Fed up with soaring, earnest bombast, U2 sequestered itself in Berlin at the tail end of the Cold War, dug deep into dance music and distortion, nearly fought itself into breaking up and emerged in 1991 with a heady masterpiece that sounds fresh decades later. Best track: "October" The live songs are taken from performances such as the Monterey Pop Festival, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Isle of Wight and includes a near-complete version of Hendrix in the West. It breaks little new ground. There's an alternate universe in which it's late 2017 and U2 has just spent six months touring in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their unanimously beloved 1997 LP Pop. Random fact: Bono's in-progress lyrics were stolen backstage at a concert in 1981, forcing the singer to hurriedly rewrite material during the recording process. According to guitarist the Edge, the band realised early during the Songs of Innocence sessions that they were working on what would become two separate albums. 'Songs of Experience' is the 14th and latest album by U2. It's one of those comfortingly triumphant records that attracts a grab-bag of rock-critic clichés—"back to basics," "return to form," etc.—and it opens with four of the strongest songs U2 has made this century. Every Song on U2's 'The Joshua Tree,' Ranked, Let's Talk About the U2/Kendrick Lamar Collaboration, Review: U2's Limp, Disappointing 'Songs of Innocence'. Random fact: "Silver and Gold" features the funniest bit of stage banter in the history of live albums. ]. Interscope/Island/Universal Canada In which our heroes return with a companion album to their least-loved release. Random fact: "Running to Stand Still" was inspired by the heroin epidemic in Dublin, making it U2's second song on this subject (after "Bad"). AMP Visual’s relationship with U2 goes back a very long way. 'Achtung Baby' is U2's masterpiece; it was released in late 1991. 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' was released by U2 in 2000. In the photograph, Sian wears a US military helmet, signifying a universal innocence despite the realities of a tough world. 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Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Are You Experienced? Random fact: During the 1980s, U2 ended almost every show with the song "40.". In fact, King was shot at 6:01 p.m. (Give them a break. If The Joshua Tree is the album that defined U2's legacy, then Achtung Baby is the album that tore it all down, doused it in lighter fluid and siphoned a darker, heavier energy from its flaming wreckage. Not to be underestimated were the contributions of drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding, who gave the music a rhythmic pulse that fused parts of rock and improvised jazz. 'Boy' was released by U2 in 1980, when they were barely out of their teens. On some tracks, especially on those from Hendrix in the West, the recordings have been slightly altered to clean up the sound, but even when modifications were made the result does not differ too much from the original masterings. Random fact: Two tracks feature highly atypical guest vocals: "Numb" has The Edge rapping in a machine-like monotone, and "The Wanderer" is sung by Johnny Cash. Amazingly, the stolen notes were found and returned to Bono in 2004. CD Covers. Part film soundtrack, part live record, part studio album, this fleetingly brilliant and frequently hubristic release remains an anomaly in the U2 catalogue. 'Rattle and Hum' was released in 1988 as U2's sixth album. That's a shame. "Burning of the Midnight Lamp (Live)" – 4:06. Bono's lyrics, less preachy than usual, are driven by invented characters—a drug addict, a soldier, a war correspondent—and "Breathe" and "Moment of Surrender" rate among the band's most compelling work since All That You Can't Leave Behind. On Are You Experienced?, Jimi Hendrix synthesized various elements of the cutting edge of 1967 rock into music that sounded both futuristic and rooted in the best traditions of rock, blues, pop, and soul. 'Pop' was released in 1997 as U2's ninth album. There was no Wikipedia in 1984.). The album so goddamn great that U2 spent an entire decade trying to subvert it. This material is daring and surreal, and aside from "Stay (Faraway, So Close)" and "The First Time," none of these songs could conceivably have come within 10 feet of any prior U2 record. Oof. Songs of Innocence is the thirteenth studio album by Irish rock band U2, released on 9 September 2014.It was produced by Danger Mouse, with additional production from Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney, and Flood.The album was announced at an Apple Inc. product launch event and released the same day to all iTunes Store customers at no cost. Here is an album that explicitly references the chaos and crisis of U2's early years without recapturing a molecule of the vibrancy that characterized early U2. Songs about the Playboy Mansion and spiritual abandon ("Wake Up Dead Man").