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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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none U2 - Interview Disc Limited Edition album art U2 Interview Disc Limited Edition(7", Pic, Unofficial) Not On Label (U2) none UK 1983 Sell This Version
002 U2 - The Unforgettable Demos Volume One album art U2 The Unforgettable Demos Volume One Garageland 002 1985 Sell This Version
003 U2 - The Unforgettable Demos Volume Two album art U2 The Unforgettable Demos Volume Two Garageland 003 1985 Sell This Version
901122 U2 - Live At Dublin 1986 album art U2 Live At Dublin 1986(7", Unofficial) Collector Items 901122 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
none U2 - Press Conferences + Interviews 1987 album art U2 Press Conferences + Interviews 1987 (Single) Not On Label (U2) none UK 1987 Sell This Version
KROL 3211 U2 - J. Adams Where Are You Now? album art U2 J. Adams Where Are You Now? (EP) PR (2) KROL 3211 US 1987 Sell This Version
ISX 340 U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name album art U2 Where The Streets Have No Name(12", P/Unofficial, Promo) Island Records ISX 340 Israel 1987 Sell This Version
xxxx U2 - Down The Lost Highway album art U2 Down The Lost Highway Not On Label xxxx UK 1987 Sell This Version
GM-14 U2 - With Or Without You album art U2 With Or Without You Island Records GM-14 Guatemala 1987 Sell This Version
BAKPAK 1001 U2 - A Previously Unreleased Interview With Bono: Philadelphia 1987 album art U2 A Previously Unreleased Interview With Bono: Philadelphia 1987(4x7", Ltd, Pic, Unofficial) Baktabak BAKPAK 1001 UK 1987 Sell This Version
none U2 - Untitled album art U2 Untitled(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (U2) none Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
none U2 - Night & Day / You Do Something To Me album art U2 / Sinéad O'Connor U2 / Sinéad O'Connor - Night & Day / You Do Something To Me(7", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (U2), Not On Label (Sinéad O'Connor) none Philippines 1990 Sell This Version
Home 4466-C U2 - Megastorymix / Don't You (Forget About Me) (Remix) album art U2 / Simple Minds U2 / Simple Minds - Megastorymix / Don't You (Forget About Me) (Remix)(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (U2), Not On Label (Simple Minds) Home 4466-C Canada 1990 Sell This Version
U2-16 U2 - The Atomic Mix album art U2 The Atomic Mix (Single) Euro-Mixx U2-16 US 1991 Sell This Version
EMX-92 U2 - The '92 Megamix album art U2 The '92 Megamix(12", P/Mixed, Unofficial) Euro-Mixx EMX-92 US 1992 Sell This Version
none U2 - Salome (Zooromancer Remix) / The Looters album art U2 / Ice Cube, Ice-T U2 / Ice Cube, Ice-T - Salome (Zooromancer Remix) / The Looters(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (U2), Not On Label (Ice Cube) none US 1993 Sell This Version
PI.TP001 U2 - Lemon / Blue album art U2 / LaTour U2 / LaTour - Lemon / Blue(12", Num, TP, Unofficial) Partners Inc. PI.TP001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
LV102 U2 - "ZOO TV..." album art U2 "ZOO TV..."(12", Pic, Unofficial) Not On Label (U2) LV102 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
1992 U2 - Discothèque album art U2 Discothèque (Single) Music World (2) 1992 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
MEX 10 U2 - Press Conference Mexico 1992 album art U2 Press Conference Mexico 1992 Wax Records (3) MEX 10 1992 Sell This Version
none U2 - Numb/Fairground (The Remixes) album art U2 And Simply Red U2 And Simply Red - Numb/Fairground (The Remixes)(12", Promo, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (U2), Not On Label (Simply Red) none UK 1997 Sell This Version
Mix1 U2 - Untitled album art U2 Untitled(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label Mix1 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
Hard032 U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name album art U2 vs. Johnny Vicious U2 vs. Johnny Vicious - Where The Streets Have No Name Not On Label (U2) Hard032 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SB03 U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name / Can't Take My Eyes Off You album art Johnny Vicious vs. U2 / Blinded (2) Johnny Vicious vs. U2 / Blinded (2) - Where The Streets Have No Name / Can't Take My Eyes Off You(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Johnny Vicious), Not On Label (U2) SB03 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Z014 U2 - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You / Silver & Gold album art Led Zeppelin / U2 Led Zeppelin / U2 - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You / Silver & Gold Not On Label (Led Zeppelin), Not On Label (U2) Z014 UK 2000 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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