Picture This…

19 years ago today, on 5 November 2000, Irish icons U2 topped the UK album charts with ‘ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND’, their 10th and definitely one of their best albums ever with fabulous top songs such as ‘Beautiful Day‘, ‘Elevation‘, ‘Grace‘, ‘Kite‘ & ‘Walk On‘…

You can stream the album in full here…

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U2 Scored Their 2nd No 1 LP In The UK 35 Years Ago With ‘THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE’…

13 October 2019

35 years ago today, on 13 October 1984, Irish mega rockers U2 scored their second
No 1 album in the UK with their fourth studio album ‘THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE’.
The band hired two musical experts, Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, to help them with
their experimentation with a more ambient and abstract sound. The album’s title is
a reference to ‘The Unforgettable Fire‘, an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 by the USA. The longplayer also topped the charts in
New-Zealand and Australia and peaked at #12 in America.

The two singles

– PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE) –

‘THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE’

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HISTORY – 21 March 1987…

21 March 2019

On 21 March 1987, thirty-two years ago today, U2 reached the top spot of the UK albums chart with their fifth album THE JOSHUA TREE. It was their 3rd numero uno LP in Great-Britain. Although Turn Up The Volume rates this one as their third best, behind ‘Achtung Baby‘ (1991) and ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind‘ (2000) you can’t ignore that ‘The Joshua Tree‘ contains some of their best songs ever. Here are 3 of them…

– I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR –

– WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME –

– WITH OR WITHOUT YOU –

Album in full…

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I saw the band play Brussels 2 years ago to celebrate the
30th birthday of ‘The Joshua Tree’. Review here

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

Band: U2

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 YOUepic

* ANGEL OF HARLEMsteamy

*I STILL HAVENT FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FORgoosebumps rendition

ALBUM in full…

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