SOURCE: Universal Music Enterprises

October 22, 2007 09:02 ET

"The Joshua Tree": Re-mastered

"'The Joshua Tree' Will Prove a Braver and Better Record Than Anything Else That's Likely to Appear in 1987" NME

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - U2's "The Joshua Tree" has been meticulously re-mastered from the original analog master tapes to mark 20 years since its release and will be available on November 20, 2007.

"There has been continuous demand from U2 fans to have 'The Joshua Tree' properly re-mastered," says Paul McGuinness. "As always, the band had to make sure it was right, and now it is."

In 1987, "The Joshua Tree" reached Number 1 around the world and won a Grammy© for Album of the Year, while U2 won the Brit Award for Best International Act and Time Magazine put the band on its cover, proclaiming them "Rock's Hottest Ticket." Including the singles "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Where The Streets Have No Name" and "With Or Without You," "The Joshua Tree" went on to sell in excess of 20 million.

The album will be available in four formats:

--  A standard CD featuring liner notes from Bill Flanagan, lyrics and
    unseen photographs from long-time collaborator Anton Corbijn.
--  A double 12" gatefold vinyl format, with the original album
    pressed across two 180 gram audiophile discs.
--  A deluxe edition including a second CD of b-sides and demos from the
    original album sessions.
--  A limited edition box set containing two CDs and a DVD featuring "The
    Joshua Tree" Tour live from the Hippodrome in Paris and other rare video
    footage.
    

The CD track listing is as follows: "Where The Streets Have No Name," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "With Or Without You," "Bullet The Blue Sky," "Running To Stand Still," "Red Hill Mining Town," "In God's Country," "Trip Through Your Wires," "One Tree Hill," "Exit" and "Mothers Of The Disappeared."

Full details of all formats are available at www.U2.com

CD format:

The CD format features re-mastered audio, liner notes by Bill Flanagan (author of "U2 At The End Of The World") and previously unseen Anton Corbijn photos.

Tracklist for "The Joshua Tree":

"Where The Streets Have No Name" / "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" / "With Or Without You" / "Bullet The Blue Sky" / "Running To Stand Still" / "Red Hill Mining Town" / "In God's Country" / "Trip Through Your Wires" / "One Tree Hill" / "Exit" / "Mothers Of The Disappeared"

Deluxe format:

The deluxe package comprises "The Joshua Tree" CD (as above), and a Bonus Audio CD. The bonus audio CD features B-sides and rarities from the "Joshua Tree" sessions. The 2-CD format also includes a 36-page bound book, featuring liner notes by Bill Flanagan with a special essay by The Edge, previously unseen photos by Anton Corbijn and handwritten lyrics by Bono.

Tracklist for the Bonus Audio CD:

"Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)" / "Walk To The Water" / "Spanish Eyes" / "Silver And Gold" / "Sweetest Thing" / "Deep In The Heart" / "Race Against Time" / "Where The Streets Have No Name (Single edit)" / "Silver And Gold (Sun City)" / "Beautiful Ghost/Introduction to Songs of Experience" / "Wave Of Sorrow (Birdland)" / "Desert Of Our Love" / "Rise Up" / "Drunk Chicken/America"

Box set format:

The 3-disc box set format contains "The Joshua Tree" CD, the bonus audio CD (both as above), and a Bonus DVD. This package also includes a 56-page hardback embossed book, featuring previously unseen Anton Corbijn photos, handwritten lyrics by Bono and liner notes by Bill Flanagan, Bono, Adam Clayton, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Anton Corbijn, Steve Averill, David Batstone, René Castro and a special essay by The Edge.

Content for the Bonus DVD:

"U2 Live from Paris" -- filmed at the Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris, on
July 4, 1987, on the European leg of "The Joshua Tree" tour.
The tracklist is as follows:  "I Will Follow" / "Trip Through Your Wires" /
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" / "MLK" / "The Unforgettable
Fire" / "Sunday Bloody Sunday" / "Exit" / "In God's Country" / "Electric
Co." / "Bad" / "October" / "New Year's Day" / "Pride (In The Name Of Love)"
/ "Bullet The Blue Sky" / "Running To Stand Still" / "With Or Without You"
/ "Party Girl" / "40
"Outside It's America" -- a 40-minute documentary
"With Or Without You" -- music video, alternative version
"Red Hill Mining Town" -- music video directed by Neil Jordan.

Double vinyl album:

The double vinyl format of "The Joshua Tree" includes a 16-page booklet containing lyrics and liner notes by Bill Flanagan, as well as previously unseen Anton Corbijn photos.

Tracklist for "The Joshua Tree" double vinyl album:

SIDE ONE "Where The Streets Have No Name" / "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" / "With Or Without You" SIDE TWO "Bullet The Blue Sky" / "Running To Stand Still" SIDE THREE "Red Hill Mining Town" / "In God's Country" / "Trip Through Your Wires" SIDE FOUR "One Tree Hill" / "Exit" / "Mothers Of The Disappeared"

Further information: RMP

www.U2.com

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