U2

Songs + Experience
Author: Niall Stokes,Brian Boyd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781787390898
Category:
Page: 192
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Cowritten by journalist Brian Boyd, a close associate of U2, and Niall Stokes, editor of Ireland's legendary Hot Press magazine, U2 Songs + Experience recounts the band's incredible career and analyzes the songs from all their studio albums. Along with a discussion of the influences, inspiration, and origins of U2's immensely popular music, iconic and rare photographs showcase posters, backstage passes, classic flyers, and other rock memorabilia.

U2 and the Religious Impulse

Take Me Higher
Author: Scott Calhoun
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350032565
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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U2 and the Religious Impulse examines indications in U2's music and performances that the band work at conscious and subconscious levels as artists who focus on matters of the spirit, religious traditions, and a life guided by both belief and doubt. U2 is known for a career of stirring songs, landmark performances and for its interest in connecting with fans to reach a higher power to accomplish greater purposes. Its success as a rock band is unparalleled in the history of rock 'n' roll's greatest acts. In addition to all the thrills one would expect from entertainers at this level, U2 surprises many listeners who examine its lyrics and concert themes by having a depth of interest in matters of human existence more typically found in literature, philosophy and theology. The multi-disciplinary perspectives presented here account for the durability of U2's art and offer informed explanations as to why many fans of popular music who seek a connection with a higher power find U2 to be a kindred spirit. This study will be of interest to scholars and students of religious studies and musicology, interested in religion and popular music, as well as religion and popular culture more broadly.

U2

Rock 'n' Roll to Change the World
Author: Timothy D. Neufeld
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442249404
Category: Music
Page: 238
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U2’s significant career far exceeds that of most average successful rock bands, with a prolific output of thirteen well-received studio albums and a sometimes relentless touring schedule. The band is famous for uniquely drawing together music, art, faith, and activism, all within a lucrative career that has given each of these elements an unusual degree of social and cultural resonance. Broad-minded musically and intellectually, U2’soutput is thematically rich, addressing a slew of topics, from questions of faith to anxieties about commercialism to outright political statements. With one of the largest fan bases in the history of rock music, U2 and their work require contextualization and exploration. In U2: Rock ’n’ Roll to Change the World, Timothy D. Neufeld takes up this challenge. Neufeld explores U2’s move from the youthful idealism of a band barely able to play instruments through its many phases of artistic expression and cultural engagement to its employment of faith and activism as a foundation for its success. This book outlines how U2 reshaped the very musical and even political culture that had originally shaped it, demonstrating through close readings of its musical work the dynamic interplay of artistic expression and social engagement.

U2 and Philosophy

How to Decipher an Atomic Band
Author: Mark A. Wrathall
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698134
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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Is it possible to be a committed Christian and a rock superstar? Can political activists make good music? Do hugely successful rock bands really care about AIDS and poverty in Africa, or is it just another image-enhancing schtick? U2 and Philosophy ponders these and other seeming dichotomies in the career of the Irish supergroup. For over two decades, U2 has been one of the biggest acts in rock music. They’ve produced over a dozen platinum and multiplatinum records and won 15 Grammy Awards. Critics everywhere have praised the band’s thoughtful, complex lyrics and the artistry of their music. At the same time, Bono, the group’s lead singer, has dedicated himself to political and social causes, blurring the line between rock star and respected statesman. Offering fresh insight into the band’s music and activism, these thought-provoking essays allows fans to discover philosophy through the eyes of U2, and rediscover U2 through the eyes of philosophers.

Exploring U2

Is This Rock 'n' Roll?
Author: Scott Calhoun
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810881578
Category: Music
Page: 276
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A diverse collection of essays examines the work and influence of U2, covering such disciplines as literature, philosophy, music, culture, business, and theology.

Canciones de Inocencia y de Experiencia


Author: William Blake
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781086491845
Category:
Page: 66
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Canciones de Inocencia y de Experiencia muestra los dos estados contrarios del alma humana. Para Blake la inocencia se resume en la noción clásica de los románticos: una infancia pura e inmaculada, libre del concepto de pecado bíblico, aunque totalmente consciente del mundo y sus circunstancias. Cuando ése mundo comienza e influir en este estado de inocencia, llega la experiencia. Instituciones como la Iglesia o el Estado son ejemplos de ésta última, junto con la corrupción, el miedo y el sufrimiento que se encuentran en la realidad de la vida.

