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U2: The Joshua Tree – remastered edition

Andrew Mueller, Uncut, January 2008

20th anniversary reissue of an oft-maligned masterpiece.

IT IS VEXINGLY DIFFICULT to improve upon the summation of The Joshua Tree offered by longtime U2 confidant Bill Flanagan in his liner notes accompanying this sumptuous re-release. U2's fifth studio album, Flanagan writes, "established both a standard they would always have to live up to, and an image they would forever try to live down".

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