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The Joshua Tree – U2

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The Joshua Tree was U2’s fifth studio album released March 9, 1987 on Island Records. In contrast to the ambient experimentation of their 1984 release, The Unforgettable Fire, the band aimed for a harder-hitting sound within the limitation of conventional song structures on The Joshua Tree. The album is influenced by American and Irish roots music, and through sociopolitically conscious lyrics embellished with spiritual imagery, it contrasts the group’s antipathy for the “real America” with their fascination with the “mythical America.”

Track listing

1. “Where the Streets Have No Name”
2. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
3. “With or Without You”
4. “Bullet the Blue Sky”
5. “Running to Stand Still”
6. “Red Hill Mining Town”
7. “In God’s Country”
8. “Trip Through Your Wires”
9. “One Tree Hill”
10. “Exit”
11. “Mothers of the Disappeared”

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