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Some News from Bubbling Dublin -

I have received an email alert from Hotpress :

Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue on sale Thurs 2nd March 2017
 
The Joshua Tree – originally released on March 9, 1987 –  was the album that transformed U2 from being a big band into one of the most powerful and enduring forces in the history of rock music. On the eve of the 30th Anniversary of the original release of the landmark album, and with a live tour on the way, Hot Press revisits the time and the places that inspired it; recalls the reaction that greeted the album; talks to key participants; and re-evaluates a record that, for many, changed the world in a powerful and positive way. This U2 Special includes contributions from Niall Stokes, Olaf Tyaransen, Colm O’Hare, Joe O’Connor, Valentina Magli, Steve Averill, Kevin Thornton, Miriam O’Callaghan, Maria McKee, Peter McGoran, Lindsey Holmes and the late, great Bill Graham.

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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 02:44:56 PM »
It seems it'll be very interesting.

Hot Press published two pieces and they'll continue to post more.

1 - More details about the issue: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

2 - First of seven songs that weren't included in the album. Here is "Sweet Fire Of Love": You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 08:25:09 AM »
Love the Maria McKee quote.  Lone Justice was a very underappreciated band that called it quits far too early.  To have seem them open for U2 on that tour would have been amazing.

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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 02:11:43 AM »
Day 2 of The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Countdown: The Ones That Got Away!

Desert of our Love:
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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 12:06:26 PM »
Here are links for days 3 & 4 of The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Countdown: The Ones That Got Away!

Walk to the Water
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Silver and Gold
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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 02:32:15 PM »
I wonder if Bullet The Blue Sky was reworked to incorporate elements of Walk To The Water - the spoken verse before Edge's guitar solo sounds somewhat similar.

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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 03:32:17 PM »
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It seems it'll be very interesting.

Hot Press published two pieces and they'll continue to post more.

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2 - First of seven songs that weren't included in the album. Here is "Sweet Fire Of Love": You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Sweet Fire of Love had some interesting sounds and did a good job of showcasing a certain phase of Bono's voice which didn't last particularly long- when he stopped singing overly high, but before he discovered his Zootv-era sarcastic croon. "In A Lifetime" is another good example of this. Sort of a "roar" for lack of a better term.

I like the song, but it has an "Eh, there's not quite enough here" quality that you understand why it didn't make the final cut.

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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 07:57:17 PM »
Also on Android App edition.

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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 09:25:32 PM »
Anybody plan on posting high-resolution scans of the U2 pieces here, for the people that can't get the issue for whatever reason?

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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 04:45:04 AM »
They are on Interference. You can get the issue through the HotPress app fer cheap.
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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 12:03:36 PM »
Here are links for days 5 & 6 of The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Countdown: The Ones That Got Away!

5) Race Against Time
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6) Exit – The Hands of Love
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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 11:42:22 AM »
Final link for day 7 of The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Countdown: The Ones That Got Away!

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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2017, 04:38:25 PM »
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Final link for day 7 of The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Countdown: The Ones That Got Away!

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I really love Drunk Chicken, for whatever reason. It's cool and different for U2 to do a spoken-word-style song, and that compliments the industrial instrumentation very well.

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Re: Hotpress Magazine - Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Special Issue
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2017, 05:11:35 PM »
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Final link for day 7 of The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Countdown: The Ones That Got Away!

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I really love Drunk Chicken, for whatever reason. It's cool and different for U2 to do a spoken-word-style song, and that compliments the industrial instrumentation very well.

It's certainly the oddest Joshua Tree-related track out there.  Sounds much more in keeping with their 90's work than the earnest 80's.  I don't hate it, but can't say I like it as part of TJT era.

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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2017, 07:55:40 AM »
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Final link for day 7 of The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Countdown: The Ones That Got Away!

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I really love Drunk Chicken, for whatever reason. It's cool and different for U2 to do a spoken-word-style song, and that compliments the industrial instrumentation very well.

It's certainly the oddest Joshua Tree-related track out there.  Sounds much more in keeping with their 90's work than the earnest 80's.  I don't hate it, but can't say I like it as part of TJT era.

The poem is great and makes sense to me. The frustration with a society possibly gone sick. But the music obviously doesn't fit and one can tell its a match job.