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U2 - The Joshua Tree Grammy Winner! RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum! Click here to see this CD at Amazon.com!

By Daniel Durchholz

Having nearly exhausted their capacity for pop-song politics on War and The Unforgettable Fire, U2 turned toward themes of personal identity and complex relationships on The Joshua Tree. Not that the group was willing to come down off the barricades entirely: "Mothers of the Disappeared" and "Bullet the Blue Sky" turned a jaundiced eye toward Central America and the United States' role there. But the predominant mood here is one of self-discovery and the hunger for something more on tracks like the pulsating "Where the Streets Have No Name" and the gospel-ish "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." The album's masterstroke, however, is "With or Without You," a nasty love song dressed up as an ode of devotion and care. It ranks with the Police's "Every Breath You Take" as the most misread smash hit of the '80s.

Tracks
1. Where The Streets Have No Name7. In God's Country
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For8. Trip Through Your Wires
3. With Or Without You9. One Tree Hill
4. Bullet The Blue Sky10. Exit
5. Running To Stand Still11. Mothers Of The Disappeared
6. Red Hill Mining Town

 

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"Probably the best selling album of the band, and the one who brought them to massive popularity around the world but maybe not the best and most preciated songs of the band are included in Joshua Tree, in my opinion the best rock album of history is Achtung Baby with songs like The Fly, One, Misterious Ways or Until the End of The World, the album that definitely consagrates U2 to the category of Myths of nowadays music."

--Anonymous

"The Joshua Tree is one of the best CD's ever made. It also included U2's only 2 #1 hits in the USA. (I Still Havn't Found What I'm Looking For & With or Without You) Not only did this CD showcase these 2 great songs, but it had the huge hit Where the Streets Have No Name, and to a lesser extent, Bullet the Blue Sky. This is U2's first masterpiece out of their 3 best albums. (Joshua Tree, Actung Baby, All That you Can't Leave Behind)."

--Zig-Zag!

"Who the hell is Rob O'Connor? And, more to the point, what are his views doing on any website that wants itself taken seriously in musical review terms? The Joshua Tree was without doubt the finest piece of popular music to emerge from the ocean of cynical marketing-led drivel that characterised the Awesome80s. A beautifully crafted record; one that wore its heart on its sleeve and connected with millions. [Editor's note: Hey Gerry, if you want to write a better review, you are welcome to. If it is indeed better than Rob's, I'll publish it. But be realistic. Not everyone believes everything else in the Awesome80s - Prince (who Bono mentioned by name at the '87 Grammys) Paul Simon, INXS, and REM, just to name a few - was drivel.]"

--Gerry B

"U2 is one of the most successful band of all time.

U2 - The Joshua Tree! I think Joshua Tree was their first album where they got real break through and after this album they were become very popular around the world especially in USA."

--AceStar

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MUSICAL NOTES

Artist: U2

Released: March 9, 1987

Availability: CD, Vinyl

Awards:  Grammy(s) Platinum (10)


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