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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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RSS 43 U2 - Untitled album art Various Two Hearts Beat As One and 1 more… Various - Untitled(12", Promo, Smplr) Island Records RSS 43 UK 1983 Sell This Version
RLI-3 U2 - Series 1, Issue 3 album art Various New Years Day (Extended Edit) Various - Series 1, Issue 3(12", Promo) Hot Rocks (2) RLI-3 US 1983 Sell This Version
DMC 023/2 U2 - December 84 Mixes album art Various Pride Various - December 84 Mixes(12") DMC DMC 023/2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SMRL 2047 U2 - Untitled album art Various Pride (In The Name Of Love) Various - Untitled(12", Promo) Ricordi SMRL 2047 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
GIV 1 U2 - NME Readers' Poll Winners '84 album art Various Wire (Dub Mix) Various - NME Readers' Poll Winners '84 (EP) New Musical Express GIV 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPRO-9544-5 U2 - Sun City album art Artists United Against Apartheid Silver And Gold Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City(12", Promo) Manhattan Records SPRO-9544-5 US 1985 Sell This Version
21.080 U2 - WEA Promo Nº 62 Internacional album art Various New Year's Day (Special U.S. Remix) Various - WEA Promo Nº 62 Internacional(12", EP, Promo) WEA 21.080 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
PRO 21.049 U2 - Disco Promocional Invendável album art Various Pride (In The Name Of Love) Various - Disco Promocional Invendável(12", EP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO 21.049 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
21.090 U2 - Promo Nº 72 album art Various I Will Follow (live) Various - Promo Nº 72(12", EP, Promo) WEA 21.090 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
40187 U2 - The Patrick Cowley Mega Mix '86 / U2 Medley album art Various Wave Medley (U2) Various - The Patrick Cowley Mega Mix '86 / U2 Medley Magnetron Records 40187 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
DMC VOL 6 U2 - Best Of DMC Vol. 6 album art Various U2 Megamix Various - Best Of DMC Vol. 6(12", P/Mixed) DMC DMC VOL 6 UK 1988 Sell This Version
6WP.0008 U2 - Promo Disco Internacional N° 05 album art Various In God's Country Various - Promo Disco Internacional N° 05(12", Promo) WEA 6WP.0008 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
2801 433 U2 - Disco Promocional Mix album art Various Everlasting Love Various - Disco Promocional Mix(12", Promo) Island Records 2801 433 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
2809 237 U2 - Polygram Hits album art Various Ultraviolet Various - Polygram Hits(12", Promo) Polydor, Polygram do Brasil Ltda. 2809 237 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
2801 597 U2 - Disco Promocional Mix Invendável album art Various Even Better Than The Real Thing Various - Disco Promocional Mix Invendável(12", EP, Promo) Mercury 2801 597 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
DD 1.4 U2 - Disc Drive Version 1.4 album art Various (Even Better Than The) Real Thing (Even Better Mix) Various - Disc Drive Version 1.4(2x12", Promo, Tra) Disc Drive Records DD 1.4 US 1992 Sell This Version
2801 566 U2 - Disco Promocional Mix album art Various One Various - Disco Promocional Mix(12", Promo) Mercury 2801 566 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
SXS 010-94 U2 - Sax-S Sampler 10 94 album art Various Pride (in The Name Of Love) Various - Sax-S Sampler 10 94(12", Unofficial) Sax-S Records SXS 010-94 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
DMC 134/3/4 U2 - The Mixes 134 album art Various Lemon Various - The Mixes 134(2x12") DMC DMC 134/3/4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RMI - 9503 U2 - Untitled album art Various Salome (Junior Boys Own Mix) Various - Untitled(12", TP) Not On Label RMI - 9503 US 1995 Sell This Version
UM-62 U2 - Ultimix 62 album art Various Discotheque Various - Ultimix 62 (Comp) Ultimix UM-62 US 1997 Sell This Version
DPRO 7087 6 12802 2 7 U2 - Selections From The Tibetan Freedom Concert album art Various One Various - Selections From The Tibetan Freedom Concert(CD, Promo) Capitol Records, Grand Royal DPRO 7087 6 12802 2 7 US 1997 Sell This Version
2805 085 U2 - A Grande Parada XXVIII album art Various Discotheque Various - A Grande Parada XXVIII(7", Promo) Mercury, PolyGram 2805 085 Brazil 1997 Sell This Version
DISC U2 - Untitled album art Various With Or Without You Vs. Da Funk Various - Untitled(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl, Sti) Not On Label DISC UK 1999 Sell This Version
DMM 457 U2 - Classic Mixes (Volume One) album art David Morales Lemon (Bad Yard Club Mix) David Morales - Classic Mixes (Volume One)(2x12", Unofficial) House Legends DMM 457 UK 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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