The Joshua Tree

~ Release group by U2

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
The Joshua TreeCD11
  • GB1987-03-09
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)842 298-2, CID U2 6042284229821
The Joshua TreeCD11
  • GB1987-03-09
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)CID U2 65014474300066
The Joshua TreeCD11
  • DE1987-03-10
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)258 219, CID U264007192582198
The Joshua Tree12" Vinyl11
  • JP1987-03-21
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), Polystar (Japan)R28D-20664988023002200
The Joshua TreeCD11
  • JP1987-03-21
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)P35D-200344988023002224
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), Festival Records (Australian)CD 53220[none]
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), Phonogram842 298-29399084229829
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)842 298-29399084229829
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)842 298-2, CD 532209399084229829
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)CID-11275014474300066
The Joshua Tree12" Vinyl11Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)U26[none]
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)CID U2 6 / 842 298-2042284229821
The Joshua TreeVinyl11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)208 2194007192082193
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)CDCID U2 6
The Joshua Tree12" Vinyl11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)U265014474100062
The Joshua Tree (BMG club edition)CD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. (BMG company that owned their direct marketing company/club editions)7 90581-2, D 153501[none]
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)422‐842 298‐2042284229821
The Joshua Tree12" Vinyl11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), RCA Music Service (RCA's Music Club)7 90581-1, R153501075679058119
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)90581-2075679058126
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)7 90581-2075679058126
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)A2-90581075679058126
The Joshua Tree (made by JVC)CD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)7 90581-2, 90581-2075679058126
The Joshua TreeCD11
BMG Music (not for release label use!)9399084229829
The Joshua TreeCD11
  • -1987
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)CID U2 6 (842 298-2)042284229821
The Joshua TreeCD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)842 298-2, 842.298-2, CID U2 6042284229821
The Joshua Tree (Tracks 9 & 10 incorrectly indexed)CD11
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)422 842 298-2, 422-842 298-2042284229821
The Joshua TreeCD11
  • ZA1991-11-18
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)STARCD 58796001210568933
The Joshua Tree (MFSL Remaster)CD11
  • US1996-11-12
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 650015775165021
The Joshua TreeDigital Media11
  • CA2007-11-20
  • MX2007-11-20
  • US2007-11-20
Island Def Jam, Universal (plain logo: “Universal”)602517449398
The Joshua TreeCD11
  • US2007-11-20
Universal Island Records (not for release label use; a division of Universal Music Operations Limited)B0010285-02602517449398
The Joshua Tree (20th anniversary edition)2×CD11 + 14
  • US2007-11-20
Interscope Records, Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)B0010286-02602517509474
The Joshua Tree (20th anniversary super deluxe edition)2×CD + DVD-Video11 + 14 + 37
  • US2007-11-20
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)B0010304-00602517509481
The Joshua TreeCD11
  • GB2007-12-03
Mercury Records (or just “Mercury”. A UMG imprint, do not use it for ©/℗ credits)1744939602517449398
The Joshua Tree (deluxe edition)2×CD11 + 14
  • GB2007-12-03
Mercury Records (or just “Mercury”. A UMG imprint, do not use it for ©/℗ credits)1750947602517509474
The Joshua Tree (limited edition)2×CD + DVD-Video11 + 14 + 24
  • XE2007-12-07
Interscope Records, Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), Mercury Music Group (subsidiary of Universal Music France)1750948602517509481
The Joshua Tree (Deluxe Edition)2×CD11 + 14
  • DE2007-12-07
Mercury Records (or just “Mercury”. A UMG imprint, do not use it for ©/℗ credits)1750948602517509481
The Joshua Tree2×12" Vinyl5 + 6
  • US2007-12-11
Universal Island Records (not for release label use; a division of Universal Music Operations Limited)B0010310-01602517509498
The Joshua Tree (mastered for iTunes)Digital Media11
  • US2017-05-26
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)602557498370
The Joshua Tree (super deluxe)4×Digital Media11 + 17 + 6 + 15
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), Universal Music Catalogue (aka UMC)0060255752741400602557527414
The Joshua Tree (30th Anniversary Super Deluxe 4CD Box Set)4×CD11 + 17 + 6 + 15
  • XE2017-06-02
  • US2017-06-02
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)00602557482577602557482577
The Joshua Tree2×CD11 + 17
  • XE2017-06-02
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)5748262602557482621
The Joshua Tree (30th anniversary super deluxe edition)4×CD11 + 17 + 6 + 15
  • JP2017-06-02
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)UICI-90514988031226957
The Joshua Tree (30th anniversary regular edition)CD11
  • JP2017-06-02
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)UICI-11434988031227008
The Joshua Tree (30th Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition)2×CD11 + 17
  • US2017-06-02
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)B0026624-02602557482621
The Joshua Tree (30th anniversary edition)2×CD11 + 17
  • US2017-06-02
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)B0026624-02602557482621
The Joshua TreeSHM-CD11
  • JP2017-09-20
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)UICI-90594988031237304
The Joshua Tree (deluxe, mastered for iTunes)2×Digital Media11 + 17
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)602557527193
The Joshua Tree (super deluxe, mastered for iTunes)4×Digital Media11 + 17 + 6 + 15
Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)602557527421
The Joshua Tree12" Vinyl11
  • XE2018-10-26
Universal Music Catalogue (aka UMC), Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)00602557498448, 00602567891239, 5749844602567891239
The Joshua Tree2×12" Vinyl5 + 6
  • US2018-10-26
Universal UMC00602557498448602567891239

