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Billboard OCTOBER 16, 2007 - by Jonathan Cohen
U2'S 'JOSHUA TREE' BLOOMS AGAIN
To celebrate the twentieth birthday of its landmark album The Joshua Tree, U2 is reissuing the set in four different incarnations on November 20 via UMe. The album will be available as a remastered single CD, a 2-CD set, a 2-CD/1-DVD collectible box and a double-vinyl package.
The single-disc will be housed in a jewel case, but the 2-CD set comes in a hard back case. The 2-CD/1-DVD version has a base and lid to accommodate the discs as well as five portfolio prints. Band members have contributed new liner notes for the package.
The second CD in the 2-disc package sports rare material from the period, including a single edit of Where The Streets Have No Name and B-sides such as Spanish Eyes and Sweetest Thing. The DVD comprises a July 4, 1987, show at the Paris Hippodrome, as well as the documentary Outside It's America, a long-whispered-about but never released video for Red Hill Mining Town and an alternate version of the With Or Without You clip.
Produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, The Joshua Tree shot U2's commercial fortunes into the stratosphere. The album's first three tracks were huge singles, with both With Or Without You and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Here is the bonus disc track list:
Luminous Times (Hold On To Love) / Walk To The Water / Spanish Eyes / Silver And Gold / Sweetest Thing / Deep On The Heart / Race Against Time / Where The Streets Have No Name (single edit) / Silver And Gold (Sun City) / Beautiful Ghost / Introduction To Songs Of Experience / Wave Of Sorrow (Birdland) / Desert Of Our Love / Rise Up / Drunk Chicken / America