The Joshua Tree

~ Release group by U2

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 842 298-2, CID U2 6 042284229821
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) CID U2 6 5014474300066
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 258 219, CID U26 4007192582198
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) P35D-20034 4988023002224
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), Festival Records (Australian) CD 53220 [none]
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 842 298-2, CD 53220 9399084229829
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Phonogram 842 298-2 9399084229829
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) CID-1127 5014474300066
The Joshua Tree 12" Vinyl 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) U26 [none]
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) CID U2 6 / 842 298-2 042284229821
The Joshua Tree Vinyl 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 208 219 4007192082193
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) CDCID U2 6
The Joshua Tree 12" Vinyl 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) U26 5014474100062
The Joshua Tree (BMG club edition) CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 7 90581-2, D 153501 [none]
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 422‐842 298‐2 042284229821
The Joshua Tree 12" Vinyl 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), RCA Music Service (RCA's Music Club) 7 90581-1, R153501 075679058119
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 7 90581-2 075679058126
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 90581-2 075679058126
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) A2-90581 075679058126
The Joshua Tree CD 11 BMG Music (not for release label use!) 9399084229829
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) CID U2 6 (842 298-2) 042284229821
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 422-842 298-2 042284229821
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) STARCD 5879 6001210568933
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 650 015775165021
The Joshua Tree Digital Media 11 Island Def Jam, Universal (plain logo: "Universal") 602517449398
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Universal Island Records (not for release label use; a division of Universal Music Operations Limited) B0010285-02 602517449398
The Joshua Tree (20th anniversary edition) 2×CD 11 + 14 Universal Island Records (not for release label use; a division of Universal Music Operations Limited) B0010286-02 602517509474
The Joshua Tree (20th anniversary super deluxe edition) 2×CD + DVD-Video 11 + 14 + 37 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) B0010304-00 602517509481
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 1744939 602517449398
The Joshua Tree (Deluxe Edition) 2×CD 11 + 14 Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 1750947 602517509474
The Joshua Tree (Deluxe Edition) 2×CD 11 + 14 Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 1750948 602517509481
The Joshua Tree 2×12" Vinyl 5 + 6 Universal Island Records (not for release label use; a division of Universal Music Operations Limited) B0010310-01 602517509498
The Joshua Tree (mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602557498370
The Joshua Tree (30th Anniversary Super Deluxe 4CD Box Set) 4×CD 11 + 17 + 6 + 15 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 00602557482577 602557482577
The Joshua Tree (30th anniversary super deluxe edition) 4×CD 11 + 17 + 6 + 15 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICI-9051 4988031226957
The Joshua Tree (30th anniversary regular edition) CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICI-1143 4988031227008
The Joshua Tree (30th anniversary edition) 2×CD 11 + 17 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) B0026624-02 602557482621
The Joshua Tree (30th Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition) 2×CD 11 + 17 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) B0026624-02 602557482621
The Joshua Tree (super deluxe edition) 4×Digital Media 11 + 17 + 6 + 15 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 00602557527414 602557527414
The Joshua Tree SHM-CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICI-9059 4988031237304
The Joshua Tree (deluxe, mastered for iTunes) 2×Digital Media 11 + 17 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602557527193
The Joshua Tree (super deluxe, mastered for iTunes) 4×Digital Media 11 + 17 + 6 + 15 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602557527421
The Joshua Tree CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 842 298-2 [none]
The Joshua Tree (made by JVC) CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 7 90581-2 075679058126

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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: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 27)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000196162 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/64290 [info]
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268226/ [info]
Wikidata: Q152873 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Joshua Tree [info]
other databases: http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/U/U2/Discography/Joshua_Tree,_The/ [info]
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/u2/the_joshua_tree/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/dg54 [info]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/m9rg [info]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/p6cz [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.