- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Classification: Exempt
- Studio: Ilc
- VHS Release Date: 29 Oct. 2001
- Run Time: 60 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00004CZRE
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 620,780 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
U2: Joshua Tree [VHS]
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From the Back Cover
Here we learn the true story from Brian Eno of how the master tape for Where The Streets Have No Name was almost destroyed, and how a forgotten birthday resulted in one of U2's best ever Songs. Packed with reminiscences and powerful performances, this is the story of one of the most famous and best records of the eighties. A true classic album.
Top Customer Reviews
The Classic Album shows have one notable difference from the average programme of this genre. The Classic album series is not just a collection of cheap thrown away programmes dominated by cheesy commentary over a string of fuzzy repeated images with bad quality sound bites and quotes. The series has excellent production values featuring original footage, which centres around getting the old multi track tapes out, and separating out the parts (and in some cases playing along to them or performing the demo version) to demonstrate how the finished product was arrived at. It is this is invaluable part of the show, that demonstrates U2 and the producer's ability for building performances in the studio, and also how the music being made reflected U2's musical direction at the time, and the American literature they were influenced by.
My appreciation of The Joshua tree has grown since watching this DVD. Other reviewers have complained it is not a Concert video which is bizarre as the title clearly states it is from the `Classic Album' series. This DVD is a reflection by those involved in the creation of the album, is a fascinating insight into the making and production of the end product, and contains valuable interviews with Bono, the Edge and the producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno.Read more ›
The process from the intial conception of the writing process to recording and touring the album are discussed on the programme with contributions from Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton obviosuly as well as Producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The archive footage of the group recordings as well as the interviews with the contributors to this album really do add to the quality and information given in the programme.
If you like U2 or The Joshua Tree album this DVD is worth watching as a fascinating Genesis in the making of a Classic Album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Classic album. Arrived fast & in very good condition. Thank you .Published 4 months ago by mrs c a hill
Adam Clayton's language if your interested is an 18 certificate
I LOVE CLASSIC ALBUM SERIES EDITION. BECAUSE THESE EDITIONS ALWAYS GIVE US A NEW CHANCE TO LOOK BACK THESE CLASSIC ALBUMS AND LEARN MORE FROM THE BONUS MATERIALS.Published on 8 Feb. 2014 by HAN XIAO