U2 - JOSHUA TREE 12" LP Vinyl Album

- with Brian Eno

"The Joshua Tree," U2's 1987 masterpiece produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, remains an iconic reflection of the late '80s. A sonic journey with atmospheric textures, it features Anton Corbijn's striking cover photography. Songs like "Where the Streets Have No Name" embody a yearning for meaning, ensuring the album's enduring impact across generations, solidifying U2's status in rock history.


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"The Joshua Tree" Album Description:

In the vibrant tapestry of 1980s music, U2's "The Joshua Tree" stands as a monumental work, a testament to the band's evolution and a reflection of the social and political landscape of its time. Released on 9th March 1987 by Island Records, this fifth studio album marked a pivotal moment in U2's career, catapulting them to international acclaim.

The production of "The Joshua Tree" bears the indelible mark of two renowned figures in the music industry: Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Their collaboration brought forth a sound that merged U2's anthemic rock with atmospheric textures, creating an album that resonated with audiences worldwide.

Daniel Lanois, recognized for his work with ambient and experimental sounds, played a crucial role in shaping the sonic landscape of "The Joshua Tree." Together with Brian Eno, a pioneer in ambient music and a key figure in the development of electronic music, they crafted an album that defied conventional boundaries.

The album's sound engineering was entrusted to a team consisting of Flood, Dave Meegan, and Pat McCarthy. Their expertise ensured that the intricate layers of U2's music were captured with precision, allowing the nuances of each track to shine through.

The visual aspect of "The Joshua Tree" is just as captivating as its music. The album cover, designed by Steve Averill and The Creative Department in Dublin, is a striking composition that complements the album's themes. The cover photography, masterfully captured by Anton Corbijn, adds a visual narrative that enhances the overall experience.

As we delve into the tracks of "The Joshua Tree," we encounter a sonic journey that reflects the socio-political climate of the late 80s. Songs like "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" capture a sense of yearning and search for meaning, resonating with a generation navigating the complexities of the era.

The timeless quality of "The Joshua Tree" lies in its ability to transcend its original time period. The album remains a cornerstone of U2's discography, its impact enduring through the decades. Its influence on subsequent generations of musicians is undeniable, solidifying U2's place as one of the most iconic bands in the history of rock music.

Music Genre:

Irish Rock Pop 

Album Production Information:

The album: "U2 - Joshua Tree Brian ENO FOC" was produced by: Daniel Lanois, Brian ENO

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Flood, Dave Meegan, Pat McCarthy

Album cover design: Steve Averill, The Creative Department, Dublin

Album cover photography: Anton Corbijn

Anton Corbijn , in the world of photography, there are certain individuals who transcend the boundaries of their craft, creating a lasting impact through their unique vision and artistic prowess. One such luminary is Anton Corbijn, a Dutch photographer and filmmaker renowned for his exceptional ability to capture the essence of his subjects. With a portfolio that spans several decades and encompasses a diverse range of genres, Corbijn has firmly established himself as one of the world's most influential photographers.


Born on 20 May 1955, in Strijen, the Netherlands, Corbijn initially pursued a career in music journalism before realizing his true passion lay behind the camera. He gained recognition in the late 1970s and early 1980s for his distinctive black-and-white portraits of iconic musicians, particularly those within the burgeoning punk and new wave movements. Corbijn's ability to connect with his subjects on a personal level allowed him to capture their essence in a way that resonated with both the artists themselves and their fans.

One of Corbijn's most significant early collaborations was with the influential British band Joy Division. His iconic photograph of lead singer Ian Curtis, taken shortly before Curtis's tragic death in 1980, has become an enduring symbol of the band's legacy. Corbijn's ability to convey vulnerability and emotion through his images added a new dimension to music photography, elevating it from mere documentation to a form of art in its own right.

Corbijn's work extends far beyond the realm of music, with his evocative portraits of actors, directors, and other cultural figures capturing their innermost thoughts and emotions. His unique visual style, characterized by a careful use of light and shadow, often in monochromatic tones, adds a depth and intensity to his photographs, creating a sense of intimacy between the viewer and the subject.

Throughout his career, Corbijn has collaborated with some of the most influential figures in popular culture. His long-standing association with Irish rock band U2 has resulted in a series of iconic album covers and music videos that have helped shape the band's visual identity. Corbijn's ability to capture the raw energy and charisma of performers such as David Bowie, Tom Waits, and Patti Smith has made him a sought-after photographer in the world of music.

In addition to his photography, Corbijn has also made a name for himself as a filmmaker. He directed a number of critically acclaimed music videos, including Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" and Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence". In 2007, he made his feature film debut with "Control", a biographical film about Ian Curtis and Joy Division that received widespread acclaim for its artistry and emotional depth.

Corbijn's contributions to the world of photography have not gone unnoticed. He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including the prestigious Prince Bernhard Culture Fund Award for his outstanding achievements in the field of photography. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, solidifying his status as a true master of the medium.

Beyond his artistic endeavors, Corbijn is known for his humility and down-to-earth nature. Despite his success, he remains dedicated to his craft, constantly seeking new ways to challenge himself and push the boundaries of his creativity. Whether photographing world-famous musicians or ordinary individuals, Corbijn has an uncanny ability to capture the humanity that resides within each subject, revealing their inner complexities and vulnerabilities.

Visit: Anton Corbijn his lens captures raw essence like no other, making him a true master of photography. Explore his timeless vision that has shaped decades of art

Record Label Information:

Island 208 219
Packaging: Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  

Year & Country:

1987 Made in EEC
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: U2 - Joshua Tree Brian ENO FOC
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bono
  • The Edge
  • Adam Clayton
  • Larry Mullen jr.
Complete Track-listing of the album "U2 - Joshua Tree Brian ENO FOC"

The detailed tracklist of this record "U2 - Joshua Tree Brian ENO FOC" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  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
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Red Hill Mining Town
  2. In God's Country
  3. Trip Through Your Wires
  4. One Tree Hill
  5. Exit
  6. Mothers of the disappeared
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