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2017-06-15: The Joshua Tree and JVC

If you’re a collector of U2 on CD, you’ve probably got an original 1987 copy of The Joshua Tree. If you’re lucky (or maybe just willing to pay a high price on the secondary market), you might also have the 1996 gold CD remaster from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (discussed in greater detail in our recent article on MFSL discs). And of course, you snatched up the 2007 Joshua Tree remaster as...

2017-06-12: Deezer Launches New U2 Playlist

Deezer, a music streaming service, has launched a new playlist titled, “The Joshua Tree & Influences”. The playlist contains all of the tracks from U2’s The Joshua Tree, mixed with songs that they say are “some of the ones that inspired the band whilst they were writing the album”. The playlist is created by “Deezer Artist Editor” who has been previously responsible for playlists of artists...

2017-06-12: The History Mix: SinMix Promotional Releases

One of the questions we get quite frequently here are questions about the promotional items produced by S.I.N. and whether or not they are ‘official releases’. This time around we’re going to look back at some of these promotional items and talk about the Street Information Network (S.I.N.)


IMAGE: B.L.A.S.T. Modern Rock Volume 8 CD Insert

To look at S.I.N. you first have to look at...

2017-06-11: Larry Mullen features on Alice Cooper Single and Album

Larry Mullen isn’t just a guest star on one one the tracks on Alice Cooper’s new album, he’s actually playing drums on 10 tracks on the album titled Paranormal.


IMAGE: Cover of “Paranormal” Album featuring Larry Mullen

Guitarist, co-writer and co-producer, Tommy Denander revealed that Larry plays drums on 10 tracks, and adds a unique touch to the album.

Alice Cooper, speaking with...

2017-06-09: Greg Carroll: The Heart of The Joshua Tree

One of the names you hear when any discussion of The Joshua Tree comes around is that of Greg Carroll. The album is dedicated to Greg. Carroll worked with the band starting in 1984, and who was involved in a motorcycle accident on July 3, 1986 in Dublin. He was taking Bono’s bike back to his house on a rainy night, and a car pulled out in front of him. Carroll hit the side of the car and did...

2017-06-06: Joshua Tree Tour 2017: New Shows Questions and Answers

A new set of dates have been added to the itinerary of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. These shows will go to presale for u2.com members on Thursday June 8. These new shows are in USA, Mexico and South America. Ahead of that we hope to answer a few questions. This document is put together by the staff at U2Songs.Com using information from U2.Com, Ticketmaster and other ticket agencies, as well...

2017-06-04: Updated: The Women of Ultra Violet: Light My (Mysterious) Ways

Warning, spoilers ahead for the U2 Joshua Tree 2017 Tour! This is an update of our earlier story, updated with new information about the source of the images, and bringing things up to date as of Philadelphia.

One of the visual pieces that accompanies the tour is a set of photographs of women which play on the background screen while U2 perform “Ultra Violet (Light My Way)”. (Or in the...

2017-06-02: U2 Catalog to be released on SHM-CD for the First Time in Japan

We’ve seen a lot of issues of U2’s back catalog of late. In October 2015 the first Kiosk Collection appeared, a box set, with new releases each week in Spain, with each CD being released in a digipack through a news kiosk, and a nice box to house the whole collection. In August 2016 a similar collection was released in Italy, called The Italian Collection. And in November 2016, a Kiosk...

2017-05-31: Tech Troubles with “The Troubles” Gets Fix in Latest Mastered for iTunes Re-Release

[Ed. Note: We’d like to welcome Josh Fuller, who is contributing this guest column that came out of posts he made to our forums. If you are looking for a place to discuss U2’s discography and lyrics, please check it out. Thanks Josh!]

With iTunes’ recent re-release of U2’s studio catalog in the “Mastered for iTunes” (MFiT) format, many are eager to find out whether or not another...

2017-05-28: Apple issues new Versions of U2 Albums “Mastered for iTunes”


IMAGE: Ad in iTunes for New Offerings

On Friday, May 26, 2017, iTunes refreshed the U2 offerings in their online store in advance of next weeks releases of The Joshua Tree. Removed from the store are the copies of U2’s albums which had been present for many years, first appearing back in 2004, and containing no digital booklets. Over the years, as the remastering process took place, these...

2017-05-27: Starbucks Launches New U2 Spotify Playlist

There’s a new U2 playlist published on Spotify courtesy of Starbucks. The playlist is curated under the Starbucks account, and is simply called U2 in the graphic that accompanies the playlist. The playlist contains a total of 42 songs and is described as “This week we’re celebrating one of our all-time favorite bands with a playlist covering three decades of their music.”

The photo...

2017-05-26: Tour Music: PopMart Tour

It’s been 20 years since PopMart, and although that time has passed, there are many who remember the tour with fondness, including some of the music surrounding the tour. As we have done with other tours, we are putting together a list of the songs that surrounded PopMart, from the preshow songs to the songs used after the shows. If you would like we’ve put together a Spotify playlist you...