We Get to Carry Each Other

The Gospel According to U2
Author: Greg Garrett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780664232177
Category: Religion
Page: 141
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Who among us has not experienced hearing a song that moved us deeply, that spoke to us in a truly spiritual way? Millions of fans around the world have found that inspiration in the music of U2, arguably the biggest band in the world today. Now, on the heels of their latest studio album No Line on the Horizon, comes this engaging and informative examination of the spirituality that drives the band and its music.The author, who as a teen interviewed the fledgling band on their first U.S. tour, takes us from their upbringing in war-torn Northern Ireland, to their dominance over the music scene in the early 1990s, and then to their role as spiritual ambassadors to post-9/11 America. Throughout we get a picture of the spirituality that flows out of U2's music and how their influence has spread beyond music into issues such as AIDS activism, debt relief for developing nations, and the crisis in Darfur.

The U2 Reader

A Quarter Century of Commentary, Criticism, and Reviews
Author: Hank Bordowitz
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634038327
Category: Music
Page: 303
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Collects more than seventy U2 articles, interviews, and reviews spanning 1978-2002, arranged by theme including the early days, stardom, experiment and backlash, touring, albums, video and film, politics, spirituality, and business matters, and includes comments from old friends and from peers such as Billy Corgan, Moby, and Salman Rushdie.

U2

An Irish Phenomenon
Author: Višnja Cogan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 276
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Visnja Cogan delves into the personal story of U2 starting with the early days in Dublin.

U2: Revolution


Author: Mat Snow
Publisher: Race Point Pub
ISBN: 1937994996
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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This is the ideal book for (multi-generational) fans of rock music and the band U2 in anticipation of their forthcoming album and world tour. A complete illustrated history of one of the world's most influential and legendary rock band, U2: Revolution is

U2

A Diary
Author: Matt McGee
Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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A chronology of U2 from 1970-2007.

U2

A Musical Biography
Author: David Kootnikoff
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313365237
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 173
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Presents the story of the Irish rock band, discussing their win in a local competition which secured their first recording contract, their commercial successes and tours, and the espousal of political and humanitarian causes by Bono, the lead singer.

Proceedings of the New Zealand Geography Conference


Author: New Zealand Geographical Society
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
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Proceedings

Inaugural Joint Conference, New Zealand Geographical Society and Institute of Australian Geographers, Auckland, January 1992
Author: David Hawke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Australia
Page: 839
View: 398
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Coughing and Clapping: Investigating Audience Experience


Author: Dr Karen Burland,Professor Stephanie Pitts
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472410297
Category: Music
Page: 226
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This collection explores the processes and experiences of attending live music events from the initial decision to attend through to audience responses and memories of a performance after it has happened. The book brings together international researchers who consider the experience of being an audience member from a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives and the question of what makes an audience, arguing convincingly for the practical and academic value of that question.

Proceedings


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Australia
Page: N.A
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Sed de Dios

meditaciones de un hedonista cristiano
Author: N.A
Publisher: ANDAMIO
ISBN: 9788487940590
Category:
Page: 176
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EN LOS SUEÑOS EMPIEZAN LAS RESPONSABILIDADES


Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publisher: Alpha Decay
ISBN: 9788492837076
Category: Fiction
Page: 64
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En los sueños empiezan las responsabilidades narra la historia de un joven sin nombre que sueña que está en un cine pasado de moda en 1909. Cuando se sienta para ver la película se da cuenta de que se trata de un documental sobre el cortejo de sus padres. Pronto el joven empieza a entristecerse, grita a la pantalla para intentar interferir en el rito de seducción de su progenitores, lo cual provoca que el resto de la audiencia piense que está loco. Un relato de culto, poderosamente escrito, inusual y de una elegancia insuperable.

U2 Three Cords and the Truth


Author: Niall Stokes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780711921382
Category: Rock musicians
Page: 162
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U2 Live

A Concert Documentary
Author: Pimm Jal de la Parra
Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 9780711991989
Category: Music
Page: 272
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Since their formation in 1976, U2 have played over 1,000 concerts to millions of fans around the world. Now updated to include their PopMart and Elevation tours, U2 Live: A Concert Documentary takes you along to every single U2 live performance - from 1976 to 2003. With over 500 colour and black & white photographs.