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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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BJ 002 U2 - Very Best Of U2 album art U2 Very Best Of U2(Cass, Album, Comp, Unofficial) Joker Record BJ 002 Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
none U2 - Odds & Demos - From 1978 To 1983 album art U2 Odds & Demos - From 1978 To 1983 (Comp) Lifeline LTD. none UK 1985 Sell This Version
K 1238 AED U2 - Greatest Hits Of U2 album art U2 Greatest Hits Of U2(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) King's K 1238 AED Indonesia 1987 Sell This Version
SPR 10130-2 U2 - A Collection Of U2's Inedit Live & Studio Rarities From 1978 To 1986 album art U2 A Collection Of U2's Inedit Live & Studio Rarities From 1978 To 1986(2xLP, Comp, Unofficial, Gat) SHADOWplayRecords SPR 10130-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
SPECIAL 009 U2 - U2 album art U2 U2(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Special (7) SPECIAL 009 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
bob-017 U2 - Paddies Out Of Control album art U2 Paddies Out Of Control(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (U2) bob-017 US 1988 Sell This Version
TOT 99 U2 - CBS Demos album art U2 CBS Demos(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Black Cat Records (2) TOT 99 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
PBLB 017 U2 - Bono Makes The Point album art U2 Bono Makes The Point (Comp) Not On Label (U2) PBLB 017 1990 Sell This Version
152 U2 - Greatest Hits album art U2 Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Brawo 152 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
ES 1714 U2 - Studio Sessions '91 album art U2 Studio Sessions '91 (Comp) Unknown (P) ES 1714 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MO 10001 U2 - Ultra Rare Trax No. 3 album art U2 Ultra Rare Trax No. 3(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Montana MO 10001 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none U2 - The Singles-Collection 1981-1989 album art U2 The Singles-Collection 1981-1989(12xCD, Single, P/Unofficial + Box, Comp, Ltd) BMG, Island Records none Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CMC 427 U2 - Greatest Hits album art U2 Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Cassette Magazine Records CMC 427 Malaysia 1992 Sell This Version
LLRCD 161 U2 - Achtung Live album art U2 Achtung Live(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Living Legend Records LLRCD 161 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
RS-CD-92101 U2 - Last Chance To Dance album art U2 Last Chance To Dance(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Royal Sound (3) RS-CD-92101 Luxembourg 1992 Sell This Version
WORK 5541-2 U2 - Band On The Run album art U2 Band On The Run(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Men At Work WORK 5541-2 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
CD/ON2205 U2 - Best Of Live Vol. 1 album art U2 Best Of Live Vol. 1 (Comp) On Stage Records CD/ON2205 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
CD/ON 2209 U2 - Best Of '93 Tour album art U2 Best Of '93 Tour (Comp) On Stage Records CD/ON 2209 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
P 910037 U2 - Ultra Rare Trax album art U2 Ultra Rare Trax (Comp) Unknown (P) P 910037 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1272 U2 - The Best album art U-2* The Best (Comp) Poker Sound 1272 Romania 1993 Sell This Version
2032 U2 - U2z album art U2 U2z(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (U2) 2032 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
NRV 002 U2 - Zoosatellite album art U2 Zoosatellite(LP, Comp, Pic, Unofficial) Energetic Vinyl NRV 002 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
BKR25 U2 - Through The Years - Live Over The World '80-'92 album art U2 Through The Years - Live Over The World '80-'92(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Blue Knight Records BKR25 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
NG 300493 U2 - Zoo TV Tour album art U2 Zoo TV Tour(CD, Comp, Unofficial, pic) Not Guilty NG 300493 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
RSCD 3017, L 25, none U2 - The Ultimate Collection album art U2 The Ultimate Collection (Comp) RS Records (11) RSCD 3017, L 25, none 1994 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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