The Joshua Tree

U2March 9, 1987
Rock℗ 2007 Universal-Island Records Ltd.
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The Joshua Tree is the fifth studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, and was released on 9 March 1987 on Island Records. In contrast to the ambient experimentation of their 1984 release, The Unforgettable Fire, the band aimed for a harder-hitting sound within the limitation of conventional song structures on The Joshua Tree. The album is influenced by American and Irish roots music, and through sociopolitically conscious lyrics embellished with spiritual imagery, it contrasts the group's antipathy for the "real America" with their fascination with the "mythical America".
Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, U2 chose America as a theme for the record. Recording began in January 1986 in Ireland, and to foster a relaxed, creative atmosphere, the group primarily recorded in two houses. Several events during the sessions helped shape the conscious tone of the album, including the band's participation in the Conspiracy of Hope benefit concerts for Amnesty International, the death of roadie Greg Carroll, and lead vocalist Bono's travels to Central America.

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Where The Streets Have No Name (Remastered 2007)5:36
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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Remastered 2007)4:37
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With Or Without You (Remastered 2007)4:55
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Bullet The Blue Sky (Remastered 2007)4:31
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Running To Stand Still (Remastered 2007)4:17
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Red Hill Mining Town (Remastered 2007)4:52
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In God's Country (Remastered 2007)2:56
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Trip Through Your Wires (Remastered 2007)3:31
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One Tree Hill (Remastered 2007)5:22
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Exit (Remastered 2007)4:13
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Mothers Of The Disappeared (Remastered 2007)5:14
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Total length
50:04
Tracks
11
Released
November 20, 2007
Label
℗ 2007 Universal-Island Records Ltd.
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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