U2 – Rattle & Hum (The ’59) #185

The ’59 2018 #185: 180704

U2 – Rattle & Hum (1988)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 30 – 1988.

Rattle and Hum was the sixth studio album from U2, and a companion rockumentary film directed by Phil Joanou. The album was produced by Jimmy Iovine and was released on 10 October 1988, while the film was distributed by Paramount Pictures and was released on 27 October 1988.

Following the breakthrough success of the band’s previous studio album, “The Joshua Tree”, ‘Rattle and Hum’  captures their continued experiences with American roots music with elements of blues rock, folk rock, and gospel music.

The album is a collection of new studio tracks, live performances, and cover songs, and includes recordings at Sun Studios in Memphis and collaborations with Bob Dylan, B. B. King, and Harlem’s New Voices of Freedom gospel choir.


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