U2 Joshua Tree Tour 2017
· U2's Mumbai setlist, 15/12/19
· U2's Manila setlist and videos, 11/12/19
· U2's Seoul setlist and videos, 08/12/19
· U2's Tokyo #1 and #2 setlists and videos, 4/12/19 and 5/12/19
· U2's Singapore #2 setlist and videos, 01/12/19
· U2's Singapore #1 setlist and videos, 30/11/19
· U2's Perth setlist, 27/11/19
· U2's Sydney #2 setlist, 23/11/19
· U2's Sydney #1 setlist, 22/11/19
· U2's Adelaide setlist, 19/11/19
Experiments left behind with U2s new `All`|
Posted on Sunday, October 29 @ 05:30:20 UTC by Macphisto
(Denverpost.com) -- Oct. 29, 2000 - With the ringing, anthemic sound of 1987`s classic "The Joshua Tree," U2 became the closest thing to a consensus for Greatest Living Rock `N` Roll Heavyweights.
And then came the `90s.
The band`s three most recent albums - "Achtung Baby" (1991), "Zooropa" (1993) and "Pop" (1997) - were characterized by dense electronic add-ons, dance beats and ambient experiments. Followers still clutching to the old earnestness were heard muttering, "Please, God, no more big concepts and techno-pop invocations." Their prayers have been answered. "All That You Can`t Leave Behind" (Interscope), due in stores Tuesday, finds U2 reclaiming its focus on live musicianship.
"What`s become a rare commodity is the presence of humanity and the feeling of people in a room, playing off each other," lead singer Bono said in a Yahoo! chat recently.
"Beautiful Day," the first single, sounds good on rock radio - Bono booms the chorus over the Edge`s echoing guitar, rich keyboard chording and layered harmonies. "Stuck in a Moment You Can`t Get Out Of" is a slice of Philly soul.
The song that comes closest to recalling the band`s surging late`80s expression is "Walk On." These are tough commercial times for classic rock bands, but this deserves to be a hit.
U2 will follow the release of the album with a U.S. tour of indoor arenas, expected to begin early next year. Look for a possible date at Pepsi Center in April. New releases Three more reasons to go to a record store in the coming week:
- On "Tomorrow`s Sounds Today" (Reprise), Dwight Yoakam is backed by country-rock pioneer Chris Hillman, Flaco Jimenez (whose accordion drives "Alright, I`m Wrong``), singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale and the legendary Buck Owens. He also gives his own conception of Cheap Trick`s classic "I Want You To Want Me." - Southern Culture On The Skids` "Liquored Up and Lacquered Down" (TVT/Emusic) is yet another trashy ode to cars, girls and junk food - highlights are the title track, "Drunk and Lonesome (Again)" and "Just How Lonely." - The intimate "Souvenirs" (Oh Boy) finds John Prine reinterpreting 15 of his classic songs - such nuggets as "Donald & Lydia," "Sam Stone" and "Hello in There." Hear G. Brown 7 to 10 a.m. weekdays at www.gogaga denver.com.
By G. Brown
Denver Post Staff Writer