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U2 - The Joshua Tree Interview - Their Words & Music album

U2 - The Joshua Tree Interview - Their Words & Music album
Performer: U2
Genre: Rock / Audio
Title: The Joshua Tree Interview - Their Words & Music
FLAC album size: 1420
Style: Interview
Released: 1987

The band talks about their album ‘Joshua Tree’ on it’s 30th anniversary. About Apple Music: Listen to millions of songs, online or off, totally ad-free.

Trip Through Your Wires. 11. Mothers of the Disappeared.

Interview of Bono and the Edge with Carter Allen of WBCN Radio, Boston, in Houston, Texas at the beginning of U2's 1987 Joshua Tree tour. Matrix, Runout (Side A label): ST-PR-2049-A-SP. Promotional by sconjin.

Exit" is a song by rock band U2. It is the tenth track on their 1987 album The Joshua Tree. The lyrics, which portray the mind of a serial killer, were inspired by lead singer Bono's reading of Norman Mailer's 1980 novel The Executioner's Song, and other related works.

The album also spawned a number of promotional items including Special Collection 1987, Special Collection 1987, The Joshua Tree Album Sampler, Cassette Sampler 1987, The Joshua Tree Pizza Box, The U2 Talkie interview, Their Words and Music interview, and a promotional version of Trip Through Your Wires. The Joshua Tree reached number one in the US charts, debuting at but quickly moving up the charts. It was U2’s first album to reach in the USA. The album peaked at number 1 in the UK as well, as well as a number of other countries. U2 won Album of the Year at the 1988 Grammy Awards for The Joshua Tree and also cleaned up in the Rolling Stone year end polls, both from teh readers and the critics. The album is the band’s best selling album and is among the best-selling albums worldwide.

The Joshua Tree's songs augmented their political stance with bigger subjects such as right-wing intervention in El Salvador (''Bullet The Blue Sky'') and the Mothers Of The Plaza De Mayo in Argentina (''Mothers Of The Disappeared'') In other words, even if the world didn’t yet know it, U2 were now a global brand. But it wasn’t mere posturing. The Joshua Tree, with its black and white Anton Corbijn sleeve set in Death Valley was a truly widescreen experience. With the first three tracks all conquering the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic, U2 were now here to stay. Unfortunately it also signalled a point where they began to take themselves a little too seriously (as evinced by their ponderous Rattle And Hum film). But The Joshua Tree – voted number 26 in Rolling Stone's top 500 albums of all time - 20 years on, it remains their finest moment to this day.

The Joshua Tree is the U2's best-selling album, with 25 million copies sold worldwide and won the band Album Of The Year and Best Rock Performance Grammys. They didn’t realize it at the time but it was a set that would alert a whole new audience to their music but it was another two years before the band released, The Joshua Tree in 1987, the original working title of which was ‘The Two Americas’. Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, U2 chose America as a theme for the record and recording began in January 1986 in comfortable surroundings in Ireland, Throughout the sessions, U2 sought a cinematic quality for the record, one that would evoke a sense of location, in particular, the open spaces of America.

About The Joshua Tree. Even following 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire, few could have guessed that U2 would drop one of the greatest rock albums of all time. Released on 9 March, 1987, The Joshua Tree was a record concerned with the state of America. The eleven tracks within were informed by personal tragedy, political upheaval and Bono’s own experiences volunteering in South America.

Album · 1987 · 11 Songs. U2’s fifth album cemented their status as the greatest rock band to rise out of the ’80s. Bono’s bell-like voice and The Edge’s ringing guitar lines were honed to a deceptively simple melodic perfection, bolstered by the rhythm section’s propulsive marches and airy atmospherics of producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. They're firing on all cylinders here, attacking social barriers ( Where the Streets Have No Name ) and insipid politics ( Bullet the Blue Sky ), while making heartbreak sound anthemic ( With or Without You ).

The Joshua Tree was the first time that U2 had truly looked outward, across the world. Our most well-known and celebrated album is turning 30, so we’re revisiting it, aren’t words that mix well with the otherwise grand visions incubated behind Bono’s ever-present sunglasses. Instead, the band has focused on the fact that Trump’s election reoriented their thinking. When U2 turned their eyes outward with The Joshua Tree, they specifically looked to America - to the roots music of that country, the distant roots of the music U2 played, to the mythological iconography of the nation that defined the 20th century, the one that they, as four kids in Ireland, had regarded from across the ocean with some kind. of awe. As Edge said in that same Rolling Stone interview: So we looked at American. We looked at the blues.


Part I - 29:45
A1 Carter Alan Carter Alan Radio Intro
A2 Bono Interview Segment
A3 U2 Where The Streets Have No Name
A4 The Edge Interview Segment
A5 U2 Trip Through Your Wires
A6 Bono, The Edge Interview Segment
A7 U2 Running To Stand Still
A8 Bono, The Edge Interview Segment
A9 U2 Exit
Part II - 29:45
B1 Bono Interview Segment
B2 U2 In God's Country
B3 Bono Interview Segment
B4 U2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
B5 Bono Interview Segment
B6 U2 Red Hill Mining Town
B7 Bono Interview Segment
B8 Carter Alan End Credits

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation


  • Producer – Carter Alan


Interview of Bono and the Edge with Carter Alan of WBCN - FM, Boston, in Houston, Texas, April 7, 1987, at the beginning of U2's 1987 Joshua Tree tour.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): ST-PR-2049-A-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): ST-PR-2049-B-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched [SRC stamped): STPR-2049-A-1 1-1 SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched [SRC stamped]): STPR-2049-B-1 1-1 SRC
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