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).

Paul David Hewson (aka Bono)
David Howell Evans (aka The Edge)
Adam Charles Clayton
Lawrence Joseph Mullen Jr.


L 18002, L-18002, 12IS 220 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire album art U2 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (EP, Single, Maxi, MiniAlbum) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records L 18002, L-18002, 12IS 220 Australia 1984 Sell This Version


FEED 3, 865 262-7 U2 - Do They Know It's Christmas? 84/89 album art Band Aid I* & II* Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid I* & II* - Do They Know It's Christmas? 84/89(7", Single) PWL Records, Polydor FEED 3, 865 262-7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
none U2 - GHP Complete CD8 "The Bootlegs" 2006 album art Go Home Productions Don't Hold Back (Sweet Jane) Go Home Productions - GHP Complete CD8 "The Bootlegs" 2006(19xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (Go Home Productions Self-Released) none UK 2007
none U2 - Mash-Up Your Bootz Party Sampler Vol. 16 album art DJ Morgoth Don't Hold Back (Sweet Jane) DJ Morgoth - Mash-Up Your Bootz Party Sampler Vol. 16(17xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (DJ Morgoth) none Germany 2008
none U2 - So Far album art Norwegian Recycling 8 Become 1 Norwegian Recycling - So Far(16xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (Norwegian Recycling Self-released) none Norway 2009

Instruments & Performance

SAM 15 U2 - The Island Experience album art Various I Will Follow and 1 more… Various - The Island Experience (Comp) Island Records SAM 15 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 4727 , ISD202 U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love) album art U2 U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love) (Single, Maxi) CBS, Island Records CBS A 4727 , ISD202 Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
FEED 1 U2 - Do They Know It's Christmas? album art Band Aid Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? (Single, EP) Mercury, Phonogram FEED 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
OCT 44034 U2 - Folkways:  A Vision Shared (A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly) album art Various Jesus Christ Various - Folkways: A Vision Shared (A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly) (Album) CBS OCT 44034 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
none U2 - The American Comedy Network Award Show (February 16-18 1990) album art Various Desire Various - The American Comedy Network Award Show (February 16-18 1990)(2xLP, Transcription) Unistar Radio Programming none US 1990 Sell This Version
TSP 097 U2 - Reunion Concert 1986 album art The Police I Shall Be Released The Police - Reunion Concert 1986 The Swingin' Pig TSP 097 Luxembourg 1991 Sell This Version
CIDX 664, 572 055-2 U2 - Last Night On Earth album art U2 Happiness Is A Warm Gun (The Danny Saber Mix) U2 - Last Night On Earth (Single) Island Records, Island Records CIDX 664, 572 055-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
none U2 - AM.ENDE.DER.GEW@LT. album art U2 & Sinead O'Connor* / Spain / Ry Cooder I'm Not Your Baby U2 & Sinead O'Connor* / Spain / Ry Cooder - [email protected](CDr, Promo) Buena Vista International, Universal none Europe 1997 Sell This Version
none U2 - Stadt Der Engel album art Various If God Will Send His Angel Various - Stadt Der Engel(CD, Comp, Promo) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Taurus Film GmbH & Co KG none Germany 1998 Sell This Version
none U2 - "The Million Dollar Hotel" Interview EPK album art Bono The First Time (Partial) and 1 more… Bono - "The Million Dollar Hotel" Interview EPK(CDr, Promo) Interscope Records none US 2000 Sell This Version
MAXCD293 U2 - New Years Dub album art Musique (2) Vs U2 Musique (2) Vs U2 - New Years Dub (Single) Serious Records MAXCD293 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
2809 676 U2 - Promo DJ album art Various New Years Dub Various - Promo DJ(CD, Comp, Promo) Universal Music, Mercury 2809 676 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
ND 0965, ND0965 U2 - Tracks Vol. III album art U2 The Ground Benheat Her Feet '00 U2 - Tracks Vol. III(CD, Comp, Unofficial, Pic) Yakuma Sound, Yakuma Sound ND 0965, ND0965 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
none U2 - The Hands That Built America album art U2 The Hands That Built America U2 - The Hands That Built America (Single) Miramax Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
TV2K 86740 U2 - The Essential Willie Nelson album art Willie Nelson Slow Dancing Willie Nelson - The Essential Willie Nelson (Comp) Columbia, Legacy TV2K 86740 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
GABBA 3 U2 - Beat On The Brat album art U2 Beat On The Brat U2 - Beat On The Brat (Single) Columbia, DV8 Records GABBA 3 US 2003 Sell This Version
none U2 - We're A Happy Family - A Tribute To Ramones album art Various Beat On The Brat Various - We're A Happy Family - A Tribute To Ramones (Comp, Album) DV8 Records, Columbia, Radioactive none US 2002 Sell This Version
986 856-7, 12 IS 878 U2 - Vertigo album art U2 U2 - Vertigo(12") Universal Island Records, Island Records 986 856-7, 12 IS 878 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
82876 61324 9 U2 - Raw album art Ramones Ramones - Raw Image Entertainment, BMG 82876 61324 9 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
9826294 U2 - Barbie Girls album art Various Take Me To The Clouds Above Various - Barbie Girls(CD, Comp) Universal Music TV 9826294 UK 2004 Sell This Version

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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!?


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.


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


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!!


March 26, 2016
Joshua Tree ...with Brian Eno's wavy strings and Lanois pushing them.. top 3 lp all time for me.


October 24, 2015
absolutely the best.i grew up with em.since i first saw October live from Under a blood red left me dumb.
then i never left has to be said that through the years they never changed their magic's only rock n roll.but i love it
cheaper concert tickets and it would be better for everyone.


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.


January 20, 2015
The best band in the world! All of time!


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!


September 30, 2014
Bono is a bell-end.

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