Irish Icons U2 Released Their Double Documentary Album ‘RATTLE AND HUM’ 30 Years Ago…
Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…
9 October 2018
Album: RATTLE AND HUM – the Irish megastars’ sixth longplayer
Released: 10 October 1988 – 30 years ago
ROLLING STONE review: “Rattle and Hum is an expression of U2’s urge to have it both ways.
A sprawling double album that incorporates live tracks, cover versions, collaborations, snippets of other people’s music and a passage from a taped interview, the record is an obvious effort to clear the conceptual decks and lower expectations following the multiplatinum success of The Joshua Tree… But for all its excitement, Rattle and Hum seems a tad calculated in its supposed spontaneity. The album is, after all, a soundtrack. Rather than a documentary, it’s merely a document of events that often were staged and arranged for the express purpose of being filmed and recorded. The album ably demonstrates U2’s force but devotes too little attention
to the band’s vision. – Full review here – Score: 3.5/5
TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: We know this isn’t a proper album. Rather a soundtrack
for the accompanying documentary about how U2 conquered the west. Reduced to one instead of two albums it would have been a masterwork.
FOUR FABULOUS MOMENTS: Pride (In The Name Of Love) / All I Want Is You / I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / Angel Of Harlem
* PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE) – we played this on our wedding party, the place went nuts
* ALL I WANT IS YOU – epic…
* ANGEL OF HARLEM – steamy…
*I STILL HAVENT FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR – goosebumps rendition…
ALBUM in full…
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