Indie Exclusive: U2 "Achtung Baby" 30th Anniversary Edition 2xLP - A limited-edition deluxe black vinyl release of the Grammy-award winning U2 album Achtung Baby, to celebrate it's 30th Anniversary. - Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, and recorded between Berlin's Hansa Studios and various locations in Dublin, Achtung Baby was released to critical acclaim in 1991 & is regarded as one of U2's most seminal albums. The album featured five singles: 'The Fly', 'Mysterious Ways', 'One', 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' and 'Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses'.
20th Anniversary Reissue Finds Original Album Newly Remastered and Pressed Across Four Sides of Vinyl as a 180g 2LP-Set for the First Time; Includes Bonus Track and 20-Page Booklet
All That You Can't Leave BehindwasU2'stenth studio album and went to No. 1 in 32 countries around the world. The original 11-track set included the hit singles "Beautiful Day," "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of," "Elevation" and "Walk On."Daniel LanoisandBrian Enoproduced the album, which was recorded in Dublin and France. The record went on to win a spectacular seven Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album. It also has the distinction of being the only album in history to have tracks win the award for Record Of The Year in consecutive years, as it did with "Beautiful Day" in 2001 and "Walk On" in 2002. In celebration ofAll That You Can't Leave Behind's20th anniversary, the album has beennewly remasteredand is presented here acrossfour sides of vinyl as a 180g 2LP-set for the first timecomplete with thebonus track "The Ground Beneath Her Feet"and a20 page 12" x 12" booklet.
2004'sHow To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb was an album that not only led to three more Grammy Awards forU2, but heralded their momentous arrival in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From the very first sound of Larry Mullen Jr's sticks and Bono's count-in to "Vertigo," there was no room for doubt that they were in the mood to complete the circle back to being the uncompromising rock ‘n' roll band we first knew. The resolution to make a definitive rock ‘n' roll record was unshakeable and Steve Lillywhite jumped aboard as the album's principal producer. He was just the link with U2's lean and formative persona that was required, chief among a cast of eight production contributors that included further longtime confidants Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno and Flood, and newer collaborators Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper and Carl Glanville.
The calling card was the unstoppable "Vertigo," the sort of definitiveU2single to give "rifferama," as Bono called it, a good name. It was one of the earliest ideas for what becameHow To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, a riff that immediately sounded like something from the annals of classic rock, somewhere between Zeppelin and the Stooges, but with a 21st century vitality that was entirely custom-made. The song smashed straight to No. 1 in the UK, their sixth chart-topping single. Two weeks later, when the album arrived, it was clear that U2 had outrun all of the misfortune to complete a record full of new signature tunes. Underpinned by rock guitar, they came in a wide variety of moods and tempos, from loud and extrovert on "All Because Of You" to contemplative on "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own."
Indeed, the album was immersed in that rare spirit that this quartet had developed over decades by now: never to be afraid of thinking big, with inspiring songs that put their arms around their entire world of devotees.
Recorded between Fez in Morocco, Dublin (HQ), New York (Platinum Sound Recording Studios) and London (Olympic Studios) and produced byBrian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, U2's platinum-certified album No Line On The Horizon debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries across the globe in 2009. The net result was the band's seventh No. 1 in the US, and their tenthin the UK. Three Grammy nominations ensued, and Rolling Stone made it their album of 2009, further naming it the band's best work since Achtung Baby.
No Line On The Horizonis a work of measured maturity, infinitely able to create rousing rock on their own grand scale, as with "Magnificent," "Get On Your Boots" and "Breathe." But, at the other end of the scale, pieces like "Moment Of Surrender" and "White As Snow" were thoughtful reflections steeped in 30 years of writing and recording experience.
The album has beenfully remastered with two additional remixes added to celebrate its 10th Anniversary- "Magnificent (Wonderland Remix)" by Pete Tong and Paul Rogers and "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" (Redanka's 'Kick the Darkness' Vocal Version). The original artwork has been faithfully reproduced, including a gatefold sleeve, 16-page booklet, printed inner sleeves and heavyweight outer plastic sleeve.
