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Old 10-10-07, 10:07 PM
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U2: Joshua Tree (20th Anniversary) -11/20/07

One of the more interesting release news is the reissue of Joshua Tree (1987) from U2 by their label, Island Records. The album is being remastered and hopefully signals the beginning of an extensive overhaul of the U2 Catalogue, especially the earlier stuff. Joshua Tree is a good start. This planned reissue will release as a standard CD, a double LP, a 2CD Deluxe Edition, and a 2CD/1DVD Deluxe Edition Ė upgrade time. These gems are expected on November 20. Keep an eye on these pages for more info as I get them.


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20 years.....geez, do I feel old.
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ahh yes! this is exactly what i've been waiting for! now i can stop trying to find excuses to pony up for the MFSL copy

u2 re-releases & dvds have all been really great. i can't wait to see what this will be like!

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Looking forward to this. The DVD will feature a live show from the JT tour somewhere in Europe. I can't find the link, but I'm not certain if it will be a complete show or a truncated version. Maybe Chrisedge will pop in soon with some more info...
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I have a MFSL copy of "Joshua Tree," so it'll be hard to improve on the sound quality, but I'll still pick up the 2CD/1DVD edition for whatever extras there are.
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I saw this on this thread on SteveHoffman.tv forums. A very interesting post talks about how The Joshua Tree could have been planned as a double album using many of the B-Sides from the singles. See post here . The tracklisting (which could fit on one CD) could have been:

Side A:
Where The Streets Have No Name
Silver And Gold (Studio Version)
I Still Haven't Found...
Spanish Eyes
With Or Without You
Luminous Times
Walk To The Water
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running To Stand Still

Side B:
Red Hill Mining Town
Race Against Time
In God's Country
Trip Through Your Wires
Sweetest Thing
One Tree Hill
Deep In The Heart
Exit
Mothers Of The Disappeared
Old 10-11-07, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Shadow Ace
20 years.....geez, do I feel old.
My thoughts exactly. I was a junior in High School and thought the album was freakin' gold when I first heard it. A few years later this was the first CD I bought after buying a CD player.

Any idea what the second CD in the 2CD set has over the original?
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Originally Posted by madcougar

Any idea what the second CD in the 2CD set has over the original?
Hopefully some good stuff, not just some remixes.
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If you guys haven't yet seen the VH1 Classic Classic Albums for the Joshua Tree you really are missing out. It's a great 1 hr. doc on the writing and recording of the album. There's this funny line where Edge says "so that's how I played that part".
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
If you guys haven't yet seen the VH1 Classic Classic Albums for the Joshua Tree you really are missing out. It's a great 1 hr. doc on the writing and recording of the album. There's this funny line where Edge says "so that's how I played that part".
i also love the story of brian eno sending the engineer out for tea while he prepares to erase the takes for Where the streets have no name - which wasn't a bad idea since one of the unused takes sounds like very bad depeche mode.

looking forward to this release - one of those albums that only gets better and better.
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When this album came out I almost didn't want to hear it because I was so burned out on U2 (working college radio and hearing cover bands play their stuff). After two listens I was transfixed. It is still my favorite recording of all time. "In God's Country", "Exit", "Red Hill Mining Town"... holy crap that's good non-single material.
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Red Hill Mining Town is prolly my favorite song on that album.
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
Red Hill Mining Town is prolly my favorite song on that album.
i'm partial to "in god's country". i saw them in tucson in 1987 at the 3rd (?) show of the joshua tree tour.
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
Red Hill Mining Town is prolly my favorite song on that album.
One Tree Hill FTW.

Also, I had this weird bootleg version of this album back in the day with two extra songs on it (one about white canvas shoes...) anyone know what that is?

Let's hope they don't do a simple "jack up the loudness and compress dynamic range" reengineering job. I really like how this album sounds now.

I also feel old. This was the first CD I remember buying. I played in constantly on my Discman D100, trying not to jostle it. Those things would skip if you breathed on it.
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Also, I had this weird bootleg version of this album back in the day with two extra songs on it (one about white canvas shoes...) anyone know what that is?
Sounds like "Walk To The Water". I'm guessing the other extra song you had was "Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)", as they were the b-sides on the "With Or Without You" single.

