAC, Album, Ltd, 128) Island Records, Interscope Records none USA, Canada & Europe 2004
986 818-0, 6 02498 68180 0 U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb album art U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 986 818-0, 6 02498 68180 0 Taiwan 2004 Sell This Version
U2.COM2 U2 - Zoo TV Live album art U2 Zoo TV Live(2xCD, Club, Ltd) U2 Dot Com U2.COM2 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
0060251779984 U2 - Live From Paris, 4th Of July, 1987 album art U2 Live From Paris, 4th Of July, 1987 (Album) Island Records 0060251779984 France 2008
1796037 U2 - No Line On The Horizon album art U2 No Line On The Horizon (Album) Mercury Music Group, Island Records, Universal Music Group 1796037 Indonesia 2009 Sell This Version
none U2 - No Line On The Horizon Interview Disc album art U2 No Line On The Horizon Interview Disc(CDr, Promo) Island Records none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none U2 - 3 Nights Live; Night One Los Angeles album art U2 3 Nights Live; Night One Los Angeles(CDr, Promo) FMQB Productions, Interscope Records none US 2009 Sell This Version
none U2 - Achtung Baby One Hour Radio Special (59:00 Version) album art U2 Achtung Baby One Hour Radio Special (59:00 Version) UMe none US 2011 Sell This Version
U2.COM7 U2 - U22: A 22 Track Live Collection From U2360° album art U2 U22: A 22 Track Live Collection From U2360°(2xCD, Album, Ltd) U2 Dot Com U2.COM7 US 2012 Sell This Version
4704894 U2 - Songs Of Innocence album art U2 Songs Of Innocence (Album) Island Records 4704894 Poland 2014 Sell This Version
none U2 - Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee London 1980 album art U2 Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee London 1980 U2 Dot Com, Island Records, Interscope Records none USA, Canada & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
5797700 U2 - Songs Of Experience album art U2 Songs Of Experience (Album) Island Records, Interscope Records 5797700 Argentina 2017 Sell This Version
U2COM14 U2 - Live Songs Of Innocence + Experience album art U2 Live Songs Of Innocence + Experience (Album) U2 Dot Com U2COM14 UK, Europe & US 2019 Sell This Version
none U2 - Live At The Apollo For One Night Only album art U2 Live At The Apollo For One Night Only U2 Dot Com, Island Records none 2021 Sell This Version
none U2 - Live At The Orpheum Theater, Boston November 14, 1981 album art U2 Live At The Orpheum Theater, Boston November 14, 1981 Wicked Disc none US Unknown Sell This Version
822 898-2 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire album art U2 The Unforgettable Fire(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 822 898-2 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CBS 12-7951 U2 - Three album art U-2* Three (Single, EP) CBS CBS 12-7951 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6630 U2 - A Day Without Me album art U2 A Day Without Me (Single) Island Records WIP 6630 UK 1980 Sell This Version
WIP 6656 U2 - I Will Follow album art U2 I Will Follow (Single) Island Records WIP 6656 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 8306 U2 - Another Day album art U2 Another Day (Single) CBS CBS 8306 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
WIP 6601 U2 - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock album art U2 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (Single) Island Records WIP 6601 UK 1980 Sell This Version
Side 1: P-19809 RL 15-1 Side 2: P-19810 U2 - Boy/The big Rock album art U2, The Kingbees U2, The Kingbees - Boy/The big Rock(12", Transcription) American Forces Radio And Television Service Side 1: P-19809 RL 15-1 Side 2: P-19810 US 1980 Sell This Version
600.417, 600 417 U2 - R.O.K. album art U2 R.O.K. (Maxi, Single) Island Records 600.417, 600 417 Europe 1981 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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