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U2 by U2 Paperback – December 1, 2009
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In a epic journey that has taken them from the clubs of Dublin to the stadiums of the world, U2 have sold over 130 million albums, been number one all over the world, revolutionized live performance, spearheaded political campaigns and made music that defines the age we live in.
From the anarchic days of their Seventies punk origins through their Eighties ascent to superstardom with the epic rock of The Joshua Tree, the dark post-modern ironies of Achtung Baby in the Nineties and their 21st-Century resurgence as rock's biggest and boldest band, this is a tale of faith, love, drama, family, birth, death, survival, conflict, crises, creativity . . . and a lot of laughter.
Told with wit, insight and astonishing candour by the band themselves and manager Paul McGuinness, with pictures from their own archives, U2 by U2 allows unprecedented access into the inner life of the greatest rock band of our times. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“Fascinating details.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“...a definitive retrospective based on more than 150 hours of interviews.” (Rolling Stone)
“The book is sure to satisfy even the truly dedicated.” (Vanity Fair)
“...U2 BY U2 sure feels a lot like gospel.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
“Recommended for all popular music collections.” (Library Journal)
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Top Customer Reviews
The pictures were taken from the band's personal archives. As much as there is to read here there's just as much to look at. You can honestly say, "I have NEVER seen this shot before" over and over again. This is a beautifully laid out book.
Moreso than any other book on U2, this book can be accurately described in two words: "definitive" and "essential". The band has the last word on it's personal history and here it is. Now If only there were a Beatles Anthology style DVD set on U2 to go along with this....
Definitely a must-have for die-hard fans!
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Awesome - very detailed. All first person interviews from the guys and thier manager. Really big, thick, beautiful books with a ton of photos. Totally exceeded my expectations.Published 5 months ago by Martha T.
Good chronology. Liked the fact that it was in the band member's words. You really feel like you are getting their true story.Published 6 months ago by Donna J LeBlanc
U2 by U2 is the ultimate book for any die-hard U2 fans. With more than 150 hours of interviews, U2 by U2 describes the music, the relationships and the evolution of the band in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by James Hendrickson
If you like the classic Irish Rock band U2, you may really enjoy this book!!!Published 12 months ago by Fluminense Rio
My low 2 star rating is for the paperback edition of this book - I give the hardcover edition 5 stars. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bella