U2 is playing London this weekend for a very special reason. The Irish rockers are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 5th albums, The Joshua Tree.
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.
Frequently featured on critics’ lists of the greatest records, The Joshua Tree 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.
To help you get in the mood for the concerts, we wanted to share the sheet music, tabs, chords and lyrics for each song from The Joshua Tree with you. Go ahead and play to learn all of those amazing songs, right here on Jellynote.
- 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 Mill Mining Town
- In God’s Country
- Trip Through The Wires
- One Tree Hill
- Mothers Of The Disappeared
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