Thursday, March 9, 2017

U2 announce 30th anniversary reissues of The Joshua Tree

U2 will release a series of 30th anniversary reissues of “The Joshua Tree” on June 2.

Issued across multiple formats and packages – including standard cd, vinyl and digital, 2CD Deluxe, and CD and Vinyl Super Deluxe Box Sets with digital download cards – the revamped editions comes complete with outtakes, b-sides, a bunch of 2017 remixes by Daniel Lanois, St Francis Hotel, Jacknife Lee, Steve Lillywhite and Flood, and a 1987 live recording of The Joshua Tree Tour from New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The 30th anniversary editions also feature an 84-page hardback book of unseen personal photography shot by The Edge during the original Mojave Desert photo session in 1986.

"When I see the people we were back then,” writes Edge, in his introduction. "I see a bunch of pilgrims on a journey towards some kind of creative home. I think that really does capture the spirit of the band at that time.”

U2’s fifth album, “The Joshua Tree” spawned three hit singles (“With Or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”) on its way to selling more than 25 million copies worldwide, including 10 million in the U.S. alone.

The reissues arrive in sync with the launch of a stadium tour of North America that will see the Irish rockers perform the 1987 album in its entirety for the first time.

A two-month run across North America will begin in Vancouver, BC on May 12 and include U2’s first ever U.S. festival headline appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in June. Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and One Republic will open select dates.

The Joshua Tree - 30th Anniversary Edition

1. VINYL SUPER DELUXE BOX SET (with digital download card)

LP 1+2 – The Joshua Tree album
LP 3+4 – The Joshua Tree Live at Madison Square Garden 1987
LP 5+6+7– The Joshua Tree Remixes / Outtakes / B-Sides

LP 5 – Remixes

"One Tree Hill" 2017 Remix (St Francis Hotel)
"Bullet the Blue Sky" 2017 Remix (Jacknife Lee)
"Running To Stand Still" 2017 Remix (Daniel Lanois)
"Red Hill Mining Town" 2017 Mix (Steve Lillywhite)
"With or Without You" 2017 Remix (Daniel Lanois)
"Where The Streets Have No Name" 2017 Remix (Flood)

LP 6 – Outtakes

"I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For" (Lillywhite Alternative Mix ’87)
"One Tree Hill Reprise" (Brian Eno 2017 Mix)
"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"

LP 7 – B–sides

"Luminous Times (Hold on to Love)"
"Walk to the Water"
"Spanish Eyes"
"Deep in the Heart"
"Silver and Gold"
"Sweetest Thing"
"Race Against Time"

Book: Photographs by The Edge, a hardback collection of previously unpublished personal photographs from the original Mojave Desert sessions in 1986. Foreword by The Edge.

2. CD SUPER DELUXE BOX SET (with digital download card)

CD1 - 2007 Joshua Tree album
CD2 - The Joshua Tree Live at Madison Square Garden 1987
CD3 – The Joshua Tree 2017 Remixes
CD4 – The Joshua Tree B-sides / Outtakes

Box set also includes aforementioned book of photographs.


CD1 – The Joshua Tree album
CD2 – The Joshua Tree Live at Madison Square Garden 1987
"Where The Streets Have No Name"
"I Will Follow"
"Trip Through Your Wires"
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
"Bullet The Blue Sky"
"Running To Stand Still"
"In God's Country"
"Sunday Bloody Sunday"
"New Year's Day"
"Pride (In The Name Of Love)"
"With Or Without You"
"Party Girl"
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"


The Joshua Tree (double heavyweight vinyl)


The Joshua Tree


3 x digital products: Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe audio as outlined above.

See also:

U2 announce 30th anniversary Joshua Tree tour
U2 tease new album and 30th anniversary Joshua Tree concerts
U2 share new album update
U2 to release Paris concert film
Search U2 at hennemusic