The Joshua Tree

Label
Mercury Records Limited
Release date
3 Dec 2007
Running length
25 tracks
Running time
106:48

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Where The Streets Have No Name (Album Version - Remastered) 5:36 2,909
2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Remastered) 4:37 2,079
3 With Or Without You (Remastered) 4:55 2,322
4 Bullet The Blue Sky (Remastered) 4:31 896
5 Running To Stand Still (Remastered) 4:17 1,228
6 Red Hill Mining Town (Remastered) 4:52 855
7 In God's Country (Remastered) 2:56 942
8 Trip Through Your Wires (Remastered) 3:31 763
9 One Tree Hill (Remastered) 5:22 877
10 Exit (Remastered) 4:13 674
11 Mothers Of The Disappeared (Remastered) 5:14 617
1 Luminous Times (Hold On To Love) (Remasterd) 4:34 655
2 Walk To The Water (Remastered) 4:49 380
3 Spanish Eyes (Remastered) 3:13 429
4 Deep In The Heart (Remastered) 4:30 358
5 Silver And Gold (Remastered) 4:37 387
6 Sweetest Thing (Remastered) 3:04 516
7 Race Against Time (Remastered) 4:02 337
8 Where The Streets Have No Name (Single Edit Remastered) 4:47 568
9 Silver And Gold (Sun City Version) 4:42 428
10 Beautiful Ghost/Introduction To Songs Of Experience 3:52 9,413
11 Wave Of Sorrow (Birdland) 4:03 13,737
12 Desert Of Our Love 4:56 12,222
13 Rise Up 4:04 12,045
14 Drunk Chicken/America 1:31 8,673

About this album

The Joshua Tree is the fifth studio album by Irish rock band U2, released March 9, 1987 on Island Records. Recording sessions took place from July to November of 1986 at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin. The album features the band’s exploration of roots rock, with their music exhibiting influences from blues-rock, folk rock, Southern rock, and gospel music. Lyrically, The Joshua Tree depicts the band’s fascination with America and many of the ideas it stands for. The album was produced and engineered by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.

The album increased the band’s stature “from heroes to superstars,” according to Rolling Stone. The album produced several hit singles, including “Where the Streets Have No Name”, “With or Without You”, and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, all of which remain radio staples. The Joshua Tree won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Album of the Year in Grammy Awards of 1988. In 2003, the album was ranked number 26 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album is one of the world’s best-selling albums of all-time, having sold over 28 million copies. In 2007, a remastered version of the album was released to mark the 20th anniversary of its original release.

Following The Unforgettable Fire album, U2 realised that they “had no tradition, we were from outer space”, and they explored American blues, country and gospel music. Since that album, they had spent time with fellow Irish bands The Waterboys and Hothouse Flowers, and felt a sense of indigenous Irish music being blended with American folk music.

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  • EmielC_

    Great album, but Bono with long hair just is the weirdest thing ever.

    20 Feb 3:09pm Reply
  • Alan_Cieslar

    Their best.

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Great record.

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Keila_M

    With or Without You!!

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    Outstanding album, one of the 80's finest, and best of all time. I also believe U2 is one of few bands whose B-sides are so strong that they could easily make another album on their own, particularly this album's B-sides. [2]

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • violettte1

    This album gives me a sweet nostalgic ache in my chest.

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    hasn't aged a bit

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    Outstanding album, one of the 80's finest, and best of all time. I also believe U2 is one of few bands whose B-sides are so strong that they could easily make another album on their own, particularly this album's B-sides.

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • structuredset

    One of the best CD's still to this day. Granted CD's are a lot less competitive.

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • yeah-i-am

    Great album.

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • wyzwolenie

    25 years, and sounds fresher than ever. Simply Unbeatable.

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • EpicGeeza36

    Don't just listen to the first 3 tracks, the whole album is outstanding!!

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Tevo-

    25 Years! Forever. ♥♥♥

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • antonirokita

    the album of my life - i listen to it while holding my piece of THE joshua tree in my hand. yup, the original tree. it's called sacredness. or madness.

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • AndMacme

    Superb.

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • caiotribbiani

    this album is a masterpiece. just being a no-brainer to dont recognize his value.

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • caiotribbiani

    mk741 so why you waste your time coming here to post this stupid comment? do you know, I'm sure that you must love U2.

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • RonB

    "Silver And Gold (Sun City Version)" this is actually performed by Artists United Against Apartheid which is Bono, Keith Richards and Ron Wood...

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
  • halo_dm2

    (Remastered) They want you to think it sounds better but the truth is that it only sounds louder

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • MayaSchatt

    their best album...

    6 Oct 2011 Reply
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