No Line On The Horizon
Moment Of Surrender
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Get On Your Boots
Stand Up Comedy
White As Snow
Cedars Of Lebanon
Magnificent (Wonderland Remix)
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Redanka's 'Kick the Darkness' Vocal Version)
1981's October saw U2rising not only to the usual challenges of proving that you're more than a one-album wonder, but to the specific pressure of creating new work as the clock ticked ever louder. Where Boy had only brushed against a mainstream audience in the UK, peaking at No. 52, October reached No. 11. "Fire" was the opening shot, and it made some noise. The song was their first hit single at home, reaching the Top 5 in Ireland, and gave U2their first UK Top 40 entry. Next came "Gloria," the second single and the opening track. The song's Latin chorus foretold an LP with strong religious themes, but also with a developing sense of the band's songwriting maturity and instrumental dexterity. The innate percussive tension of "I Threw A Brick Through A Window" and urgency of "Rejoice" were offset by the measured, near-instrumental "Scarlet" and the affecting piano balladry of "October" itself.
Double 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. Pop is the ninth studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Flood, Howie B, and Steve Osborne, and was released on 3 March 1997 on Island Records. The album was a continuation of the band's 1990s musical reinvention, as they incorporated alternative rock, techno, dance, and electronica influences into their sound. Pop employed a variety of production techniques that were relatively new to U2, including sampling, loops, programmed drum machines, and sequencing. Recording sessions began in 1995 with various record producers, including Nellee Hooper, Flood, Howie B, and Osborne, who were introducing the band to various electronica influences.
Songs of Surrender features 16 new acoustic and reimagined recordings from the U2 catalog, produced and compiled by The Edge, including “One,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and “Pride (In The Name Of Love).” U2 have sold over 175 million albums, won 22 Grammy awards, and released 14 studio albums. Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Opaque White 2 LP. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl with 4-page insert featuring liner notes from The Edge.
Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. The Best of 1990-2000 is the second greatest hits album by U2. It was released on November 5, 2002. The album contained two newly recorded tracks, "Electrical Storm" and "The Hands That Built America". The album also included "new mixes" of several songs, as well the tracks "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" (which was released as a single in 1995 but had not previously been included on a U2 album) and "Miss Sarajevo" (also released as a single in 1995). U2 formed in 1976. Initially rooted in post-punk, U2's musical style has evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic sound built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's effects-based guitar textures.
2017 seesU2'sseminal album,The Joshua Tree, turn thirty years young. Released on Island Records in March of 1987, the album is considered by many to be the turning point at which the iconic band honed their trademark, stadium-filling sound. Released to universal acclaim and featuring the hit singles "With Or Without You," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "Where The Streets Have No Name,"The Joshua Treeshot to No. 1 around the world, selling in excess of 25 million copies and catapulting Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr from heroes to superstars.
The Grammy award winning album was an instant classic: critics loved thatU2were drawing inspiration from the USA to develop the European sounds they'd explored on 1984'sThe Unforgettable Fire. The subject material ranges from commentary on America's wealth and hypocrisy to heroin addiction, romantic despair, the loss of a friend, political and economic oppression and totalitarian brutality. In a decade associated with financial success –U2were a band that had something to say.
"Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years," says Bono. "It's quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarisation...all the greats."
Features: • 30th Anniversary Edition • 180g 2LP-Set • Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings • Gatefold packaging
The Unforgettable FireisU2'sfirst album featuring the production team of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. Moody gems such as "A Sort of Homecoming" and the entrancing "Bad" set the table for more explosive fare such as"Pride,""Wire," and the title track. This is the album that madeU2a career act, showing that their music could grow by leaps and bounds, even at the hand of another, without sacrificing its soul.
Features the original 10-track album on one vinyl LP plus a 16-page booklet.
U2Unforgettable Fire Track Listing
1. A Sort Of Homecoming 2. Pride (In The Name Of Love) 3. Wire 4. The Unforgettable Fire 5. Promenade 6. 4th Of July 7. Bad 8. Indian Summer Sky 9. Elvis Presley And America 10. MLK
Double vinyl LP pressing. Zooropa is the eighth studio album by U2. Produced by Flood, Brian Eno, and The Edge, it was released on 5 July 1993 on Island Records. Inspired by the band's experiences on the Zoo TV Tour, Zooropa expanded on many of the tour's themes of technology and media oversaturation. The record was a continuation of the group's experimentation with alternative rock, electronic dance music, and electronic sound effects that began with their previous album, Achtung Baby, in 1991. U2 began writing and recording Zooropa in Dublin in February 1993, during a six-month break between legs of the Zoo TV Tour. The record was originally intended as an EP to promote the Zooropa leg of the tour that was to begin in May 1993, but during the sessions, the group decided to extend the record to a full-length album.