U2 released their 5th LP “The Joshua Tree’ on March 9th, 1987. The Joshua Tree…

Written by on March 9, 2018


U2 released their 5th LP “The Joshua Tree’ on March 9th, 1987.

The Joshua Tree received critical acclaim, topped the charts in over 20 countries, and became the fastest-selling album in British history. According to Rolling Stone, the album increased the band’s stature “from heroes to superstars”. It produced the hit singles “With or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, and “Where the Streets Have No Name”, the first two of which became the group’s only number-one singles in the US. The album won Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1988. The group supported the record with the Joshua Tree Tour throughout 1987.

The album has been listed among the greatest albums of all time and is one of the world’s best-selling albums, with over 25 million copies sold. U2 commemorated the record’s 20th anniversary with a remastered re-release, and its 30th anniversary with a concert tour and reissue. In 2014, it was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the US Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry.

So with all that, did you like the album?

Happy 31st Birthday to U2’s “The Joshua Tree” LP!!!




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