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
In God’s Country
One Tree Hill
Red Hill Mining Town
The Joshua Tree Collection
The Joshua Tree Singles
The Joshua Tree Singles: Remastered & Live
Where the Streets Have No Name
covers:Acoustic Tribute to U2 The Joshua Tree by Jamestowne
Solo Country Guitar: Ben Hall Performs U2's the Joshua Tree by Ben Hall
The Hushabye Tree: Lullaby Versions of Songs Recorded by U2 by Cradle Rock
The Joshua Tree by Earl Pickens & Family
The Joshua Tree - New Roots by Various Artists
The String Quartet Tribute to U2's The Joshua Tree by Vitamin String Quartet
part of:Jaguaro: One Hundred Albums You Should Remove from Your Collection Immediately (number: 2) (order: 2)
Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 26) (order: 26)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 27) (order: 27)
Grammy Award: Album of the Year nominees (number: 1988 winner) (order: 30)
The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 57) (order: 57)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 135) (order: 135)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/64290 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/dg54 [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/m9rg [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/p6cz [info]
other databases:http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/U/U2/Discography/Joshua_Tree,_The/ [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/u2/the_joshua_tree/ [info]
IMDb:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268226/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000196162 [info]
Wikidata:Q152873 [info]

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The Joshua Tree, first released in March 1987, capitalized perfectly on U2's startling appearance at Live Aid almost two years previously. Aware of the platform that they now had, the band crafted away with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois to make an album that was sonically unified, emotionally intelligent and commercially sound.

It takes an outsider's eye to unpack and commentate on the idiosyncrasies of a country. The America of U2's The Joshua Tree is the one the group surveyed through their tourbus window as they built and cemented their reputation throughout the early 80s. The fact that they were working out of Ireland made it to be a far more balanced account of the failings and successes of the New World.

The third track (and lead single), "With Or Without You", is the unique selling point of the album; it brings together the threads of the album's openers "Where The Streets Have No Name", and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and demonstrates quite how capable as a group they had become. When the 'and you give yourself away' section explodes, it was like a metaphor for what was about to happen to their career. "Red Hill Mining Town" is, for this listener, the most poignant statement, as, in the middle of this American odyssey, they wrote a fairly unambiguous song about the personal cost of the miner's strike that tore British communities apart in 1984/85.

It's always been the scope and scale of U2's visions that dazzle. In its variety of formats (the boxed double CD/DVD hard backed book looks a first edition of something like The Rights Of Man by Thomas Paine), this is a sparklingly remastered 20th birthday present to the album the group will never be able to escape. Whatever you think, with all the hat-wearing imitators that followed in its wake, it is a landmark work and the band's view is still remarkable, ambitious, naïve, gauche, straight-faced, epic, flawed, and luminous.