Rattle & Hum CD (1990)

Artist: U2

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Label Uni/island
SKU 60411888
UPC 042284229920
UPC 14 00042284229920
Format CD
Release Date 7/11/1990
Author U2
Associated Artist/Work Celtic Tribute Players (The)
Associated Artist/Work LM.C
Associated Artist/Work LMC (UK)
Associated Artist/Work Musique
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Persuasions (The)
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Skatalites (The)
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Technical Info
Engineer Shelly Yakus; Daniel Lanois; Dave Ferguson; Dave Meegan; David Hewitt; David Tickle; Don Smith; Ethan Johns; Fritz Lange; J.B. Matteotti; Jack Clement; Kevin Killen; Marc DeSisto; Patrick McCarthy; Paul Barrett; Phil Gitomer; Randy Staub; Rob Jacobs; Thom
Producer Jimmy Iovine; Brian Eno
CatalogID CIDU 27
Lable Name Island (Label)
Released 10/01/1988
Original Release 1988
Number of Discs 1
Length 72m : 27s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00042284229920
Musical Guests
Brian Eno
Bob Dylan
The Memphis Horns
B.B. King
Tom Petty
Benmont Tench
Album Notes and Credits
U2: The Edge (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Bono (vocals, guitar); Adam Clayton (bass); Larry Mullen Jr. (drums).
Additional personnel: B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Brian Eno (keyboards); Tom Petty, Benmont Tench, The Memphis Horns, Bob Dylan, The New Voices Of Freedom.
Recorded live during the Joshua Tree Tour in the U.S. and Europe in 1987.
Personnel: Bono (vocals, guitar, harmonica); The Edge (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Sterling Magee (vocals, guitar, percussion); B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Bob Dylan (vocals, organ, background vocals); Brian Eno (vocals, keyboards); Carolyn Willis, Edna Wright, Phyllis Duncan, Rebecca Evans Russell, Helen Duncan, Billie Barnum (vocals, background vocals); George Pendergrass, New Voice of Freedom, Dorothy Terrell (vocals); Adam Gussow (harmonica); The Memphis Horns (horns); Joey Miskulin (organ); Benmont Tench (keyboards); Adam Clayton (bass guitar); Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums); Larry Bunker (timpani, percussion); Alex Acu¤a (percussion); New Voices of Freedom (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Shelly Yakus; David Tickle; Don Smith ; Mark McKenna; Rob Jacobs; Thom Panunzio; Brian Reeves .
Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); Danesmoate, Dublin, Ireland (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); Madison Square Gardens, NY (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); Madison, Square Ga (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); ocean way (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); STS Studio, Dublin, Ireland (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); Sun Studio, Memphis, TN (09/28/1987-12/20/1987); The Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland (09/28/1987-12/20/1987).
Photographers: Bill Rubinstein; Colm Henry; Anton Corbijn.
Unknown Contributor Role: Bruce Cockburn.
Functioning as both the soundtrack to U2's feature film documentary and as a tentative follow-up to their career-making blockbuster, Rattle and Hum is a bit messy. A mix of live cuts and new studio tracks, the album finds U2 running wild in the aftermath of The Joshua Tree, continuing their embrace of America to the point that they adopt several classic rock moves. Specifically, they dabble in American roots rock, something they ignored before. These experiments sometimes work: "Desire" has an intoxicating Bo Diddley beat, "Angel of Harlem" is a punchy, sunny Stax soul tribute, "When Loves Come to Town" is an endearingly awkward blues duet with B.B. King, and the Dylan collaboration "Love Rescue Me" is an overlooked minor bluesy gem. These are paired with some affecting laments -- the cascading "All I Want Is You" and "Heartland," which sounds like a Joshua Tree outtake -- but Rattle and Hum is by far the least-focused record U2 ever made, leaving it to the listener to mine for the Silver & Gold within its sprawl. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Very Good
CMJ (1/5/04, p.26) - Ranked #7 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1989"
Disc 1
1 Helter Skelter - (live)
2 Van Dieman's Land
3 Desire
4 Hawkmoon 269 - (with Bob Dylan)
5 All Along The Watchtower - (live)
6 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - (live)
7 Freedom For My People - (with Sterling Magee & Adam Gusso)
8 Silver And Gold - (live)
9 Pride - (live)
10 Angel Of Harlem - (with The Memphis Horns)
11 Love Rescue Me - (with The Memphis Horns/Bob Dylan)
12 When Love Comes To Town - (with B.B. King)
13 Heartland - (with Brian Eno)
14 God Part II
15 Star Spangled Banner - (with Jimi Hendrix)
16 Bullet The Blue Sky - (live)
17 All I Want Is You - (with Tom Petty/Benmont Tench)

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