In 2004, U2 were in the mood to complete the circle back to being the uncompromising rock’n’roll band we first knew.
‘Achtung Baby’ was the album that recalibrated the U2 sound for the new decade.
There was a whole lot happening in U2’s world in 2000, but most of all there was ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind,’ described by Rolling Stone as their third masterpiece.
The 1980 album laid the exciting ground rules for what U2 could be.
The band’s second album included anthems such as ‘Gloria’ and ‘Fire,’ as their reputation grew ever more powerful.
‘Rattle and Hum’ gave the band the opportunity to create something different again from ‘The Joshua Tree,’ a record of what they had just achieved and a signpost to where they were...
In May 1984, U2 convened at Slane Castle in Dublin, where the gothic ballroom was chosen as the location for early sessions on what became ‘The Unforgettable Fire.’
The band's 1993 release became the fastest record they’ve ever made.
To start their 12th album, U2 were joined in Fez, Morocco by their longtime production confidants Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, now also as co-writers.
Bono said that U2's ninth album, which included the lead hit 'Discotheque,' was about love, desire and faith in crisis.
'War' was a loud and clear statement that U2 were ready for the world.
U2's Songs of Innocence finds the four lifetime friends in unfailingly dynamic form, with new songs brimming over with energy and inventiveness.