How U2 Created The Joshua Tree | Classic Albums

Practice jam sessions and experiments created one of the best selling albums of the 80s

The Joshua Tree was the fastest and highest selling album of 1987, representing a life affirming rebuttal of the synthesizer pop of the preceding years. Rock’s DNA of blues, folk, gospel, and country were the building blocks of the album, fashioned lyrically and acoustically for the 80’s. U2 and their producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois approached the recording of the album as an experiment, using it as an opportunity for each of them to explore their own ideas, musical, political, and personal. This program tells the story of that creative collision. Don’t miss a deep dive into Joshua Tree on Classic Albums Wednesday, November 20th at 9/8c on AXS TV!


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