The Joshua Tree (9 Mar, 1987)
Track List
  1. Where The Streets Have No Name Lyrics
  2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For Lyrics
  3. With Or Without You Lyrics
  4. Bullet The Blue Sky Lyrics
  5. Running To Stand Still Lyrics
  6. Red Hill Mining Town Lyrics
  7. In God's Country Lyrics
  8. Trip Through Your Wires Lyrics
  9. One Tree Hill Lyrics
  10. Exit Lyrics
  11. Mothers of the Disappeared Lyrics

Backgrounder

Produced By: Produced and Engineered: Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno
Engineer: Additional Engineering: Dave Meegan with Pat McCarthy

Description

The release of The Joshua Tree saw the band on the cover of Time Magazine billed as 'Rock's Hottest Ticket.' In Sweden, copies of The Joshua Tree were pressed in yellow, pink and red vinyl with sleeves similar to the UK. In Mexico, a limited edition CD was released as part of the Serie Millennium re-issues with a different picture sleeve. In 1999, The Joshua Tree CD was re-issued with the clear band photo that appeared on the original vinyl LP rather than the blurred picture on the initial CD release.
The Joshua Tree entered the US album charts at No.7 and reached No. 1 three weeks later. It was U2's first album to reach No.1 in the United States. In 1999, The Joshua Tree was awarded the RIAA's highest certification, Diamond, with 10 million units sold. The album also peaked at No.1 on the UK, Canadian, West German, Dutch and Australian charts. In Switzerland, the album reached No.1 on the charts and stayed there for a total of 33 weeks. The album and sleeve cover also placed No. 1 in Rolling Stone magazine's annual Music Awards chosen by readers. Critics at Rolling Stone made it No. 2 album of the year. U2 also won Best Rock Performance By A Group Or Duo at the Grammy Awards for The Joshua Tree. Production Credits Produced and Engineered: Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno Additional Engineering: Dave Meegan with Pat McCarthy Studio: Windmill Lane, Dublin Ireland Mixed by: Steve Lillywhite Recorded by: Flood

Soundbites

'A lot of the songs were ones that were recorded in Larry's spare bedroom or Adam's living room. When the red light's on we often don't respond to it. When we're just left to be, left to make music our own way, well some of the tracks are almost like demos. We had to fight to make them work and there were a lot of songs left over. It could have gone off in a number of different directions. We wanted the idea of a one-piece record, not a side-one, side-two thing.

Bono, March 1987

The Joshua Tree News

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The Joshua Tree Reviews

10 Jan 2008
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18 Oct 2007
'The Joshua Tree is U2's most varied, subtle and ...
17 Oct 2007
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30 Jan 2007
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28 Feb 1987
'U2 is what the Rolling Stones ceased being years ago - ...
6  Comments
maggiestutts - 19 September, 2014
My favorite album of all time!
I know you probably hear this a lot, but I was in college when this album came out. You know the feeling! Off on your own for the first time, exploring music, people, ideas, and not really knowing which way was right for you. I heard Where the Streets have no Name and I was hooked! U2 became and still is my favorite band! I still turn to JT when I need a clarification of who I am! Thank you for your music! It has been my mainstay for a long time and it always will.
Manu851 - 04 July, 2014
Meraviglioso
With or without you la piĆ¹ bella canzone mai scritta. Love you Bono Vox.
paoladegliesposti - 31 August, 2012
Joshua tree album, to me
Joshua Tree ' Album, it is all about music , chords and words are in harmony, and it magnifies in each song. Guitar has a leading role in this album, new brilliant parts, voice is sailing in new waters, drums and bass guitar are complementary. It is a light dark album. 'I believe in the Kingdom Come Then all the colours will bleed into one Bleed into one. But yes, I'm still running. ( I still haven't found what i am looking for') . Eleven tracks and each song is a miliar stone in this path, the band is in phase of ascent. 'I wanna run, I want to hide I wanna tear down the walls That hold me inside. I wanna reach out And touch the flame Where the streets have no name.'( Where the streets have no name). The senses have been amplified. 'In the wind we hear their laughter In the rain we see their tears. Hear their heartbeat, we hear their heartbeat.'( Mothers of disappeared).
Sylvanovez - 13 July, 2011
Thank you
Thank yo Guys It was a big thrill!! your roadies was fantastic absolutly, i worked with your guys, to take out the stage after the show saturday at the hippodrome of Montreal, i was a local crew: carp. I saw the show your are amazing!!! It was a dream. This guys are the Machine Congratulation at your Roadies cool guys! and realy sympathic. Sylvano
lafemmejoli - 13 July, 2011
This is the one that hooked me forever..
This CD has been in every car I have ever owned, and stayed in the one with a multi-disk. This is the album that started my love affair with U2!
tina82 - 28 October, 2010
INCOMPARABLE
The Joshua Tree is a masterpiece. The quality and the strenghth of the songs is superb. A true, incomparable and unique piece of music history
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