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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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PRO-A1-940, PRO-A2-940 U2 - Night Train / I Will Follow album art Steve Winwood / U2 Steve Winwood / U2 - Night Train / I Will Follow(12", Comp, Promo) Island Records, Island Records PRO-A1-940, PRO-A2-940 US 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 7951, CBS 8306, CBS 8687, CBS 9065 U2 - 4 U2 Play album art U2 4 U2 Play CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS CBS 7951, CBS 8306, CBS 8687, CBS 9065 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
1718, 1376, 2214, 3105 U2 - U2 Pac II album art U2 U2 Pac II CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS 1718, 1376, 2214, 3105 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
SRLM 2041 U2 - I Just Called To Say I Love You / Pride (In The Name Of Love) album art Stevie Wonder / U2 Stevie Wonder / U2 - I Just Called To Say I Love You / Pride (In The Name Of Love)(12", Comp, Promo) Ricordi SRLM 2041 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
4727, 7024, 7023, 7022 U2 - Pac 3 album art U2 Pac 3(4x7" + Comp, Ltd) CBS, CBS, CBS, CBS 4727, 7024, 7023, 7022 Ireland 1985 Sell This Version
P.I.M. 62 U2 - Pioneers In Music / Show #62 / Irish Rock Rebels album art Van Morrison / The Boomtown Rats / U2 Van Morrison / The Boomtown Rats / U2 - Pioneers In Music / Show #62 / Irish Rock Rebels(2xLP, Comp, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. P.I.M. 62 US 1986 Sell This Version
ISC 869 U2 - U2 album art U2 U2(Cass, Comp, Promo) Island Records ISC 869 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
UTWOK6 U2 - The First Six album art U2 The First Six (Comp) Island Records UTWOK6 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
U2 PK1 U2 - The Joshua Tree Singles album art U2 The Joshua Tree Singles (Comp) Island Records U2 PK1 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
HI-4001 U2 - Special Collection 1980 - 1987 album art U2 Special Collection 1980 - 1987(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Polystar HI-4001 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
659 871 U2 - The 7 Missing Tracks Plus The Singles album art U2 The 7 Missing Tracks Plus The Singles(3xCD, Single + Box, Comp) Island Records 659 871 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
BOU2 1 U2 - Cassette Sampler album art U2 Cassette Sampler(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Island Records BOU2 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
none U2 - The U2 File album art U2 The U2 File(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Festival Records, Island Records none Australia 1987 Sell This Version
U2V7 U2 - Excerpts From Rattle And Hum album art U2 Excerpts From Rattle And Hum(CD, Comp, Promo) Island Records U2V7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
661 670 U2 - The Missing Tracks Vol. 2 album art U2 The Missing Tracks Vol. 2(4xCD, Single + Box, Comp) Island Records 661 670 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
U2 2D 1 U2 - U2 2 Date album art U2 U2 2 Date(LP, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Island Records U2 2D 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
none U2 - The Singles-Collection 1981-1989 album art U2 The Singles-Collection 1981-1989(15xCD, Single, Ltd, Num + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) BMG, Island Records none Germany 1991 Sell This Version
U2-3 U2 - October 1991 album art U2 October 1991(CD, Comp, Promo) Island Records U2-3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
none U2 - Melon - Remixes For Propaganda album art U2 Melon - Remixes For Propaganda (Comp) Island Records none UK 1994 Sell This Version
PRCD 7335-2 U2 - Previously album art U2 Previously (Comp) Island Records PRCD 7335-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
PR12 7545-1 U2 - Popmart Sampler album art U2 Popmart Sampler(2x12", Comp, Promo) Island Records PR12 7545-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
CIDDU211, 524612-2, CIDDU 211, 524 612-2 U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990 & B-Sides album art U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 & B-Sides (Comp) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records CIDDU211, 524612-2, CIDDU 211, 524 612-2 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
314 524 613-4 U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990 album art U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 (Comp, Album) Island Records, Island Records 314 524 613-4 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
PRCD 7962-2 U2 - Selections From U2 The Best Of 1980 - 1990 album art U2 Selections From U2 The Best Of 1980 - 1990(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Island Records PRCD 7962-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
546 846-2, 546846-2 U2 - Achtung Baby/Zooropa album art U2 Achtung Baby/Zooropa(Box, Comp + 2xCD) Universal, Island Records 546 846-2, 546846-2 Europe 1999 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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