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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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BTA 80067 U2 - Under A Blood Red Sky (U2 Live At Red Rocks) album art U2 Under A Blood Red Sky (U2 Live At Red Rocks) (Album) Virgin Video, KACE International BTA 80067 US 1983 Sell This Version
VK-50-LM-PMI 4 02254 8, IVA 021, UVV2 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire Collection album art U2 The Unforgettable Fire Collection (Comp) Island Visual Arts, Polygram Video VK-50-LM-PMI 4 02254 8, IVA 021, UVV2 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
BOU2 1 U2 - Video Sampler album art U2 Video Sampler(VHS, Comp, Promo, Smplr, PAL) Island Records BOU2 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SM47-3373 U2 - Rattle And Hum album art U2 Rattle And Hum (Comp, Album) Paramount Pictures SM47-3373 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
none U2 - The Rattle And Hum Videos album art U2 The Rattle And Hum Videos(VHS, Ltd, Num, Promo, PAL) Island Records none UK 1989 Sell This Version
none U2 - Achtung Baby album art U2 Achtung Baby(VHS, Promo, Smplr, wit) Island Records none UK 1991 Sell This Version
none U2 - A Video Postcard From U2 album art U2 A Video Postcard From U2(VHS, Ltd, Promo, SECAM, 499) Island Records none France 1991 Sell This Version
440 085 557-1 U2 - Achtung Baby - The Videos, The Cameos And A Whole Lot Of Interference From ZooTV album art U2 Achtung Baby - The Videos, The Cameos And A Whole Lot Of Interference From ZooTV (Comp) Island Records 440 085 557-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
none U2 - Three album art U2 Three(VHS, Comp, Promo, Smplr, PAL) Island Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
74321-15840-3 U2 - Numb album art U2 Numb (Single) Island Video, Polygram Video 74321-15840-3 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
none U2 - Lemon / Dreams album art U2 - Gabrielle U2 - Gabrielle - Lemon / Dreams(VHS, Promo, NTSC) Island Records, PolyGram, Go! Discs, London Records none US 1993 Sell This Version
800 631 373-1 U2 - ZooTV Live From Sydney album art U2 ZooTV Live From Sydney (Comp) Island Records 800 631 373-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
PN7-003 U2 - Pop album art U2 Pop(VHS, Comp, Promo, NTSC) PolyGram PN7-003 US 1997 Sell This Version
none U2 - Midnight Madness EPK album art U2 Midnight Madness EPK(VHS, Promo, PAL, SECAM) Island Promotions none UK 1997 Sell This Version
058 302-3 U2 - PopMart Live From Mexico City album art U2 PopMart Live From Mexico City Polygram Video 058 302-3 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
DV-U2JOS U2 - The Joshua Tree album art U2 The Joshua Tree (Album) Eagle Rock Entertainment DV-U2JOS Israel 1999 Sell This Version
061449-2 U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990 album art U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 (Comp) Polygram Video 061449-2 Malaysia 1999 Sell This Version
none U2 - Beautiful Day Making Off  album art U2 Beautiful Day Making Off (VHS, Smplr, PAL) Island Records, Mercury, Universal Music Group none Spain 2000 Sell This Version
586 543-3 U2 - Elevation 2001 / U2 Live From Boston album art U2 Elevation 2001 / U2 Live From Boston Island Records 586 543-3 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
063511-9 U2 - The Best Of 1990-2000 album art U2 The Best Of 1990-2000 (Comp) Island Records 063511-9 Argentina 2002 Sell This Version
063 437-9 U2 - The Best Of 1990-2000 album art U2 The Best Of 1990-2000 Island Records 063 437-9 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
01137-3 U2 - Watch More Videos album art U2 Watch More Videos(VHS, NTSC) Universal 01137-3 Mexico 2002 Sell This Version
B0001669-09 U2 - U2 Go Home (Live From Slane Castle Ireland) album art U2 U2 Go Home (Live From Slane Castle Ireland) (Album) Island Records B0001669-09 US 2003 Sell This Version
46495 U2 - Rattle And Roll - Rattle And Hum Outtakes album art U2 Rattle And Roll - Rattle And Hum Outtakes(DVDr, DVD-V, NTSC) Alliance Atlantics 46495 US 2003 Sell This Version
none U2 - "Go Home" (3 Min Trailer) album art U2 "Go Home" (3 Min Trailer)(VHS, Promo, PAL) Universal Island Marketing none UK 2003 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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