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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)
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a really interesting, emotional and informative, and really quick book to read. I have always enjoyed the band's music, so it was fantastic learning a bit more about them... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kevin Grosshans
If the Bible was put in music biography form, "The Beatles Anthology" would be the Old Testament and "U2 by U2" would be the New Testament! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bernard N Gross
I like U2, But my wife loves them! I think she has almost every album they ever made and not only that but she even cloned some pictures of Bono playing with the kids in the front... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Raymond B.
Gets pretty self-serving. The detailed descriptions of every single album and every single song gets a little boring to me, but that should be great for the die-hard fans.Published 4 months ago by Richard C. Porter
)) this reveiwer always does so in Haiku ((
Whenever we need
Artists to Blossom the trees
GREENESS! YOU'VE FOUND IT