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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 No. 24 U2 - Video Disco Show No. 24 Dezember 1984 album art Various Pride Various - Video Disco Show No. 24 Dezember 1984(VHS, Promo, PAL) Video Disco Show No. 24 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
none U2 - Video Music 4 album art Various Pride (In The Name Of Love) Various - Video Music 4(VHS, Comp, PAL) CBS, Fox Video Ltd. none UK 1984 Sell This Version
VIDAID 10 U2 - Video Aid - The Feed The World Compilation album art Various New Year's Day Various - Video Aid - The Feed The World Compilation (Comp) Virgin, Virgin VIDAID 10 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
R0430VH Various New Year's Day Various - Video Aid - The Feed The World Compilation(VHS, NTSC) Virgin R0430VH UK 1985 Sell This Version
25A U2 - Volume Three / Number 25A album art Various A Sort Of Homecoming Various - Volume Three / Number 25A(VHS, Comp, Promo, NTSC) Telegenics 25A US 1985 Sell This Version
none U2 - Island Video Life Volume 7  album art Various New Year's Day Various - Island Video Life Volume 7 (VHS, Comp, Promo, PAL) Island Records Inc. none UK 1986 Sell This Version
RTC87 U2 - RTÉ's The Late Late Show Tribute To The Dubliners album art The Dubliners, Various Springhill Mining Disaster The Dubliners, Various - RTÉ's The Late Late Show Tribute To The Dubliners (Album) RTÉ RTC87 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
Show No. 57 U2 - Video Disco Show No. 57 Oktober 1987 album art Various Where The Streets Have No Name Various - Video Disco Show No. 57 Oktober 1987(VHS, Promo, PAL) Video Disco Show No. 57 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Show No. 54 U2 - Video Disco Show No. 54 Juli 1987 album art Various I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For Various - Video Disco Show No. 54 Juli 1987(VHS, Promo, PAL) Video Disco Show No. 54 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
49A U2 - 49A Progressive album art Various With Or Without You Various - 49A Progressive(VHS, Comp, Promo, NTSC) Telegenics 49A US 1987 Sell This Version
none U2 - BMG Ariola Hits On Video Herbst-Winter 87/88 album art Various Where The Streets Have No Name Various - BMG Ariola Hits On Video Herbst-Winter 87/88(VHS, Promo, PAL) BMG, Ariola none Germany 1987 Sell This Version
CFV 07202 Various With Or Without You Various - The Island Story(VHS, Comp) Channel 5 CFV 07202 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Show No. 52 U2 - Video Disco Show No. 52 Mai 1987 album art Various With Or Without You Various - Video Disco Show No. 52 Mai 1987(VHS, Promo, PAL) Video Disco Show No. 52 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
IVA 007 U2 - 'Alright Now' Island Records 25th Anniversary album art Various Where The Streets Have No Name Various - 'Alright Now' Island Records 25th Anniversary (Comp) Island Visual Arts, Island Records IVA 007 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
01 049006-83, 49006 U2 - A Vision Shared - A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly album art Various Jesus Christ Various - A Vision Shared - A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly(VHS, SECAM) CMV Enterprises, CBS 01 049006-83, 49006 France 1988 Sell This Version
58 D Various With Or Without You and 1 more… Various - 58 D Hot Rocks January 1988(VHS, Comp, Promo) Telegenics 58 D US 1988 Sell This Version
Show No. 70 U2 - Video Disco Show No. 70 November 1988 album art Various Desire Various - Video Disco Show No. 70 November 1988(VHS, Promo, PAL) Video Disco Show No. 70 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
67A U2 - 67A Progressive album art Various Desire (12 and 1 more… Various - 67A Progressive(VHS, Comp, Promo, NTSC) Telegenics 67A US 1988 Sell This Version
Show No. 76 U2 - Video Disco Show No. 76 Mai 1989 album art Various When Love Come To Town Various - Video Disco Show No. 76 Mai 1989(VHS, Comp, Promo, PAL) Video Disco Show No. 76 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
TOLW-3036 U2 - Rolling Stone 20 Years Of Rock 'n' Roll album art Various Maggie's Farm Various - Rolling Stone 20 Years Of Rock 'n' Roll(Laserdisc, 12", Comp, Mono, NTSC, CLV) TOEMI LaserVision TOLW-3036 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
70A U2 - 70A Progressive album art Various Angel Of Harlem Various - 70A Progressive(VHS, Comp, Promo, NTSC) Telegenics 70A US 1989 Sell This Version
1904 U2 - Progressive Dance 1904 April 1989 album art Various When Love Comes To Town Various - Progressive Dance 1904 April 1989(VHS, Comp, Promo) National Video Subscription, Inc. 1904 US 1989 Sell This Version
55 U2 - The Video Pool #55 (January 1989) album art Various Angel Of Harlem Various - The Video Pool #55 (January 1989)(VHS, Advance, Comp, PAL) The Video Pool 55 UK 1989 Sell This Version
none U2 - Hits On Video - Herbst'89 album art Various All I Want Is You Various - Hits On Video - Herbst'89(VHS, Promo, PAL) BMG none Germany 1989 Sell This Version
none U2 - Retail Vision (Popvision 12) album art Various Night & Day Various - Retail Vision (Popvision 12)(VHS, Comp, Promo, NTSC) Retail Vision none US 1990 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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