U2 - Rattle And Hum
Label: Island Records
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album gatefold
Record is: VG++, scuffs only
Cover: gatefold, ringwear, cornerwear,
Includes inner lyric sleeves
Style: Pop Rock
A1 Helter Skelter 3:07
A2 Van Diemen's Land 3:06
A3 Desire 2:58
A4 Hawkmoon 269 6:22
B1 All Along The Watchtower 4:24
B2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 5:53
B3 (Freedom For My People) 0:38
B4 Silver And Gold 5:50
B5 Pride (In The Name Of Love) 4:27
C1 Angel Of Harlem 3:49
C2 Love Rescue Me 6:23
C3 When Love Comes To Town 4:14
C4 Heartland 5:02
D1 God Part II 3:15
D2 (The Star Spangled Banner) 0:43
Music By - John Stafford Smith
D3 Bullet The Blue Sky 5:37
D4 All I Want Is You 6:30
Producer - Jimmy Iovine
Rattle & Hum is the soundtrack to the band's documentary on their 1987 tour through America. The album is a mix of live tracks and studio recordings. The album takes on an American sound to it as the band traveled through the States visiting such places as Harlem, Graceland & Sun Studios. "Angel Of Harlem" is a tribute to Billie Holliday and the band shows they've got some soul with the song's stirring horn section. "When Love Comes To Town" is a duet with blues legend B.B. King and he lets loose with some terrific guitar playing. "God Part II" is the band's sequel to John Lennon's "God" from his Plastic Ono Band album. Much like the original, U2 question their own beliefs and the beliefs about them. "Desire" is a blistering song and Bono's harmonica work is impressive. "Van Dieman's Land", "Hawkmoon 269" and the appropriately titled "Heartland" find the band playing sounds with a folky, Midwestern vibe. "All I Want Is You" closes the album with a powerful beauty. The live tracks include a gospelized version of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", a take on the Beatles "Helter Skelter" in which Bono adds one of his more famous lines "three chords and a dream", a simmering take of their anti-apartheid song "Silver & Gold". "Bullet The Blue Sky" shows all the power and force of the band on stage. It opens with a snippet of Jimi Hendrix's take of "The Star Spangled Banner" and then merges into a booming Larry Mullin drum beat. Adam Clayton plays an extremely heavy bass while Bono expands on his sermon in the middle of the song and The Edge's guitar soars up and down. The critics dismissed this album when it first came out as bombastic and egotistical, but that probably had a lot to do with the film. U2 had been untouchable up to that and the project gave them a chance to jump on them. The album is uneven in places and the film is precocious at times, but their overall passion and feeling override any flaws and ten years later those feelings are still strong.
U2 - Helter Skelter (Rattle And Hum)
U2 - Desire
definatly one of the most soul filled songs , U2 is amazing..I remember that this song was the intro in a Miami Vice episode many years ago...
This was U2's first #1 hit in England.
U2 - Bullet The Blue Sky (Rattle And Hum)
The Edge has a beautiful voice!
LOVE the drums in this song. Fantastic song.
U2 - All I Want is YOU
, i just wish we could play this music to everyone on earth. i know it would bring world peace
U2 - In the name of love
Rattle And Hum version.
It is one of the most stirringly beautiful performances I've heard
Bono goes completely crazy on stage, such a powerful performance, only U2 can do that.