I already own the album on both CD and vinyl, but if the sound really is that much better, it might be worth it for a big enough fan like myself.
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Originally Posted by FrozenMetalHead
I saw this on this thread on SteveHoffman.tv forums. A very interesting post talks about how The Joshua Tree could have been planned as a double album using many of the B-Sides from the singles. See post here . The tracklisting (which could fit on one CD) could have been:
If you currently have the 2-disc version of "1980-1990 Greatest Hits" album, you can make this with the exception of "Race Against Time" and "Deep In The Heart", which are both available in the ITunes "Complete U2" set.

I'm going to listen to this tomorrow.
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Wow, great news... But I feel old...
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I have the cassette, but never upgraded it to CD (came close many times), so I'm in.

And, yes, I feel old, too.
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Originally Posted by Shadow Ace
20 years.....geez, do I feel old.
Join the club. It was a great concert live...
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Originally Posted by Kerborus
Wow, great news... But I feel old...
Another one feeling old.............
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Originally Posted by Hollowgen
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U2's 'Joshua Tree' Blooms Again

To celebrate the 20th birthday of its landmark album "The Joshua Tree," U2 is reissuing the set in four different incarnations on Nov. 20 via UMe. The album will be available as a remastered single CD, a 2-CD set, a 2-CD/1-DVD collectible box and a double-vinyl package.

The single-disc will be housed in a jewel case, but the 2-CD set comes in a hard back case. The 2-CD/1-DVD version has a base and lid to accommodate the discs as well as five portfolio prints. Band members have contributed new liner notes for the package.

Of most interest to fans is the inclusion of rare material on the expanded editions. Although details have yet to be announced, "Joshua Tree" demos, alternate versions and B-sides from the period are expected to appear.

The DVD is understood to comprise a July 4, 1987, show at the Paris Hippodrome, as well as the documentary "Outside It's America."

Produced by Brian Eno, "The Joshua Tree" shot U2's commercial fortunes into the stratosphere. The album's first three tracks were huge singles, with both "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100


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I definately plan on getting the 2CD/1DVD set when this comes out! Hey... does anyone know if they have a U2 video retrospective on iTunes. Foo Fighters has one with 14 videos for $12.99, and I was hoping U2 would have something similar. (I have the DVD video collections - but I wanted something I could put on my iPod.

Sorry to hijack!
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Here is a run down of the track list as posted on the HMV website:

Disc One
1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. I Still Havenít Found What Iím Looking For
3. With Or Without You
4. Bullet The Blue Sky
5. Running To Stand Still
6. Red Hill Mining Town
7. In Godís Country
8. Trip Through Your Wires
9. One Tree Hill
10. Exit
11. Mothers Of The Disappeared


Disc Two
1. Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)
2. Walk To The Water
3. Spanish Eyes
4. Deep In The Heart
5. Silver And Gold
6. Sweetest Thing
7. Race Against Time
8. Where The Streets Have No Name [Single Edit]
9. Silver And Gold [Sun City Version]
10. Beautiful Ghost / Introduction To Songs Of Experience
11. Wave Of Sorrow (Birdland)
12. Desert Of Our Love
13. Rise Up
14. Drunk Chicken / America


Disc Three - DVD
1. I Will Follow [Live From Paris]
2. Trip Through Your Wires [Live From Paris]
3. I Still Havenít Found What Iím Looking For [Live From Paris]
4. MLK [Live From Paris]
5. Unforgettable Fire [Live From Paris]
6. Sunday Bloody Sunday [Live From Paris]
7. Exit [Live From Paris]
8. In Godís Country [Live From Paris]
9. The Electric Co. [Live From Paris]
10. Bad [Live From Paris]
11. October [Live From Paris]
12. New Yearís Day [Live From Paris]
13. Pride (In The Name Of Love) [Live From Paris]
14. Bullet The Blue Sky [Live From Paris]
15. Running To Stand Still [Live From Paris]
16. With Or Without You [Live From Paris]
17. Party Girl [Live From Paris]
18. Ē40Ē [Live From Paris]
19. Outside Itís America
20. With Or Without You
21. Red Hill Mining Town
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Half of the stuff on disc 2 is on their hits compilations, so I wish they would have come up with all new stuff. Oh well, still will probably get it.
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looks like a pretty sweet package

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