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@U2 Originals: November 2011

Here at @U2, one of the things we’re most proud of is the original content we provide, created exclusively by our staff. In case you missed any of it in November, the highlights are posted here:
Kelley Eskridge and Iidaliisa Partanen kicked o… Continue reading »

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Like A Video: Welcome to Zoo TV, Y’all!

[Ed. note: This is the 4th in a series of essays by the @U2 staff about U2-related visuals and videos. Some essays may be informational and educational, while others may be more personal.]
The Zoo TV tour was the ultimate video, a two-and-a-half hour … Continue reading »

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20 Years of Achtung Baby: Radio Airplay in the U.S.

Twenty years after its release, Achtung Baby remains a popular album on U.S. radio stations. Over the past 12 months, every song on the album except one has been played on U.S. commercial radio. And if that’s not enough to show how popular the album s… Continue reading »

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20 Years of Achtung Baby: Director Richie Smyth – Fly On The Wall (Part 3)

Third in a three-part series It’s well documented that U2 began a public love affair with dance music and the clubbing scene during the recording of Achtung Baby, although it wasn’t the first time they had dabbled with these: “Two Hea… Continue reading »

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20 Years of Achtung Baby: Director Richie Smyth – Fly On The Wall (Part 2)

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Two months after “The Fly” debuted, director Richie Smyth was back at … Continue reading »

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20 Years of Achtung Baby: Director Richie Smyth – Fly On The Wall (Part 1)

First in a three-part series
U2 were still in the recording studio when directors Jon Klein and Richie Smyth got the call to direct the lead single from Achtung Baby, “The Fly.” New Yorker Klein had the task of filming the London portion while Dubline… Continue reading »

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20 Years of Achtung Baby: Evolution of ‘The Fly’

“The Fly” has had the most interesting evolution of any live Achtung Baby song, to my ear. The other Achtung Baby perennials in the concert setting have stayed largely the same. Songs like “One,” “Mysterious Ways” or “Until The End Of The World” might… Continue reading »

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Like A Video: The Fly

[Ed. note: This is the 2nd in a series of essays by the @U2 staff about the visuals and videos that U2 has employed over the years to complement its music. Some essays may be informational and educational, while others may be more personal.]
The impor… Continue reading »

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U2 Lists: Top 10 Bono Falsettos

[Ed. note: This is the 29th in a "U2 Lists" series, where @U2 staffers pick a topic and share their personal rankings on something U2-related.]
Top 10 Bono Falsettos
Some people out there like a falsetto; some don’t. If a man can get past t… Continue reading »

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U2 360 Pittsburgh: Our Videos & Photos

U2 played Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field back on July 26 and we had a bunch of @U2 staffers there. (Here we are right after the show!) That means we also have a lot of photos and videos from the show that we’re finally ready to share with everyone. We’ll st… Continue reading »

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