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"The Joshua Tree"

U2's fifth studio album was released world-wide on March 9, 1987. The album title came from a small town in California's Death Valley.  Within days of its release, it had become the fastest selling album in British music history, entering the album charts at number 1 and achieving platinum status after only two days.  In the USA the album reached the number 1 spot and stayed there for the next nine weeks.  The album elevated U2 to the premier league of rock groups alongside the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. In the USA the band achieved their first number 1 hit single with the track "With or Without You". 

Tracklisting: Lyrics
1. Where the streets have no name (5:36)
2. I still haven't found what I'm looking for (4:38)
3. With or without you (4:56)
4. Bullet the blue sky (4:32)
5. Running to stand still (4:18)
6. Red hill mining town (4:53)
7. In God's country (2:57)
8. Trip through your wires (3:32)
9. One tree hill (4:43)
10. Exit (4:53)
11. Mothers of the disappeared (5:12)

Source: U2: The Complete Songs (Wise Publications, London, UK, 1999)

Release Date: March 9, 1987

Singles: "With or Without You" (March 1987)
               b-side: "Luminous Times", "Walk to the Water"

              "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (May 1987)
               b-side: "Spanish Eyes", "Deep in the Heart"

              "Where the Streets Have No Name" (August 1987)
               b-side: "Silver and Gold", "Sweetest Thing"

              "In God's Country" [Only in the U.S.A., (November 1987)]
               b-side: "Bullet the Blue Sky", "Running to Stand Still"

              "One tree hill" [Only in New Zealand]
               b-side: "Bullet the Blue Sky", "Running to Stand Still"

Producers: Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois


U2's work on the "Joshua Tree" led TIME Magazine to name them "Rock Hottest Ticket" on their April 27, 1987 issue and place them on the cover, something that only The Beatles and the Rolling Stones had achieved.   Rolling Stone Magazine called them "Band of the Decade" and also gave them a cover story. Without a doubt,  "The Joshua Tree" is one of the greatest albums of all time.

U2 on the cover of TIME magazine