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Joshua Tree (Remastered / Expanded) (Super Deluxe Edition) (2CD/DVD) [Box set, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

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  • Audio CD (November 20, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: November 20, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Interscope
  • ASIN: B000WTNCQS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (742 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,090 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
3. With Or Without You
4. Bullet The Blue Sky
5. Running To Stand Still
6. Red Hill Mining Town
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Disc: 2
1. Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)
2. Walk To The Water
3. Spanish Eyes
4. Deep In The Heart
5. Silver And Gold
6. Sweetest Thing
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. I Will Follow [DVD]
2. Trip Through Your Wires [DVD]
3. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For [DVD]
4. MLK [DVD]
5. The Unforgettable Fire [DVD]
6. Sunday Bloody Sunday [DVD]
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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.

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Limited edition 2007 digitally remastered and expanded three disc (two CD + DVD) edition coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the release of The Joshua Tree, the album which saw U2 become 'Rock's Hottest Ticket.' Features a bonus CD that includes rare B-sides, alternate versions, demos and rarities plus a bonus DVD featuring a live show from the 1987 Joshua Tree tour. all three discs packaged in a box (with base and lid) that holds the discs plus five portfolio prints and 24 page case bound book. U2's biggest selling album to date, entered the US album charts at #7 and reached #1 three weeks later. It was U2's first album to reach #1 in the United States. In 1999, The Joshua Tree was awarded the RIAA's highest certification, Diamond, with 10 million units sold. The album and sleeve cover also placed #1 in Rolling Stone magazine's annual Music Awards chosen by readers. Critics at Rolling Stone made it #2 album of the year. U2 also won Album Of The Year and Best Rock Performance By A Group Or Duo at the Grammy Awards for The Joshua Tree.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic album gets the royal treatment November 20, 2007
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Note: this is a review of the 2007 "Super Deluxe" remastered 2-CD/DVD set.

Nearly 21 years after the original release of The Joshua Tree, the CD version of the album has finally gotten its due. In what must be considered an embarrassment of packaging riches, this new "Super Deluxe" 20th Anniversary Edition of the album more than does justice to the original album art (poorly served on previous CD releases), and the music has been given a spanking new mastering, supervised by none other than The Edge. The "Super Deluxe" edition comes in a sturdy, 6" x 8" x 1.5" box with fully restored cover art. Inside is a 56 page hardcover book containing liner notes, lyrics, pictures, single-sleeve art, technical information, and a number of essays, including ones by Bono, Daniel Lanois, Adam Clayton, Anton Corbijn, Brian Eno, and The Edge. An embossed envelope contains five more Corbijn photos, printed on 5" x 7" sheets of textured, "antique" paper. The three discs all come in their own mini-LP gatefold sleeves: the album disc is in a quasi replica of the original LP sleeve, whereas the bonus CD and DVD are in similar sleeves featuring alternate photos. No detail has been overlooked - even the CD labels are patterned after the spindle label on the original LP. This is a truly "super deluxe" package.

But what about the sound? While the original 1987 mastering was never great, much of what has been lambasted over the years as murky sound is really intrinsic to the original recording and/or mix. It is important to note that this is a remastered version of the original mix, not a remixed version of the original session tapes. Thus, the overall qualities of the original mix remain, such as dense atmospherics and an ambient soundscape. However, this version improves matters.
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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of The Best November 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
The Joshua Tree is one of those rare albums that came at the perfect time in a band's career, when everything that made them an excellent band converged to make them rank among the best of all time. They had certainly had fine albums before: The excellent debut, Boy; the underappreciated October; the brilliant War; and the more experimental album, The Unforgettable Fire (plus a couple decent live albums along the way). But this is the one that launched them to the stratosphere, both artistically and commercially.

The opening suite is about as good as it gets in music: Where the Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, and With or Without You. All of these are more than just great rock hits: they're part of the fabric of our time. Outside of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band, I can't think of a more amazing beginning to an album. The instant those echoed notes of Where the Streets Have No Name start to fade in, you know - whether it's the first time you've heard it or the thousandth - that you're in for a transcendent musical experience. There aren't many songs or albums that deserve this kind of excessive praise (Sgt. Pepper, Blood on the Tracks, Automatic for the People, Exile on Main St., Songs in the Key of Life, to name a few) and this is one of them.

Not only are the opening tracks incredible, and well-known to all, but the album continues with series of songs both hard-hitting, stunningly beautiful, totally heart-felt, and wonderfully pure, sometimes all at once. The production by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno is textured, nuanced, and completely appropriate for every song. This new, remastered version only enhances the production.
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141 of 162 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ascetic, Prophetic and Disarmingly Sincere April 7, 2004
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There is within music an ability to tap into the raw, revelatory power of beauty; music can give itself to the unknown whisper of the eternal in ways that other forms of art only hint at. The collage of sounds communicates something deep to the heart and, when combined with the presence of the voice, can be downright liberating. Few individuals, let alone bands, ever really reach a point where they are that open to the Unknown that it can give itself so freely through their music. U2 has done so time and again, but never with the level of directness and sincerity as they accomplished on the Joshua Tree.
A joshua tree is a real tree that thrives despite the dry environment it lives in. The image - the icon - of life amidst its seeming absence, embodied in the joshua tree, is one that is fully appropriate to U2 - particularly at the end of their first decade. U2, like the joshua tree, stood in stark contrast to its environment: ascetic, prophetic and disarmingly (some would say "naively", but let the tension stand) sincere. (Their foray into the realm of post-modern sampling, irony and sarcasm was an identity crisis fully in line with where they stood in the 80s: cynicism is frustrated optimism.)
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", the second song, really expresses the kernel of The Joshua Tree; every other song fleshes it out in some way or another. The album is, in the end, about distance: "I have run, I have crawled, I have scaled these city walls only to be with you: But I still haven't found what I'm looking for." While one may take this to be an admission of defeat - and distance whispers of despair as much as consummation - doing so is incorrect: "I'm still running," Bono sings.
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sound quality
I agree. I'm no "audiophile" but this sounded a bit either "muffled" or "muddy" to these ears. This is particularily noticable in the later part of the album starting with "One Tree Hill"....

I actually like the original copy I have that I bought in...
Nov 7, 2009 by Mr. x |  See all 5 posts
Cheaper Price
Not wide screen? SHOCKING! Why didn't they use a wide screen HD camera? oh wait this show is 20 years old.

Honestly, I can't understand why anyone would expect a show that was shot for 4:3 TV to have 16:9 format.

Likewise, there's not much point in going to 5.1, since they are unlikely to be... Read More
Nov 20, 2007 by Music Fan |  See all 9 posts
Track Error
As I mentioned in my review, yes, this error has been fixed.
Nov 26, 2007 by El Grande |  See all 5 posts
the us version of the DVD is NTSC
It has to be or it won't play on a US television. By definition, NTSC is all DVDs released in the US and Japan.
Feb 10, 2008 by K. Joe-Yen |  See all 2 posts
this is overpriced
It absolutely is overpriced, and it will sell, and we will see more of these next year at this time. This has been the plan for a while in the industry, I read about it a couple years ago - a three-tiered pricing structure with a low-cost, stripped down version, a mid-priced, slightly more... Read More
Nov 17, 2007 by Personal Robot |  See all 9 posts
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