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U2 - The Joshua Tree (Island 208 219) (EU 1987, 1st Press, VINYL)

Posted By : luckburz | Date : 12 Aug 2009 07:42:00 | Comments : 14 |
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U2 - The Joshua Tree (Island 208 219) (EU 1987, 1st Press, VINYL)
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U2 - The Joshua Tree


Label: Island Records
Catalog#: 208 219
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Europe
Released: 09 Mar 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Notes: Released in a gatefold sleeve.
Part of this album was recorded on Edge's Amek Mixing Console. Recorded and mixed at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin.

To the memory of Greg Carroll 1960-1986.

? 1987 Ariola Eurodisc GmbH. Distributed in Europe by RCA/Ariola-Ariola/RCA.
Barcode: 4007192082193
Label code: LC 0407
Distribution codes: D: 630 and F: RC340
GEMA / STEMRA / BIEM

Tracklisting:
A1 Where The Streets Have No Name
A2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
A3 With Or Without You
A4 Bullet The Blue Sky
A5 Running To Stand Still

B1 Red Hill Mining Town
B2 In God's Country
B3 Trip Through Your Wires
B4 One Tree Hill
B5 Exit
B6 Mothers Of The Disappeared


Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Using the textured sonics of The Unforgettable Fire as a basis, U2 expanded those innovations by scaling back the songs to a personal setting and adding a grittier attack for its follow-up, The Joshua Tree. It's a move that returns them to the sweeping, anthemic rock of War, but if War was an exploding political bomb, The Joshua Tree is a journey through its aftermath, trying to find sense and hope in the desperation. That means that even the anthems — the epic opener "Where the Streets Have No Name," the yearning "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" — have seeds of doubt within their soaring choruses, and those fears take root throughout the album, whether it's in the mournful sliding acoustic guitars of "Running to Stand Still," the surging "One Tree Hill," or the hypnotic elegy "Mothers of the Disappeared." So it might seem a little ironic that U2 became superstars on the back of such a dark record, but their focus has never been clearer, nor has their music been catchier, than on The Joshua Tree. Unexpectedly, U2 have also tempered their textural post-punk with American influences. Not only are Bono's lyrics obsessed with America, but country and blues influences are heard throughout the record, and instead of using these as roots, they're used as ways to add texture to the music. With the uniformly excellent songs — only the clumsy, heavy rock and portentous lyrics of "Bullet the Blue Sky" fall flat — the result is a powerful, uncompromising record that became a hit due to its vision and its melody. Never before have U2's big messages sounded so direct and personal. allmusicguide


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Splitted with Wavelab 5
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No gaps have been deleted (added to previous song), so please burn gapless!

Band Info:

U2 are a rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland. The band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion).

The band formed in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. By the mid-1980s, the band had become a top international act. Their success as a live act was greater than their success as a record selling act until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree,[1] which according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band's stature "from heroes to superstars".[2] U2 responded to the dance and alternative rock revolutions and their own sense of musical stagnation by reinventing themselves with their 1991 album Achtung Baby and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour. Since 2000, U2 have pursued a more conventional rock sound that retains the influence of their previous musical explorations.

U2 have sold more than 145 million albums worldwide[3][4] and have won 22 Grammy Awards,[5] more than any other band.[6] In 2005, the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone magazine listed U2 at #22 in its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.[7] Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and social justice causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE Campaign and Bono's DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa) campaign. wikipedia

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Posted By: Goodspeed Date: 12 Aug 2009 09:02:03
Many thanks for sharing this landmark U2 recording in vinyl quality...
I'm eager to learn if it withstands the MFSL CD version...!
Posted By: luckburz Date: 12 Aug 2009 10:21:01
No, it will not^^ Simply because this is a used 1st Press LP. Some marks of the age are not deniable - and btw: My equipment is just semi-professional. I can´t mess with MFSL, really :-)

But i - as always - prefer the vinyl sound over the standard CD release. For comparison it´s good.

I will be on vacation until the end of next week - after that all questions will be answered!

Cheerio,

luckburz
Posted By: Number_9 Date: 12 Aug 2009 16:20:31
Thank you!
Posted By: Ricardus Date: 12 Aug 2009 17:41:39
Wow, First time I've seen high res of Joshua Tree in the internets...THANKS!
Posted By: snurf Date: 13 Aug 2009 06:17:54
Man, you rule! Thanks :)
Posted By: Sebhelyesfarku Date: 14 Aug 2009 10:41:53
What the fuck is your problem with rapidshare?
Posted By: luckburz Date: 14 Aug 2009 16:55:21
Read first, bitch then ;-)
Posted By: Dr_G Date: 17 Aug 2009 11:55:05
Thanks for this vinyl rip.
I love (your) vinyl rips!

Dr_G
Posted By: gonzalo76 Date: 01 Sep 2009 05:13:27
Thank you very much !
Posted By: muzikphan Date: 14 Feb 2010 09:44:34
Awesome share man!
This brings me some excellent memories...
Thank you so much.
Posted By: lunaire Date: 18 Feb 2010 07:55:46
Hope is not to late to thanks you for this post, just find it and all I can say : Great job!; feel a real pleasure to listen to it; I think that cds can be buried; have you some others U2? it would be great;
Posted By: CreativeUrge Date: 11 Jun 2010 16:16:02
Thank you for a great upload
Posted By: Nabadanga Date: 26 Sep 2010 08:41:19
Very poor quality :(
Posted By: space22 Date: 22 Oct 2010 03:48:32
Thanks for sharing!!!