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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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CBS 7951 U2 - Three album art U2 U2 - Three (Single) CBS CBS 7951 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
CBS 8306 U2 - Another Day album art U2 Twilight (as U-2) and 1 more… U2 - Another Day (Single) CBS CBS 8306 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
NME 001 U2 - Dancin' Master album art Various An Cat Dubh Various - Dancin' Master(Cass, Album, Comp) New Musical Express NME 001 UK 1981 Sell This Version
105.330, 105 330 U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday album art U2 Endless Deep U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday (Single) Island Records, Island Records 105.330, 105 330 Benelux 1983 Sell This Version
7-99861 U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One album art U2 Endless Deep U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One (Single) Island Records 7-99861 US 1983 Sell This Version
880 716-1 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire album art U2 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (Single, MiniAlbum, Maxi, EP) Island Records 880 716-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
PR 774 U2 - Bad (Live) album art U2 U2 - Bad (Live)(12", Single, Promo) Island Records PR 774 US 1985 Sell This Version
184191, 842479-4 U2 - Wide Awake In America album art U2 Bad (Live) and 2 more… U2 - Wide Awake In America (EP) Island Records, Island Records 184191, 842479-4 Chile 1985 Sell This Version
4727, 7024, 7023, 7022 U2 - Pac 3 album art U2 Love Comes Tumbling (Out Take One) U2 - Pac 3(4x7" + Comp, Ltd) CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS 4727, 7024, 7023, 7022 Ireland 1985 Sell This Version
CBS 7951, S CBS 8687, S CBS 8905, S CBS 9065 U2 - 4 U2 Play album art U2 Out Of Control and 2 more… U2 - 4 U2 Play(4x7", Ltd, RE, Red + Comp) CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS CBS 7951, S CBS 8687, S CBS 8905, S CBS 9065 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
IS 328 U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For album art U2 Spanish Eyes and 1 more… U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Single, Maxi) Island Records IS 328 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
ISX 340 U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name album art U2 Sweetest Thing and 1 more… U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name (Single, EP, Maxi) Island Records ISX 340 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
IS 319 U2 - With Or Without You album art U2 Luminous Times (Hold On To Love) and 1 more… U2 - With Or Without You (Single, Maxi) Island Records IS 319 UK 1987 Sell This Version
none U2 - Trip Through Your Wires album art U2 U2 - Trip Through Your Wires(12", Promo, Smplr) Island Records, Festival Records none Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
659 871 U2 - The 7 Missing Tracks Plus The Singles album art U2 U2 - The 7 Missing Tracks Plus The Singles(3xCD, Single + Box, Comp) Island Records 659 871 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
7902182 U2 - Now This Is Music 8 - Volume 2 album art Various Where The Streets Have No Name Various - Now This Is Music 8 - Volume 2 (Comp) EVA, EVA EMI 7902182 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
140.8027 U2 - The Courier (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Various Walk To The Water Various - The Courier (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Comp, Album) Virgin 140.8027 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
661 920 U2 - Angel Of Harlem album art U2 A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel U2 - Angel Of Harlem (Single, Maxi) Island Records 661 920 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
C 781 U2 - When Love Comes To Town album art U2 With B.B. King Dancing Barefoot U2 With B.B. King - When Love Comes To Town (Maxi, Single) Island Records C 781 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
112 406 U2 - All I Want Is You album art U2 Unchained Melody U2 - All I Want Is You (Single, Maxi) Island Records 112 406 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
661 670 U2 - The Missing Tracks Vol. 2 album art U2 U2 - The Missing Tracks Vol. 2(4xCD, Single + Box, Comp) Island Records 661 670 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
74321101882 U2 - Even Better Than The Real Thing album art U2 Where Did It All Go Wrong? (Demo From STS-Dublin, July 1990) and 1 more… U2 - Even Better Than The Real Thing (Single, Maxi) Island Records, Island Records 74321101882 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
74321 12451 2 U2 - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses album art U2 U2 - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (Single, Maxi) Island Records, Island Records 74321 12451 2 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
12 IS 550 DJ U2 - Salomé album art U2 Salomé (Zooromancer Remix) U2 - Salomé(12", Promo) Island Records 12 IS 550 DJ UK 1992 Sell This Version
516 075-2 U2 - The Awards 1993 album art Various Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Various - The Awards 1993(2xCD, Comp) PolyGram TV, BPI 516 075-2 UK & Ireland 1993 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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