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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album gets beautifully produced box set treatment
For many "The Joshua Tree" is one of the finest rock records made. Others see it as overwrought and overly earnest. But this was a band with a conscience and who on the evidence of this record could write damn fine songs. After the bold experimentation of "The Unforgettable Fire", with its sprawling ambience produced by the winning partnership of Daniel Lanois and Brian...
Published on 5 Dec 2007 by Dr. D. B. Sillars

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3.0 out of 5 stars Pseudo-politics
When I was much younger U2's music was very much in keeping with my mentality. Now, however, I find them to be far too intense and highly pretentious although the album does contain some very good tracks. They professed to speak for all of the fashionable cause, notably Nelson Mandella and black South Africa whilst hardly living the lifestyle of genuinely concerned...
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Greatest CD, 9 Dec 1999
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This review is from: The Joshua Tree (Audio CD)
On any given day, on any given moment in that day, Bono can make it that much better... this CD can take you anywhere, anytime. Such great songs for when you're on the road, at home taking a bath, and even when you and your special someone are getting cozy by the fireplace. You MUST have this CD, and multiple copies can be better!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joshua Tree (Deluxe), 17 Sep 2010
This review is from: Joshua Tree (Deluxe) (Audio CD)
Gift execution, 2CD + DVD bonus CD contains little-known yet excellent songs, I recommend a buy, especially collectors
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb value, 12 Sep 2010
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This review is from: Joshua Tree (Deluxe) (Audio CD)
It isn't too often you get so much content for so little in beautiful package (it is packed in a nice, quite big sturdy box).

I bought this for my mom and she loves it. The original CD remastered and the bnous materials were well worth the upgrade. Simply a must buy for a U2 fan.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The pinnacle of U2�s amazing career, 16 Nov 1999
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This review is from: The Joshua Tree (Audio CD)
U2's The Joshua Tree is by far their most outstanding and memorable album. Including such compositions as Where The Streets Have No Name and With Or Without You. This is compelling listening. Bono and the band exceeded all expectations with lyrics and melodies that are unforgettable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars U2 Rocking, 14 Feb 2007
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This review is from: The Joshua Tree (Audio CD)
This is probably one of the best (if not the best) U2 album out there. It's one of those classic albums that have stood the test of time, the songs are as fresh now as they were when this album was first released!!

Do I really need to say anything about the songs on this album? They are so well known and are great songs that no matter what I say about them you will already have your own opinion about them. To me the first four songs on this album are pure masterpieces that encapture different emotions. They are amazing and are probably the best on the album.

The rest of the album is great too and if you don't already have this album then get it because it is truly a great album!!
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album ever?, 13 Oct 2000
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This review is from: The Joshua Tree (Audio CD)
Is it? Probably. What isn't in doubt is that the opening three tracks of this album are three of the best ever. The opening track, Where the streets have no name, is the finest opening to an album since ever, with its 2 minute intro building to a creshendo of brilliance. I still haven't found what I'm looking for, is brilliantly philosophical, and wonderfully chilled out. Next follows, in my opinion, the best song ever, With or without you. This slow-burning epic features the a superb vocal performance from Bono, but the real highlight is the wonderfully laid back guitar of The Edge. All this is amazingly backed up by the rhythm section of Adam and Larry, with the bass and drums perfectly pitched into the mix. The overall effect is simply incredible. Other highlights include the evocative Running to stand still and One tree hill. Perhaps the albums only weak point, and it seems churlish to mention this, is Bullet the blue sky, which is merely a "good" song. On many other albums this would be the standout song, but here it seems a little flat. Overall, this is an album which has been bettered only twice, by Automatic for the people, by REM, and by Radiohead's, The Bends. However, this album stands alone as the finest moment of the 80s (which is maybe not saying that much! ). If The Unforgettable Fire was the album that broke U2 into the big time, then this was the album which confirmed their legendary status. This is the sound of a band at the peak of their powers, and what a joy it is to behold. Other U2 albums may be brilliant (,ost noteably Acthung Baby), but this is awesome, magnificent, breathtaking and just about every other superfalative you can think of. As you may have noticed, I like it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic in all meaning of the word!!!!!, 21 Nov 2002
This review is from: The Joshua Tree (Audio CD)
From the minute you put this CD on, you'll know why many people are hailing it the greatest of all time. "Where the Streets Have No Name" is a classic opening song as it lifts you up higher than the sun. Then "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" brings you back down to Earth again with a thump. Then, the masterpiece, "With or Without You" will literally send chivers up and down your spine. The song is that good. As is the rest of the album. Never have so many emotions been jampacked into 1 hour of music. Simply stunning.
"She walks through the streets, with her eyes painted red"
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic U2, 26 Dec 2009
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This review is from: Joshua Tree (Deluxe) (Audio CD)
They were still on the up and working hard, not that what they have done since is second best but this is U2 at their very best
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album ever, 15 May 2006
This review is from: The Joshua Tree (Audio CD)
Best album ever recorded/ Perfect from start to finish. Great themes. Africa (streets),Central America (bullet), loss of friend(one tree hill) love (with or without you) drug abuse (running to stand still) religion (still haven't) injustice (mothers) and then one the best songs they have recorded exit. This is a good a rock music gets. U2 will go down as the greatest band in history and they are not finished yet.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their finest hour !, 8 Jan 2004
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I believe this is U2's finest hour and stems from a steady progresion off the early days Boy, War and October. It is this album which will be remembered by most people for what it isn't just as much as for what is is. After The Joshua tree U2 seemed to pander to the masses more.Obviousley the first three tracks stand out in many ways but for me it's The Edge that shows his pure brilliance with outstanding use of harmonics on "with or without you" this Album just gells in a way no other U2 album does one of the finest Albums ever laid down ever period!
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