U2 Songs + Experience

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-09-04
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
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The ultimate celebration of U2 for the band’s fans—with two great books in one!
Cowritten by Brian Boyd, a leading music journalist and 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, this volume covers the group’s rise from its roots in post-punk and its socially and politically conscious music. Iconic and rare photographs showcase posters, backstage passes, classic flyers, and other rock memorabilia.

Material compiled from U2 Experience and U2: The Stories Behind the Songs.

Author Biography

Niall Stokes is the founder and Editor of Hot Press, Ireland's bible of rock ’n’ roll and current affairs. He also edited two bestselling books on U2, The U2 File (Omnibus Press) and U2: Three Chords and the Truth (Harmony Books). In 1993 he was appointed Chairperson of the Independent Radio and Television Commission, the semi-state regulatory body for independent broadcasting in Ireland.
Brian Boyd is a highly respected music journalist and feature writer who pens the weekly music column “The Ticket” in the Irish Times. His work has appeared in many international newspapers and magazines and he contributes to the BBC, RTE, and many other radio stations.

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