U2 By U2 Paperback – Nov 12 2009
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“Arguably the greatest rock band on the planet, U2 now offers the definitive version of how it got there.” (USA Today)
“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)
From the Back Cover
In 1975, four teenagers from Mount Temple School in Dublin gathered in a crowded kitchen to discuss forming a band. More than thirty years later, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr are still together, bound by intense loyalty, passionate idealism, and a relentless belief in the power of rock and roll to change the world.
In an epic journey that has taken the band from the clubs of Dublin to the stadiums of the world, U2 has sold more than 130 million albums, revolutionized live performance, spearheaded political campaigns, and made music that defines the age in which we live. Told with wit, insight, and astonishing candor by the band members 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.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
I was surprised by some of the band members' candour. Difficult relationships, personal problems and of course, at a time when it is definitely uncool to hold Christian convictions, descriptions of their struggle to make sense of faith. There is also an interesting inside look at the beginnings of the band, at how confused and perhaps unprofessional things were at the start of their success. And of course, some discussion regarding how to manage all the fallout from Bono's other work...
If you are a fan, this is a great read.Read more ›
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Have read a lot on U2 already but it is even better to hear more detail in their own wordsPublished 2 months ago by Laureen Cermelj
Great book!The order item was in great condition and it came in fast.Very pleased!Published 7 months ago by Pierre Rainville
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