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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 12-7951 U2 - Three album art U2 U2 - Three (Single) CBS CBS 12-7951 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
CBS 8306 U2 - Another Day album art U2 U2 - Another Day (Single) CBS CBS 8306 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
402.913, 202.913 U2 - Boy album art U2 U2 - Boy (Album, Comp) Island Records 402.913, 202.913 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
WIP 6630 U2 - A Day Without Me album art U2 U2 - A Day Without Me (Single) Island Records WIP 6630 UK 1980 Sell This Version
S CBS 9065, CBS 9065 U2 - I Will Follow album art U2 U2 - I Will Follow (Single) Island Records S CBS 9065, CBS 9065 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
CBSA 1376, CBS A1376 U2 - Fire album art U2 U2 - Fire (Single, EP) Island Records CBSA 1376, CBS A1376 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
WIP 6733 U2 - Gloria album art U2 U2 - Gloria (Single) Island Records WIP 6733 UK 1981 Sell This Version
L37670, L-37670, ILPS 9680 U2 - October album art U2 U2 - October (Album, Comp) Island Records L37670, L-37670, ILPS 9680 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
600.417, 600 417 U2 - R.O.K. album art U2 U2 - R.O.K. (Maxi, Single) Island Records 600.417, 600 417 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
ICT 4005 U2 - Wheel To Reel album art Various Gloria Various - Wheel To Reel(Cass, Comp) Island Records ICT 4005 UK 1981 Sell This Version
SAM 3, SAM-3 U2 - WEA Sampler Volume 3 album art Various I Will Follow Various - WEA Sampler Volume 3(LP, Comp, Promo) WEA, WEA SAM 3, SAM-3 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
S CBS 8687 U2 - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock album art U2 U2 - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (Single) CBS S CBS 8687 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
104 098 U2 - A Celebration album art U2 U2 - A Celebration (Single) Island Records 104 098 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
WAL 1 U2 - Island Visual Arts Introduces Wally Badarou album art Wally Badarou October Wally Badarou - Island Visual Arts Introduces Wally Badarou(LP, Promo, Smplr) Island Visual Arts WAL 1 1982 Sell This Version
814 976-4 U2 - Hyperboum album art Various New Year's Day (as U 2) Various - Hyperboum (Comp) Philips 814 976-4 France 1983 Sell This Version
104.525 U2 - I Will Follow (Live) album art U2 U2 - I Will Follow (Live)(7", Single) Island Records 104.525 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
RTL 2090 A U2 - Chart Runners Part 1 album art Various New Year's Day Various - Chart Runners Part 1 (Comp, Album) Ronco RTL 2090 A UK 1983 Sell This Version
RTL 2091-B, RTL 2091 U2 - Chart Encounters Of The Hit Kind - Part Two album art Various Two Hearts Beat As One Various - Chart Encounters Of The Hit Kind - Part Two (Album, Comp) Ronco RTL 2091-B, RTL 2091 UK 1983 Sell This Version
7-99789 U2 - I Will Follow album art U2 U2 - I Will Follow (Single) Island Records 7-99789 US 1983 Sell This Version
ISTA 2 U2 - They Call That An Accident album art Various October Various - They Call That An Accident(LP) Island Records ISTA 2 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
1718, 1376, 2214, 3105 U2 - U2 Pac II album art U2 U2 - U2 Pac II CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS 1718, 1376, 2214, 3105 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
VVD 045 U2 - Under A Blood Red Sky (U2 Live At Red Rocks) album art U2 U2 - Under A Blood Red Sky (U2 Live At Red Rocks) Virgin Video VVD 045 UK 1983 Sell This Version
105 360, 105 360-100 U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday album art U2 U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday (Single, Maxi, MiniAlbum) Island Records, Island Records 105 360, 105 360-100 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
814 948-1 U2 - New Year's Day / Two Hearts Beat As One album art U2 U2 - New Year's Day / Two Hearts Beat As One (Maxi) Island Records 814 948-1 France 1983 Sell This Version
422-811 148-2 U2 - War album art U2 U2 - War (Album, Comp) Island Records 422-811 148-2 US 1983 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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