49 Songs, 3 Hours 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

U2’s fifth album cemented their status as the greatest rock band to rise out of the ’80s. Bono’s bell-like voice and The Edge’s ringing guitar lines were honed to a deceptively simple melodic perfection, bolstered by the rhythm section’s propulsive marches and airy atmospherics of producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. They're firing on all cylinders here, attacking social barriers (“Where the Streets Have No Name”) and insipid politics (“Bullet the Blue Sky”), while making heartbreak sound anthemic (“With or Without You”). The album effortlessly combines U2’s initial post-punk energy with their immersion into the American mainstream. This 30th-anniversary Super Deluxe set includes new remixes, b-sides, and a stunning live set from Madison Square Garden in 1987.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

U2’s fifth album cemented their status as the greatest rock band to rise out of the ’80s. Bono’s bell-like voice and The Edge’s ringing guitar lines were honed to a deceptively simple melodic perfection, bolstered by the rhythm section’s propulsive marches and airy atmospherics of producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. They're firing on all cylinders here, attacking social barriers (“Where the Streets Have No Name”) and insipid politics (“Bullet the Blue Sky”), while making heartbreak sound anthemic (“With or Without You”). The album effortlessly combines U2’s initial post-punk energy with their immersion into the American mainstream. This 30th-anniversary Super Deluxe set includes new remixes, b-sides, and a stunning live set from Madison Square Garden in 1987.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
168 Ratings
168 Ratings
kristienickgianna ,

True Masterpiece

For the die hard U2 fan, this is a must have. The live show is fantastic.

poetryprofessor ,

Love it!

I have been a fan for 34 years and love the collection. Some of the more notable things that have been fun to hear are the remixes from The great Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite.

DexDav ,

Worth it fot the Extra Material...But not the sound.

I'll keep this simple. To my ears and based on the labeling as "Super Deluxe" and not "Remastered", it sounds and looks just as it's labelled. Im' a huge fan of the band, a collector of all their music from when I was a teenager in the 80's and was hoping to hear a new and imporved mix. To my ears I can't hear any differnce from the original tape or CD I purchased back in the 80's. That said the bonus material is excellent which includes all the B-Sides and extras that were once very hard to collect in one place. The real draw for me was the addition of the live performance, which happens to be the actual show I saw on that tour my senior year in high school. My final verdict...If you already have all the material, save your money and keep enjoying it on whatever form you have. If not, all the extras are worth the few extra dollars.

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